Category : ocoee river rafting

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]