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Rafting Trips in Maine

Northeast Whitewater is a small, family owned whitewater rafting company with a big reputation. We are Maine’s only whitewater rafting guide service registered for swift water rescue, so you can be confident that your Maine whitewater rafting adventure will be thrilling, yet safe. If you are visiting the Greenville, Bar Harbor, Bangor areas in Maine, we are your best option for white water rafting. Our Maine whitewater rafting and registered Maine guides train in our own outdoor leadership training programs and to our tough rafting standards, so you can be sure your Northeast Whitewater rafting guide is one of the very best on the whitewater rivers. Our whitewater rafting adventures launch on high performance, state of the art whitewater rafting equipment. Unique to our rafting industry, Northeast Whitewater Maine rafting trips are small, averaging 3-5 rafts per trip (25-40 rafting guests), so we can guarantee the best possible whitewater rafting trip, with more time spent enjoying your Maine whitewater rafting adventure with us. Our registered Maine whitewater rafting guides serve up hearty, home-cooked meals in the Maine outdoors —our brownies are customer favorites!—along with whitewater rafting thrills pitched to your comfort and rafting skill level, photos of your whitewater rafting adventure, information on the Maine outdoors and Maine wildlife, and a whole lot of fun. From mild to wild, we have the rafting trip for you!


Maine’s Kennebec River is Northeast Whitewater’s most popular Maine whitewater rafting adventure, and one of the finest stretches of whitewater river rafting in the country. Enjoy a rollercoaster of whitewater waves while paddling up and over the steep, standing waves that build in the Kennebec River gorge as your Registered Maine Guide navigates the river raft through Big Mama and the Three Sisters, Whitewasher rapid and Magic Falls. The lower Kennebec River section offers a leisurely float trip. This is your time to swim while floating down river, relax and bask in the sun on our rafts, or consider our inflatable kayaks to splish-splash your way downstream. Whether you are planning a whitewater rafting trip with your family, friends, work buddies, youth group or your Maine vacation getaway, the Kennebec River whitewater rafting trip is ideal for everyone with class III-IV rapids.


The Penobscot River is one of the most challenging whitewater rafting trips in New England. Named, “waters of descending ledge,” Penobscot River rafting offers a technical whitewater rafting experience. The Penobscot River was formed by boulders blasted in the 19th century when logging was the means of transporting lumber to the mills, which makes this river ideal for whitewater rafting adventure seekers. The views of Katahdin, the largest Mountain in Maine and its home, Baxter State Park, loom in the distance. The Penobscot River rafting trip is a forever-wild whitewater rafting experience. With Northeast Whitewater swiftwater rescue trained Registered Maine Whitewater Raft Guides at the helm of our rafts, navigating rapids like Exterminator hole and the Cribworks, you will tackle rumbling, challenging whitewater, all the while taking in the breathtaking scenery and Maine wildlife. The Penobscot River is a must do rafting trip in Maine with class III-V rapids.


Ready to step it up a notch and challenge yourself at a more technical white water rafting experience? Canada Fall is the river for you. Canada Falls is a class V river, with steep drops and a 20 foot natural waterfall know as The Slide. With rapids named to challenge your Registered Maine Guide’s decision-making at Upper and Lower Split Decision, you are sure to get your whitewater thrill. Canada Falls is a unique whitewater rafting trip, with scheduled releases on Saturday’s in July and August. We raft this river twice, so you will experience double the class V’s, double the thrill and guarantee double the white water rafting Maine excitement. Saturday whitewater rafting on Canada Falls fills up fast, so give us a call to reserve your next thrill of a lifetime. Combine Canada Falls rafting with an overnight rafting Maine vacation for maximum rafting excitement. Four class V rapids.

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dead river

Maine’s most remote wilderness whitewater rafting trip experience is the Dead River. 16 miles of continuous Maine rafting with non-stop whitewater, it is an exhilarating ride. The Dead River has six scheduled high water release dates that are sure to get your blood pumping. Since the Dead River only releases a few times a year for whitewater rafting, the level of whitewater released changes the rafting experience and level of excitement from raft trip to raft trip. There are multiple class III-IV rapids.


The gem of the North Maine Woods is the Seboomook section of the Penobscot River, where whitewater rafting becomes a day for playing in the bubbling whitewater rapids. Spring snowmelt means high volume Maine rafting with class III and IV rapidly flowing sections of whitewater. During the summer months, there are consistent river flows that are great for youth and families that want to experience whitewater rafting, but want a milder Maine rafting trip. We raft the Seboomook section of the Penobscot River twice for maximum whitewater fun. There are ten ledge drops that create big waves, hydraulics, and rafting features that make this white water rafting trip a splash of a good time.  Our Seboomook whitewater rafting trip is the best way to experience the North Maine Woods when combined with an overnight rafting Maine vacation. Class II-IV rapids.

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