“Is the Ocoee River safe and secure for first-timers?”
“I’m a little overweight, can I raft too?”
Our team is skilled in accommodating a variety of people including those who may be overweight. If you are severely overweight and feel that you can not perform a self-rescue swim to shore in the event of an emergency, then you may want to re-evaluate rafting. Also, if you are under the watch of a physician, it may be in your best interest to refrain from rafting until you are cleared to do so.
Please make sure that you disclose any medical conditions or physical disabilities when making reservations to raft on the Ocoee River.
“How big are the rapids?”
“Am I going to die?”
No, you are not going to die. Whitewater rafting does have some risks, however, this is why we provide you with a personal guide to escort you down the river. Before the start of your trip, there is a 15-20 minute safety talk to make you aware of the dangers on the river and how to avoid them so that we can ensure a safe and fun experience. Keep in mind that there are very few things that you need to be worried about because that is what you guide is here for!
Each individual will also be issued a life jacket and a helmet, which is approved especially for your rafting experience.
“What if I can’t swim?”
Every customer is required to wear a type V life jacket that will allow you to float in the event you find yourself in the water. Many non-swimmers go rafting on a daily basis and have a great time. Your rafting guide is professionally trained in whitewater rescue and will work collectively with the other riders to make sure that you have a pleasurable experience.
Ocoee River rafting can be an exciting journey. Whether your first time or your ninth, there are always things that concern our rafters. If you have any questions or concerns about the rafting process, feel free to give us a shout. We would love to address any questions or concerns that you may have.