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Great trip down the river

I’ve been to the NOC several times and have never had any problems, and I can say the same about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alan W
via mobile
Incredible opportunity for a beginner!

My teen and I wanted to give white water rafting a try and this was an ideal place to do it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
okdokey2018
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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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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“zip line” (135 reviews)
“the river” (298 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
13077 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to the NOC several times and have never had any problems, and I can say the same about this trip. I accidentally made our reservation for the wrong weekend and they fixed it without any issues! 4 of us rented a raft and...More

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My teen and I wanted to give white water rafting a try and this was an ideal place to do it. Supportive and encouraging guide (thanks RED!), kept us enthralled with stories of history and nature, as we wound our way down the river. It...More

Thank okdokey2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Epic and awesome, our second visit and it was everything we hoped for. The staff is very knowledgeable and professional. My kids love white water rafting and can't wait to grow up and be guides themselves. Great family fun.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Mountain Top Zipline tour is for everyone. Yes it is High. Yes it is fast. Above all it is SAFE. All of the guides are excellent and aware of your presence at all times. The youngest in our group was 13, and the oldest...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the whitewater rafting. Our guide Andrew did a great job. He was interesting and knowledgeable. Scenery was great. Highly recommended.

Thank mike90au
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our family vacation in Bryson City (my wife and my 8 and 11 year old sons) and we had no intentions on rafting until a few folks in town told us the river would be safe enough for the kids. We were...More

Thank tpweber
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 7- from young teens to adults and a few newbies to rafting. We were ready to have FUN! Big Joe was so great! He made sure we had an awesome trip! We were drenched when we were done but that's...More

Thank dharrisrrt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family with 2 kids (10 & 12 yo) we went with a guided trip and loved our guide, Brian, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. He helped us know what to do and be prepared for what was coming on the route. The...More

Thank Elizabeth V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family went on our first white water trip with NOC. Our guide was Evalynn. She was a great guide. Evalynn gave great instructions and we felt like we were in great hands. The rapids were just enough but not over top scary. I would...More

Thank grich1970
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Reviewed 1 week ago

NOC is employee-owned and it shows. ALL personnel go out of their way to respond to any question/inquiry so each person feels comfortable. We have a second home in the area and bring friends or family to NOC a few times a year. We've done...More

Thank DodoDidi
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gardengal8306
August 5, 2018|
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
They will put you in a boat with others do not worry. Also they will safely hold your keys. They are all about fun, safety and convenience
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Disneyluver
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Nathan S | Reviewed this property |
We did the 3pm. Water is very cold so the heat of the day might be best.
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Kimberly S
June 6, 2018|
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Response from Jan W | Property representative |
Hey Kimberly -- For our Mountain Top Zip Line Tour, the acceptable weight range is between 100 - 250 pounds. Typically we are not running trips in December (due to the weather), although in a particularly nice year we may... More
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