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Whitewater Rafting in Maine

White Water Rafting in Maine

When looking for the best whitewater rafting in Maine; safety, fun, and consistent water flows should be a big part of your research! Making sure you are getting the best whitewater rafting trip experience, with the best Maine rafting outfitter is super important.

Safety: Northeast Whitewater is the only Maine whitewater rafting company certified in Swiftwater Rescue and is Maine’s leader in whitewater training. You are guaranteed to choose the safest company when you go whitewater rafting with us.

Fun: That one is easy – We hire the best guides, with informative, funny personalities! Guests are assured that the day will be entertaining from start to finish.

Consistent water flows: This is something many people don’t consider when doing their research about whitewater rafting, and it’s definitely an important consideration. Maine is the only state in the Northeast that has guaranteed water flows every day! Even when days are hot, sunny, and dry in the peak of summer guests get consistent water flows and can enjoy whitewater rafting in Maine during any season. So what does that really mean for you? You get the best whitewater rafting in Maine no matter the month, with guaranteed flows all season long. Choosing vacation time is about picking the best time to visit Maine in the summer for fun with family and friends. Guests are fortunate to enjoy whitewater rafting any day during our season.

Which whitewater adventure is right for you?

Kennebec River White Water Rafting

Whitewater rafting in Maine

The Kennebec River is Northeast Whitewater’s #1 rafting trip. The Kennebec River is family friendly, and fun for everyone! The Kennebec River can be described as big waves, big splashes, big thrills, and BIG smiles all around the raft. Kennebec River High Water Rafting is when the flow nearly DOUBLES its normal volume. This is an “aggressive, high water whitewater rafting trip adventure” and ideal for anyone with an adventurous, go for it, attitude! Kennebec River High Water Turbine Test rafting trips get liquid excitement of huge whitewater flows out of the dam.

Kennebec River White Water Rafting Pricing

  • Pricing : $104 – $134
  • Daily Flows May – October; Ages 8+; Book Now.

Penobscot River White Water Rafting

Whitewater Rafting in Maine

Penobscot River rafting is beautifully scenic, this is our adventurous whitewater rafting trip! Challenge the rapids from class III-V whitewater excitement! You will raft over a natural waterfall known as Nesowadnehunk Falls; whitewater surf the falls or enjoy a natural rockslide downstream knows as Nesowadnehunk Stream. Better known as “the stream”; it’s a beautifully smooth rock ledge that guests enjoy swimming down and sliding into the large eddy pool at the bottom. The Penobscot River is suitable for guests that are looking to step it up for more adventurous and technical whitewater rafting. Guests that opt for this rafting trip are most likely to see a moose on the bus ride to or from the river.

Penobscot River White Water Rafting Pricing

  • Pricing : $109 – $134
  • Daily Flows Late June – Early September; Ages 14+; Book Now.

Canada Falls White Water Rafting Trip

Canada Falls Whitewater Rafting in Maine

The highly sought-after one-time each year ANNUAL RAFTING TRIP at CANADA FALLS is our top adventurous raft trip! Canada Falls is a class V river, with steep drops. Get loosened up in the class III rapids until you hear the thundering rumble of a 20-foot waterfall called The Slide! Canada Falls is the most sought-after dam release for whitewater enthusiasts since it uniquely offers one high water rafting release during the summer season. Canada Falls rafting has 4 class V rapids (that means the most adventurous rafting classification), so you are guaranteed a whitewater thrill rafting steep drops and hydraulics.

Canada Falls White Water Rafting Pricing

  • Pricing : $139

Annual rafting trip; this year is an overnight trip leaving August 30th 2024; Ages 14+; Book Now.

Dead River White Water Rafting

Dead River Whitewater Rafting in Maine

Don’t let the name of this river trip freak you out, but recognize it is not for the faint of heart. Whitewater rafting the Dead River is high water, fast-moving rafting adventure that is sure to impress rafting diehards. Go Dead River rafting in the fall on our annual last blast rafting trip. All Dead River trips meet at our location in the West Forks, about an hour from our Shirley Mills base.

Scheduled Releases Below; Ages 12+


  • Saturday, May 4
  • Saturday, May 11
  • Saturday, May 18
  • Sunday, May 26
  • Saturday, June 1
  • Sunday, September 1
  • Saturday, October 5

Whitewater rafting is a great way for friends and family to reconnect with each other and soak in the Maine outdoors. Since rafting is an outdoor adventure ideal for ages 8+ visitors are sure to find the best whitewater rafting in Maine all season long. So what are you waiting for? Plan your whitewater rafting in Maine adventure now! Come anytime, you are guaranteed awesome whitewater flows every day when you go whitewater rafting in Maine!

Questions about whitewater rafting in Maine? Contact Northeast Whitewater 207-695-0151. You can also browse our trip availability. See you on the river.

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