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“"144 Sorority Girls White Water Rafting? Okay!"”
Review of Cherokee Rafting

Cherokee Rafting
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Ocoee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Cherokee Rafting was one of the first companies to begin rafting the Ocoee River. Our company started in 1978 as a family-run operation, and still running strong today. Guests love our rough cut, hand-constructed outpost/store located along Hwy 64 just outside of the Cherokee National Forest and Chilhowee Mtn. Our goal is that every guest of Cherokee Rafting will leave with the desire to return with family and friends. We specialize in all sizes and types of groups, including: church youth and young-at-heart groups, association groups like scout troops and rotary clubs, in addition to business team-building groups.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed September 22, 2013

It's raining and bleak, 144 sorority women have anticipated their trip of whitewater rafting since the spring, and now the day has finally come. We are cold, we are soaked, and most importantly we are terrified. A few of the braver and more adventurous women (myself included) decided that this was a go big or go home moment, and we were ready to whitewater raft like nobody had ever whitewater rafted before. I and 5 of my sisters hop into a raft with our guide, Uncle Johnie, and together, we take on the great and powerful ocoee with grace, speed, and power, all led by the fearless guidance of our leader, our protector....Uncle Johnie. "The river doesn't care who you are. The river doesn't care who your momma is, or your daddy is. The river doesn't care what car you drive, what your job is, or who you're dating. The river will take you in, spit you out, and you will come back again asking for more"....need I say more? I'll be back soon, great ocoee, and Uncle John, you better be ready to take us on another adventure of a lifetime.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

My coworkers and I have been using Cherokee Rafting for the past four years. Cherokee Rafting has always given us a great time! This past trip, we final tried the upper and middle trip. Our gang loved it and we will be doing it again in 2014.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

A wonderful adventure down both the upper & middle Ocoee. Blake was an excellent guide - full of knowledge about the river, sites and area! The trip was a wonderful experience - Cherokee Rafting will be our only choice when we return. Already planning a group trip for next year! Thank you again Cherokee Rafting!!!!!

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We used Cherokee Rafting to host a birthday party for our youngest daughter. She had three friends that had never experienced white water rafting before and we wanted the outing to be top notch.
Once again, Cherokee Rafting did not fail us. Even when one of the teenagers schedule allowed her to go, they were gracious and welcoming in allowing her to join the trip on very short notice.

Everyone had a marvelous time and the beauty of the Ocoee is unparalleled. We have been rafting with Cherokee for over twenty years and their guides are the best!
Thanks again,
The Davis'
Fayetteville, GA

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

my friends and I traveled from Northwest Arkansas, over 700 miles each way, to fulfill our wants for an excellent white water rafting trip. We were referred to the Ocoee from a guide in Colorado we had been in contact with, the water there was low at this time of year. We spoke with friends that had been on this river before and they immediately recommended Cherokee Rafting. I called to make our reservations and Blake was super friendly and helpful, us not knowing the area he suggested several places for us to camp. When we arrived at the outfitter Blake and his staff of guides were very welcoming and fun as they prepared us for our adventure. Once we arrived at the river it was Blake who was going to be our guide for the day. Man was he great! We had so much fun, he knew this river like he made it. We were hitting the water in all the greatest spots, he even took us "surfing" in spots. As we floated down the river he pointed out spots for us to hike to that evening, and just made our trip so much more fun by sharing stories about the area and giving us ideas for the rest of our time in the area. We all plan to return and will defiantly request Blake as our guide. Go have a great time yourself with the guys at Cherokee Rafting!!

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