College Trips

Dozens of College Groups join us each season – Outing Clubs, Athletic Teams and Dorms are a few of the groups that join us regularly. What a great way for a group to get together and challenge themselves as they paddle through amazing whitewater rapids and enjoy the beautiful scenery of a river gorge. River rafting is great for team building, camaraderie and fun-filled excitement for new and veteran rafters.

Crab Apple always has all-inclusive pricing which make our trips easy to plan and manage – no hidden fees and tricks. We pride ourselves in maintaining a simple booking process and experience in working with business offices and payment schedules unique to each school or university.

Since 1983, our amazing staff of guides make the trips personal and exciting for every group on all levels of whitewater. Excellent gear will make all rafters feel safe and comfortable on the river – life jackets, helmets, wetsuits, etc. are constantly updated to make you feel ready for the challenge of the river.

Why Choose Crab Apple for your College Trip adventure?

35 Years – Family Owned
Opened in 1983, Crab Apple has decades of experience.
Family members make every trip memorable.

Dozens of College Groups Join Us Each Season
Outing Clubs, dorms, athletic teams, fraternities, etc.

Safety is #1
35 years of river experience.
Long-time river guides know how to make it Safe and Fun!

College Pricing
Special rates for all group sizes – just a few friends or a huge Outing Club or Dorm trip.
Additional dates discounted just for College groups.

Wetsuits Included! Save $20pp
Jacket, overalls and boots are FREE for college groups!

Meals Included
No hidden costs – prices include snacks, lunches and dinners

Pricing Guide


World Class Whitewater: The Kennebec runs daily for groups looking for big excitement. This is the most popular rafting trip in Maine and will thrill your group with world class whitewater.

Class of Rapids: III, IV (V)
Minimum Age: 10
Length of Trip: 12 miles
River Time 3-4 hours
Food: River Snack & Cookout (steak, chicken, salmon, veg. option)


All Rafters: $68pp

Prices do not include $5pp state and river access fees.
Discount tickets are limited on all days. If discounted tickets are not available, group rate is $82pp weekdays and $85pp weekends.

Special Discount Weekends – Kennebec River

All weekday trips April, May, September, October $61pp

Lodging Discount April 25-26, May 2-3

Spring Discount: April 18 – May 17 (except Dead River dates May 9, 16) $63pp plus access fees

Fall Discount: Sept. 8 – Oct. 4 (except Dead River/Generator Check dates Sept. 12, 26, Oct 3) $63pp plus access fees.


Our Most Aggressive Trip: The Dead at High Water is our most aggressive raft trip. Only groups with rafting experience should choose this sixteen mile trip full of action.

Class of Rapids: III, IV (V)
Minimum Age: 14
Length of Trip: 16 miles
River Time 3.5 – 4 hours
Food: Cookout (steak, chicken, salmon, veg. option)


All Rafters: $75pp

Note: Dead River prices do not include $12pp state and river access fees.
Discount tickets available May 9, 16, 24, June 6, September 19, October 3.

Play paintball the day before or the day after your raft trip in Maine or raft and play paintball all in the same day. Come try one of our four great fields: Mayday (woods), Bunker Hill (scenario), Patriot (speedball) or Maine Street (urban village scenario). All Inclusive per person pricing: $50pp

Available as an add-on to any Maine river rafting trip.


Our Most Popular Youth Group Trip: The Fife Brook Section of the Deerfield trip is our most popular trip for youth organizations. It is perfect for groups with varied ages and athletic abilities. Many groups return for this trip year after year to emphasize team skills, confidence building, great fun and camaraderie.

Class of Rapids: I, II, III
Minimum Age: 8
Length of Trip: 10 or 7 miles
Trip Time: 6 or 5 hours
Food: Chicken, fish or veggie meal w/homemade salads, dessert, drinks


Spring (April 15 – May 22)

Summer (May 23 – September 7)
Weekdays: $70pp
Weekends: $75pp

Fall (September 8 – October 11)

Note: Discount tickets limited on popular dates – if discount tickets are not available, group rate is $81 weekday, $88 weekends.

Special Discount Dates – Deerfield River Fife Brook Section Rafting

April 25, 26, May 9, 10 Only $50pp!

May 17 $55pp Special!

May 23-24 Memorial Day Weekend $70pp

May 30-31 Weekend Save $5pp

June 6 and 7 Connecticut River – Great Falls Rafting Special Trip!!  Only $55pp

Weekdays June 1 – June 16 Class Trip Special $55pp

Select Monday/Tuesdays: June 22, 23, 29, 20 July 6, 7, 13, 14 August 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 only $65pp

Half Day Kayak Adventure: Our Funyak trip is the perfect half-day adventure or you may combine it with another trip to make a great two day adventure. Funyaks are inflatable kayaks which allow anyone to enjoy river kayaking without prior experience.

Class of Rapids: I, II
Minimum Age: 10
Length of Trip: 8 miles
Trip Time: Half-Day Afternoon
Food: Riverside Snack and Drink


Weekdays: $42p
Weekends: $47pp

Special Discount Dates – Deerfield River Funyak Trip
Weekends May 9 – June 14 $40pp
Weekends September 12 – 20 $40pp

July 20-22. The Deerfield River will be host to State Fishing Studies on these three dates. Whitewater flows will be dropped to 60-80% of the normal volume to accommodate the Studies. To offset the lower water levels we are discounting to $55pp.

Most Aggressive trip in Massachusetts: The Monroe Bridge trip offers aggressive, continuous Class III-IV action. This trip is geared toward groups that have rafted before.

Class of Rapids: II, III, IV
Minimum Age: 15
River Time: 2-3 hours
Food: Chicken, fish or veggie meal w/homemade salads, dessert, drinks


All Rafters $123pp
Discount tickets with a special minimum age of 14 will be available to groups only on May 23, 24, June 14, 21.

Special Spring Trip: The Miller’s is a great option for youth groups looking for more whitewater than the Deerfield River – Fife Brook trip. It offers a Class II-IV challenge through rapids such as “The Funnel” and Tsunami”.

Class of Rapids: II, III, IV
Minimum Age: 11
Length of Trip: 8 miles
River Time: 2-3 hours
Food: River Snack & Cookout (hamburger/hot dog)


Weekdays: $67pp
Weekends: $57pp

Discounts for youth groups on the Millers River will be available April 4-26 in 2020.


Action Packed Intermediate Trip: The West is a special trip for scout troops looking for aggressive intermediate whitewater along with great views through Jamaica State Park.

2020 Dates: May 2, 3, September not available
Class of Rapids: II, III, IV
Minimum Age: 10
Length of Trip: 8 miles
River Time 2-3 hours
Food: River snack & Cookout (chicken, salmon, veg. option)


Spring $72  Fall Not Available

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