Nantahala Outdoor Center has a rich legacy of paddlesports on both rivers and flatwater. We pride ourselves in our technical proficiency and ability to teach others. Founded in 1972, NOC has come a long way from simple river guides to a full service rafting operation. We have been able to add exciting trips and meaningful education for people at all stages of life and skill levels. Whether you need to work on your rock splats or perfect your kayak rolls, there is a course or clinic for you. We can’t wait to see you on the river!