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

Maine

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)

PRICING

1-35 Rafters: $68pp
36+ Rafters: $64pp

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
April 25-26, May 2-3 Special Discounts on Lodging for Youth Groups
Spring Discount: April 18 – May 124 (except Dead River dates May 9, 16, 24) $59pp plus access fees
Fall Discount: Sept. 7 – Oct. 6 (except Dead River/Generator Check dates Sept. 12, 26, Oct 3) $59pp 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)

PRICING

1-35 Rafters: $75pp
36+ Rafters: $70pp

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

Intermediate Trip: The Dead in the Summer is sixteen miles of action through mild and intermediate sized rapids. Dozens of rapids make this trip an amazing trip for your groups!

Class of Rapids: II, III
Minimum Age: 9
Length of Trip: 16 miles
River Time 3.5 – 4 hours
Food: Cookout (steak, chicken, salmon, veg. option)

PRICING

1-35 Rafters: $68pp
36+ Rafters: $64pp

Note: Dead River prices do not include $12pp state and river access fees.

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.

MASSACHUSETTS

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: Picnic Lunch

PRICING

Spring (April 15 – June 19)
$60pp

Summer (June 20 – September 7)
Weekdays: $70pp
Weekends: $75pp

Fall (September 8 – October 11)
$60pp

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 10 Mother’s Day – Mom’s raft for FREE!
May 17 $55pp Special!
Mondays/Tuesdays in June, July, August. $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

PRICING

Weekdays: $42pp
Weekends: $47pp

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

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: River Snack & Cookout (steak, chicken, salmon, veg. option)

PRICING

$75pp- see available discount dates below
Discount tickets with a special minimum age of 14 will be available to groups only on May 23, 24, June 14, 21, October 3, 4, 11.

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)

PRICING

Weekdays: $67pp
Weekends: $57pp

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

Vermont

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 19, 20
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)

PRICING

Spring $72  Fall $82

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