If you have been hesitant about whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River for one reason or another, Quest Expeditions is here to put your mind at ease! After all, we don’t want you to miss this fabulous experience simply because you have heard some common misconceptions and myths about rafting! Here are the top 5 myths about Ocoee River Rafting with Quest Expeditions and the truths behind those myths: (more…)
If you are looking for a thrilling way to celebrate a special occasion this year or want to surprise a friend with the gift of a lifetime, join Quest Expeditions for an Ocoee River rafting trip! We offer several fun white water rafting trips that are considered one of the nation’s most popular outdoor adventures! Here are the top 4 reasons why you should celebrate with a day of rafting on the Ocoee River: (more…)
We offer all kinds of Ocoee river rafting trips, but a great trip to go on is our Full River Trip. You’ll have so much fun packed into a single day, and everyone who goes on the trip will have a blast. We also want to share who this trip is great for! Find out more about Ocoee river rafting with us on our Full River Trip: (more…)
If you haven’t been Ocoee river rafting with us, there may be some things you don’t know. We want to share important parts of the experience with you, such as what kind of trips you can take. There are also things about our outpost you may not know. Check out these top 6 things you didn’t know about Ocoee river rafting with us: (more…)
If you have never been whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River before, or it has been awhile, you may not know what you should bring with you. There are several things you should pack for your exciting trip. We want to help you make this experience incredible. Here are 7 things you should pack when you go whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River: (more…)
We bet you can’t wait to enjoy an exciting adventure on the Ocoee River in Tennessee! If you’ve never been rafting with us before, we have some tips to guarantee you have a great time while you’re here. Here are 6 things to know before you go white water rafting in Tennessee: (more…)
Are you looking for an exciting outdoor adventure in Ocoee TN? Look no further than our white water rafting trips! Our rafting trips are great for every experience level and are fun for everyone in the family. If you need more convincing to book your rafting trip, check out our list of 5 reasons to go white water rafting in Ocoee TN with us! (more…)
For an unforgettable adventure, come whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River! At Quest Expeditions, we’re known for having the nation’s most popular whitewater trip. When you go whitewater rafting, you’ll create long-lasting memories with your friends and family. To help you learn more about this incredible experience, we’ve made a list of 5 things you’ll love about Ocoee River whitewater rafting. (more…)
Nothing seems to excite the younger generation quite like white-water rafting. Experience a youth trip at Quest Expeditions, we have it all: teamwork, outdoor adventures, nature and a chance to develop real-life skills. There is no place, for sure, to realize all these adventures like on the storied Ocoee River. Quest provides superior facilities: group lodging, catered meals, meeting room, picnic facilities, pavilion, sand volleyball and the finest youth trips in the southeastern United States. This White-water rafting adventures takes place on Cherokee land. The name given to the river, Ocoee, is what the tribe around it called the passion flower or known as apricot place. Locally known as the passion vine – a perfect name for this river indeed. Previously, the river has served as the venue for the Olympic Whitewater Kayaking competition during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Lastly, the river is dam-controlled: providing unusually warm water, big waves and a guaranteed water flow from the dam upsteream. Many youth groups have a wide array of activity options that they can take part in while seeking adventure, but what are the benefits for youth trips rafting on a whitewater stream? Below are a few points on why a youth trip is worth a try.
- Unforgettable Experience
White-water rafting is an activity that most individuals do not take part in everyday or even once over their lifetime. It is quite probable that most members of a youth group have never tried out rafting before, and they might never get such an opportunity again. It is a memorable and exhilarating experience that will surely make a lasting impression on every member of your youth group. Indeed, they will always relive the rafting experience every time they recall the youth trip that summer day.
Immediately a team heads out for a full day or an afternoon of white-water rafting, every single individual plays a significant role in ensuring that the experience is worthwhile. The team works in harmony in pursuit of a common goal; this makes the whole trip a very effective team building initiative. The common goals can develop trust within a group and assist the members to learn more about team dynamics. Even so, some members of the team may come up as leaders and showcase some of their leadership skills while participating in the activity.
A whitewater rafting trip is a shared experience that groups of teens get to relish. White-water rafting gives the team members an opportunity to bond and create lasting relationships over a common activity and away from the daily pressures of life. The team members will learn how to communicate better among one another and enjoy stronger relations within the group, which will show once they resume normal team activities at work or at home.
- Learning Experience
Acquiring new skills will prepare the team members for real-life scenarios. Taking part in white-water rafting is a good way to acquire new skills while having fun. Team members get to enjoy learning in a beautiful location as they relax and have fun on an exciting youth trip.
- Outdoor Nature
White-water rafting will get the participating team members out of their normal surroundings, so they can soak in the real beauty of nature. People who live around urban centers do not get enough time away from buildings, concrete, and bustling streets. Taking part in this adventure helps such individuals to connect with nature in many ways.
Almost every individual can take part in white-water rafting: for as long as the minimum age requirement of 12 is met, even with no experience in the sport. Participants, moreover, do not have to have swimming skills, and it is an all-inclusive activity which you can take part in as a team. Conclusion People often refer to Quest Expeditions’ Ocoee River rafting trips as the most popular group outing each summer, and this tag does not come out of thin air: simply put, our white-water rafting adventure is one activity that you do not want to miss. Indeed, the Ocoee River trip is a good outing undertaking for churches, groups, friends, families, girl’s day out, or corporate trips. With an added benefit of an outdoor experience. Schools, business, and teams take part in a rafting trip for team building reasons and the need to create a sense of belonging within the group. For reservations and more information plan your youth trip now.
Tennessee is known for its beautiful landscapes, historical events, country music, and tourist attractions. These include the Grand Ole Opry, Graceland, and Dollywood. The state is also a hot spot for anyone seeking one-of-a-kind thrilling outdoor adventures. Explore an underground lake, raft the Olympic Whitewater Course, visit a mountain bike resort or soar above Tennessee in a glider plane.
If you’re looking for something really exciting to do on your next vacation, these five unique outings near Ocoee Tennessee are guaranteed to thrill and create wonderful lifetime memories.
Full Day Ocoee River Rafting Trip
Enjoy rafting through some of the most exciting whitewater in the United States. The upper and middle sections of the Ocoee River is the perfect trip. Located in the National Forest, rafters will experience the thrill of a lifetime. You’ll ride through a continuous flow of class III and IV white water, large waves, major rapids, and exciting drops.
Quest Expeditions offers a full-day trip of Olympic size fun white water rafting that takes you through the same river that was used for the 1996 Olympic Whitewater Competition Course. This full-day river rafting adventure will take you and your group through big waves, bolder strewn rapids, deep holes, and the famous beast of rapids appropriately called Humongous. Quest Expeditions white water rafting trips are perfect for family adventures or group outings.
Mountain Bike Resort
Nestled in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Mountain Bike Resort offers several exciting adventures. The resort caters to guided mountain bike tours for outdoor enthusiasts and groups. The resort is in the middle of a 15-acre area designated the “Mountain Bike Capital.” Adventure seekers can spend one or several days in the area by renting one of the cabins or bringing their own camping gear.
Feel the freedom of gliding above the breathtaking scenic landscape of the Tennessee countryside. Soar above the Hiwassee River in one of Chilhowee Gliderport’s motorless sailplanes. Chilhowee Gliderport offers 20- and 30-minute aerial tours all year round for single or small, two-passenger groups.
Cherokee Indian Capital Red Clay State Park
Cherokee Indian Capital Red Clay State Park is a beautiful historic place along the Tennessee-Georgia border. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of this 263-acre expanse while hiking on miles of moderately graded trails. There are also annual festivals, several nearby attractions, cultural and historic sites, and numerous planned programs throughout the year. The park has a 500-seat amphitheater, a smaller theater space, a Visitor’s Center, and a pavilion. Spend a day learning about the historical significance of the area while in awe of its natural beauty.
Lost Sea offers a most unique and exciting cavern tours. This adventure takes place in the country’s largest underground lake, a Registered National Landmark. Located in Sweetwater, Tennessee, Lost Sea offers daily excursions include a ¾-mile round trip tour down sloping pathways to an underground lake.
Once you reach the lake, a boat will take you on a tour through the caverns. Here you can learn the history of the caves and see rare anthodites and other geological formations. Each tour takes 85 minutes, and special overnight tours are also offered to groups.