Bryson City: Nantahala River Guided Whitewater Rafting Trip


Take a family-friendly whitewater rafting trip on the iconic Nantahala River near Bryson City. Enjoy the thrill of class II-III rapids, and admire the beautiful mountain scenery in calmer spots.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    3 hour


  • Highlights
    • Ideal trip for beginners, families, and groups of any experience level
    • Enjoy perfect mix of fun class II-III rapids, waves, and splashes
    • Relax at calmer floating spots to take in the picturesque mountain scenery
  • Full description
    A guided whitewater rafting trip is one of the best ways to experience the Nantahala Gorge. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river where experienced river guides will help you navigate through splashy Class II-III rapids and bouncy waves, with occasional calmer waters where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. The fully guided rafting trip the most popular adventure at NOC, with thousands of families returning year after year.

    Experienced guides will teach your group how to navigate the river while sharing river stories and interesting facts about the area.
  • Includes
    • All rafts, paddling equipment and pfds for this guided adventure:
      Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
      Wet Suits & Splash Gear (by request)
  • Exclude
    • Gratuities