NC Outdoor Adventures, LLC was founded by Scott and Christy Thrift in 2011 with the goal of getting more people outside, regardless of their skill, experience level, or adventure preference. Our adventure guiding company was created out of the obvious need for outdoor recreation experiences and education. 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 taught by certified climbing instructors including courses on transitioning from the gym to the crag, sport leading, traditional leading, multi-pitch instruction, self- rescue and top rope ice climbing during the winter months.
"Get outside, with us" - Scott and Christy Thrift
Favorite Quote: "Keep close to Nature’s heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." John Muir
Join your Raft Guide and Big Blue for a unique treat to raft on the North Toe River
Most people only get to experience waterfalls from either above, below or from afar. Now experience a waterfall from within!
Blooming happens one month out of every year. Paddle through a maze of Spider Lilies with a guide and enjoy a home made BBQ dinnner.
This course is designed for anyone who wants to experience climbing outdoors. No previous climbing experience is necessary.