We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: NC
Phone Number:
+1 828-366-7502
Website
Description:

Nationally-recognized as a river for recreation, play and sport, this is...

Nationally-recognized as a river for recreation, play and sport, this is the place to go for rafting, kayaking, canoeing and other outdoor challenges.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 22 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
NOC

If you want the best and easiest rafting experience on the Nantahala then I highly recommend NOC, Nantahala Outdoor Center. Make a reservation, go to the Center, pick up your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 May 2015
ballhawg
,
Marietta, Georgia
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 22: English reviews
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

From signing waivers to washing your own pfd, the entire trip was rushed. If you want a theme park like experience of being herded down the river as fast as possible, choose NOC. If you are the person who wants to escape a busy schedule to have a relaxing time on the river do yourself a favor and go with... More 

Helpful?
Thank conner g
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Although I would have highly recommended the professionalism and the corporate structure of the NOC as opposed to other less funded companies around this company and although we thoroughly enjoyed the guides, the experiences of the two rivers we did with the NOC, I do not recommend trying to get someone to care should you encounter a "problem" as they... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ronntrish
Marietta, Georgia
Level Contributor
605 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

If you want the best and easiest rafting experience on the Nantahala then I highly recommend NOC, Nantahala Outdoor Center. Make a reservation, go to the Center, pick up your splash/safety gear and they will bus you to the launch site and then at the end of the raft trip you are right back at your car. It couldn't be... More 

Helpful?
Thank ballhawg
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

On July 3, 2014 my girlfriend and I fished with Ken Kastorff with Endless River Adventures (828-488-6199). We caught 35 rainbow trout. Great outfitter!

Helpful?
Thank Brad M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

This was just awesome! We went through NOC tours and I believe we had the best guide ever. His name was Lee and he loved the river, nature and his job. Out family of five owe him big thank you for making the whole family ( kids 17,15,13) have a blast.

Helpful?
Thank Thenormajean
Boone
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Carolina outfitters did an excellent job, of teaching us what to do if we would have flipped the boat over. The water was so cold, but felt refreshing. The staff was very nice and helpful, made jokes.

Helpful?
Thank KelsieKay
Ashley, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

We rafted the Nantahala on August 8th. This was our second time we were on this river and we absolutely love it. There is a pizza place along the river and this time we stopped and ate pizza and it sure was tasty. I give it a big thumbs up. It rained that day off and on so I bought... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank winterfamily2014
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Part of our one year wedding anniversary trip was a visit to and the first time trip down the beautiful Nantahala River through the GORGEOUS Nantahala Gorge. To experience the Gorge is to experience a little piece of heaven!

Helpful?
Thank Nancy L
Louisiana
Level Contributor
169 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Beautiful river, cool and refreshing in July, and excellent for white water rafting. Class 2 and 3 falls make a perfect trip!

Helpful?
Thank amyjemesouviens
hattiesburg ms
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Took my high school senior son and two of his buddies rafting for spring break. We were the second group to raft the upper pigeon in 2013. Icicles were hanging from the rocks and the water and wind were painfully cold, but the guides from NOC took care of us as best they could. They provided good advice prior to... More 

Helpful?
Thank bacfire1

Been to Nantahala River? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nantahala River staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?