“40 years of outdoor experience”
With over 40 years experience, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on whitewater rafting trips and countless other activities from family-friendly trips to action-packed adventures.
Our world-class staff leads whitewater rafting trips on the Southeast's best rivers, including the Chattooga River, Cheoah River, French Broad River, Nantahala River, Nolichucky River, Ocoee River, and Pigeon River.
Learn to whitewater paddle from the pros in our renowned canoe and kayak Paddling School. We also offer adventure-learning programs for groups, a zip line adventure park, wilderness medicine courses, and many other activities. When you visit our Nantahala headquarters, you'll find a complete outdoor destination with lodging, restaurants and a fully-stocked Outfitter's Store. Make NOC your destination for rafting adventures and more!
I planned a white water rafting/train excursion for my family during Labor Day weekend, and it was amazing! The email communications included tips, directions, and packing checklists. Someone even called us the week prior to let us know the roads would be blocked off by 9:15 for the Labor Day Parade. The check-in took two minutes, and the staff were impeccable. Our group was split in two, and both our guides were funny, friendly, and most if all, knowledgable of rafting and the Nantahala River. My husband, who usually hates these trips, had so much fun that he not said he'd do it again, but he also volunteered to sit up front!
I planned our trip a few weeks in advanced, and I'm so happy I decided on using NOC as our outfitters! I researched for days on all the Rafting centers in the area before, NOC is definitely the best choice. We rented 2 single duckies, and the trip was great! About 4 hours in total for the adventure and well worth the price (which included a wet suit rental)! We will be going through NOC for any future trips and outdoor activities when we are in North Carolina!
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