White Water Rafting on the Chattooga River

We are

one of the oldest whitewater adventure companies in the Southeast.

Top 10

Southeastern Expeditions has been named one of the top 10 rafting runs in the country.

Made famous

by being a major filming location for the 1972 movie "Deliverance".

In the mountains

through the Appalachian foothills of the Chattahoochee and Sumter National Forests.

A Destination for Thrill Seekers

With spectacular falls and an abundance of wildlife, the Chattooga is one of the top destinations for adventurers and thrill seekers. We have three kinds of trips:
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking

Each mode of travel comes with our expert instruction, as each kind of craft is unique and rides differently in the water and through rapids. We’ll take you along Section III or Section IV of the Chattooga, where you’re going to confront the steepest dives of any commercially rafted river in the South. Through a quarter mile flume, the river descends over 75 feet into the Five Falls. Each is named to give you an idea of what you’re getting into:

  • Entrance
  • Corkscrew
  • Crack in the Rock
  • Jawbone
  • Sock’em Dog

Our Guests over The Years

Our Guests over The Years

Yep, that’s us.! It all started with Deliverance. Southeastern Expeditions opened its doors in 1972, with equipment purchased from Warner Brothers following the filming of the movie Deliverance, with Burt Reynolds and John Voight. The enduring flick made the river famous and put us on the map, bringing the river enough notoriety to be named by congress the first Wild and Scenic River in the South. Our newfound company was the first to bring visitors to the churning whitewater and steep descents of the Chattooga, just when everyone started beating a trail to come.

Book Now!

We’ve got room for you, but the best way to ensure you get on the water the day you would like to go. Is it to book today or to book now. There’s plenty of demand – especially during the summer months, and we recommend booking ahead.

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I just wanted to let you know that my two friends and I had a great time this past weekend on the overnight trip. We saw the biggest water of our lives and Geoff gave us a thrilling yet safe trip down sections 3 and 4 (he is a real professional)! The food and sleeping accommodations were far better than we expected. You really do have a first rate operation. We will be sure to come back to SEE in the future.

Chattooga Guest, Nathan

Our Professional team



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