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Cheap Thrills

 Always wanted to add a whitewater rafting trip to your "must do" Maine vacation list but couldn't find the time or squeeze it into your travel budget?  Magic Rivers has designed a whitewater rafting trip on the Kennebec River just for you!  Trips are subject to availability. Call 1-800-207-7238 for availability.

Cheap Thrills

No Frills, Just Thrills for $44

 

     Arrive at Magic Falls Base Camp at 9:00 am

     Gear up with a personal flotation device, paddle and helmet and whitewater orientation

     Magic Rivers will transport you via the Magic bus to the Harris Station Launch site.

     A licensed Maine Whitewater Guide will guide you through the Class III-IV whitewater of the Upper Kennebec Gorge from Taster Rapids, the Three Sisters, Upper And Lower Alleyway,  Z Turn, and culminating at the Kennebec's most famous, pulse pounding rapid-Magic Falls.

     You'll take out after paddling though the big waves of Dead Stream Rapids at Carry Brook* at the end of the Kennebec's Upper Gorge.

      The Magic bus will transport you back to base camp.

      Around 1:00 pm you'll be back at base camp where you can take off for your next Maine adventure. If you have packed your own lunch and refreshments, feel free to have lunch at our picnic area and enjoy some of our other recreational amenities.

           Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Minimum age 10.  All our trips are subject to availability. We will endeavor to combine passengers from different parties and full day trips to help insure trip availability.  A fee of $5 per person will be charged for the State of Maine Access levy.  Rentals of wetsuits and booties are not included. 

Please note that the take out at Carry Brook requires a climb of 90 feet out of the gorge.  The wooden staircase has rest stops along the way.  If you prefer an hour and half additional float out please indicate your preference at the base camp check in. 

 

Reservations may be made on-line or by phoning 1-800-207-7238.

 

 

 

"I have been rafting with Dave & Donna for 27 years. I have continued to stay with these folks because the are the BEST IN THE INDUSTRY! A well-run outfit with personable, knowledgeable guides who understand what it takes to make each and every run a run to remember! And if you really want to have some fun, go run Double Trouble on the Kennebec in the summertime. What is even better is watching the people you have rafted with for so long bringing their kids along for the trips now. My 4 teenage kids are TOTALLY HOOKED! They look forward to heading to Magic Falls Rafting every year now. The tradition has started. Congrats on 29 years Dave & Donna."
Paul, Billerica, MA

"Thank you all so much for taking care of us again this year. Zero complaints yet again and everyone had a wonderful time, including the new people. You all are the best and hope you have a strong closing to the season.

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Dan S, Massachusetts

"Thank you for helping coordinate an awesome rafting trip for me and my 6 friends. Guide Eric Lundquist was perfect for us! We really enjoyed our time with him and all the ladies took something special from the day: overcame a fear, experienced something they never did before or just had a perfect time enjoying the beauty of the river. The stop at the waterfall was a highlight for everyone! Your business is absolutely wonderful!! I had such a good experience this past summer with my retreat that I am working on expanding and doing two retreats in 2018!"
Deb, Schwenksville, PA

"First time white-water rafting and this experience blew all my expectations out of the water! They go through all safety protocol and we felt balanced with safety precautions and the thrill of risk. Next time, we might try out the overnight cabins they have on site. Will absolutely be back!"
Sami T, Chestnut Hill, MA

Maine White Water Report [Updated 8/20/2019]

Kennebec River

5000 daily
8000 Sept. 7 & 21
71 degrees F

Any 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

Up to 5500 Sunday Sept 1
Up to 3500 Sat. Sept 14
70

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.