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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.

Kennebec River

pp = per person

May  $60.00 pp (Includes BBQ)

June  $70.00 pp (Includes BBQ)

September  $70.00 pp (Includes BBQ)

October  $60.00 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

  • June-August
  • 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.

Magic Rivers Multi-Gorge Adventure

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

Maine Residents

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. 

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 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.

"Thanks for an excellent day on the river, whether it's raining or sunshine it's always an amazing day. Every single employee is happy with smiles on their faces and always willing to help and do whatever it takes to make our experience incredible. We’ll be back next year!

Matt, Waterville, Maine

"It was my wife's 50th birthday and she wanted to celebrate in a special way. The trip we had was indeed special. What made it special was the way the employees and river guides catered to our group. She couldn't have celebrated her 50th any better."
Sal C., Needham Heights, MA

"I am well versed in customer care and attention to detail. I make it my hobby to quietly observe all the finite things wherever I go. Your staff, your poise with somewhat difficult customers and your care to provide a first rate experience receives top billing from me. I will share the experience with friends and most importantly, when I come rafting again it will be with Magic Falls.
Dj & Alex"
Dj & Alex

"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.

Maine White Water Report [Updated 12/12/2017]

Kennebec River

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

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.