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Nantahala Outdoor Center

  • 13077 W Hwy 19, Bryson City, NC 28713
  • (828) 785-5082
  • noc.com


Kevin Kanaar

Great Family adventure with lots to do in the area Rapids are Moderate class 3 levels

Jane H

The Appalachian Trail runs right through Nantahala. Great Hiking, Canoeing and White Water Rafting

Robert C

One of the best, family-friendly whitewater rafting outfitters in the country! Awesome fun. About 15 minutes away.

Denise G

Another great place if you love adventure. They offer whitewater trips and zip lining for all ages.

Scott W

This is a great place to learn about kayaking and rafting. They will teach you everything

Terry Moore

Mr Sutton Bacon's (CEO) NOC customer service leadership is not empowered in working with reasonable requests / clients in her role.not the best listener and works under the premise that her and her staff are always right and policy is policy without consideration for customer views.
DENIED any escalation process / exception process for her customer service role
A very reasonable request for an emergency room medical hospital stay for a family member the day of a we were to be there and was told we could get a refund. The following weekend after spending more money than requested from original reservation at their facility they wold not apply credit (which we did not know we had as we lead to believe we get credit on our credit card) to that visit as it was not "processed' in time once we got the medical papers she asked for to show hospital stay. All the folks leading adventure / retail / etc.. were very nice!

Nice place horrible customer relations / customer experience (KATE) on request is why the review is not good.


Shannon Carl

BE FOREWARNED!!! NO REFUND If MEDICAL PROBLEM w DR NOTE. Had booked a white water rafting for my family of 9 people. Mother had torn her meniscus in her knee prior to the trip. Called the NOC to get a refund and they were not able to refund said to email the NOC explaining why. I emailed the NOC with a doctors note explaining the MRI she had and has been under going physical therapy. The email contained the DOCTORS NOTE. NOC said they would only give credit her trip good for one year. Since We live in Tampa FL and we're not returning to N. Carolina the following my year this was not helpful. Please be aware if something happens to you medically you will NOT get your money back!!!!!!

Steven D

This is the original rafting center on the Nantahala. There is also plenty of other things to do here: watch the rafters drift by while you eat at River's End restaurant, go for a stroll by the river, have an ice cream or beer by the river.

Patrick M

"One of the Best Outfitters on Earth"
— National Geographic Adventure

“Mountaintop Zipline at N.O.C. is a MUST DO!”.

Offering whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, learning programs, and worldwide adventure travel. Based in Bryson City near Hummingbird Hideaway.

David W

This is a great place to rent a raft to ride the whitewater rapids of the Nantahala River. It's a great rafting company and river for beginner white water rafters. It's about 25 minutes from the Cabin. River's End Restaurant is also a very nice place to eat lunch or dinner.

Ken P

The NOC is the ultimate destination for adventure outings. Whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, zip lines, etc

Mary B

The BEST place in the area for rafting!! Excellent options for both beginning rafters and seasoned ones alike

Terrell Turner

White water rafting, zip-lining, kayaking and pretty much any other fun outdoor activity that you can do is here. Great location and a lot of fun.

Sharon S

NOC is a must visit for the family. The Nantahala is a cold, beautiful, and gentle river. My children were 7 when we started rafting down the river. Guides are available, but not necessary for the rafting run. The Gorge itself is impressive with lots of hiking, zip-lining, kayaking, mountain biking, etc. Restaurants on the river are available or bring a picnic lunch. Refreshing and Fun!

Jim R

If it's whitewater rafting you're interested in experiencing, the folks at this center can provide everything you need for a memorable trip down the Nantahala River!

Tammy Paradise Green

Nantahala Outdoor Center offers River Rafting at it's Best. Lots to do and see at this Center. Shopping, Dining, Camping and much More.

Steve B

Nantahala Outdoor Center(NOC). For 15 years Aquone Cabins have witnessed the joy of people sailing or paddling down Nantahala River which always guarantees a thrill to the young, the not so young and adventurous family groups, who all have one thing in common; the love and the excitement of the outdoors. NOC is a well established outdoor business that caters for whitewater, Zip-lining and the many adventure training courses. We at Aquone cabins recommend this company.

Tiffany S

One hour drive from Mama Bear (48 miles). Worth the trip if adventurous rafting is on your list.

Kathleen F

Excellent River Guides and Outfitters! The N.O.C. is where all the local Rafting Companies "take out" at the end of the trip. There are several restaurants, an outfitter store, Fly fishing lessons and Guides, and more...
One of our favorite things at the N.O.C. (besides the rushing water) is their Rope Course and Zip Lines! There is free wifi at this location as well.

Kathleen Ford

The Nantahala Outdoor Center is well known for white water rafting and kayaking. Not widely advertised is the fact that the "Appalachian Trail" goes fright through the N.O.C. They have extended their zip lines, and my favorite, the "Rope Course"! In addition, there are half a dozen restaurant choices from fine dining to casual riverside.

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