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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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Our guides Greg & Chewey are fantastic! The zip lining was a blast. Our guides worked well together, very informative about the course and the environment. Very friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Stacy G
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our guides Greg & Chewey are fantastic! The zip lining was a blast. Our guides worked well together, very informative about the course and the environment. Very friendly and interactive. I really enjoyed this course...what views.

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to the NOC several times & always had great experiences. This trip involved a train excursion, lunch & then whitewater rafting. Our river guide was Joe & he was exceptional! After accessing our collective skills, he pushed us to do some different things headed down the river. We had a blast! This past weekend was also the NOC's... More 

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Richmond, VA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved our experience rafting the Nantahala, but in retrospect the operation was not handled as safely as it could have been. My husband and 19-year-old daughter fell out of the raft on the falls near the center. My daughter had her head knocked hard when another raft bumped it up against a large rock. Had she worn a helmet,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We started the morning doing the rafting. Our guide,Dale, was awesome and hilarious! He was very informed and kept us laughing and having a blast the whole time. We did the zip lining that afternoon. The two guides, Sam and Steve, were very professional. One of the people on our group was very nervous but they made her feel very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dale was awesome...See you on amazing race from the St. Louis Crew!! Not scary, entertaining and a safe. Not level 4 or above but fun nonetheless.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a large group of our family that did this together. There were 15 of us and we all loved it! This is something big or little kids can enjoy that is safe and fun! Our guide's name was Jerry, and another one of our groups guides was Ben!! All 3 of our groups guides were great! The river... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Labor Day weekend after Hermine blew through the Carolinas revealed some of the best weather had in a long time. Me, my wife and two children (ages 15 and 12) enjoyed an exciting whitewater day. The guide was awesome and made sure we worked together to steer the raft and make the rapids most enjoyable. Nicely located right off I-40... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok the NOC is probably the biggest and I imagine most expensive of the rafting companies. It was the only one I found on line. However with that being said me and my family of 5 had a great time. Our guide was funny and informative. The trip was a gentle ride (relatively speaking) down the Natahala River. A great... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nantahala river is mostly Class 2 rapids - not too wild, but still a lot of fun. We went on a guided rafting trip. Our guide Alex was super nice and made the trip fun. He taught us a thing or two in the process, how to maneuver the raft and some history of the area. Safety is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been kayaking with the folks at Nantahala Outdoor Center for years now. I usually bring all of my own gear including boat and use Nantahala Outdoor Center for transportation to and from the put in. However, I have also rented gear from the Outdoor Center end also taken guided kayak trips down the scenic Nantahala River. The folks... More 

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