Off-Season Recreation in One of the Most Beautiful States in the Union Looking for ideas for off-season recreation in Georgia? You’re in luck. The state’s temperate climate, combined with a number of truly unique geographical features, mean you can have lots of fun in the off-season. Even during the winter months, much of Georgia remains relatively warm, with temperatures in the 50s and the occasional days of summerlike weather. That means you have lots of options for excursions and activities […]
Are you and your family eyeing Italy vacation packages? May we suggest a vacation in Georgia instead? The state offers a range of fun options for kids and adults alike. If you want to find the best value, then booking vacation packages in Georgia may be the smartest bet. These usually include lodging as well as activities, which you get for a reasonable price. Saving money certainly appeals to any family, no matter how many children you have. Here are […]
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 […]
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 […]
Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River is an adventure you should not miss out on when you’re in the Volunteer State, and we’re the group to take you on it. With more than 30 years of combined Ocoee River rafting experience, we have whitewater in our blood. TripAdvisor gave us a Certificate of Excellence as the No. 1 attraction in Ducktown for 2014 with more than 1,000 5-star reviews, an honor we are proud to have earned. Below are the […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.