Guides

Ryan Dale

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Years of Experience: 7 years

Home River: Chattooga

Achievements: Grand Canyon Self-Support Kayaking Trip

Sponsors: Kokatat, Astral

Ryan graduated from Transylvania University with dual degrees in Anthropology and Sociology. After raft guiding during his summer breaks, Ryan joined the NOC team full-time following graduation. During the summer, Ryan is a Head Guide on the Chattooga River, and in the winter, Ryan helps lead NOC's guide recruiting efforts. Ryan most recently returned from a self-support Grand Canyon kayaking trip. When he isn't rafting, Ryan enjoys all sports, reading, music and kayaking. His favorite NOC adventure is high-water Chattooga River trips.


Guest Testimonials

Ryan Made Our Trip

By: Jeffery W.

My guide was Ryan, he was very knowledgable about the river and area. His priority was our safety first, then fun. Ryan made our trip great. Erin, the leader of the group was very friendly, courteous and again very aware of all the rafts' safety. Both Ryan and Erin are great assets to NOC.