Maine Rafting Dates & Rates 2018
Maine White Water Rafting Trips on the Kennebec & Dead Rivers
Your whitewater adventure includes:
A licensed Maine whitewater river guide
Safety Equipment: PFD, helmet and paddle
After the trip: A Barbecue (with choice of steak, chicken, fish or veggie burger), slideshow and video of the day's excitement!
PLEASE NOTE: During the "shoulder season" wetsuits may be required depending on weather conditions! Be prepared to rent a wetsuit ($15) if you do not have your own. Booties and Paddle Jackets are optional and available for rent upon request. A user fee of $5.90 per person for the Kennebec trip and $13.40 per person for the Dead River trip will be assessed to cover the Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife levy, road access fee and meals tax.
pp = per person
May & June $70.00 pp (Includes BBQ)
September & October $70.00 pp (Includes BBQ)
July and August (Includes BBQ)
(Monday-Friday group of 6 or more $70)
Cheap Thrills Upper Gorge trip......$44
Kennebec River June 16th.... $80.00 pp
Italian Day - Big Water Kennebec, 8000 cfs- includes Italian food
Kennebec River July 9th.... $90 .00 pp
Big Water Kennebec, 8000 cfs- with Prime Rib Feast
Kennebec River September 8th**.... $80.00 pp
Hawaiian Day - Big Water Kennebec, 8000 cfs.
Kennebec River September 22nd**.... $80.00 pp
Turkey Day - Big Water Kennebec, 8000 cfs.
Weekend Upper Gorge Adventure......... $139.00 pp
Full Kennebec river trip with barbecue on Saturday and an upper gorge Class III and IV trip on Sunday
** Book your September Big Water trip before August 1st and get $10.00 off per person
Dead River Spring Release.... $90.00 pp
May 12th.......7000 cfs
May 19th.....7000 cfs
May 27th.....5500 cfs
June 2nd.....5000 cfs
Memorial Day Weekend May 26-28.... $139.00 pp
Guaranteed 5500 cfs on Dead River - 1 Day Kennebec and 1 day Dead (BBQ's included both days).
2 DaySpring Combo..... $139.00 pp
1 Day Kennebec and 1 Day Dead
Dead River Fall Release..... $90.00 pp
Sept. 2nd (5500 cfs), September 15th, (3500 cfs) October 6th(Full open to 6000 cfs)
Labor Day Weekend Special..... $139.00 pp
1 Day Kennebec River, 1 Day Dead River, Sept.1-3
Customer Appreciation Weekend ..... $109.00 pp
Sept. 15 & 16. Combo Special: 1 Day Dead River, 1 Day Kennebec River
Final Dead River Trip of 2018 -Annual Pig Roast..... $90.00 pp
Oct. 6th - Full Open to 6000 cfs.
This trip was recognized by National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of the nation's top October weekend getaways.
Columbus Weekend.....Last Trips of the Year on the Kennebec-Pay your Age
Oct. 6-8- Pay your age for the last trips of the season the Kennebec. Plus Sunday the 7th is our annual Early Halloween Party. Wear a costume and win lots of prizes.
Overnight "Out-Back" Camping Adventures
Raft the exciting Kennebec River Gorge on day one. (Some days we do Fun Yaks on day one.) Then enjoy a delicious BBQ followed by a slide and video show of your trip. Next, we will drive you to 90-foot Moxie Falls where you can take pictures and swim in the pools above the falls. After a refreshing dip in the cool water, we will take a back-road safari in our van, on the lookout for wildlife including moose, deer, eagles and osprey.
Back at the overnight site along the Dead River and near our base camp, you can take a shower, and use our other modern facilities. Enjoy a few cold, frosty beverages and hors d'oeuvres. For dinner, you have a choice of lobster, steak or chicken, served with corn on the cob, baked potatoes and all the trimmings. After supper we will make hot apple crisp, homemade ice cream and the campers' favorite, s'mores. Sit around the campfire and recount your day's adventures before heading off to sleep in a cabin tent
The next day, enjoy breakfast prepared over an open fire, raft the Kennebec once again. All trips include a Registered Maine Guide, safety instruction, equipment, and transportation.
Adult "Out Back" Adventure
- 21 and over, must have minimum of 8 people
- Alcohol Permitted
- 2-Day $199.00 pp
Family "Out-Back" Adventure
One of GO Magazine's Top 20 US Family Adventures
- minimum age: 10 years
- minimum of 8 people
- No Alcohol Permitted
- 2-Day $199.00 pp
We supply lodging in cabin tents with thick sleeping pads, food, guides, river equipment, dry bags and transportation.
You supply pillow, warm clothes, rain gear, shorts, sturdy footwear, flashlight, sleeping bag, insect repellent.
Group discounts: available for church groups, youth groups, boy scouts, company groups and friends.
Guests over 21: beer, wine and alcohol are permitted in moderation. We will transport it to the overnight site.
In addition to the trip price, a fee of $10.90 per person will be charged to cover the State of Maine Access levy.
Twice the run, twice the fun. The Multi-Gorge trip is for the high adventure thrill-seeker on the Kennebec River. Raft the 5 mile Upper Kennebec Gorge through Class III to V whitewater in 13ft. sport boats, take out at Carry Brook, return to Harris Station and ride the Upper Gorge again. Take out at Carry Brook and return to base camp for a hearty barbecue. The Magic Rivers Adventure is offered any day excluding high-water release days. A minimum of 8 people is required. We will try to combine passengers from different parties to qualify for the minimum.
Any day $119 Minimum age 10 In addition to the trip price, a fee of $10.90 per person will be charged to cover the State of Maine Access levy.
Weekend Upper Gorge Adventure
This trip offers a full Kennebec river trip with BBQ on Saturday and an upper Gorge Class III and IV trip on Sunday morning. Take out at Carry Brook and return to base camp by noon. Minimum age 10. $ 139.00 pp In addition to the trip price, a fee of $10.90 per person will be charged to cover the State of Maine Access levy.
Sport Boat - Whitewater Raft
A sport boat is a 13-foot long raft, the smallest the State of Maine allows on the Kennebec River. These rafts are very responsive especially on lower water flows, so we can surf and play in the smaller rapids. We were the first company to offer this kind of trip.
Add $10.00 per person to price of regular trip.
Two-Day River Trips
1 Day Fun Yak with Box Lunch, 1 Day Kennebec River Trip with BBQ
Weekends..... $120.00 pp
Weekdays..... $110.00 pp
Lower Kennebec Fun Yaks..... $39.00 pp
Includes box lunch
10% discount on any regularly priced Kennebec or Dead River Trip throughout the season
Kids Raft Half Price
Any day in July & August, kids age 15 and under raft for 1/2 price with an adult paying the regular daily rafting rate.
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 trips
Dead River Lodge..... King $79 per room/per night plus Maine lodging tax
Queen $59 per room/per night plus Maine lodging tax
Bunk $25 per person/per night plus Maine lodging tax
River's Inn ..... $40.00 plus tax pp per night
Campground..... $15.00 plus tax pp per night
Cabin Tents ..... $20.00 plus tax pp per night
Contact Magic Falls Maine Whitewater Rafting Company to plan your outdoor adventure on the Kennebec River, or Dead River and spend your vacation whitewater rafting in Maine! Book on line or complete our on-line Maine white water rafting trip planning form and we will send you a detailed quote via email or call 1-800-207-7238.
"Bravo to Magic Falls Rafting! We took my 19/16 year old kids. The whole place was so impressive, great lunch, awesome guides, great pictures."
"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 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
"This is my second time at Magic Falls. Each time, you guys have knocked it out of the park. I know you can't put a price on an unforgettable experience, but it still blows my mind the value you get from Magic Falls. The moment everyone got off the raft, coming back later this year was brought up immediately. Send out my heart felt thanks to the entire staff, and our river guides Chris and Ben for the awesome experience. I tried to leave glowing reviews on a couple websites because you guys probably deserve to be the most popular rafting place in Maine.
- Dan Scholz