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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 & June  $70.00 pp (Includes BBQ)

September & October  $70.00 pp (Includes BBQ)

July and August (Includes BBQ)

      Midweek..............$75
      Saturday..............$110
      Sunday.................$85

     (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

SPECIAL!!!

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

Lodging

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.

"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.

"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

"We had a blast! Our guide kept us safe and happy! We were able to get in and ride the rapids a couple times. We had cool challenges and it was very exciting! Afterwards we returned to base camp for lunch, the steak was very tender and blueberry crumb cake was delicious. We would do this trip over and over again!"
Melissa H, Houston, TX

"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

Maine White Water Report [Updated 10/9/2018]

Kennebec River

Our season is complete
See you in May 2019

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

Season Complete
First Release May 2019

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.