Category : outdoors

09 Oct 2014

Take a Last-Minute Ocoee River Mini Vacation Without the Kids!

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.

06 Sep 2014

All You Need To Know About Ziplining

Have you always wanted to take outdoor fun to the next level? The Ocoee rafting pros at Raft One have you covered and want to tell you a little more about ziplining. About the Ziplining Scene As far as outdoor recreation goes, nothing quite compares to soaring ultra fast over treetops from an aerial cable. It’s one of the closest experiences you will get to skydiving and bungee jumping, but in no way is it any less exhilarating. The mere thought of […]

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.

22 Jul 2014

Why Zip Lining Can Bring Balance to Your Life

To many people, zip lining is merely a fun activity that you and your family could do while you’re on vacation. It’s exciting, enjoyable and very cool, but it’s certainly not something you plan on doing every day. Raft One’s zip line canopy tour guides feel a little differently about zip lining than most people do. We see zip lining as a great way to be a part of nature, gain some perspective and ultimately bring balance to your life […]

26 Jun 2014

Avoiding Dehydration on a Rafting Trip

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 […]

19 Jun 2014

Rafting Tips for Beginners

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 […]

17 Jun 2014

How to Prepare for a Whitewater Rafting Trip

As exciting as guided rafting trips are, especially if you are planning one in the coming days or weeks, there are a few preparatory items to address. By far, the most important thing you can do at this point is find a reputable rafting company in the area. Although exhilarating, the dangers of whitewater rafting are worth noting, and these risks are only compounded when working under the guidance of inexperienced and untrained tour guides.

29 May 2014

Can You Raft in the Rain?

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 […]

20 May 2014

How Whitewater Rafting Reduces Stress

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.

17 Apr 2014

Whitewater Rafting FAQs

Thinking of making whitewater rafting part of your next vacation? Knowing what to expect will significantly increase the fun factor of this already exciting adventure. Read on to see what you need to know and do to get the most of this exhilarating sport.