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.
Is There an Age Limit?
Here at Raft One, we welcome children as young as 12 and seniors as young as they feel. The Ocoee River has rapids from Class I to IV (and beyond in some places), guaranteeing a thrilling time for patrons of all skills and ages.
What Should I Wear?
In the cooler days of spring and autumn, wear light wool or something made from synthetic material. For the summer months, a pair of shorts and a shirt over a swimsuit will be sufficient. In any weather, wear shoes that fasten securely to your feet.
Will I Get Wet?
Not all rapids will result in a full-body dunking, but be ready to get wet anyway. This means bringing an extra set of clothes and shoes so you don’t have to slosh all the way back to your car or cabin.
What If I Fall Out?
This is always a possibility in any whitewater rafting adventure. But don’t worry; you’ll be wearing a personal flotation device. Plus, we give you a proper lecture on what to expect and what to do if you do fall out.
Do I Have to Know How to Swim?
You don’t have to know how to swim to try whitewater rafting. However, you do have to be comfortable in water. The more relaxed you are, the more you will enjoy yourself.
Do I Have to Paddle?
Yes, most definitely. The guides are there to steer the raft. They’re the rudders, but you’re the engine that propels the raft through the rapids. It’s all part of the adventure.
Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River is a great way to bond with your family and friends and pit your skills against the rapids. For adventures of the drier sort, try our zip line canopy tours for a thrill you won’t soon forget.