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Family owned and operated since 1983,

Crab Apple Whitewater, Inc. offers a wide variety

of whitewater trips on rivers in New England.

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Try white water rafting in Maine,

whitewater rafting or

inflatable kayaking

in Massachusetts

or white water rafting in Vermont!
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Welcome to Crab Apple Whitewater!

Join us for a whitewater rafting adventure as we celebrate our 33rd year of whitewater outfitting in New England. Try white water rafting in Maine, whitewater rafting or inflatable kayaking in Massachusetts, white water rafting in Vermont or play paintball in Maine.

Family owned and operated since 1983, Crab Apple Whitewater, Inc. offers a wide variety of whitewater trips on rivers in New England. A white water rafting trip with Crab Apple is a unique experience. Members of our family participate in each river trip in Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont, ensuring that we are creating a comfortable environment for an outstanding adventure experience. You may make your reservation with Sharyn or Carrie. Chuck or Rob will be guiding or coordinating your white water river trips in Maine. Jennifer and Frank will be running and guiding your whitewater rafting trips in Massachusetts and Vermont. Personal, caring attention is a guarantee at Crab Apple.

Our summer whitewater rafting trips range from mild, family rafting to WILD river adventures in New England. Family rafting trips are geared for kids ages 5 and older. Over twenty different whitewater rafting adventures give you great options for a fabulous summer white water rafting vacation.

Our family looks forward to hosting an unforgettable white water rafting, funyaking or paintball adventure for you and your family this season.  Come see us in Maine, Massachusetts or Vermont for great family rafting and high adventure action. Please give us a call 7 days a week at 1-800-553-7238 or send us an e-mail .


The Peabody & The Mooney Families

Maine White Water Rafting Trips

Our Maine white water rafting trips run seven days a week from mid-April through mid-October. This vacation spot in Maine features world class Class III-IV whitewater on the Kennebec River and Dead River. The Kennebec River has famous rapids such as "Magic Falls" and the "Three Sisters" which will thrill even the most experienced white water enthusiasts. The Dead River offers some of the most exciting white water in the East on high water Class III-V dam releases and intermediate Class III dam releases in the summer for a great Dead River family rafting vacation. Our base in The Forks, Maine is located on the Kennebec River, offering the most convenient location for a Maine whitewater vacation. Our riverside base camp features many different lodging options such as suites with double jacuzzis, cabins sleeping 4-10, motel rooms and riverside camping. Our beautiful base lodge includes a restaurant, pub, swimming pool and hot tub. Our Maine base is also home to Rapid Shot Paintball - four great fields for half-day, full day or evening play after a whitewater raft trip - now that's cool!

Massachusetts White Water Rafting Trips

Our whitewater rafting and inflatable kayak trips in Massachusetts run daily from early April through mid-October. Set in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains, this is a great place to enjoy a day on the river! Early in spring we raft the Class II-IV Millers River on natural flows and special dam releases. Our Deerfield River trips also begin in April and run through the fall on three different dam controlled sections of river. The Fife Brook Section runs daily and is the perfect introduction to family whitewater rafting. It features fun, easy Class I-III rapids. The Monroe Bridge Section offers challenging Class III-IV whitewater on 32 dam release dates and features the biggest whitewater in southern New England. We use lower sections of the Deerfield River for mild family rafting with children as young as 5 or for seniors looking for a fun, scenic river rafting trip. We also rent "funyaks", inflatable kayaks, on this lower section of the river for a three hour trip through Class I-II rapids which ends right at our convenient base camp along the Deerfield River.

Vermont White Water Rafting Trips

Whitewater rafting in Vermont is seasonal in the Spring and Fall on the West River in southern Vermont for the perfect Vermont family vacation. The dam controlled West River features Class II-IV intermediate whitewater and spectacular scenery. Our base camp at Mount Snow Ski Resort offers fine amenities and great lodging opportunities for a fun family rafting vacation.

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Reviews & Awards

See why our customers keep coming back!

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 Winner - Crab Apple Whitewater




“ group of eleven had the best times of their lives!!!

Everything was superb, the staff was Customer Service in its best form. Jennifer the owner was bubbly, energetic and knowledgeable which of course put everyone at ease."


We rafted down the Deerfield River at the Monroe Bridge...

“last Saturday. The five of us had a great time, the trip was more exciting than we expected, and we loved every minute of it. RJ was a great guide, pushing us to the limit. We will ask for him for our next trip. The cookout after the trip was delicious and the entire day was run very professionally. What a great time!!!”


This was our first time ever river rafting.

“Jen, our guide, was so fun and enthusiastic. She made it fun for both the kids and adults. We were also impressed with her attention to safety. In fact, every one of the guides was very professional and friendly... Our pictures from Zoar Gap are already up on the wall!”

Sue, Bill, Katie and Billy , West Springfield, MA

Our California side of the family just left...

“And your trip was the highlight of their stay; and the first thing they mention when talking about what they did in Massachusetts! We have never been on a more smoothly run adventure! The excellent lunch and delicious homemade brownies were frosting on the cake! The boys are already researching your “more challenging” trips for next year…we will gladly spread the word of your family service and company to all we meet.”



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