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About NC Outdoor Adventures
Thrifty Adventures has re-branded to NC Outdoor Adventures. Based out of the Blue Ridge mountains in Western North Carolina, NCOA offers over 21 different trips including; tubing, rafting, whitewater kayak instruction, climbing, rappelling, waterfall rappelling, hiking, camping, youth programs, wild edible plant walkabouts plus alpine climbing instruction during the winter months. This diversity in trip offerings makes our family owned company the perfect choice for many families, couples, adventurers, and scouting groups. Outside of these daily trips, NC Outdoor Adventures also has a strong climbing education program, youth and Veteran programs.
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My fiancé and I did the Whitewater Rapids Kayak Trip down the Toecane River! Doing whitewater rapids has been on my bucket list! I was so excited for this, AND nervous since I’ve only ever been in a kayak ONCE! Scott was our guide and he was INCREDIBLE! I felt safe and informed.
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My first time in a kayak was a wonderful experience with Thrifty Adventures. The equipment was great and all the support I needed was provided. Nathan was a wonderful instructor and leader. He stressed safety and taught me everything I needed to know to be safe and have fun.
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Response from Christy T, Owner at NC Outdoor Adventures
Responded Nov 13, 2019
Thank you we are so glad you enjoyed your trip with us. We can not wait to see you next season!
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My 8 year old daughter and I went on this adventure and had an incredible time. Nathan, our guide, was so helpful, enthusiastic, and optimistic throughout the day that he definitely got us to feel safe and try things we are very apprehensive to do initially. I am so proud of my
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Response from ThriftyAdventuresNC, Owner at NC Outdoor Adventures
Responded Nov 5, 2019
This is so great to hear! We are very glad you enjoyed your climbing adventure. We hope you will join us on another adventure soon!
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Their online ticket system is easy to use - the trip descriptions were clear and there were many dates/times available. We booked a flatwater tubing trip for a Saturday morning - the weather at that time was cool and cloudy, and they were accommodating in letting us move our
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My group had a great time tubing on the Toe River with Thrifty Adventures. The scenery was beautiful and the staff at TA were very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this company!
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Response from Christy T, Owner at NC Outdoor Adventures
Responded Aug 12, 2019
Glad you enjoyed your trip and our staff! Hope to see you on another adventure soon!
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