The Class IV Kennebec River Gorge is by far the most popular whitewater rafting trip in New England.  Once you experience the beauty, excitement and FUN, you’ll know why!

With consistent daily water releases from Harris Station dam, optimum flow levels are assured throughout the season.  Another great aspect of the Kennebec River is that its water is warm – even in the spring.  In the fall, it also displays spectacular colors all along its steep-walled gorge.  The Kennebec River is not a rocky, technical river.  Instead, it’s a very deep, fast mover with big "fun" wave trains.  This is why it’s the ideal rafting trip for beginners, youth groups, families and experienced rafters.  Right from the start, you’ll have a smile glued to your face.  You'll also begin to see why thousands of whitewater enthusiasts flock to the Kennebec every year (young and old).

Add on a funyak kayak to swap halfway through for an even more thrilling experience!

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 18+):
$89.00
Youth Rate
(Ages 8-17):
$84.00
Add-On(s)
(Funyak Rental for 2nd Half of Trip, Per Funyak):
$31.80
Add-On(s)
(Wetsuit Top Rental, Per Person):
$10.60
Add-On(s)
(Wetsuit Bottom Rental, Per Person):
$10.60
Add-On(s)
(Full Wetsuit Rental, Per Person):
$21.20

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Tour / Activity Details

6.5 hours (4.5 hours on the river)
9:00 am daily (Late April to Mid October)
(check-in 30 minutes before tour departure time)

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 8.  This tour does not include hotel pick up; check-in is at the tour office on Main Street in Bingham, Maine (details on E-Ticket).  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.

 

Important

You must arrive 30 minutes before the trip departure time for check-in; trips will not wait for late arrivals.

Alcohol and all controlled substances are strictly prohibited from the trip.  If you are under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance, you may be refused service without refund.

All participants are required to read, understand and sign a liability release form prior to participating on these whitewater rafting trips; parent or guardian must sign for minor children.

 

General Information

  • Safety/Orientation Lecture:  To make paddling easier and more fun, guides go over some simple pointers before shuttling to the river put-in
  • River Rating: Class 2-4 (Scale of 1-6)
  • River Type: High Volume, Deep River with Big Waves
  • River Flow: 5000 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second)
  • River Length: 12 Miles, 4.5 Hours on the River
  • River Lunch Included: Steak, Chicken, Veggie Burgers, Salad, Dessert, Beverages

 

Provided Equipment

  • Life jackets
  • Paddles
  • Helmets
  • Windbreakers
  • Rafts (standard self-bailing eight person)
  • Safety equipment

 

Optional Add-Ons

  • Funyak Rental - If you order this option, you will switch from the raft into a high adventure sport raft (Funyak) for the last half of the trip.
  • Wet Suit Rental - You may optionally rent a Wet Suit Top, Wet Suit Bottom or a Full Wet Suit. Wetsuit rentals include wetsuit booties and gloves. Combined with the standard gear supplied, you’ll just need to wear a swim suit under your wetsuit.

 

What to Bring/Wear

  • Towel
  • Change of clothing for the end of the trip
  • Shoes:  strap-on sandals or old sneakers
  • "Aqua socks" can be good to bring as well
  • Swimsuit or shorts
  • Sunscreen
  • Optional - Sunglasses (with a strap)
  • Optional - Hat 
  • A willingness to try something new; like enjoying the outdoors.  Be ready to have a smile "plastered" onto your face after just the first rapid!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be enough water for my trip? -- Yes, the river is dam controlled.

How cold is the water? -- Water temperatures are typically 40-50 degrees F in April and May, 50-65 degrees in June, September and Octoberover and over 70 degrees F in July & August.

Will I need a wetsuit? -- It's not absolutely required but they are worthwhile and available for rental if you do not have one of your own.

Do I Need to Have Whitewater Experience to Raft? -- No. However, minimum age to participate is 9 years old. No maximum age limit. Having normal health is advised. Non-swimmers are welcome; you'll wear awesome flotation vests. Further, there will be 6-8 guests per self-bailing raft, and your guide will be with you at all times. Just bring a desire to have fun!

What is a Certified Guide? -- He or she is an expert on running rafts down a river; tested, certified and registered by the State of Maine. There is a trained, certified and registered whitewater guide in every raft.

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 8.  This tour does not include hotel pick up; check-in is at the tour office on Main Street in Bingham, Maine (details on E-Ticket).  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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