Category : ocoee river rafting

24 Oct 2014

Have an Adventure Birthday with Raft One

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.

15 Oct 2014

Corporate Rafting Trips in Tennessee

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 end in sight. Let these two statistics sink in: Companies whose workers report high morale display roughly 20 percent better performance than their peers. A 47 percent boost in company […]

01 Oct 2014

Middle Ocoee vs. Upper Ocoee Rafting

Your white water rafting trip down the Ocoee River is bound to be a fun, exciting time for everyone. A 93-mile stretch through the beautiful Appalachian mountain range, this is one of the longest waterways in the southern part of the country. Due to its various sections, each of which offer unique challenges, the Ocoee has long been a premier rafting destination for local residents and tourists across America. Raft One specializes in guided whitewater tours down the Upper and Middle Ocoee, so here […]

30 Sep 2014

Are You Geared Up To Go?

As you may already know, we offer three river rafting journeys (Middle, Upper and Combined), each of which is exhilarating and jam-packed with adventure. However, without the proper gear, you can bet the trip is going to be less than stellar. Luckily for you, Raft One will send you a short, complementary packing list to help get you started. If you want to go river rafting, these are the items you have to have.

22 Sep 2014

Whitewater Rafting in the Summer: What To Wear

You still have time to enjoy a summer whitewater rafting trip down the Ocoee River. For many, the hot temperatures and sunny days make this season ideal for all outdoor activities, rafting in particular. Gather your friends and family, and prepare for an adventure none of you will ever forget. But first, stock up on the essential gear! 

04 Sep 2014

Tips for Rafting with Kids

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? 

02 Sep 2014

Rafting vs. Canoeing

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 […]

29 Aug 2014

Whitewater Rafting Myths

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. 

30 Jul 2014

What To Wear and What Not To Wear While Rafting This Summer

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.

14 Jul 2014

What It Takes To Be an Ocoee Rafting Guide

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.