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Carolina Outfitters

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Address: 715 US Highway 19, Topton, NC 28781-7541
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+1 800-468-7238
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great Rafting Trip

Went out on the river with,an awsome guide, Tim. He was full of local knowledge which made the adventure even more enjoyable. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2016
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have rafted several times and since we were in town with friends who had never rafted we wanted to take them. We used Carolina Outfitters because they could accommodate a later rafting time as we had plans that morning. They worked with our schedule and I really appreciate that. Their safety briefing was the most thorough... More 

Thank Rachel C
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Went out on the river with,an awsome guide, Tim. He was full of local knowledge which made the adventure even more enjoyable. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful. The Nantahala delivered an exciting ride. Our group had 3 first time whitewater rafters and they could not have been happier. I am with a Scout troop and this... More 

Thank scottj682016
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Carolina Outfitters took our 7-member family out last week and while it was pretty cold, it didn't matter because we had a lot of fun. We were especially lucky to have Su as our guide. He was really knowledgeable about the area and was sharing a lot of information as we went down the river. He even had a great... More 

Thank mribbens13
Statesboro, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This was our first time whitewater rafting. We (2 adults and a 12 and 15 year old) had a great experience. Everyone there was super friendly and helpful. Jeff was an awesome guide. We look forward to doing it again! We also did gem mining. It was fun and interesting for the kids. The best part was of gem mining... More 

Thank jhutchens1973
Murphy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The Nantahala River is a lovely river to raft especially on a Wednesday at the end of the season. Less crowds, beautiful scenery. Would recommend a guide as they are very familiar with the river and will entertain you with spinning the raft, pinballing the raft off rock, and point out stunning vistas. Our raft guide was Patrick. He was... More 

Thank justamom56
Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Yesterday, we (2 adults, 2 teens) went rafting with this company - it was the perfect combination of easy and slightly challenging rapids. The fall colors were beautiful, our guide was friendly and really informative. Two definite recommendations: go with a guide, they make it more fun; and RENT THE BOOTIES! If you don't, your feet will be numb and... More 

Thank Lynn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Great experience. It was my first time rafting, and we did an unguided run. Just be sure to pay attention to safety guidelines if you happen to go unguided and flip your craft! I loved it. The water was cold but we had a great time. Great selection of equipment. Thanks for hanging and chatting with us Neal! Good luck... More 

Thank Pamela J
Topton, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We've taken the rafting trip with them several times. Great training before and a fantastic trip down the Nantahala River! Guides in both cases were really informative and made for a really fun trip. Recommend to all!

Thank PaulR03
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place.. the atmosphere was fantastic. the scenery is beautiful. Had a great time, our guide name was Robert, he was the best! Went out of his way to make sure we had fun.

Thank monica s
Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Very professional staff. Even on an extremely busy day they managed to keep all of us moving along. A very enjoyable trip down the river for all ages for about half of what other companies are charging. Don't be afraid to take an unguided trip if you have any paddling experience.

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