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Looking for river tubing in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Do you like the No CROWDS VIBE? Then you should book this rural river adventure with NCOA!  Book today and choose from a wide variety of tubes no other river outfitter in NC has including double tubes, single tubes, child tubes, cooler tubes and our 4-person quad river tube. NCOA also features the mini-cat float option. The Mini-Cat is a catamaran style kayak. You can purchase it in our river outpost and try it out first!

Tubing Trips include round trip shuttle service and features multiple pick-up locations down stream of our river outpost and store. Having multiple take-outs makes us the perfect choice for those needing a short 2-hour river trip or for those wanting longer days playing on the river!

The Toe River is one of the USA's last free flowing rivers and is also a world class trout stream. We boast views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with NO CROWDS bringing a unique outdoor recreation experience to see wildlife including eagles, osprey, deer and perhaps even a hellbender! Seasonally you can see the monarch butterfly migration and rhododendron blooms along the river’s banks in WNC.


Ages 3+ welcome! Kids aged 3- 5 must be on a parent’s lap, or upgrade to a double tube and enjoy your float lap child free!  If you cannot swim, no problem! Request a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at no cost to you! Safety first!  All children under 13 must be in a PFD, shoes are required on all guests and flip flops are not recommended and will wash off your feet! All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult!

When & Where: 

Trips meet at the NCOA River Outpost 1173 Whitson Branch Rd. Baskerville, NC 28705. River tubing starts in May when temps are warm and run hourly from 10am-2pm. Float length is 2-4 hours and depends on water levels. Lengths can be adjusted depending on if you get out down river at Takeout-1 or 2. Trips run rain or shine.

Our family tubing is on the Toe River in Bakersville/Green Mountain, NC, located 40 minutes outside of Asheville and approximately 2.5 hours outside of Charlotte. We also offer unique farm stay lodging! Most needed adventure trip items can be purchased onsite like water, sunscreen, bug spray, water shoes, dry bags and Chums.


Includes PFD and round-trip shuttle.

Children ages 3-5 are free and must ride in their parents' lap and be properly fit into a PFD (i.e.. life jacket).

Name Rate
Single Person Tube $23
2 Person Tube $50
Child Tube (less than 65 lbs) $20
4 Person Tube $120
Lap Child (3-5 years old, consider booking 2-person tube for comfort and space) FREE
Cooler Tube (squared off tube holds most medium to large sized coolers) $20
Mini-Cat: catamaran for kids & small adults (i.e. short folks 😀) $48
NC Outdoor Adventures

NC Outdoor Adventures,
1173 Whitson Branch Rd.
Bakersville NC 28705
Email: ncoadventures@gmail.com
Phone: (828) 260-4505
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