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05 Nov 2019
What if you fall out of the raft

What to Do If You Fall out of the Raft

When considering a whitewater rafting trip, the first question many people ask is, “What if I fall out?” While this is an understandable worry for first-timers, falling overboard should not be a concern as long as you’ve got a professional guide by your side and are familiar with the safety procedures. In this guide, we’ll teach you how to be safe on the river in the event of an unexpected plunge. Falling Out of the Raft Is Normal If you […]

29 Jul 2019

Florida Whitewater Rafting Tours

Since Florida is the flattest state in the nation, whitewater rafting is obviously not one of its major attractions. However, just because whitewater rafting in Florida is scarce, that doesn’t mean there isn’t good whitewater rafting near Florida. Just a few hours north of the border, Floridians can raft on Tennessee’s famous Ocoee River, the most popular rafting destination in the entire country. Read on to find out why so many rafters choose the Ocoee River, the many rafting deals […]

25 Apr 2019

Top Whitewater Rafting Destinations for Large Groups in the U.S.

Traveling alone is very different from traveling with others, and whitewater rafting trips are no exception. When planning a rafting adventure with many friends or family members, you can’t pick just any destination. While many rivers in the United States offer an unforgettable rafting experience, when it comes to accommodating larger-than-average party sizes, some are better than others. For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of the best group-friendly rafting destinations in North America. What Makes a Whitewater Rafting Destination […]

03 Apr 2019

Best Times to Book 2019 Rafting Trips

If you’re curious about the best times to book 2019 rafting trips for your vacation, it’s a good thing you’ve started to plan now. The most popular lodgings and tours can book early, and getting organized right away can help you avoid disappointment. The best times to book 2019 rafting trips depends in part on where you’re rafting. If you’re in Colorado, for example, you need to consider temperatures and water levels. If you’re rafting the Ocoee River, you’re in […]

19 Mar 2019

10 Reasons the Ocoee Is the Most Popular Whitewater Rafting Destination in the US

If you love whitewater rafting or are just curious about it, you owe it to yourself to try Ocoee river. This natural beauty is one of the most popular choices for serious whitewater rafters, amateurs and anyone who just wants to have fun. Thousands of people travel to the Ocoee each year to build camaraderie, create a lifetime of memories and get some adrenaline pumping. The Ocoee is a 93-mile-long river that runs through the Appalachians and into Tennessee and […]

31 Jan 2019

Overnight Rafting Trips in Tennessee

If you’re looking for an exhilarating rafting adventure, the best rafting in the country can be found right in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. The American Outdoors Association dubbed Tennessee’s Ocoee River the most popular whitewater rafting destination in the entire country. It’s no wonder it was selected as the location for the 1996 Olympic whitewater games. We can list a great number of reasons for the river’s popularity. While many whitewater rivers feature long stretches of calm water, the […]

17 May 2018
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Team-Building Overnight Trips in Tennessee

Are you looking for a way to bring your office together? You could try doing the usual team bonding activities, such as escape rooms or a karaoke night. But those activities, amusing as they may be, don’t really teach you anything about your fellow employees. To go beyond silly fun and truly bond your employees by showing them each other’s impressive strengths, you need something a little more intense and a lot longer than just a two-hour activity. You need […]

10 May 2018
white water rafting weight limit

Is There a Weight Limit for Whitewater Rafting?

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear at Raft1 is whether whitewater rafting has a weight limit. We get people of all shapes and sizes who want to paddle along the Ocoee River through the Class III rapids. So do we post any restrictions on weight for our rafters? The short answer is no. There is no hard and fast weight limit for whitewater rafting. The longer answer is that weight could impact some other factors that play into […]

03 May 2018
white water rafting age limits

Age Limits for Whitewater Rafting

Are you planning a family vacation? You have probably been examining all the options available to you, such as a trip to the beach or a quick jaunt to an amusement park, and you’ve settled on white water rafting. You love the idea of spending time as a family while you do something physically challenging. Plus, you want to do something different this year, now that your kids are getting older — but what exactly is the age limit for […]

26 Apr 2018
how to become a white water rafting guide

How to Become a Whitewater Rafting Guide

Are you looking for great summer jobs in Tennessee? Then listen up, because this one may seem too good to be true. How would you like to get paid to do something you already love — whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River? Every year, we encourage students and other young people to take a guide training course to come work for us at Raft1. This challenging yet rewarding job provides all sorts of benefits. In addition to earning money, you will get to […]