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“Cherokee Rafting is Tops!”
Review of Cherokee Rafting

Cherokee Rafting
Ranked #2 of 14 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
Canton, GA
1 review
“Cherokee Rafting is Tops!”
Reviewed November 17, 2009

Living north of Atlanta, we are lucky enough to be close enough to the Ocoee river for the occasional rafting trip. This past summer, we got the rafting "itch" and decided to book a trip. A good friend of ours recommended Cherokee Rafting so, we decided to give them a chance. As soon as you walk in the door, you can tell right away that this company knows what they're doing. The staff is very professional and the facilities are very clean.

There's a certain level of fear and danger that comes in rafting with rapids up to class 3 & 4. Cherokee's river guides are very professional in explaining all the safety procedures and give rafters a sense of comfort to put all fears aside and allow riders to enjoy the overall experience.

Prices are very competitive and Cherokee provides an array of trip options. They can handle groups of any size or type.

My wife and I will definitely be planning a few trips next year with Cherokee Rafting.

Thank thrashplayhere
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Watch out for Grumpy!!”
Reviewed November 16, 2009

Dude, seriously! Blake and the other guides at Cherokee Rafting are awesome! They really take care of their customers. I have been outrageously pleased with their customer service over the past couple of years that I keep coming back! I bring about 80-100 people to the Ocoee River through Cherokee every year.

Blake and his company have done a great job accommodating our groups that come. As I continue to take groups to the Ocoee, Cherokee Rafting will be my outfitter! Be sure you bring a set of water shoes for the River and be sure to bring a set of dry clothes for the drive home. They have shower facilities with nice, hot water to get you ready for your trip home.

Another thing I have like about Cherokee Rafting is their desire for safety. We have taken about 200 people down the Ocoee River with Cherokee and I am very pleased with the amount of people that have returned home...all 200!!

Thank KairosMC
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“Cherokee Rafting has the best guides and service on the river.”
Reviewed November 5, 2009

Student Venture has been using Cherokee rafting for over 10 years now and we go back again and again every year. Why? Because every time we go, our high school students (who are tough to please by the way) make it safely down the river and can't stop smiling all the way back to the shop. The guides are respectful, knowledgeable, and a ton of fun. We won't go anywhere else. We can be a tough group to work with as we don't always know our exact count until the day we arrive. Sometimes it's 180 kids, sometimes it's 70. No matter how many we bring, Cherokee finds a way to get us all down the river and have guides ready to go.
And finding waivers and dealing with paperwork is simple too. Just go on-line to their web-site and print them off before you come. Simple..easy to work with...wonderful people. We love em!

Thank godswheels
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Nashville, TN
1 review
“Great, adrenaline-filled day”
Reviewed November 5, 2009

Awesome facilities, helpful, fun and friendly staff - it's becoming a regular day out for us all....Katie is an awesome guide !!!

Thank RogerGAudio
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“Cherokee Rafting knows how to make the Ocoee River FUN !!”
Reviewed November 4, 2009

The folks at Cherokee Rafting know how to have fun on the Ocoee. The guides are great and will take you on a river adventure that is fun and safe.

Thank treetopperMemphis
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