Rafting

Maine White Water Rafting Trips on the Kennebec, Penobscot & Dead Rivers

Welcome to the heartland of Maine and the best white water rafting in New England! Three incredible rivers, gorgeous scenery, astounding wildlife, and expert Maine Registered Guides who know the rivers and fun. Choose from three rivers that accommodate all skill levels and ages 8-80! We’ve been running these natural rollercoasters since 1976,  we can easily help you find the right river to raft.

 

Whether you’re a newcomer to white water river running, an action family ready to play, an explorer out for adventure, or part of a fun posse, you’ll find your ideal rafting vacation here at Northern Outdoors. Choose from Maine’s three unique white water rivers: the Kennebec, the Penobscot, and the Dead. Enjoy a post-trip microbrew or cabin at the Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort in The Forks, Maine after Kennebec and Dead River trips, or if you head to the Penobscot, take advantage of all the activities available at our Katahdin Adventure Basecamp. All trips include a grilled grilled lunch!

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What’s Your Approach to Adventure?

At Northern Outdoors, we know everyone has a different approach to adventure so we created experience categories to help you find just the right adventure!

Explorers

Explorers

Wilderness by day, modern conveniences for evenings and relaxing. Learn more.
Fun Posse

Fun Posse

Bring your whole gang–siblings, besties or bros–for a great time in the outdoors. Learn more.
Newcomers

Newcomers

New to wilderness activities, but you’re ready to dive into the fun! Learn more.
Action Family

Action Family

Share your love of outdoor action with your kids (8+)! Learn more.

Kennebec River Rafting

Rollicking guided trip from rock-walled Upper Gorge to easygoing lower section

 

Newcomers, Action Families (ages 10+), Explorers, Fun Posse

Penobscot River Rafting

Thrilling guided trip through class 4-5 wilderness rapids.

 

Action Families (ages 15+), Explorers, Fun Posse

Dead River Rafting

Only 8 releases per season on a guided trip through New England’s BIGGEST whitewater.

 

Action Families (ages 15+), Explorers, Fun Posse

Kennebec River Turbine Tests

Only 4 high water special releases per season, with non-stop whitewater action.

 

Action Families (ages 15+), Explorers, Fun Posse

Kennebec River Float Trip

Afternoon laid-back, self-guided float trip on the gentle lower, lower Kennebec section.

 

Newcomers, Action Families (ages 8+), Explorers, Fun Posse