Many people are lured by the adventures of riding white-water rapids, but one is often haunted by moving images of a raft capsizing as it goes down a waterfall, overboard boaters impacting river rocks, kayaks sinking between conflicting streams, and the list goes onward. So, naturally, you must be wondering about the safety and amenities on the renowned Ocoee River, and we at Raft One have the following answers to your concerns: Will my friends and I receive equipment before […]
Wondering what to expect when rafting on the Chattooga River? Well, You Asked for it… Only to get pummeled by rocks, struck by whitewater waves – countless gallons of them, to lose your razor sharp paddle if you’re not careful once you fall out, and to face oncoming boulders with your feet downstream so you can bump away using your heels like Neil Armstrong bouncing off a moon rock; the alternative means bumping away using your face. Jackets and […]
So you’d like to know how to be a river rafting guide? To join the elite club of die hard snake riding, white water blasting river nuts? Be our guest. But there’s a few things you’ll have to know – and even more you’ll have to do. Ocoee River Guide Required Certifications It’s not just you and the river. It’s you and raft full of men, women and children. You’re in charge, and it’s not like going on horseback, in […]
If you’re planning on going whitewater rafting you should be prepared to get a little wet. Okay, you’re going to get drenched. The Ocoee has Class I, II, III and IV segments. You can expect moderate to intense waves that don’t care that water is supposed to stay outside of the raft. The Ocoee River goes where it wants to go and if you’re floating on top of its water then your raft is fair game. No need to worry […]
It’s true that there is no experience necessary when it comes to white water river rafting. However, that doesn’t mean that all white water rafting levels are the same. The key to understanding this versatile river is looking at the river in sections. Different sections of the Ocoee River has different classifications. These designations are determined by the American Whitewater Association to give people a method to evaluate the technical difficulty of navigating various sections of a river. White Water […]
Are you planning a white water rafting adventure on the Ocoee River? Your trip is sure to be complete with fun, adrenaline and excitement, but the first step to planning your trip is choosing the best time to meet the rapids. When Is Rafting Season? The rafting season has a wide range of best days and times depending on your preferences. Any time the river runs you’ll have fun, but there are better times than others. The best time to […]
Looking for some winter adrenaline and adventure? For those who can’t get enough white water rafting adventure, if you’re ready for a fun weekend trip or extended stay in some of the best winter raft locales across the country, you’re in luck. Since most of Raft One’s river is dam controlled, it will be impossible to white water raft on the Ocoee River until spring when the dam opens back up normal river flow to our area. In the meantime, […]
Just because your child has a fall birthday doesn’t mean you are limited to a typical indoor get-together. Treat your son or daughter and their friends to an Ocoee River outdoor adventure birthday party that’s different, fun and memorable with Raft One.
Corporate retreats may be fun, but there is a reason behind them that resonates with our business sense as well as our hearts: less stress leads to higher productivity. A company whose workers are happy is leagues beyond one whose workers are miserable. Corporations rely on energy, communication and efficiency among their workforce in order to innovate and produce. When busy periods hit and things get stressful, bad morale can spread through a company like the flu if there isn’t an […]
Now is the perfect moment to sneak away for some serious couple time. Get cozy in one of our mountain cabins for rent or enjoy the kind of activities you just can’t with young kids in tow. Below are five reasons why you should let the grandparents spoil your children for the weekend and rediscover what it means to have fun as a couple.