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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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Summer B wrote a review Aug 3
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Duncan was an excellent guide on the Ocoee! He made our time as a family of 4 with two teenagers so fun and memorable! His expertise of the river and the surrounding environment was awesome!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Mumsiebran wrote a review Aug 2
Vero Beach, Florida35 contributions13 helpful votes
We have been coming here for years. It is such a fun place. This year we had 3 of our grandkids with us. Three of our family members rafted in single kayaks, called duckies. The rest of us had a six person raft. Our son was our guide, and fearless leader. The kids all
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Melissa wrote a review Jul 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida8 contributions
My boyfriend and I came up to NC from Florida. It was his first time in this area and his first time white water rafting. We had an absolute blast! The family with us was fun but our guide. Lindsey was a lot of fun and told funny jokes sprinkled in with trivia and
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Date of experience: July 2020
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0124elliecamp wrote a review Jul 2020
Atlanta, Georgia5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had FIVE STAR day! We did a morning zip line and afternoon rafted the Nantahala River in late July 2020 after a week of rain. Despite COVID, the company initiated many safety precautions to keep us protected. We stayed in the Basecamp. We bumped in to many AT hikers and
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Date of experience: July 2020
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dagny1028 wrote a review Jul 2020
Tampa, Florida120 contributions30 helpful votes
Fantastic rafting trip down the French Broad River. Our guide, Sarah was great, and guided us through this scenic area. It was a great first trip for us, and are looking forward to now going on another rafting trip soon! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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