Established in 1972, this company offers guided and unguided whitewater rafting trips on the Nolichucky, Chattooga, Ocoee, ... More
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Established in 1972, this company offers guided and unguided whitewater rafting trips on the Nolichucky, Chattooga, Ocoee, Nantahala, and French Broad Rivers, as well as canoe and kayak instructions. A great selection of outdoor gear and clothing is also available.
Safety was paramount in the training and professional attention given by the staff. The guys were great instructors and helpful and smart on the river. Made me feel very comfortable and confident. We thoroughly enjoyed the the ride.
The facilities and staff make this adventure our all-time favorite. My wife and I used NOC several times for white-water trips in 1988. We were finally able to return after a 20 yr absence and brought our 11 yr old son to experience this adventure. The facility has grown, but the customer service, knowledge, and abilities of their guides has stayed at the same high level. Our group had a tremendous time.
My husband and I enjoyed a couple meals at NOC's restaurant while visiting the area on a long weekend this past weekend. Great burgers and pizza and excellent choice of beer and wine. Great staff and view of the Nantahala River! There's a lot to see and do at the NOC; eat, drink, shop and catch the Great Smokey Mountain Railway right there...not to mention watching all the kayakers fighting the waters of the river! Heck, we might give it a try ourselves some time! They're also an outfitter!
I've been down the Nanty with
my two daughters a couple of
dozens times. It has two
Class three runs at the beginning and end. The rest are class two with some extended waves. If you're
experienced, rent a ducky and
go down unassisted. If you've
never done whitewater, take
a raft with a guide. If you
want more action, tell the guide. They'll take a more
exciting line or bump off some
rocks. It's about 2:30 hours
down depending on flow. Yes,
you will get wet. The water
is very cold. It is a crowded
river, but this can be fun.
NOC is a little more $$$ than
others, but definitely worth it. They aim at SAFETY. Highly recommend as an intro
to whitewater. Remember to tip the guide.
My girlfriend and I stopped at this place for a quick river trip a few days before I deploy for Afghanistan. We were laughing and joking, enjoying our time together, when a worker from the company tells us that we smell of alcohol and for our safety we shouldnt take the trip. I DONT DRINK!!!!!!
Girlfriend had a beer an hour earlier at lunch. They apologized but it was too late and they did refund our price but no compensation for the wasted time.
These folks should put only their heads in the water; I wouldnt trust anyone with such poor judgment with a river trip.
We were going to the Ocoee anyway, so we used BIG FROG. Had a great guide and a wonderful river run.
People of all ages will enjoy this venue that contains one of the largest collections of Lionel trains in the
Southeast, as well as two of the largest operating layouts. An activity center for children allows them to operate ...
Amenities:Television. Pets Allowed. Hot Water. In Room Wireless Internet Access (Free). Microwave Oven. Daily Maid Service. Private bathroom. Television (Cable/Satellite).
Coffee Maker. Refrigerator. Air Conditioning (In Room). Non Smoking Rooms. In Room Wireless Internet Access. Hotel Details:Parking (Free). ...
*Terms & Conditions: Savings calculation is based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings for a 3 month period for 2 adults with a 2+ night length of stay compared to price of the same components if booked separately during same period. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, travel dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.