Whitewater rafting is a must-do experience for anyone visiting the Southeast!
For more than 40 years, Nantahala Outdoor Center has pioneered the industry, taking more families whitewater rafting than any other adventure company in the Southeast. Recognized as “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic ADVENTURE, you can always trust NOC to provide you with the whitewater rafting experience of a lifetime.
With full or half-day trips and six different rivers to choose from, NOC offers a wide range of trips and packages for any skill level and adventure for all ages. Professionally trained guides are experts at providing skilled instruction, knowledge, and fun!
Whether you are joining us for a full day of adventure at our 500-acre flagship campus in Bryson City on the Nantahala River or visiting one of our renowned river outposts located across the Southeast, we welcome you to experience the Leaders In Outdoor Adventure since 1972.
Whitewater Rafting Trips
Nantahala River Rafting: Fully Guided in North Carolina
The classic family friendly whitewater rafting trip on an iconic mountain river. This popular trip is perfect for families and paddlers of any skill level.
Chattooga River Rafting: Section IV (with Lunch)
Experience one of the most iconic whitewater rafting trips in the Southeast on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. Natural beauty and thrilling rapids make this the “#1 Thing Every Southerner Ought to Do”.
French Broad Rafting: Half-Day Deluxe (with Lunch)
This half-day trip offers family-friendly whitewater rafting on the French Broad with fun rapids, scenic mountain views of Pisgah Forest and a riverside lunch. One of the best things to do in Asheville, NC.
Ocoee River Rafting: Full-Day Combo (with Lunch)
This full-day, guided trip combines the action-packed Upper and Lower Ocoee and a riverside lunch. Experience exciting Olympic caliber rapids through the mountains in Tennessee.
French Broad River Rafting: Full-Day (with Lunch)
This full-day trip offers family-friendly whitewater rafting on the French Broad with fun rapids, scenic mountain views of Pisgah Forest and a riverside lunch. One of the best things to do in Asheville, NC.