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Address: 13077 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
Phone Number: 1.888.905.7238
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Description: Since 1972, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on...
Since 1972, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on whitewater river rafting trips, with all varieties of kayak and canoe instruction, on mountain bikes and around the world with our adventure travel trips.
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French Broad Half Day Rafting Trip

Our family of five had our first whitewater rafting trip on the French Broad. Absolutely stunning scenery and exciting rapids. Our guides, Harrison & Lauren, were very friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Our family of five had our first whitewater rafting trip on the French Broad. Absolutely stunning scenery and exciting rapids. Our guides, Harrison & Lauren, were very friendly and accommodating. Not to mention patient with our questions and inexperience. Would do this trip again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

NOC is awesome! Some of the best guides on the river, they are very organized and well run. Johnny is a GREAT guide, request him if you can.....He was so great with my 63 year old mom in the raft! I cannot say enough great things. They may not be the cheapest on the river, but they are the best!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Had the most memorable time with husband and 2 boys on 3 hour guided rafting tour. We had Mia, who was tiny but clearly an expert on river rafting. She calmed my nervous 9 year old who cried the first 5 minutes. But, she took command (told me to calm down and paddle :-) and with 5 minutes he was... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Took the afternoon Mountaintop Zip Line Tour with guides John and Dillon, what a rush! Literally. I've been zipping before but these guys have a top-notch operation. The guides were friendly, informative, well-trained and helpful. The course was a blast, especially the Mega Zip, but not so difficult as to make it off limits to most average folks unless you... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

rafting and zip lining package great deal guides personable informative and safety conscious the half mile zip line stretch was excellent what view and ride

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is something that I never thought to do, but I am so glad I did. We did the combined train tour and the half-day white water rafting. We were greeted at the train by what ended up being our whitewater rafting guide, Clayton. He knew who we were immediately and welcomed us and told us the agenda for the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Beautiful river & surrounding area. NOC has so much to offer - bar, restaurant, outfitters store, general store, access to AT, etc. The food at the restaurant is good - but the views are great!

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stayed in the Smokey mountains for a few days with friends (who also have kids) and booked a fully guided whitewater rafting tour with NOC. While we have all kayaked and canoed before, rafting was new. NOC is easy to find, parking was at a premium on the day we were there (warm weekend!), and while the staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Our experince with NOC was PERFECT. From step one, making a reservation, Jae Jackson set us up acording to our needs. My private whitewater kayaking course was a lifetime experience. Andrew Wilmot, instructor, has great teaching skills but as a person he is even better. GREAT GUY !! The rafting trip with my wife was a very fun ride. Our... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband, sister-in-law, and 82 year old mother did the ropes course and zip line in the NOC Adventure Park. Three of us have fear of heights but were willing to give it a try. We faced our fears, conquered the course, and had so much fun while doing this. There are two levels of difficulty and some of the... More 

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