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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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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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Great set up, safe and reliable, knowledgeable guides

Booked 3 separate trips with NOC (2 rafting & 1 kayak) for my family and I. The set up was fantastic and we felt completely safe - had a 7 and 10 year old with us who were rafting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked 3 separate trips with NOC (2 rafting & 1 kayak) for my family and I. The set up was fantastic and we felt completely safe - had a 7 and 10 year old with us who were rafting for the first time. All the guides we had were friendly and knowledgeable and made the trips fun for the kids... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The guides and instructors are highly experienced in various parts of wilderness training and raft guiding. Spent a week here on the scenic and serene Nantahala River. Enjoyed every minute of it as we had everything that we needed on location (cabins, outdoor store and riverside restaurant). For any miscellaneous items, downtown Bryson City is 20 minutes away for other... More 

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keystone heights, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Was traveling with a group of adults & kids. We ALL had such fun! First we white water rafted. I was a bit nervous, but found the trip to be a fun experience and not the treacherous ride I feared. NOC does such a good job with safety and guides that obviously love their jobs. We enjoyed the area and... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We visited N.O.C. for the first time for our honeymoon (Oct 14) and did the mountaintop zipline and rafting. Did the zipline first and the scenery was stunning. Our guides Taylor & Tom were FANTASTIC. Full of energy, jokes, and local knowledge. We enjoyed ourselves so much we purchased another zipline tour the next day! BTW- second time around was... More 

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Tiffin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Did the Mountain Top Zip Lining October 25 2015. The fall colors were spectacular. This was my first time. At 52 and near the weight limit for doing the zip lines I felt completely secure in my safety harness. Franklin and Nathan were awesome tour guides. Would definitely recommend this zip lining experience. Thank you Franklin and Nathan for making... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Our group did the Mountain Top Zip Lining in October of 2015. Perfect weather, gorgeous views, awesome guides! Nathan and Emily were knowledgeable, patient, and fun! We will definitely do this trip again!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband and I did the Mountaintop Zip Line tour and loved it. Our guides Aaron and Nathan were professional and very safety oriented, and could not have made the trip anymore enjoyable. The next day we did the Chattooga III trip and I was very pleased with the staff's courteous and helpful attitudes. Our guide, Abbee, was very knowledgeable... More 

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Edgewater, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We had a great time zip lining and getting a view of the mountains not many ever see. The equipment is very safe and the guides very knowledgeable. Any questions we had about the trees or the surrounding area were answered. The staff are very courteous and the accommodations excellent. They also had several food vendors and an amazing outfitters... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The mountaintop zipline tour was the best outdoor adventure experience I have had in a very long time. The guides were very professional and talented, so I felt safe and secure. I am a bit of a wimp, so that is saying something!

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Whitewater river rafting on the Nantahala with Dale as our guide on the sweeper raft was the most exhilarating experience this 71 year old woman has added to her bucket list. Eight miles of screaming joy. The bravest experience of all was ziplining with guides Nathan and Nicole, who provided a sense of calm and unbelievable fun while whizzing 350... More 

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