Category : ocoee river rafting

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 […]

08 Dec 2017
driving to work is more dangerous than whitewater rafting

Crazy Things You Do Every Day

5 Things More Dangerous than White Water Rafting How dangerous is whitewater rafting? That’s a question we hear frequently at Raft1. People call us up and ask whether it’s safe to send loved ones on rafting trips. We certainly understand their concern and do our best to quell their fears, because the truth is, we all put ourselves at risk in other ways that make rafting pale in comparison. There are crazy things we do every day, things we all […]

08 Dec 2017
Men's retreat on the ocoee river

Men’s Retreats on the Ocoee

A Time to Bond and Grow Are you considering holding a men’s retreat in the Blue Ridge, Georgia, area? A retreat can be a life-affirming experience. If you offer the right activities and affirmations, people can come away from a retreat with a renewed focus and a fresh sense of purpose. The many benefits of attending a men’s retreat include: Time to meditate on life, both the good and the bad Being among people who understand you and face the […]

30 Mar 2016

Tips for Building Commitment to a Group Ocoee Rafting Trip

Here’s the problem… When you’re trying to get people to go out into the great unknown… on a  group Ocoee rafting… you may encounter push back in a variety of forms. Why Some People Are Hesitant to Raft FEAR: People are naturally risk averse. They don’t like sky diving. It’s not normal to like sky diving. But you’re in luck, because white water rafting is much, much more benign. The way out of fear is love. Simply explain that rafting […]

05 Oct 2015

Most Common Questions Before Rafting on the Ocoee River

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 […]

14 Sep 2015

Top Youth Group Activities on the Ocoee River

Summer youth groups are as American as apple pie and baseball games. Most of us have memories of a summer camp or youth group outing, where the great outdoors were heralded as the best place to merge bonds with friends and create new ones within a group. Many of the top youth group activities on the Ocoee River are competitively priced and sure to fit within your organization’s budget and goals. Take your learning to the next level with an […]

22 Jul 2015

Beginner’s Guide to Rafting on the Ocoee River

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 […]

24 Jun 2015

How to Become a River Rafting Guide on the Ocoee River?

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 […]