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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 $13.60 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.

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.

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.

Motorcoach Transportation

For groups of 30-100 looking for coach transportation from the Southern Maine and Southern NH region contact VIP Tour & Charter Bus Company at 207-772-4457,

"I just had to let you know that the crew from Johnny’s Selected Seeds had an AWESOME time on Friday, June 15th! Out of the six of us, four had never been white water rafting before and we all loved it! I can speak for myself and tell you I could easily be addicted to rafting! The weather was unbelievable. The lunch was really good and our guide was fantastic! I do believe we may book again in the fall. I don’t think I can wait until next year! :) Thanks again!"
Cathy P., Winslow, ME

"A great trip. Everybody in our two-family group, ages from 10-50, said it was the best day of the summer. We already have blood oaths and pinkie swears committing to doing it again next year."
Greg, Topsham, Maine

"I would like to personally thank you for the amazing adventure you organized for Auburn High School last week. The amount of times that I heard the students say that it was the best weekend/trip EVER on the way home told me that this is a trip that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Your hospitality, professionalism, river expertise, and overall easy going nature made my students and I feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed. You present students with a once of a lifetime experience of bonding and adventure and I will highly recommend your company to everyone I talk to!"
Spencer K. Auburn, Mass, High School

"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

Maine White Water Report [Updated 10/10/2016]

Kennebec River

Next Rafting Release May of 2017

Water flows are subject to change with weather and operations at the dam. Always use caution when recreating on or near dammed waters as water levels could change abruptly and without notice-especially after a heavy rainfall. As air and water temperatures start to fall, wet suits may be necessary.

Dead River

Dead River Release- May 2017


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.