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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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Amazing white water rafting with a wonderful guide

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jane L
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Indianapolis
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Indianapolis
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time!! The views were breath taking. Our guides Greg and Sam were very informative, entertaining, and fun!! Thanks fir putting up with us! Would definitely go again.

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Oxford, MS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stayed two nights here at the Dogwood Motel, and were able to go on a zip line tour and a guided raft trip. The zip line tour was fantastic as the leaves had turned so we were zipping through glorious fall colors. The guides, Greg and Sam, were professional and placed safety as their top priority. There are eight... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Several places to eat and is located on the river. Outdoor Center has stuff for Kayaking and trail users. Staff were friendly and helpful

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great stop - plenty of shopping and food and drink opportunities - good view of river - plenty of chairs, benches and picnic tables by the water!

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

While we didn't do any of the zip lining or rafting, this area is so neat to walk around, watch the kayaker and zippers and stick your feet in the river. There were several restrooms and changing areas and just overall a very cool place. Definitely will be back!

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

It was an awesome day. We had so much fun. Our guide Dale was very very skilled and he made our trip down the river so much fun. There was never a dull moment. Thank you again Dale

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