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Class III+ River Kayaking

Bryson City, NC
from $400
Multi-day courses designed for advanced whitewater kayakers!

Become a more proficient paddler in Class II-III+ whitewater while learning to executing difficult moves. These two or five-day courses offer the perfect mix of both instruction and river running on the most iconic rivers in the Southeast.

18+ Years Old
2 Days
5 Days
kayaking through class 3 rapids
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kayaking through class 3 rapids
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Overview

This course offers the perfect mix of both instruction and river running on the most iconic rivers in the Southeast! Become a more proficient paddler in Class II-III+ whitewater while fine tuning techniques. Students are challenged to execute difficult moves while in appropriate level whitewater and must meet the below listed requirements before enrolling in this course.

NOC offers both two and five-day courses to fit different schedules and goals. The five-day is highly recommended if you are looking for more time on the water to hone your skills as participants get to experience a multitude of rivers in the Southeast; Chattooga, French Broad, Nantahala, Nolichucky, Pigeon and Ocoee.

What You’ll Learn

Students are challenged to execute difficult moves while in appropriate level whitewater.

Skills You’ll Acquire

  • Eddy Turns & Peel Outs
  • Jet Ferrying
  • Navigating Complex & Powerful Rapids
  • Stroke Timing
  • Compound Stroke Refinement
  • Scouting & Dissecting Class III Rapids
  • River Safety Techniques

What to Expect

Guests will start by getting perfectly outfitted with a boat and all the necessary gear and then head to water to assess skills and talk about goals for this course.

The five-day course is highly recommended if you are looking for more time on the water to hone your skills as participants get to experience a multitude of rivers in the Southeast; Chattooga, French Broad, Nantahala, Nolichucky, Pigeon and Ocoee. The longer course also allows more opportunity to try out different boats from our vast fleet of kayaks.

Dates

2021 Dates - 2-Day Courses

Dates Location
Jul 31-Aug 1, 2021 2-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 7-8, 2021 2-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 14-15, 2021 2-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 21-22, 2021 2-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Sep 4-5, 2021 2-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Sep 11-12, 2021 2-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Sep 18-19, 2021 2-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Oct 2-3, 2021 2-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Oct 9-10, 2021 2-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Oct 16-17, 2021 2-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Oct 23-24, 2021 2-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Oct 30-31, 2021 2-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now

2021 Dates - 5-Day Courses

Dates Location
Aug 2-6, 2021 5-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 9-13, 2021 5-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 16-20, 2021 5-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 23-27, 2021 5-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Sep 27-Oct 1, 2021 5-Day Class III River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now

Location

Address

51 NOC Way
Bryson City, NC 28713

Instructors at This Location

  • All necessary specialty whitewater equipment
  • Lunch & In-Course Transportation
  • Access to NOC’s extensive fleet of instruction boats for in-clinic use
  • NOC’s highly trained, ACA certified instruction

NOC Provides the primary gear needed for each course including boats, paddles, PFD’s, helmets, spray skirts, semi-dry tops, wetsuit bottoms, and booties. Exclusive discounts are available for course participants at the Outfitter’s Store.

Necessary Items (for All Courses)

  • Shorts/swimwear
  • Water shoes or old sneakers
  • Synthetic T-shirts
  • Sunscreen/lip balm
  • Towel and change of clothes each day
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Clothing and personal items
  • Rain gear
  • Synthetic long underwear
  • Light fleece hoodie/pullover

Optional Items

  • Nose clips
  • Sunglasses
  • Eyeglass strap
  • Hat or visor
  • Earplugs (if sensitive to water)

Students must be 18 years or older.

Advanced courses are appropriate for those who:

  • Can competently navigate Class II rapids
  • Have a reliable flat-water roll
  • Have a reliable combat roll in Class II whitewater
  • The ability to make harder moves in Class II waters, such as crossing strong eddy lines with reasonable control, catching challenging eddies and ferrying in fast current

Lunch is included in the course fee. Additional meals, snacks, and beverages can be purchased at NOC’s two onsite restaurants or the General Store.

Discounts available at NOC lodging and restaurants.

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