Maine River Tubing with Northern Outdoors

I may be a bit bias, but I have tons of reasons why you should choose Northern Outdoors for your Maine river tubing trip – whether you’re a big group of friends in search of the next best place to bring your cooler, a family looking for an afternoon adventure, or a couple looking to relax in the sunshine. But, I’ll narrow it down for you…

Ditch the Saco River – Here’s Why You Should Choose Northern Outdoors for your Maine River Tubing Trip:

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1. Our Inflatable Kayaks are Better than Tube Rentals

Ok, hear me out. They might not look as “cool” to some, but coming from someone who has spent a LOT of time floating on water, I’m telling you they are SO much more comfortable! Imagine this: your butt is sitting on a cushy inflatable FLOOR (not soaking in water giving you something we endearingly call “raisin butt”) and your feet are stretched out in front of you. Feeling a little hot? No worries- dangle those feet over the sides of the kayak and feel the river rush by. Don’t wanna paddle? It’s cool- rest your paddle in your kayak, lay back on the seat cushion, and let the river do the work! Or, better yet, tether up your boat to someone else- floating is better with friends! The best part about kayaks instead of tubes? There’s plenty of space for your own personal cooler in the front compartment! So pack up some snacks and beverages, and let’s go tubin’!

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2. It’s Your Own Private Maine Tubing Trip – and it’s Better than the Saco River!

Our Maine river tubing trips are always small groups, or larger groups of people that book together– with a max of 12 duckies on any given day. So, even if you’re riding solo — once you get on the river you can stay as close or as far from others as you’d like. The river is your oyster, my friend! Interested in exploring a little side cove? Go for it – it’s YOUR trip!

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3. You Float, We’ll Take Care of the Shuttle

Like we said above, Northern Outdoors takes care of all the driving for your Maine river tubing trip, so you don’t have to worry about driving back up to get your vehicle! Plus, unlike any other tubing location in Maine, there’s a lot waiting for you when you get back — including your own private cabin nestled into the woods, a full service restaurant with deck seating, and did we mention the small, craft brewery located ON-SITE at Northern Outdoors? I’m pretty sure you’ll want to stick around for awhile, so you might want to grab yourself a cabin.

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So, how does this sound to you? If you’re ready to float on Maine’s rivers- give us a call or send us an email. If you want to learn more, read up on the float trip details, explore cabin rentals, check out the restaurant menu, and see what beers will be on tap at the lodge. Prefer more whitewater? We offer whitewater rafting trips on all 3 of Maine’s rivers, plus great discounts for Mainers!

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2 Responses

  1. I could float this section of river every afternoon! Friends, river, beer,… summer in Maine is golden. Good point, Emily, that a kayak houses a cooler more safely than a tube. Safety first!

    1. We’re all about keeping ourselves – and our beverages – safe and comfortable when floating the lower river 🙂 See you out there!

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