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Nantahala Outdoor Center - Private Adventures

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Address: 13077 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
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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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Best Trip of My Life

First things first ask for Dale for your white water rafting guide he let us go surfing on the rapids which means he has mad skills as a guide. Dale is amazingly amazing! We went... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First things first ask for Dale for your white water rafting guide he let us go surfing on the rapids which means he has mad skills as a guide. Dale is amazingly amazing! We went rafting in 30 degree weather but it was totally worth it. The NOC offered everything we needed to stay warm: shoes, wet suit, hats, pfd,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had such a good time here last weekend! The weather was a bit chilly but that didn't stop us from going on the zip line tour. Ben and Sam were fabulous and we had a great time. This is top notch facility where safety is taken VERY seriously. Wonderful customer service. Everyone is very professional. We... More 

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went white water rafting in the Nantahala river with Brooklyn Joe. Even though it was cold and rainy he still made the trip fun and interesting! I will definitely be coming back here again with my friends. I recommend that you stop by the restaurant after rafting for some yummy food!

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Thank Kate_McKinney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tremendous resort with excellent customer service. We had a awesome experience with Sam and Hunter Zip Lining as guide. When we went white water rafting we had two excellent guides in Lee and Brooklyn Joe. Highly recommend having these guides when you go on your trip. It was a very educational and fun trip!

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have taken my family here twice and have had a great time on both trips. We've done two white water rafting trips and the guides are genuinely concerned that you are safe and having a good time. Everyone on site is friendly and conscientious. All the staff are easy to approach and eager to help you. The check in... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Christmas Eve and we were the only ones there. Beautiful place & scenery. Will return next time when Kayakers are out.

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Three of us signed up for white water rafting on a beautiful Fall afternoon on the picturesque river that is "fed" by the power plant upstream every morning. Therefore we were guaranteed reasonably exciting action all through our 2.5 hour trip. Dale was our character of a guide, telling us all kinds of tall tales about the Smokies and helping... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

From beginning with raft school to landing back at camp, Dale made our trip a most memorable one! My wife's lifelong fear of water vanished with Dale's encouragement. Our safety seemed to be his major concern, but he made the trip humorous and fun, while at the same time, filling us along the way with knowledge about the sport, wildlife,... More 

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Thank kerry1119o
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went out on a beautiful sunny day down the river with Dale and Dog. Dale acted as both river guide and describer of our surroundings. We had an excellent time surfing on the raft and filled up the whole boat with water! My only comment is that if you have been white water rafting on class IV or Vs,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful day on the river! We had an awesome time. Dale was amazing, he really went the 'extra mile' for us- would definitely recommend requesting him and NOC!!

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