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“Ocoee Excitement” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Quest Expeditions

Quest Expeditions
281 Highway 64, Ocoee, TN 37361
(423) 338-2979
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Owner description: Quest Expeditions' has been providing fun river rafting adventures since 1983; owned and operated by the original founder. Our new facility offer superior services, spacious changing rooms, and private changing areas for the ladies, group lodging, conference room, cabins rentals, camping and on site Cafe.
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“Ocoee Excitement”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We went rafting on the Ocoee over Labor Day weekend. A coworker had recommended Quest (there are about 20 different companies), and we booked one of the half-day trips (Middle Ocoee) starting at 3:45. Temp was in the low 80s with scattered thunderstorms, and there were about 20 people (half-full bus) on the last tour of the day.

We had been on a handful of other rafting trips in the Western US, but this one stood out easily as the best. As other reviewers have commented, the staff are professional, friendly, hard-working, and do everything they can to make your experience rewarding, exciting, and safe. We ended up with Clay as a guide; he said he does about 200 trips per season, and that Quest is about 3rd or 4th in market share for Ocoee rafting companies. The river itself is tremendously exciting, watching kayakers and other rafters is almost as exciting as going through the rapids yourself.

The Quest gathering spot includes a nice picnic area, a well-equipped set of showers to use after rafting, and a volleyball court. The experience is a great balance between enjoying the fantastic scenery of the Cherokee national forest, and the inevitable commercial aspects of a guided trip. Yes, there are special photo opportunities, yes, there are gratuities for the guides, and yes, there is a request by the staff to recommend their company to your friends. But everyone we talked to, from the cashier to the guides to the bus driver, seems most interested in making sure you have a great time, and learn something interesting about the area. We will be back.

Visited September 2012
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“Worth every penny”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

My husband and I went whitewater rafting with Quest Expeditations last weekend 8-4-12. I would recommend Quest to everyone. The staff upon entering are very friendly they do a good job making you feel welcome. The guides do a great job giving you a great experience. Our guide was Dave Matthews he was very friendly and was a big parr of our rafting adventure. We will be going again and will ask for Dave Matthews again. It was a great time. Thanks Quest Exepidations and Dave Matthews!!

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“Put on your bucket list”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Our family had a FABULOUS half-day rafting trip with our guide Clay! We were nervous at first being first-timers, but immediately after finishing the trip the kids wanted to go again! We'll do a full-day trip next time.

Visited July 2012
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