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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.

Access Fees

 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

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 $15.00, a half is $8.00, 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!

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 or Rock Climbing Trips.

 

"I want to tell you what a great time we had with your rafting company. Everything was so well organized, so thorough, well prepared, no short cuts taken, so much fun and fully worth the price in all ways. I don't find myself saying that much these days but I say it freely regarding Magic Falls and your staff. Thank you for treating us as guests and yet friends at the same time."
Richard T, Chester County, PA

"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!



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Matt, Waterville, Maine

"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 had a family outing on the Kennebec, with our Guides JJ and Molly. A true experience of a lifetime, but one that will be repeated soon! From checking in and being assigned our rafting guides and a quick but thorough instruction of our "responsibilities" on the river, off to the buses and onto the Dam. Once on the river, it was a thrill of a lifetime, one made even better by our Guides, JJ and Molly (we had two rafts...) At the end of an exciting trip a wonderful barbecue awaited some hungry rafters! All the Staff of Magic Falls were exceptional and professional but most of all lots of fun which is what we went for."
David M, Maine

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.