We are one of the oldest whitewater adventure companies in the Southeast, After opening our doors in 1972, with equipment purchased from Warner Bros. following the filming of the movie Deliverance. The founder, Claude Terry, served as a stunt double for John Voight in the movie. Upon his retirement in 2006, he sold the Georgia white waters business.
About Southeastern Expeditions
Southeastern is located just under 2 hours from Atlanta, Georgia. We’re far enough away to be out in the woods, but close enough so you can reach us. Travel just 9 miles out of Clayton on Long Creek Highway, labeled Hwy 76 to find us, and the put-in to section IV.
We’re your Chattooga center for outdoor information in the Chattahoochee National Forest. We can help you choose the outing that best fits you – even if you’d like to combine hiking, camping, mountain biking or anything else. Sometimes not all the rapids listed above can be rafted because of the natural water flow. Some can be too dangerous to traverse. Please call us to discuss dates and flow when wanting to book your trip.
Ask us about your dream trip and we’ll make it happen.
Just call our Adventure Specialists at 1-800-868-7238
Frequently Asked Questions
Our age limits are strict. There is no deviation from them.
Normally there are 4-6 people (plus a guide) in our rafts on the Chattooga, but since the Chattooga River is a free flowing river and we have no control over the water levels, that number may change. We will not know until the day of the trip how many people will be in a boat. If you do not have enough people to fill a raft you may be combined with another group.
We do not have lodging at our outpost, but there are lots of great places in the area that we recommend.
We do not recommend bringing anything in the raft. Some people like to attach waterproof cameras to their life jackets. If you need to bring medication, we will have a dry bag on the trip, so please advise your trip leader of this on the day of the trip. We also have a place for you to leave your car keys at the outpost during the trip.
Our lunch includes a buffet spread of deli/veggie choices (assorted lunch meats and cheeses) with chips, fruit, tuna, peanut butter and jelly, etc. You will make your own plate.
Because our trip times and availability constantly change, you must call our reservation office at 1-800-868-7238 for exact trip availability.
The Chattooga season runs from March to October. The off-season is considered to be March -April and October.
Section IV trips always have a guide in every raft. The Section III trips may have a guide in every other raft in the off-season. We are the only company who offers a guide in every raft on the Chattooga III trips during the summer months.
All cancellations of prepaid spaces are fully refundable up until 30 days prior. Within 7-29 days of the trip spaces are 50% refundable. There are no refunds on spaces inside 7 days of the trip date.
All your gear and equipment, your guide, taxes and fees, and your lunch if you are on a full-day trip.
We do not allow pets in the rafts or at the outpost.
Sorry, we do not provide those services.
Old tennis shoes, river sandals, or water shoes are fine. No flip-flops please.
We do our best to keep all rafters inside the raft. However, we cannot guarantee anything, and there is always a chance of falling in. We do our best to get you back in the raft as quickly as possible.
We pride ourselves in providing some of the best photography on the river. Most trips have a photo-boater, who is dedicated to taking multiple shots at multiple rapids. There will be a photo show following your trip. You can either purchase prints directly from us or buy a photo CD. We hope our photography provides our customers a chance to get great family and group photos to remember your adventure.
Yes, we have a changing area with hot showers and bathrooms, so please feel free to bring a change of clothes and a towel.
No, you will meet at our outpost and ride up to the put-in location on our bus. The bus will pick you up at the end of the trip and bring you back to your car at the outpost.
Southeastern Expeditions takes pride in our safety record. We have been in the commercial rafting business for over 50 years. All of our guides must go through an extensive training process and are CPR and First Aid certified. However, there are always risks involved with adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, and you will be asked to sign a waiver prior to your trip.
The trip will go rain or shine. If we do cancel a trip for inclement weather or abnormal water levels we will either refund your money or reschedule the trip.
The Chattooga is located in a very scenic area. There are lots of scenic hikes, waterfalls to visit, fishing, camping, horseback riding, and bike riding. There is shopping and dining in Clayton, GA.