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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.

 

 

 

"Our guide was very knowledgeable, rafting Kennebec was a blast. Magic Falls runs a great operation, equipment was more decent than other companies we’ve tried in the past and our experience was very memorable."
Fivos, Boston, MA

"We just wanted to write you and convey what a wonderful trip we had this past weekend. We are excited to book our trip for next year and bring our son to start the next generation of our family down the Kennebec River with Magic Falls. We'd like to thank you again for everything you do for us, you show us every year why Magic Falls Rafting is truly the only name when it comes to whitewater rafting in Maine.
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The Brooks Family, Jay, ME

"While these last few months have been trying times of adjustment for all of us, we are anxiously awaiting word that rafting season is a go for this year. It looks as though we will be able to put a group together for our annual trip down the Kennebec. We look forward to seeing all of you and spending what has become our favorite weekend of the year at Magic Falls. Every time we bring someone who is new to rafting they leave absolutely impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of all your staff and the family like courtesy that is extended to our group year after year. We look forward to a return to normal everyday activities and seeing all of you. Thank you for all you do for us year in and year out.


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The Brooks- Jay, Maine

"The crew at Magic Falls Rafting Company is among the most experienced in this Maine town that offers not much more than an exciting rafting experience. I had rafted 50 years ago when rafting was an unregulated, somewhat risky enterprise. This company appears to be very safety oriented."
Paul, Rhode Island

Maine White Water Report [Updated 7/24/2020]

Kennebec River

10 am to 1 pm 5,000 cfs
Sat. Sept 12 8,000
70

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

Sun Sept 6 5500


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.