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Nantahala Outdoor Center

Bryson City, NC, USA
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About Nantahala Outdoor Center
Nantahala Outdoor Center is one of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation companies. Over a million guests visit NOC annually to embark on a diverse collection of more than 120 different whitewater rafting and land-based itineraries. Learn to kayak at NOC’s world-renowned Paddling School, soar through the trees on NOC's multiple zip lines, travel to foreign countries with NOC’s Adventure Travel program, test the latest outdoor gear and shop at our three LEED-certified flagship retail stores or enjoy NOC’s resort amenities such as our three restaurants and multi-tiered lodging. Why do more people choose NOC than any other whitewater outfitter in the world? It's because of our experience, unparalleled in the industry. 22 Olympians, including two Gold Medalists, have called NOC home. NOC has been recognized by The New York Times as the “Nation's Premiere Paddling School,” “The Best Place to Learn” by Outside, and as “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic ADVENTURE. Trust NOC to provide you with the outdoor experience of your lifetime.
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Deastab wrote a review Oct 24
Duluth, Georgia10 contributions
Six of us decided to go zip lining and had a great time. Out guides were Ninah (sp?) and Jesse. They were patient and took care of us and also helped us have alot of fun! Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Imlaynrck wrote a review Oct 22
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Amazing trip…even with the last minute dunk in the falls! That 43 degree water was a true adrenaline rush! Great pics of the fun adventure!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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taralin wrote a review Oct 20
South Florida35 contributions
Love it. The Nantahala is my happy place. Maybe because, so far, of all the trips down the river, I haven’t fallen out yet. We brought our adult granddaughter this time. It’s something she’s been wanting to do. Thanks to our guide, Emily, for the fun! The NOC Is always accommodating. Always entertaining. Always a thrill. Add the River’s End restaurant to your visit. Great to sit, eat and just watch the river.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Ellen S wrote a review Oct 16
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Such a great experience! We went in October and it was chilly but NOC provides wet suits and booties at no charge this time of year. In addition we were given a splash jacket to minimize water on our top half. The tour guides were all great- friendly and knowledgeable about the river and rapids. Our tour guide was Emily- she did fantastic with my super talkative and curious 7 yr old. As well as doing great navigating us through the water. It is definitely a fun and family oriented type of activity. I felt safe and the entire operation felt clean and organized.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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cindyp_nola wrote a review Oct 1
New Orleans, Louisiana570 contributions217 helpful votes
Highly recommend Nantahala Outdoor Center's River to Ridge adventure ~ white water rafting + ziplining. What a way to see the Smokey Mountains! Zack and Jack were excellent zipline guides and Shelby did an awesome job on the Nantahala River raft trip. All of the guides were fun, safe, and make the experience awesome.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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