Information to Plan your Maine Rafting Trip
Preparing for your Maine White Water Rafting Vacation
Our Pricing Policy
We try our hardest to offer the highest quality river experience at the lowest possible prices available.
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.
Reservations for whitewater rafting are necessary and we suggest you make them early to receive the dates you prefer. To receive a trip quote complete our on-line trip planning form. or use our secure on-line reservation. Magic Falls accepts American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Discover.
For guests making a direct reservation with Magic Falls, a non-refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation. The final balance is due 1 month prior to scheduled arrival. All reservations are final. A refund will not be granted for cancellations made less than 1 month away from scheduled arrival. Cancellations made more than 1 month away from arrival date may be eligible to reschedule at a $5.00 fee, per person. Monies forfeited may not be applied to any balances that may be due.
For guests making a reservation through a third party voucher like Groupon, vouchers will be redeemed upon making the raft trip reservation. Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance of raft trip dates. Raft trips are subject to availability. Cancellations once reservations have been confirmed are subject to forfeiture of voucher amount. No credits or refunds will be honored once reservations have been confirmed.
Surcharge goes to the Kennebec River Road Use Fee & Maine IFW and Maine meals tax.
One call on our toll-free number can take care of everything. We'll reserve your raft trip and arrange overnight accommodations and meals. You may choose the River's Inn, Dead River Lodge. Or stay with us at our Magic Rivers Campground on the shores of the beautiful Dead River.
Safety and Liability
Before your river trek begins, we give a brief safety talk. This not only is a precautionary safety measure, but lets you in on some river insights from the river guides' point of view. All guides are trained in first aid, CPR, and water rescue. Of course, Coast Guard approved life jackets and all safety equipment are provided.
Whitewater rafting is a physical sport which involves inherent risks, so we do everything possible to insure a safe trip. Because of the nature of outdoor recreational sports, we do not accept responsibility for personal safety and we are not liable for lost or damaged personal items. All rafters are required to sign a Waiver of Liability and Risk Assumption.
Magic Falls Rafting reserves the right to change the trip itinerary should water conditions create flows too high or too low.
What to Wear
For your comfort, you should bring a bathing suit, sneakers, shorts, sweater, hat, windbreaker, or quick-drying nylon clothing. No cotton please!
On the spring and fall trips we require that you wear a wetsuit while on the river. You are welcome to rent one of our suits or bring one of your own. Rental of a full suit is $20.00, a half is $10.00, and booties are $5.00. Bring wool socks.
Please don't forget to bring a change of dry clothing and footwear for your trip home!
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.)
"Place is awesome. Clean, safe and fun. staff is friendly. BBQ afterward was really nice. Stay in the lodge. It's clean, comfortable and affordable."
- Sandra A, July 2019
"Magic Falls made our rafting experience absolutely perfect. Some rafting guides take you along for “their” ride where the guides at Magic Falls make the experience about their guests. Haley was extremely enthusiastic, accommodating and a pleasure to spend time with. 10/10 recommend this company!"
"We had the best time rafting the Kennebec with Magic Falls. We took my father and 3 teenagers for a wild ride. The experience of the our guide Joe and Chris on the other raft made for a much more exciting ride than a previous trip we took with another rrafting company. True professionals, safe and highly skilled."
- Steven L
"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.
- The Brooks Family, Jay, ME