Learn to Kayak

The Nation’s Best Canoe and Kayak Instruction

Voted the “Best Place to Learn” by Outside Magazine, NOC’s renowned Paddling School created the first whitewater paddling curriculum. Over 40+ years of experience go into every class and our diverse, elite instruction team tailor each course to paddler’s learning style. NOC offers a variety of courses varying in skill level, duration and instruction style. Based on Western North Carolina’s Nantahala River, our location offers quick access to the Southeast’s best whitewater rivers. It comes as no surprise that NOC’s Paddling School has taught more paddlers than anyone else.

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