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Information to Plan your Maine Rafting Trip

Preparing for your Maine White Water Rafting Vacation

Our Pricing Policy

We try our hardest to offer the highest quality river experience at the lowest possible prices available. 

Reservations

Reservations for whitewater rafting are necessary and we suggest you make them early to receive the dates you prefer.  To receive a trip quote complete our on-line trip planning form.   Magic Falls accepts American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

Our Reservations Policy:

A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation. The final non-refundable balance is due 1 month prior to scheduled arrival. All reservations are final. If unforeseen circumstances should arise, rescheduling will be possible if Magic Falls is notified more than 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. No refund will be granted in the case of cancellation; cancellation of an existing reservation will result in loss of funds. 

Surcharge goes to the Kennebec River Road Use Fee, Dead River Road Use Fee, & Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. 

Magic Falls Rafting Co. reserves the right to change the trip format, river, river sections, raft size, number of guests per raft, or trip times due to weather conditions, water levels, or other factors beyond our control.  Magic Falls Rafting Co. reserves the right to reschedule or cancel without notice your trip if you miss your scheduled trip time, you show signs of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, you are physically unable to participate in your scheduled trip, or Magic Falls or Magic Rivers feels you are not suited to your scheduled trip.

One call on our toll-free number can take care of everything. We'll reserve your raft trip and arrange overnight accommodations and meals. You may choose the River's Inn, Dead River Lodge. Or stay with us at our Magic Rivers Campground on the shores of the beautiful Dead River.

Safety and Liability

Before your river trek begins, we give a brief safety talk. This not only is a precautionary safety measure, but lets you in on some river insights from the river guides' point of view. All guides are trained in first aid, CPR, and water rescue. Of course, Coast Guard approved life jackets and all safety equipment are provided.

Whitewater rafting is a physical sport which involves inherent risks, so we do everything possible to insure a safe trip. Because of the nature of outdoor recreational sports, we do not accept responsibility for personal safety and we are not liable for lost or damaged personal items. All rafters are required to sign a Waiver of Liability and Risk Assumption.

Magic Falls Rafting reserves the right to change the trip itinerary should water conditions create flows too high or too low.

What to Wear

For your comfort, you should bring a bathing suit, sneakers, shorts, sweater, hat, windbreaker, or quick-drying nylon clothing. No cotton please!

On the spring and fall trips we require that you wear a wetsuit while on the river. You are welcome to rent one of our suits or bring one of your own. Rental of a full suit is $15.00, a half is $8.00, and booties are $5.00. Bring wool socks.

Please don't forget to bring a change of dry clothing and footwear for your trip home!

Group Leaders

Bring 15 other rafters and receive a free trip and a free 8 x 12 photo. (Group Leader must make reservation and payment for his/her group.) Free photo NOT available on the Fun Yak or Rock Climbing Trips.

Motorcoach Transportation

For groups of 30-100 looking for coach transportation from the Southern Maine and Southern NH region contact VIP Tour & Charter Bus Company at 207-772-4457 or Northeast Charter & Tour Co at 888-593-6328,

"A great trip. Everybody in our two-family group, ages from 10-50, said it was the best day of the summer. We already have blood oaths and pinkie swears committing to doing it again next year."
Greg, Topsham, Maine

"We had the best time rafting the Kennebec with Magic Falls. We took my father and 3 teenagers for a wild ride. The experience of the our guide Joe and Chris on the other raft made for a much more exciting ride than a previous trip we took with another rrafting company. True professionals, safe and highly skilled."
Steven L

"Just wanted to drop a quick note to say what a great trip we had. The double run was awesome and Chris gave us an amazing ride. Can I request him for next year now? Thanks again and see you all next year if not sooner."
Chuck, Haverhill, Mass.

"We feel like we’re visiting family when we’re there.
I’ve come back every year since 2000 (17 years) and have never rafted with anyone else. Guests I’ve brought over the years have only had good things to say about the service and experience we get from Magic Falls Rafting Co.
Some of those guests had previously rafted with other outfits and have said they’d only raft with Magic Falls again.
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Dan M.

Maine White Water Report [Updated 10/8/2017]

Kennebec River

2017 season has ended
Next release May 2018

All published flows are approximate and forecasts are estimates only. Actual flows will vary and can change quickly at any time. Always be alert and wear an approved flotation device. Never go in or near the water until you know and accept the risks you are assuming by being in this area.

Dead River

Next release May 2018

high 60's

The Dead is the longest, continuous stretch of Class III-V whitewater in the East. Always use caution when recreating on or near dammed waters as water levels could change without notice.