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Tubing on the Toe River, NC

Two girls, 9 and 10 , plus 2 adults all had a good time. A few small rapids. We did the 1 mile... read more

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Reviewed August 20, 2018
ptoppin1
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Thrifty Adventures was very helpful! We had the best time tubing, very scenic, the water was... read more

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Reviewed July 31, 2018
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TA is a wilderness guide company that was established in 2011. Thrifty is now based in Western North Carolina in the town of Little Switzerland. The office is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Skyline Village Inn across from the Blue Ridge...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner and her guides were nice. Their number one concern is safety. They made sure we got on the water and off the water safe. The Kayaks were in good shape. Life vests and helmets could have been a little bit better not clean...More

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Christy T, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad yo chose to come out with us. I do apologize if the gear did not feel clean enough for you. We have brand new vests but also have some of the older ones in the rotation. They tend to fade and get dingy over...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Two girls, 9 and 10 , plus 2 adults all had a good time. A few small rapids. We did the 1 mile trip twice. The only mis-adventure was a tube that deflated, so we had to double up to get back.

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ThriftyAdventuresNC, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your river tubing trip. Sorry for the mishap with tube. We hope you will join us on another adventure!

Reviewed August 1, 2018

This is a fun kayaking experience with rapids and some excitement This is a Mom and Pop company with no one in the office. The trip lasts 3hours with stops for snacks and water WHICH THEY DO NOT PROVIDE except for themselves. Would do it...More

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Christy T, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Glad to hear you would come back and thanks for booking with us. We are a small company for sure, that is due to the nature of the work force in our region. Business owners DO IT ALL!!! We have no choice in that. All...More

Reviewed July 31, 2018

Thrifty Adventures was very helpful! We had the best time tubing, very scenic, the water was moving nicely. Can't wait to go again

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ThriftyAdventuresNC, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your river tubing adventure. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 21, 2018

Thrifty Adventures is a mom and pop kinda shop with two incredibly knowledgeable and friendly owners. They didn't just take us out for our adventure, but also told us all about their little slice of heaven in N.C. and all our offers. They offer many...More

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Christy T, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

We try to make you feel like part of the family so we are over joyed you did! Hope we see you on another adventure!!!

Reviewed July 20, 2018

We went river tubing around mid-June 2018 and we were a group of 6 adults and 5 kids ranging from 4 to 11 years. The owner couple was very helpful and easy to work with. We initially booked for a 3 pm slot but our...More

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Christy T, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you so much for the feedback. We will be incorporating your suggestion into trip talk about tube tying! We also got a new Van!!!! It is really nice...not like our scooby van!

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Our family went on a White water kayak trip on 7/7/18. We had a great time. Jamie was the guide and he showed us a great time. The trip offered a lot of fun adventure. It was just the right amount of challenge with the...More

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Christy T, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you for going on the river with us. We are glad you had a great whitewater trip. We hope you will join us on another adventure sometime like rock climbing r rappelling!!!

Reviewed July 7, 2018

This is our 2nd 4th of July trip tubing with this company and we always have a amazing time! We definitely plan on doing more activities with this company!

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

We have gone whitewater kayaking with TA and, most recently, lazy river tubing. Both were so much fun and our family totally enjoyed. The cool river was so refreshing on a hot, summer day! For kayaking, I was a little nervous because the river was...More

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Christy T, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Glad you have enjoyed both your trips with us! Thanks for coming back! I am sure we will see you on another one of our adventures....how about some rock climbing or rappelling???

Reviewed July 3, 2018

Scott took my sons, one other guest and me on a three hour kayaking trip. There would be a long stretch of just relaxing in the river, letting the current move us forward, followed by a small rapid area. Scott knew the river and let...More

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Christy T, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Sweet! We are glad you had a great whitewater trip here in the Mountains of North Carolina. We are excited that you want to come back! Thanks for using our services!!!

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