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Rafting – Crab Apple Whitewater

Crab Apple Whitewater

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Crab Apple Whitewater

We have over 35 years of helping people feel the intensity of the rapids and the serenity in the calmer areas between rapids. We know that time is valuable and that a river experience is enhanced greatly by a fantastic guide who gets to know you personally as the day unfolds. We really love what we do at Crab Apple Whitewater!

At Crab Apple – world class white water, comfortable lodging and an awesome staff combine to create a superior rafting experience for your friends, family or group. Come visit us this season!

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Our family has offered whitewater rafting adventures in Maine on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers since 1983. Our riverside location cannot be topped – our most popular Kennebec River trips float right to our base camp. We have riverside lodging, a comfortable pub & restaurant and outdoor pool. Family members are present every day and coordinate each trip as the owners live on the property and the next two generations run the reservation office, restaurant and rafting trips.

Kennebec River Row Frame Rafting

$105pp Weekdays, $130pp Saturdays

Our Guided Row Frame trip allows you to experience the thrills of the Kennebec gorge while holding on and letting one of our expert guides row through the big waves. This a great activity for families with younger rafters (ages 8-11) or any group that would rather enjoy the action while holding on through the big whitewater. The Row Frame rafts follow along with the paddle rafts through the same rapids and section of river.

We leave Crab Apple Rafting for a short ride to the river (shortest of all outfitters). The Kennebec River white water rafting adventure starts immediately below Harris Station Dam and immediately enters a narrow and deep gorge. Rafts get a bit of practice and then quickly pick up speed, now ready to splash and bounce through big rolling waves and wet n’ wild drops negotiated expertly by our professional guides on the oars. Famous Class 3 and Class 4 whitewater rapids such as “Big Mama” and “Magic Falls” await you at every turn for 7 mile

Kennebec River Half-Day Whitewater Family Trip

Weekday Adult $71pp Children under 16 $51pp   Weekend Adult $74pp Children under 16 $54pp

Crab Apple Whitewater sits on the banks of the beautiful Kennebec River. Rafters looking for a mild float down the Kennebec can put their rafts in right in front of Crab Apple and float miles of uncrowded river. Six miles of river include floating, splashes of Class I-II whitewater, opportunities for swimming and a riverside snack with their Maine Guide. This mild, guided adventure is perfect for younger kids, adults and Seniors looking for classic summertime Maine wilderness or spectacular Fall foliage.

Kennebec River Whitewater Rafting

5/7 – 5/27


$95 / 75
$115 / 80
Summer & Fall 
5/28 – 10/2

$105 / 80

$130 / 85

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 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.

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Crab Apple Whitewater

What sets one outfitter apart from another? Commitment to excellence and attention to detail. We are passionate about everything we do – especially passionate about training and maintaining a superior staff on and off the river – “best guides on the river” is a phrase we are psyched to hear quite often.