In the Victorian era, extreme sports were limited to teatime without doilies, writing witty satires about earnesty, and riding a penny-farthing down a mild incline. Today's Groupon to Adventures Unlimited in Ocoeeo would shock such staid sensibilities. Choose from the following options:
- For $18, you get a classic Ocoee whitewater-rafting trip Sunday–Friday (up to a $36 value).
- For $24, you get a photo CD of your rafting trip (a $49.95 value).
- For $25, you get a classic Ocoee whitewater-rafting trip on a Saturday (up to a $53 value).
Adventures Unlimited guides rafters of all experience levels through the churning waters of the Ocoee River. The classic Ocoee whitewater-rafting trip sends aquanauts plunging through 5 miles of class III and IV rapids on 14-foot self-bailing rafts. Hydro-explorers spend two hours paddling past rocks, sliding down falls, and playing patty-cake with fish. All rafts are guided by CPR- and first-aid-certified guides who will prepare rafters before trips, spending about 1.5 hours decking them out with helmets, PFDs, paddles, and the know-how required to safely scuttle down frothing waterways. When rafters return to base camp, they can purchase professionally snapped shots of their river trip. Snag a photo CD to coddle corneas with 10–15 shots cataloging the rapids, goofy grimaces, and grimacing rapids.
Rafters should dress accordingly for the season and bring a complete change of clothes and a dry pair of shoes for after the trip. Though it's not included in today's deal, paddlers can choose to camp before and after their rafting trip on secluded sites within the park's 31-acre campus to snap their own photos of Bigfoot, or the even more elusive Big Bird.
Adventures Unlimited's prices vary by month, so plan ahead to ensure you're getting the most value out of your Groupon.
Foaming white rapids rush down the Ocoee River as birds chatter from within the leaves of towering trees. For more than two decades, this has been the home of Adventures Unlimited, an environmentally sustainable full-service resort rolling with 30 acres of campgrounds, cabins, and whitewater-rafting facilities. Landscaping and gardens highlight native plants and animals, vehicles run on biodiesel fuel, and any construction efforts use sustainable materials or rocks that everyone was always tripping over anyway. The family-operated adventure company launches groups on whitewater-rafting trips through the tumultuous currents of the local Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers or further afield in Costa Rica. To facilitate dry-land exploration and provide an energy outlet for serial finger painters, they also recently opened an outdoor wooded paintball field supplied by a full rental shop.