In the Victorian era, extreme sports were limited to teatime without doilies, writing witty satires about earnestness, and riding a penny-farthing down a mild incline. Shock such staid sensibilities with today’s Groupon to Adventures Unlimited in Ocoee. Choose from the following options:
For $25, you get a Classic Middle Ocoee River whitewater-rafting trip (up to a $53 value).
- For $50, you get a rafting outing (up to a $102.95 total value) that includes the following:
- A Classic Middle Ocoee River rafting trip (up to a $53 value)
A photo CD documenting the trip (a $49.95 value) <p>
- For $80, you get a Weekend Escape rafting trip for two (up to a $167.95 total value), which includes the following:
- A Classic Middle Ocoee River rafting trip for two (up to a $106 value)
- One night of camping at the Ocoee base camp (a $12 value)
- A photo CD documenting the trip (a $49.95 value) <p>
Adventures Unlimited guides rafters of all experience levels through the churning waters of the Ocoee River. The Classic Middle Ocoee River whitewater-rafting trip sends aquanauts plunging through 5 miles of Class III and IV rapids on 14-foot self-bailing rafts. Up to six hydro-explorers man each raft, spending two hours paddling past rocks, sliding down falls, and playing patty-cake with fish. CPR- and first-aid-certified guides captain each aquatic expedition, preparing rafters with a 90-minute pre-trip briefing and decking them out with helmets, PFDs, paddles, and the know-how required to safely scuttle down frothing waterways. All rafters should dress accordingly for the season and bring a complete change of clothes and a dry pair of shoes for after the trip.
Paddlers can opt to relive each rapid with a photo CD that catalogs 10–15 shots of the excursion. Additionally, in the Weekend Escape option, pairs settle in after the trip for a night at a secluded campsite nestled within the park’s 31-acre campus to sleep in a tent and build a fire to ward off Bigfoot from rummaging through the cooler.
Adventures Unlimited’s prices vary by month.
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.