Raft Guide Courses
Learn from the experts! Nantahala Outdoor Center is the Leaders in Outdoor Adventure Since 1972 with professionally trained guides that have led more whitewater trips than any outfitter in the world.
NOC offers top notch training for both recreational and professional guides to gain essential river skills to safely navigate rafts in whitewater. From river reading, boat rigging, paddle strokes, proper communication, and so much more, our elite guides will give any paddler the confidence and skills needed, with hands on experiential learning. All levels welcome.
Learn to Raft Guide is a clinic for recreational paddlers that want to learn for fun and enjoyment or those looking for some professional development in the industry. NOC Guide School is aimed to train participants who want to pursue work as a professional raft guide at NOC.
Raft Guide School
Learn the skills needed to work as a professional raft guide at Nantahala Outdoor Center! World-class instruction, hands-on experience, and classic whitewater are just a few things to expect in this renowned course.
Learn to Raft Guide Clinic Level 1
Spend three days with personalized instruction learning how to guide and paddle your own raft! Participants will get top notch instruction from the experts and hands-on experience on the Nantahala River.
Women’s Learn to Raft Guide Clinic
Great for beginner to experienced women paddlers seeking to solidify their skill and confidence level on the river. NOC elite women instructors will teach the fundamentals on and off the river for recreational rafting.