Having rafted both the Penobscot and Kennebec, the excitement of the Penobscot surpasses our experience on the Kennebec. With first-time Penobscot rafters with us, we were mildly concerned that we may be biting off more than they could chew. NOT! Our guide was great - extra points for inviting multiple...

Northern Outdoors is THE BEST! I look forward to my rafting every year (as I have for about the past 15 years). There is no other company that I'd go with other than Northern (we tried others early on), or place I'd stay other than the POC, rafting the Penobscot....

My friends and I rafted with Northern Outdoors earlier this season and couldn't resist but to come back for more. We had very high hopes that our trip would be just as good this time around. Our adventures on the Penobscot, however, far exceeded our expectations. Jayson, who navigated us...

Hi there, I just wanted to say what a great experience I had white water rafting with your crew on July 20, 2011. I had never been white water rafting and I really didn't know what to expect. That being said I had climbed Katahdin on the Monday prior and one...

I have been rafting many times before but never on a commercially run trip, so this was my first commercial run. I was thoroughly impressed with all aspects of my trip, all the way from the website, phone registration, and check-in at the lodge to the time we left. The lodge...

Every expectation I had for this place was surpassed. I'm writing as part of the bachelor party that was there for July 8-10th. As the planner and organizer of this trip, I think it's important to mention how easy the front desk attendants made it for me to book this...

I went with 5 other friends rafting on the Penobscot River with Jason as our guide. It was fantastic!!! We loved it. Both guides were very clear in explaining what we would be doing and telling us if we fell out what it would be like. Which personally was really...

Eleven of my friends and I went up to Northern Outdoors to celebrate my best friends bachelor party. We were excited to get away for a little while and even more excited about the rafting. I can tell you now that none of us were disappointed in our trip what-so-ever....

Working in an environment of deprevation, violence and high stress forty hours a week means that when I take a vacation, it's not only going to be adventurous and fun, but also loud, crazy and outlandish, and your staff easily handled me and our motley crue!!...

We went down the Dead River on Sat. (5/28), it would have been a great time but our guide, Emily, made it amazing - dare I say perfect. Her personality meshed so perfectly with ours; we were laughing and singing as much as we were paddling. The wait to get on...

I hate to be cold and wet and we were that weekend, but I still had as much fun as if it were warm! Our guide, Trevor was very experienced. All the guides were funny and relaxed, which we enjoyed. Camping at POC was scenic and stress relieving, even though we...

This is my second time rafting with Northern Outdoors, and I must say that the experience was once again exceptional! My girlfriend and I were very pleased with our guide, Dave Welch. He was an exceptionally knowledgeable ambassador and we found him to be very skilled at both guiding our...

Our guide (Todd) was very good, very amusing, felt the needs and interests of our group well and provided us with opportunities to do lots of extra surfing and playing in the water which made the activity much more enjoyable. The only suggestion for the actual rafting would be to suggest...

I just got back from the BEST TRIP ever thanks to you all at Northern Outdoors. My group of 12 friends came up to white water raft the Penobscot and we were ALL BLOWN AWAY with the trip. The management, organization, and staff were all BEYOND outstanding. You guys just...

After the 5.5 hour drive to the Outdoors center, we were hoping for a great time and that was exactly what we got. We spent 2 nights in a cabin tent. We did a day canoeing, hiking and sightseeing and then another day rafting. Trevor was our guide and he was...

This was my 4th time going on a rafting trip and from the second we got to Northern Outdoors to when we left in the evening, the experience was exceptional. On previous trips, the outfits often promise class 5 rapids and a lot of excitement but I had yet to...