Ducky Kayak and Whitewater Rafting Adventure Pass in North Carolina
Combine multiple activities for the ultimate day of adventure! Guide your own raft or inflatable kayak on the Nantahala River, zip, climb, and balance through the Zip Line Adventure Park and Tree Top Adventure Nets, and mountain bike on local trails all for one great price!
The Adventure Pass reopens Memorial Day Weekend 2023!
The Nantahala Adventure Pass combines four of NOC’s most popular activities in one; a whitewater raft or ducky rental, the Zip Line Adventure Park, lake paddling with SUP or sit on top kayaks, and mountain biking on our Flint Ridge trail systems. Save big with the best deal in outdoor adventure. Take advantage of Nantahala Outdoor Center’s most convenient and popular multi-activity offering for a savings of up to $60 per person. During the fall we recommend the River-to-Ridge package, Nantahala Fully Guided rafting trips, and the Mountaintop Zip Line Tour.
First, begin by selecting the time for your exciting whitewater adventure down the Nantahala River. Pick a morning raft or ducky trip for a splashy whitewater ride followed by an afternoon of biking on the Flint Ridge Trail and climbing, balancing, and more through the Zip Line Adventure Park. End the day with a peaceful lake paddle choosing a stand up paddle board or sit on top kayak rental.
Or… get your adrenaline fix in the morning with a mountain bike tour on NOC’s Flint Ridge Trail. Next, head to the Zip Line Adventure Park to race on the 550’ Wesser zip line. Don’t forget to take a break for a riverside lunch! Round off the day with an afternoon of bouncing waves and fast currents as you navigate your own raft or ducky down the Nantahala River.
The adventure is yours for the taking, no matter how you choose to arrange this exciting portfolio of outdoor activities!
- Enjoy whitewater raft or ducky rentals on the spectacular Nantahala River.
- Challenge your skills in the Zip Line Adventure Park.
- Mountain bike on local trails through Flint Ridge.
- Enjoy a lake paddle with SUP or sit on top kayaks
What to Expect
Check in at least 30 minutes in advance for your full day of action-packed adventure at NOC! Available Memorial Day – Labor Day, your Adventure Pass includes a fully-guided Nantahala Rafting trip, an all access pass to the Zip Line Adventure Park and our Tree Tops Adventure Nets, and Mountain Biking at our Adventure Resort.
Guides will be there along the way to get you checked in, help you gear up with an orientation before your rafting trip, fit you for bikes and equipment to hit the trails, and helping you get clipped in and cheering you on through the canopy adventure park. All necessary adventure equipment is included, so show up ready for a fun day in the Nantahala Gorge!
All participants must weigh at least 60 pounds or be at least 7 years old.
Minors (17 and under) must have a parent or guardian present upon check-in. All minors require the presence of an adult during whitewater activities.
Teens (15–17) may participate in non-whitewater activities with a “buddy” age 15 or above.
Youth (14 and under) must have adult supervision during each activity.
The whitewater rafting/ducky portion of this trip is self guided and will take approximately 3 hours – 2 hours on the river, 1 hour for trip preparation and shuttling. Dress for getting wet and wear shoes that will stay securely on your feet (flip flops are not appropriate footwear). Rafters must be 7 years old OR 60 pounds. You will book a specific time for your whitewater paddling trip. All other activities can be done during the times listed in the information below.
The Zip Line Adventure Park has a minimum weight requirement of 60 pounds, and a maximum of 250 pounds. Closed-toed shoes are required, and comfortable clothing is recommended. All gear is included. Opens at 9 AM daily. Last gear up is at 5 PM.
The lake paddling can accommodate anyone that has signed up for the Adventure Pass. Wear shoes that stay securely on your feet (flip flops are not acceptable footwear). Open from 10 AM to 6 PM daily.
Our mountain bike rentals fit riders from 5 feet to 6 feet, 4 inches tall. All gear is included, and helmets are required at all times. Closed-toed shoes are required, and comfortable clothing is recommended. Opens at 10 AM daily. Last shuttle runs at 5 PM.
The Adventure Pass is available from Memorial Day – Labor Day weekends. See available dates here:
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Before You Visit
NOC provides all adventure gear and equipment for your adventures.
For river/lake activities: Dress for getting wet and wear shoes that will stay securely on your feet (flip flops are not acceptable footwear). Bring dry clothes & shoes to change into after your trip. Changing rooms are available.
For mountain biking and aerial adventures: guests will need to wear sturdy shoes like sneakers and or hiking boots that will stay on securely during the trip. No sandals, water shoes, Crocs, Tevas, Keens, or Chacos are allowed. Wear comfortable athletic clothing, and bring a rain jacket.
All adventure equipment is provided.
All participants must weigh at least 60 pounds OR be 7 years old. All minors (17 and under) require the presence of an adult during whitewater rafting activities. Teens (ages 15-17) may participate in non-whitewater Adventure Pass activities with a “buddy” age 15 or older. Youth (14 and under) require adult supervision at each activity. There is a 250 pound weight limit for the Zip Line Adventure Park and a 60 pound weight minimum. The Tree Tops Adventure Nets are good for ages 3 and up, younger children should be accompanied by a parent.
Enjoy riverside dining at one of our two locations conveniently located right on campus. River’s End Restaurant offers American-style cuisine with pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. Big Wesser features quick Southern fare like burgers and barbeque. Both have a great selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.
The General or Outfitter’s Store has snacks, drinks, hiking, and camping provisions for purchase.