The thought of taking children along for an Ocoee white water rafting trip may seem crazy and absurd to some parents, but a lot of moms and dads would love nothing more than to give their kids an outdoor adventure of a lifetime. What better way to break free from the TV and video games for a weekend than by participating in a true, fun-filled family experience?
Water sports are fun for people of all ages, but not all river activities are created equal. There is a stark difference between whitewater rafting and canoeing. Though both activities are meant to be a thrill-inspiring adventure, whitewater rafting has garnered a reputation for being more on the risk-taking side, so it attracts a more daring crowd of outdoor enthusiasts. Thus, when a rafter sees a group of canoeists loading their cargo into the water, they automatically question whether the trip will […]
If given the opportunity, most people would jump on the chance to go whitewater rafting. It is the perfect outdoor activity, especially during the summer months when the weather is hot and the rapids are in full force. The thrill of coasting down a river with friends in tow is an incredible bonding experience, one that few other get-togethers can provide.
Your choice of what to wear when you go river rafting with Raft One could greatly affect your level of enjoyment during the ride and afterwards. Here are a few suggestions our guides have come up with for things to and not to wear on the river this summer.
Often when sitting in the back of a raft I am asked, “What does it take to become an Ocoee River raft guide?” I usually retort, “Astonishing good looks and humility.” Seriously, I just happen to be finishing up training for this season and thought I’d write up a little summary of what we did this year.
When fielding reservations for Ocoee River rafting, we often hear a variety of questions concerning safety and general rafting procedures. Our rafters are our top priority and we wanted to address our most commonly asked questions for people who may be considering rafting but have not felt confident enough to go through with a reservation.
Going Ocoee whitewater rafting without a fresh supply of drinking water will cause serious problems. Hundreds of people suffer annually from minor to severe bouts of dehydrating during these trips. Although this might seem ironic, the fact of the matter is, you simply shouldn’t drink river water. Unless an emergency situation arises where this is the only option, doing so can lead to many health problems. River water is contaminated with all kinds of nasty bacteria and harmful pathogens, so do yourself a favor […]
If you are a newbie to the whitewater rafting scene, listen up! There is a lot of fun to be had on the water, but knowing what to expect before you depart will make the experience all the more enjoyable. Although you will have a veteran tour guide to show you the ropes and be there every step of the way, every passenger is responsible for his or her own actions and that of the group as a whole. Adherence […]
At Raft One, we often get asked if the sun has to be shining for a fun trip down the Ocoee River. Mother Nature definitely has her ways of putting a damper on outdoor activities, but the great news is that rafting in rainy weather can be a memorable, worthwhile experience. You are going to get soaked no matter what, so it is not like a little rainstorm is going to ruin the day! As long as lightning strikes are kept […]
Stress is more than just a buzz kill. It affects our physical, mental and emotional health in untold ways and is a contributing factor to a poorer quality of life in general. We all experience tension from our work and family responsibilities, and many of us tend to carry the burdens of the daily grind. It’s important to find an outlet that helps us release these anxieties.