College Trips

COVID Plan: In 2020, we all did our best to work through a tough summer of COVID restrictions. We were happy to host a couple of small College groups in the fall season and hope to see the return of more schools in 2021. We have an excellent COVID plan in place – see our Plan on the Home Page of this site and you can read about our successful COVID Staff testing partnership with Tamarin Health here. Please contact us with questions about our 2021 plan to help make your rafting trip safe and fun.

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
38 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

All Rafters: $75pp

Prices do not include $5pp state and river access fees.

Special Discount Weekends – Kennebec River

All weekday trips April, May, early June, September, October $65pp

 

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

All Rafters: $80pp

Note: Dead River prices do not include $12pp state and river access fees.
Discount tickets available May 8, 15, 22, 30, June 5, September 18, October 2.

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: 7 miles
River Time: 2.5
Food: Chicken, fish or veggie meal w/homemade salads, dessert, drinks

PRICING

Spring (April 21 – May 28)
$65pp

Summer (May 29 – September 5)
Weekdays: $85pp
Weekends: $90pp

Fall (September 6 – October 10)
Weekdays: $65pp
Weekends: $90pp

Special Discount Dates – None available at this time for 2021.

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

River Time: 2 hours

PRICING

Weekdays: $45p
Weekends: $50pp

Special Discount Dates – None available at this time for 2021.

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: 2-2.5 hours
Food: Chicken, fish or veggie meal w/homemade salads, dessert, drinks

PRICING

All Rafters $125pp
$99 Special May 29, 30, June 13.

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: Chicken, fish or veggie meal w/homemade salads, dessert, drinks

PRICING

Weekdays: $70pp
Weekends: $75pp

Millers River Trips available April 10 thru late April. Special Dam releases April 10 and 11.

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.

2021 Dates: May 1, 2, September 25, 26
Class of Rapids: II, III, IV
Minimum Age: 10
Length of Trip: 8 miles
River Time 2-2.5 hours
Food: River snack & Cookout (chicken, salmon, veg. option)

PRICING

Spring $80pp

Fall $90pp

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