Trip at a Glance

12
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10
Min Age
III-IV
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Trip Description

While a few of our Maine neighbors join us for the day, most of our whitewater rafters enjoy a comfortable night’s stay in our riverside lodging before a day of rafting. After breakfast (included with rafting and lodging packages) each rafter begins by gearing up into comfortable river gear and listening to safety instruction from the day’s trip leader

After a short ride (shortest of all outfitters), the Kennebec River white water rafting adventure begins at Harris Station Dam and immediately enters a narrow gorge, hundreds of feet deep. Quickly picking up speed, rafts plunge through huge rolling waves and heart-pounding drops run expertly by our professional guides. Legendary Class III and IV rapids such as “Big Mama” and “Magic Falls” await you at every turn for over 7 miles.

The second part of the Kennebec River trip includes smaller rapids and opportunities to get out and float next to the raft. Water temperatures will top out in the mid-70’s in the summer making this fun for everyone. Our Kennebec rafting trip ends where it began, right back at our base—no cold, soggy shuttle ride (like all other outfitters) back to Crab Apple! Walk out of your raft and into a hot shower in your room, hot tub or our swimming pool while your guides prepare a delicious cookout. After lunch we head to our comfortable conference room to view photos and video from your day on the Kennebec.

After whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River, many of our guests stay over for a second night and enjoy relaxing time in our pool, take a walk into Maine’s highest waterfall, Moxie Falls, or join the Nightfall Paintball game that begins every day after rafting.

Rafting Includes: Safety instruction, licensed guide, PFD and helmet, transportation to and from river, cookout (steak, chicken, fish or vegetarian option), photo and video presentation of your adventure

Schedule: The Kennebec River rafting trip runs nearly every day from mid April through early October thanks to daily dam releases.

Generator Check – Highest Dam Releases of 2019

Four days this summer Harris Station dam on the Kennebec will run at full throttle – over 8000cfs!. The action is fast and the waves are huge – the wave called “Big Mama” climbs to twenty feet! These four dates will be summer highlights.

Dates: June 15, July 8, September 7, 21

Price: $121pp Minimum Age: 14

Call to reserve this trip! 800.553.RAFT (7238)

Go For It Rafts

Our 13 foot, 6 person Go For It rafts are the shortest allowed by the state of Maine. These rafts give the Kennebec and Dead Rivers a whole new look – waves and holes like “Big Mama” and “Magic Falls” swallow these smaller boats making for some of the wildest rides of the season. This trip is geared toward veteran rafters and a minimum of 4 people is required to run a Go For It trip.

Trip dates: Daily on Kennebec River starting May 14 (except Generator Check dates 6/15, 7/18, 9/7, 9/21). Available on Dead River May 26, September 1 and October 5.

Price: Add $25 pp to trip price
Minimum Age: 14

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Why Choose Crab Apple For Maine White Water Rafting?

Family Owned and Operated

We are a three-generation family-owned company and we love what we do! Since our inception in 1983, our family has been imbedded in every aspect of our business. We are the reservation takers, the guides, the guide trainers, and the customer service specialists. Every detail of our business is infused with our fun vibe and family-oriented atmosphere. As a result, we have grown exponentially and we are proud to have the largest New England white water rafting operation.

We have Excellent Riverside Lodging and Rafting Facilities

You are going to have a blast rafting in Maine, but you are also going to be exhausted when it is over. Our Maine rafting participants usually opt to stay overnight at our comfortable lodging facilities. We have sleeping options ranging from Jacuzzi suites to cozy cabins and our base lodge features a comfortable gathering area and a delicious pub and restaurant. We even offer guided moose safaris and paintball battles to complement your Maine white water rafting trip.

We Value Your Safety and Comfort

Safety has been our #1 priority since 1983. Our Safety Record is unmatched – we have carried over 500,000 passengers and never had a major accident or fatality. We are very proud of our safety record.

Personal Comfort – Our stock of over 400 wetsuits and lifejackets are continuously upgraded and come in a vast array of sizes to fit you comfortably and keep you safe.
We have over 100 rafts and inflatable kayaks of different sizes to ensure the best experience on the river.

We Give Residents of Maine White Water Rafting Discounts

While we are an extremely popular tourist attraction, we love taking our neighbors white water rafting in Maine. We offer special rates for those living in Maine, saving you up to $40 on a trip!

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