Rafting the Dead River is an experience you will remember for a lifetime.  Located in remote Maine, the river is an absolute gem.  Until recently, it had no regularly scheduled dam releases so it was known only to locals.  Even today, it doesn’t have daily releases like the Kennebec and Penobscot.  So don’t miss a chance to raft this river.  Especially at high flow levels. It’s nothing short of amazing!

You begin your Dead River rafting adventure by being driven by bus from Bingham into the Maine woods.  During the drive on logging company roads, don't be surprised if you see Moose, Bear, Deer, Osprey or even an Eagle.  Except for all the rafters, this is a completely undeveloped portion of Maine – and it’s truly beautiful.

Minimum age is 10 for these trips.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Per Person, Ages 18+):
$116.50
Youth Rate
(Per Person, Ages 10-17):
$91.50

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Tour / Activity Details

6 hours - 4 hours on the river
9:00 am on selected Saturdays & Sundays (May to Early June & September to Early October)
Please Note: Check Availability Calendar for specific dates and times. Check-in 30 minutes before tour departure time.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required Minimum age is 10.  Tour does not include hotel pick up; the meeting location in Bingham will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Pricing includes Preservation and River Access fees.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • Currently individuals are advised to wear a face covering in public indoor settings.

 

General Information

  • Range of River Flow: 3500-6000 CFS (cubic feet per second)
  • River Rating: Class 3 and 4+ (based on scheduled releases)
  • River Length: 16 Miles, 4 Hours on the River
  • River Type: intermittent rapids throughout the trip
  • River Lunch: Steak, Chicken, Fish, Veggie Burgers, Salad, Dessert, Beverages

 

What to Bring/Wear

  • Towel and change of clothes
  • Strap-on sandals or old sneakers - "aqua socks" optional
  • Swimsuit or shorts
  • Sunscreen (sunglasses and hat optional)
  • Non-cotton, synthetic clothing (preferably polypropylene or capilene) for added warmth when wet

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is provided for the trip? -- You will be provided with life jackets, paddles, helmets, wind breakers, wetsuit booties, wetsuit rentals, rafts and safety equipment. Wetsuits are required for early Spring and Fall trips. Full wet-suit rentals are available on-site for $20, and $10 for a half wetsuit (subject to change).

Do I need prior experience to go rafting? -- No, however, the minimum age is 10 and all participants must sign a liability release form. Non-swimmers are welcome and normal health is advised. If you are uncertain about your health, please consult your physician.

Is there a safety and orientation lecture? -- Yes. To make paddling easier and more fun, guides go over some simple pointers before the shuttle to the river put-in.

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required Minimum age is 10.  Tour does not include hotel pick up; the meeting location in Bingham will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Pricing includes Preservation and River Access fees.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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