Whitewater Rafting

Rafting with America's Favorite Outfitter

Why do more people choose NOC for whitewater adventure than any other outfitter in the world? It's because of our experience, unparalleled in the industry. For over 40 years, our unique culture has produced some of the world's finest whitewater guides. We've pioneered whitewater rivers in 35 countries, hosted four world championships, and produced 22 Olympians including two gold medalists. Recognized as "One of the Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic ADVENTURE, you can always trust NOC and to provide you with the whitewater rafting experience of a lifetime.

Nantahala River Rafting: Fully-Guided

Bryson City, NC

Distance: 8 Miles

Duration: 3 Hours

Price: $49.99-$54.99

Age: 7+ years or 60+ pounds

Intensity: Beginner

The best introduction to whitewater rafting on the Southeast’s quintessential mountain river. A must-do experience. Learn More

Chattooga River Rafting: Section IV (with Lunch)

Clayton, GA

Distance: 6-7 Miles

Duration: 5-6 Hours

Price: $99.99-$129.99

Age: 13+ Years

Intensity: Advanced

The most-complete whitewater rafting trip NOC offers. Highly-esteemed by guides and paddlers for beauty and classic rapids. Learn More

River-to-Ridge: Rafting and Zip Line Package

Bryson City, NC

Duration: 6-7 Hours

Price: Starting at $129.99

Weight Range:100-250 pounds

Enjoy a Nantahala River whitewater rafting trip and a Mountaintop Zip Line Tour back-to-back. A full day of outdoor fun! Learn More

Chattooga River Rafting: Section III (with Lunch)

Clayton, GA

Distance: 5-7 Miles

Duration: 5-6 Hours

Price: $89.99-$104.99

Age: 8+ Years

Intensity: Intermediate

Enjoy a family-friendly whitewater trip on the Southeast's unspoiled wilderness gem. Features a popular riverside lunch. Learn More

Ocoee River Rafting: Middle Ocoee

Distance: 5 Miles

Duration: 3-3.5 Hours

Price: $46.99-$49.99

Age: 12+ Years

Intensity: Intermediate

The nation's most-popular whitewater rafting trip. The Middle Ocoee offers near-constance excitement from start to finish. Learn More

Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals

Bryson City, NC

Distance: 8 Miles

Duration: 3 Hours

Price: $24.99 and up

Age: 7+ years or 60+ pounds

Intensity: Intermediate

Guide your own raft. NOC supplies the boat, paddles, gear, shuttle and basic instruction. Previous experience recommended. Learn More

French Broad River Rafting: Full-Day (with Lunch)

Distance: 8 Miles

Duration: 5-8 Hours (Depends on Water Level)

Price: $89.99-$91.99

Age: 8+ Years

Intensity: Intermediate

The full-day French Broad trip features 3 additional river miles, and includes more challenging rapids like Class IV Frank Bell’s. Learn More

Pigeon River Rafting: Upper Pigeon Gorge

Distance: 5 Miles

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Price: $42.99 $32.99

Age: 8+ years

Weight Range:70+ Pounds

Intensity: Intermediate

A cornerstone of Smokies vacations, the Pigeon is the closest whitewater rafting tour to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Learn More

Nolichucky Gorge Rafting: Express

Johnson City, TN

Distance: 8.5 Miles

Duration: 3.5-4.5 Hours

Price: $69.99-$79.99

Age: 12+ Years

Intensity: Intermediate

Experience the full Nolichucky River rafting trip in a convenient 4-5 hour experience. Perfect for groups with tight weekend or vacation schedules. Learn More

Ocoee River Rafting: Combo Trip

Distance: 8.5 Miles

Duration: 5.5 Hours

Price: $94.99-$99.99

Age: 13+ years

Intensity: Advanced

The Ocoee Combo adds the Upper Ocoee and the thrilling 1996 Olympic whitewater slalom course to the popular Middle Ocoee run. Learn More

Nantahala River Rafting: Guided Duck Trip

Bryson City, NC

Distance: 8 Miles

Duration: 3 Hours

Price: $54.99-$59.99

Age: 9+ Years

Intensity: Intermediate

For a bigger challenge on the Nantahala, captain an inflatable kayak or "ducky” with the support of a trained NOC guide. Learn More

Pigeon River Rafting: Lower Pigeon Gorge

Distance: 4 MIles

Duration: 3 Hours

Price: $19.99-$29.99

Age: 3+ Years

Intensity: Float Trip

A river adventure built for kids 3+. This trip offers easy rapids and play opportunities both in and out of the water. Learn More

French Broad River Rafting: Half-Day Deluxe (with Lunch)

Distance: 5 Miles

Duration: 3.5-5 Hours

Price: $59.99-$61.99

Age: 8+ Years

Intensity: Beginner

Raft exciting Class II-III whitewater rapids in Pisgah National Forest and enjoy an unforgettable riverside lunch near Ledges rapid. Learn More

French Broad River Rafting: Half-Day

Distance: 5 Miles

Duration: 3-4 Hours

Price: $47.99-$49.99

Age: 8+ Years

Intensity: Beginner

Enjoy 5 miles of whitewater rafting on Class II-III rapids in gorgeous Pisgah National Forest near Asheville, NC. Learn More

Nolichucky Gorge Rafting: Full-Day (with Lunch)

Johnson City, TN

Distance: 8.5 Miles

Duration: 4-7 Hours (depending on water level)

Price: $89.99-$99.99

Age: 12+ Years

Intensity: Intermediate

An authentic wilderness trip featuring significant Class II-IV rapids in the steepest gorge east of the Mississippi. Learn More

Cheoah River Rafting: Half-Day Deluxe (with Lunch)

Distance: 9 Miles

Duration: 4.5 Hours

Price: $189.99

Age: 16+ Years

Intensity: Advanced

Experience the most difficult whitewater in the Southeast with a cookout-style meal on Lake Santeetlah to celebrate after the trip. Learn More

Cheoah River Rafting: Half-Day

Distance: 9 Miles

Duration: 4 Hours

Price: $169.99

Age: 16+ Years

Intensity: Advanced

9-miles of the toughest and most exhilarating whitewater you’ll ever paddle. This is the South’s most difficult commercial rafting trip. Learn More

Nantahala River Rafting: Discount Trip

Bryson City, NC

Distance: 8 Miles

Duration: 3 Hours

Price: $54.99 Starting at $34.99

Age: 7+ Years

Weight Range:60+ Pounds

A fully-guided Nantahala River rafting experience at off-peak times. This means less crowds and more savings. Learn More

Chattooga River Rafting: Section IV (with Lunch) Discount Special

Clayton, GA

Distance: 6-7 Miles

Duration: 5-6 Hours

Price: $99.99-$129.99 $74.99-$99.99

Age: 13+ Years

Save $25 and raft the Chattooga River Section IV, the most-complete whitewater rafting trip NOC offers. Learn More

Ocoee River Rafting: Middle Ocoee Discount Trip

Distance: 4.5 Miles

Duration: 3-3.5 Hours

Age: 12+

Intensity: Intermediate

The best Ocoee River deal. Enjoy America's favorite whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee River and save almost 50%. Learn More

Pigeon River Rafting: Upper Pigeon Discount Trip

Distance: 5 Miles

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Price: $32.99 $24.99

Age: 8+ Years

Weight Range:70+ Pounds

The best rafting deal available in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. Save 40% on Pigeon River whitewater rafting NOC. Learn More

Rafts & Ropes: Rafting and Zip Line Package

Bryson City, NC

Duration: 5-6 Hours

Price: Starting at $79.99

Weight Range:60-250 Pounds

Combine a Nantahala River whitewater rafting trip and a Zip Line Adventure Park experience for a family-friendly day of adventure. Learn More

Rapid Transit: Whitewater Rafting and Scenic Train Excursion

Bryson City, NC

Distance: 8 Miles

Duration: 6.5 Hours

Price: $89-$106 (includes lunch) $82-$99 (includes lunch)

Age: 7+ years or 60+ pounds

Intensity: Beginner

This guest favorite combines a scenic Great Smoky Mountains Railroad train excursion with a Nantahala River rafting trip. Learn More