2023 Maine Rafting Dates & Rates
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 or video of the day's excitement!
PLEASE NOTE: During the early and late "shoulder seasons" wetsuits may be required depending on weather conditions! Be prepared to rent a wetsuit ($20) if you do not have your own. Booties and Paddle Jackets are optional and available for rent upon request. A user fee of $7.00 per person for the Kennebec trip and $15.00 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, September & October $85.00 pp (Includes BBQ)
July and August (Includes BBQ)
Sunday through Friday......$99
Cheap Thrills Upper Gorge trip......$49
Kennebec River June 10th.... $85.00 pp
Big Water Kennebec, 8000 cfs includes BBQ
Kennebec River July 3rd.... $99 .00 pp
Big Water Kennebec, 8000 cfs- with Prime Rib Feast
Kennebec River September 9th**.... $85.00 pp
Big Water Kennebec, 8000 cfs includes BBQ
Kennebec River September 23rd**.... $85.00 pp
Big Water Kennebec 8000 cfs includes BBQ
Weekend Upper Gorge Adventure......... $169.00 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.... $109.00 pp
May 6.......6000 cfs
May 13..... 6000 cfs
May 20.....6000 cfs
May 28......6000 cfs
June 3.....4000 cfs
SPECIAL-Want to raft more than one day over the weekend? Try these specials:
Memorial Day Weekend May 27-29.... $159.00 pp
Guaranteed 6000 cfs on Dead River - 1 Day Kennebec and 1 day Dead (BBQ's included both days).
2 Day Spring Combo May 6 & 7, 13 &14, June 3 & 4..... $159.00 pp
1 Day Kennebec and 1 Day Dead
Dead River Fall Release..... $109.00 pp
Sept. 3 (5500 cfs), September 16, (3500 cfs) October 7 (Full open to 6000 cfs)
Labor Day Weekend Special..... $159.00 pp
1 Day Kennebec River, 1 Day Dead River, Sept. 2&3 or 3&4
Customer Appreciation Weekend ..... $129.00 pp
Sept. 16 & 17 Combo Special: 1 Day Dead River, 1 Day Kennebec River
Final Dead River Trip of 2023 -Annual Pig Roast..... $109.00 pp
Oct. 7 - 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. 8 & 9- Pay your age for the last trips of the season the Kennebec. Plus Sunday the 9th is our annual Early Halloween Party. Wear a costume and win lots of prizes.
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, 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 6 people is required. We will try to combine passengers from different parties to qualify for the minimum.
Any day $139. Minimum age 10 In addition to the trip price, a fee of $12.00 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.
$ 169.00 pp In addition to the trip price, a fee of $14.00 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.
Tubing on the Lower Kennebec
A leisurely way to spend the afternoon from 12-2:30 pm floating down the lower Kennebec River. The five mile trip lasts about 2-2 1/2 hours. Magic Falls will provide tube and pfd, transportation to the put-in at the The Forks Bridge and transportation from the take-out at "The Fishing Hole" on Route 201 back to the Magic Falls base. This is a self-guided trip and tubers are welcome to bring their own food and beverages. Check in at noon at Magic Falls Base camp.
$25 per person.
13-15 foot raft rentals: Bring a group of friends and Do-It-Yourself in a self guided trip on the Kennebec. A sport boat holds 6 rafters and a guide. It is a very maneuverable raft for lots of fun on the river. A 15 foot raft holds 8 passengers. The raft rental is for paddlers with whitewater guiding experience. We provide your party with personal flotation devices and paddles. We will bring the sport boat to the launch site at the dam and pick the raft up at the end of your trip. We reserve the right to cancel a raft rental due to unanticipated water levels or weather conditions.
$200 a day for 13 or 15 foot raft
$25/day full wetsuit. $8.00 booties
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.
Dead River Lodge..... King $109 per room/per night plus Maine lodging tax
Queen $99 per room/per night plus Maine lodging tax
Bunk $45 per person/per night plus Maine lodging tax
River's Inn ..... $500 for up to 8 people and $50.00 per each additional person plus Maine lodging tax
Campground..... $25.00 plus tax pp per night
Cabin Tents ..... $30.00 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.
"The entire family said this was something they want to do again, and we'll be using this company again to do it. Very family friendly and fun for everyone.
- Elizabeth, Sept 20
"Just want to thank you once again for me and my crew for providing another awesome trip. We are never disappointed! We hit every piece of whitewater from quickwater to Class IV."
- The McGillicuddys, July 2021
"The best way ever to celebrate my 66th birthday!! I will be back for 67th!!"
- Ferina, New York
"Thank you for a fabulous weekend! The lodge was super. The raft ride was thrilling! The food after ride was excellent! 5 stars all around! Great job and I hope to make it back up there again."
- Melody, June 2020