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Nantahala Outdoor Center - Private Adventures

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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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Ziplining

Had a blast. Guides were awesome and really knew what they were doing. I would recommend the full zip tour... Gorgeous views speeding over the canopy! Will do it again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a blast. Guides were awesome and really knew what they were doing. I would recommend the full zip tour... Gorgeous views speeding over the canopy! Will do it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Spent a long weekend in Bryson City for my husband's birthday. We went on the train ride plus rafting on Saturday. Dale was our guide from the time we left Bryson City until our return. Dale provided first class service. He knows all the ins and outs of the center which enabled us to receive lunch quickly and he provided... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Husband and I took our 10, 11 and 14 year olds on their first rafting trip. It had been raining a lot so the Nantahala was great! We did self guided with no trouble at all, but we do a lot of lake activities and are all familiar with canoeing and kayaking. Great price at $20 per person. Had pizza... More 

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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

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

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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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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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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