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17 May 2018
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Corporate Overnight Trips in Tennessee

Are you looking for a way to bring your office together? You could try doing the usual corporate bonding activities, such as escape rooms or a karaoke night. But those activities, amusing as they may be, don’t really teach you anything about your fellow employees.  To go beyond silly fun and truly bond your employees by showing them each other’s impressive strengths, you need something a little more intense and a lot longer than just a two-hour activity. You need […]

10 May 2018

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

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 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 […]

14 Jul 2015

Planning a Romantic Weekend on the Ocoee River

Taking a break from the hectic and busy day-to-day activities of the city is necessary not only for busy working professionals, but essential for couples needing an escape to reconnect. What better place to renew and refresh than in the comfort of Tennessee’s natural mountain terrain. Planning a romantic weekend on the Ocoee River will guarantee that you and your partner will have the experience of a lifetime and maybe even start a new tradition that keeps your hearts aflame […]

09 Jul 2015

What To Wear for a Zipline Adventure in the Ocoee Canopy?

When you come out on a rafting trip, there’s a lot more that you can do when you’ve finished conquering the Ocoee river. That includes things like horseback riding, bike riding and hiking. Or, if you’re really spirited and quite brave you can climb up to the tree tops and hook to a hanging carabiner – a metal ring that snaps shut and lets you dangle dizzily from the forest canopy. Then you know what happens? We push you out […]

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 […]

06 Mar 2013

Opening of Ocoee Rafting Season and Guides Getting in Shape (Guest Post!)

It is that time of the year! We’re heading into rafting season. As the snow begins to melt, and the rivers begin to accumulate more water, rafting season is just around the corner. This means that the professional guides are getting amped up for the upcoming season by staying in shape and preparing for what’s ahead of them. They’ve been busy playing in the mountains, exploring outside of the rafting world and enjoying all that winter brings them wherever they […]

06 Jul 2011