Trip at a Glance

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Our afternoon Guided Family Raft Trip is great for younger rafters and their families as well as adults interested in easy whitewater and a unique way to see the scenery of the Deerfield River valley. During eight miles on the river you’ll enjoy a combination of floating, splashes of whitewater, opportunities for swimming and a riverside snack. Your guide will take you on the best route to enjoy the float parallel to the historic Mohawk Trail, ending the trip behind our riverside base camp.

Our Self-Guided Raft Trip follows the same route, but puts you in charge. This is a popular option for groups of 4-6 who want to share the afternoon together. Navigate your raft through the small rapids any way you like, jump in for a swim or just float and enjoy the scenery.

At the end of a beautiful ride down the river, you float right to our riverside base camp where you can change clothes, grab a snack or a beer and see photos of yourself and your group rafting down the Deerfield.

Includes: Pre-trip safety instruction, professional guide (Guided trip only), PFD and helmet, transportation to and from river, riverside snack and drink, photo presentation of your adventure

Schedule: The Half-Day Family raft trip runs nearly every day from mid May through September thanks to daily dam releases.

Complete Your Massachusetts Crab Apple Experience

Why Choose Crab Apple For Massachusetts White Water Rafting?

We Are Family Owned and Operated same as Maine

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.

Excellent Riverside Facility

Our Massachusetts base camp sits along the beautiful Deerfield River. Cookouts after trips on the outdoor patio above the river are delightful. Two of our trips float right to our base so there is no shuttle ride after rafting! Our base includes a fun souvenir shop, a comfortable space to watch photos of your rafting trip, a beer and wine liquor license, comfortable changing and restroom facilities.

We Value Your Safety and Comfort

As much as we love having fun, we always keep your safety a priority. We have over 100 rafts and inflatable kayaks of different sizes to ensure the best experience on the river. 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.

Deerfield River Map

Click a pin to explore more about a particular part of the river.

Interactive map of western Massachusetts showing the Deerfield River

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