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Nantahala Gorge Excursion

Take a ride along side the beautiful Nantahala River on our Nantahala Gorge Excursion! Departing from Bryson City, this four-and-a-half hour excursion carries you 44 miles to the Nantahala Gorge and back again arrving at our Bryson City depot. 


Enjoy Bluegrass music and Appalachian stories while traveling along the Tennessee and Nantahala Rivers.The historic Trellis Bridge takes you across Fontana Lake and into the beautiful Nantahala Gorge. Arrive at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) for a one-hour layover where you can relax by the river or enjoy sight-seeing! The Nantahala Gorge Excursion operates throughout the year!                  Scroll below for a schedule. CLICK HERE for seating options. 

*All tickets purchased in 2015 are subject to a 7% Historic Preservation Fee and a 6.75% North Carolina State tax. 

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