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.
Common Rafting Misconceptions
A lot of newcomers to the rafting scene have misconceptions about what to expect, thinking that it is extremely dangerous or suited only for the most physically fit of folks. While there are indeed risks involved, as long as everyone follows the tour guide’s instructions and looks out for one another’s safety during the trip, the chances of a major accident occurring are slim.
Not all rapids are like the life-threatening raging waters depicted in popular films. Certain areas of the Ocoee River are indeed treacherous and demand a strong-willed spirit and dedicated paddling arm to make it through, but Raft One reserves these trips for peak season and puts highly skilled guides in each raft for every tour.
While we are certainly visited by thousands of adrenaline-seeking enthusiasts every year, you neither have to be a thrill lover or top athlete to enjoy your time on the water. There is just as much fun to be had from moving slowly across calm water as there is traversing the white caps because the Ocoee River is famous for its gorgeous scenery and breathtaking views of Mother Nature.
Urban tourists have a prevailing belief that river rafting meals consist of nothing more than canned and prepackaged food, but the pros at Raft One know better. Thanks to state-of-the-art coolers and fresh produce available at many stops, the food on your trip will rival anything you are used to getting back home!
Whitewater rafting tour guides have traditionally been viewed as burly, rugged men with a heightened sense of understanding about the great outdoors, and that is partly true. Raft One has a full line of tour guides, all of whom are fun, creative and in tune with nature in their own way. They will make you feel comfortable and at ease about your trip and are there to help you every step of the way!