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

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-$94.99

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: $29.99

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 with Snack

Johnson City, TN

Distance: 8.5 Miles

Duration: 3.5-4.5 Hours

Price: $69.99

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: $24.99-29.99

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 with Snack

Distance: 5 Miles

Duration: 3-4 Hours

Price: $49.99 - $54.99

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

Cheoah River Rafting with Master Guides

Distance: 9 Miles

Duration: 4.5 Hours

Price: $199.99

Age: 16+ Years

Intensity: Advanced

Experience the most difficult whitewater in the Southeast guided by NOC's elite Master Guides. 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