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Aug
18

End Your Summer Whitewater Rafting with Crab Apple

So… Summer’s nearly over, school’s about to start and you haven’t taken your annual family trip together. Don’t fret! Crab Apple Whitewater has met many families “in the same boat” as you. It’s not too late to tackle your favorite white water rafting trip with your favorite people, as well as some new boatmates and a fun and highly skilled guide. We always work with our guests to come up…

Aug
08

Turn Your Whitewater Rafting Trip into a Massachusetts Vacation

Whether you venture onto Millers River or join one of the many Deerfield River rafting trips, there is a world of action-packed, whitewater vacation fun throughout Massachusetts. Deerfield River – Fife Brook Section Rafting The Fife Brook on the Deerfield River gives new rafters a mild introduction to this adventure sport. This section of the river features Class I-III rapids, so there are still plenty of thrills for anyone to…

Jul
24

Turn Your Whitewater Rafting Trip into This Year’s Massachusetts Vacation

If you have decided to fold your whitewater rafting trip into your upcoming vacation, get ready for an action-packed adventure. Whether you venture onto Millers River or join one of the many Deerfield River rafting trips, there is a world of vacation fun all around you throughout Massachusetts. Start Planning Your Vacation Itinerary By Choosing Your White Water Rafting Trip It may help you plan the rest of your Massachusetts…

Jul
17

In the Water or on the Shore, Family Summer Adventures Await in Maine

If you’re looking for the perfect summer family adventure, it may be time to direct your attention to Maine. Crab Apple Whitewater, Inc. not only offers a full roster of whitewater rafting trips on its many rivers, but this family-owned company has also developed and adopted plenty of other fun activities in and out of the water. Maine Summer Family Adventures Our Maine whitewater rafting trips run from mid-April through…

Jun
26

Spend Your Upcoming Whitewater Rafting Trip in Maine with Crab Apple

Whether you’re new to whitewater rafting or are a seasoned paddler, you may be searching for your next site for adventure on the rapids. Consider the great state of Maine, where you can find a variety of outdoors adventures. What Type of Experience Can You Expect with Crab Apple Whitewater Rafting Trips? This family owned company specializes in providing unique experiences on the water. Formed in 1983, Crab Apple has…

Jun
15

River Raft Guide Training

River Raft Guide Training At the beginning of each season whitewater rafting outfitters around the world evaluate their returning river guides and make plans to train new staff to fill in the holes vacated by those that have moved on. Rafting is a seasonal business in most locations around the world and turnover is common. Guides leave after the season and some return for many more. However, many guides move…

Jun
06

5 Reasons to Plan a Family Rafting Trip

5 Reasons to Plan a Family Rafting Trip Trying to plan that next family adventure and can’t seem to decide on a location or event? It is challenging to plan vacations as the kids get older and their tastes change. Even more complicated is when you have a family of different aged youngsters and teens. A family river rafting trip with Crab Apple may be the event and destination you…

May
24

Use of Drones by Crab Apple

2017 Blog – Drones Drones are being used more and more to film adventure experiences such as whitewater rafting and kayaking. Many believe that drone footage works best when filmed in remote locations where interference from others in the shot is unlikely. Therefore, drone cameras fit in perfectly with outdoor adventure sports such as whitewater rafting and kayaking! Drone technology, size and pricing have evolved so that professional level drones…

May
17

Maine’s Best Whitewater Rapids

5 of Maines Best Whitewater Rapids The most famous rapid in Maine white water rafting is “Magic Falls”. Featured about 3 miles into the Kennebec River, Magic Falls is a large class 4 rapid. Approximately ½ a mile long, Magic features a 16ft slide into a large raft eating hole. If the rafter makes it through they then need to navigate “The House Wave” and other large crashing waves down…

May
04

How to Dress for Whitewater Rafting

First time Whitewater Rafting Everyone loves to go on a white water rafting trip, but if you’ve never been on the water how do you know what to wear? No matter if you are rafting in Maine or Massachusetts, here are a few key things to do to prepare for your adventure./p> How to dress – Whitewater rafting is what people like to call a “wet sport.” One thing that…