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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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Nantahala River Rafting - Guided trip

Rafting down the Nantahala River with the Nantahala Outdoor Center is great. They are very knowledgeable and informative. The rafting is just the right blend of exciting without... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rafting down the Nantahala River with the Nantahala Outdoor Center is great. They are very knowledgeable and informative. The rafting is just the right blend of exciting without being too scary. Class II & III rapids. Guides are great & they take care of everything.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took a week long Whitewater Kayaking class, great instructor, everything I needed was there. Class was paced appropriately, on several different rivers, and instructor was very supportive and concentrated on improving our skills. I did not do the rafting, or zip lines, but they look like a lot of fun. Did try the mountain bike trails, the ones on site... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have taken our Boy Scout trip on whitewater rafting many times over the years and have always had a great experience using NOC. They are very friendly and accommodating for groups which makes it very easy for us leaders to have enjoy our time on the river too.

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Harrison, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited North Carolina and NOC on four trips over the last 2 years. The first time was in January 2014. I stayed in the Motel Unit style lodge. It was clean and affordable, but a little dated. I was just fine with the accommodations at the time, but I understand that the facility has been renovated and updated... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay in Murphy (about 45 mins away) and came here for the first time this year. We did zip lining and whitewater rafting and both were amazing and can't wait to do it again! We had Dom as our guide for rafting and he was great fun! Zip lining - line 6 is the best at 55 mph and... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This river trip was a blast from start to finish! Our guide, Alex, was extremely knowledgable, entertaining, competent, and FUN! I was allowed to exit the boat and swim in the beautiful river on multiple occasions during periods of flat water. Around every corner he had something interesting to say relating to the history of the area and the river.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not excited about white water rafting, but my family shamed me into going. I'm glad I did! It was beautiful scenery, and our guide Jesse was extremely knowledgeable about the area, and was very entertaining as well! I would definitely recommend this company for anyone looking for a rafting trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun! Jess was amazing with our daughter Ashley (9) who was scared out of her mind. Such amazing views on trip, happy they provided splash jackets! It was one of our highlights!!! Everyone at NOC are extremely polite and helpful. I highly recommend coming here!!!

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Thank DempsL
florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place, but it is more expensive than other nearby outfitters. I recommend Paddle Inn. However, it's great for a cocktail and a bite to eat. Has a wonderful view and tables for a picnic if you prefer.

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Harwood, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several years ago, our family rafted the Youghiogheny River with a guide in Class IV rapids. That experience was extremely exhilarating and a little scary (one of us fell in, in one of the more turbulent rapids and got pretty banged up). We wanted to raft again; a little below the difficulty of the Yough, but much more challenging than... More 

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