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Morning Aerial Adventure Adult Course from Riegelwood

Morning Aerial Adventure Adult Course from Riegelwood

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WELCOME TO CAPE FEARLESS EXTREME! Join us for an exciting and challenging, family friendly aerial adventure, set on 25 acres of forest just 20 miles west of Wilmington, North Carolina. The courses contain a mixture of obstacles and challenges ranging from ziplines, Tarzan swings, hanging nets, wobbly bridges, and much more. Whether you are 10 or 110, spend the day with us and enjoy nature's beauty while experiencing a thrilling adventure in the trees.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.24
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$51.24

Afternoon Aerial Adventure Adult Course from Riegelwood

Afternoon Aerial Adventure Adult Course from Riegelwood

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WELCOME TO CAPE FEARLESS EXTREME! Join us for an exciting and challenging, family friendly aerial adventure, set on 25 acres of forest just 20 miles west of Wilmington, North Carolina. The courses contain a mixture of obstacles and challenges ranging from ziplines, Tarzan swings, hanging nets, wobbly bridges, and much more. Whether you are 10 or 110, spend the day with us and enjoy nature's beauty while experiencing a thrilling adventure in the trees.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.24
From
$51.24

Alligator River Kayak Adventure

Alligator River Kayak Adventure

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Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is a 125,000 acre wildlife preserve managed by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. This incredible wildlife corridor was also home to an old logging and whiskey distilling community during Prohibition. Who knew the OBX had black bear and endangered red wolves? Also see snowy egrets, great blue herons, and turtles.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00

Greensboro Scavenger Hunt: Greensboro's Greatest!

Greensboro Scavenger Hunt: Greensboro's Greatest!

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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$12.31
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$12.31

Navigation Trail

Navigation Trail

The Navigation Trail allows all ages to take a walk in the dark. Enjoy the trail after the golf courses close, the horses are bedded, and the kids are fed. It is a great way to spend an evening with family and friends as well as visitors and guests. Before or after completing the Navigation course, enjoy our beer garden with wines, a NAV brew, and s'mores while playing bar sports or watching kids play on The Beach. As an after dark activity our hours will vary.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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$10.00

Moonlight Hike

Moonlight Hike

The guided Moonlight Hike takes you through the long leaf pines of the National Athletic Village. Guests may pause anywhere along the trail and take a moment to stargaze and appreciate the beauty of the outdoors. As you walk, feel free to enjoy the obstacles and learn more about the history of the area from your guide. When you have completed the trail, guests will be lead back to the main entrance to enjoy the beer garden. Wines, brews, and s'mores are available for purchase while playing bar sports or watching the kids play on The Beach. Note: The moon is not always out so we provide flashlights for dark nights.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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$15.00

Wacky Fayetteville Bar Crawl: By Let’s Roam

Wacky Fayetteville Bar Crawl: By Let’s Roam

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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$12.31
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$12.31

Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course

Obstacles are an interactive way for all ages to enjoy the 2 miles of wooded trails at the National Athletic Village. High intensity Obstacles for adults and low impact Obstacles for the kids. List of the 23 Obstacles offered: 1. Over Under 2. Cargo Net Climb 3. Swing, Jump. Stop 4. Balance Beams 5. Wild Wooly 6. Confidence Climb 7. High Wall 12' 8. Bell Ring 9. Tire Roll 10. Balance Logs 11. Herculean Hoist 12. Tyrolean Traverse 13. Post to Post 14. Burpees 15. Sea of Holes 16. Pipe Carry 17. Bucket Brigade 18. Core Crawl 19. Ture Drag 20. Pull Ups 21. Monkey Bars 22. Rope Swing 23. Spear Throw
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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$10.00

Bike Ramps and Trails at the National Athletic Village

Bike Ramps and Trails at the National Athletic Village

The National Athletic Village offers an immense amount of space to explore. Guests may bring their own bikes or choose to rent a bike on the property. There are ramps and trails available to explore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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$10.00

Hike Wine & Dine

Hike Wine & Dine

The Hike, Wine & Dine Tour is a guided tour and picnic with your choice of three drinks (beer, wine, water, or soda). Enjoy activities among long leaf pines as the sun sets and the stars rise. The tour includes obstacles, a history of the area, roasting marshmallows over a fire, as well as special seasonal events such as Navigating March through September, and Stargazing October through April. This tour allows you to sample our signature NAV brew beer while picnicking in the woods. The trail is easy-going and appropriate for all ages. Enjoy the beer garden with wines, brews and s'mores while playing bar sports or watching the kids play on The Beach. You are welcome to bring your own cigars.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Fayetteville Let’s Roam Treasure Hunt:The Glories of Fayette!

Fayetteville Let’s Roam Treasure Hunt:The Glories of Fayette!

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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$12.31
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$12.31

Greensboro Bar Hunt: Games and Garnish in Greensboro

Greensboro Bar Hunt: Games and Garnish in Greensboro

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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$12.31
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$12.31

One Hour Private Charter

One Hour Private Charter

From a river cruise on the Trent River to an afternoon run to Oriental Village and back the possibilities are endless on Maiden 26' Charters. We charter our 26 foot catamaran by the hour so YOU can decide how your time on the water will be enjoyed. Feel free to inquire with Captain Charles Basinger about things to do or what to see and he will be glad to assist in helping plan your adventure. We make it pleasurable, fun, and easy.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
per group
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$150.00
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Biltmore Estate Stand-Up Paddleboard Guided Eco Tour in Asheville

Biltmore Estate Stand-Up Paddleboard Guided Eco Tour in Asheville

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Paddle 7 miles (11 km) with a private guide on the picturesque French Broad River. You’ll pass by Asheville’s massive Biltmore Estate and hear about its history. Learn stand-up paddleboarding tips and techniques from your SUP instructor and keep an eye out for native wildlife like turtles, herons, otters, and osprey. Enjoy the fresh air and exercise during a morning or afternoon.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.44
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$97.44

Private Paddleboard Raft on the French Broad River from Asheville

Private Paddleboard Raft on the French Broad River from Asheville

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The French Broad River winds 117 miles from western North Carolina to Tennessee, passing right by Asheville along the way. Paddle down a 4-mile section of the scenic waterway on this private paddleboard tour, which can accommodate your group of three to six people and offers three departure times throughout the day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$307.70
per group
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$307.70
per group

Asheville Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

Asheville Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

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Explore the historic French Broad River in Asheville on a stand-up paddleboard during this guided, 2.5-hour, small-group tour. Float through the city’s calm, downtown waterway and learn about the history of the region while participating in one of Asheville’s most popular activities. Paddleboarding experience is helpful but not necessary. All equipment — paddleboard, paddle, personal flotation device, leash, river booties and dry bag — are included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.48
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$82.48

Trolley Pub Tour of Charlotte

Trolley Pub Tour of Charlotte

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Trolley Pub is a BYOB, pedal-powered, eco-friendly, pub-crawling pedal bar for up to 14 people at a time. The Trolley Pub is powered by YOU and your fellow pedalers, with an electric assist motor for the hills. It’s hard not to smile on the Trolley Pub! If you don’t have enough people for a full beer bike tour, or you prefer to socialize with other people, you can purchase Mixer Tickets (individual seats).  All Charlotte Mixer Tours are in Uptown and make two to three stops (15-20 minute each) along the way. Your driver will customize the route each time based on the riders and requests. Although rare, if a mixer tour does not meet the five-passenger minimum for the tour, we will have to cancel the tour. 
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  • 2 hours
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$41.03
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$41.03

Guided Waterfall Hike with Expert Naturalist, FREE for kids and Covid-safe!

Guided Waterfall Hike with Expert Naturalist, FREE for kids and Covid-safe!

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Our tours have been featured in Southern Living Magazine and MSN News! Join are expert guides, all experienced naturalists, as we discover the stunning waterfalls and mountain views which make Asheville famous! On our tours, we share stories from history and even do some plant foraging, so you can eat along the trail! Note that guests often return to Asheville by way of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, so our tours is a loop, and there is no need to backtrack! (Only during winter conditions with ice and snow will the Parkway be closed and we may have to return to our original starting place.)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
Taking safety measures

Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour

Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour

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Discover the vibrant fall colors of the Blue Ridge Parkway with a naturalist guide to show you the best vistas, photo spots, and waterfalls. With someone else to navigate the winding country roads, you can enjoy the fall colors from the moment the tour begins. Plus, this intimate, small-group tour has a maximum of six guests, making it easy to get to know your guide and learn more about the region.
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Skip the Line: SEA LIFE Charlotte Concord Aquarium Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: SEA LIFE Charlotte Concord Aquarium Admission Ticket

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Slip beneath the surface with tickets to the SEA LIFE Charlotte–Concord Aquarium, and meet the thousands of mammals, bright fish and seahorses that thrive in dozens of exhibits that recreate the ecosystems that surround North Carolina. Get a fish eye’s-view of the marine landscape as you walk through an underwater ocean tunnel. Spot all eight legs on the Giant Pacific Octopus, see a feeding frenzy and explore the slippery world of jellyfish in soaring cylindrical tanks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.29
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$18.29
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Private Running Tour in West Asheville

Private Running Tour in West Asheville

This Private Running Tour will give you a look at Asheville from a local's perspective and will give you a great workout. Our guides live and breathe Asheville and we love showing off this unique mountain town. Our guides are trained to ensure you have a great run. We will adjust our distance and pace to whatever is best for you.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Family-Friendly Guided Waterfall Tour with Transportation from Asheville

Private Family-Friendly Guided Waterfall Tour with Transportation from Asheville

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The greatest family experience in Asheville! Our Private Family Waterfall Tour allows you to see some of the most beautiful waterfalls around Asheville! Our guides are permitted, licensed and trained to make sure your family is safe and has the greatest possible experience! AND we donate 10% of every dollar we make to help end human trafficking.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
Price varies by group size
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$125.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Peak-to-Peak Mountain Top Guided Hiking Tour

Private Peak-to-Peak Mountain Top Guided Hiking Tour

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On these Private Mountaintop Tours, you will get to enjoy breathtaking views on top of some of the most beautiful mountains in Asheville. We specializes in taking tours to hidden gems and locally-known areas, uncluttered by foot traffic and crowds.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Blue Ridge Parkway & Waterfall Hike - Private Tour From Asheville

Blue Ridge Parkway & Waterfall Hike - Private Tour From Asheville

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On these Private Waterfall Tours, you will get to enjoy the falls up close and with ease. We specializes in taking tours to hidden gems and locally-known waterfalls, uncluttered by foot traffic and crowds.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
Price varies by group size
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$150.00
Price varies by group size

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