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Address: 3 Lake Moxie Road, The Forks, ME 04985
Phone Number: 800-553-7238
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Description: Family owned and operated since 1983, Crab Apple Whitewater, Inc. offers...
Family owned and operated since 1983, Crab Apple Whitewater, Inc. offers over twenty different whitewater rafting adventures on rivers in Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Our whitewater rafting trips range from mild, family rafting, geared for kids ages 5 and older, to WILD river adventures. Whitewater rafting, inflatable kayaking, and paintball offer great options to craft a unique and outstanding adventure experience. Comfortable overnight lodging, pub and restaurant complete the amenities at our Maine location. Join us as we celebrate over 30 years of whitewater outfitting in New England.
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Amazing experience, great guide!

My family went white water rafting in MA, near Deerfield in August 2014. They had an amazing experience, I really wish I had gone with them...I will next time! Their guide was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2014
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Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My family went white water rafting in MA, near Deerfield in August 2014. They had an amazing experience, I really wish I had gone with them...I will next time! Their guide was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. They were in the boat with another family of three and all was good. My kids had so much fun during the water fight... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments. Rafting is a wonderful experience for families and kids of all ages. I'm glad that they had so much fun. We'll see you all on some bigger water soon! More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Front desk staff is very unfriendly and dishonest. They claim to be family run, yet they don't know how to treat other families with respect and understanding. I would recommend whitewater rafting, but not with this outfit.

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

These reviews are always the toughest to respond to. I'm sorry you feel this way. In this case I believe there was an emergency at the last minute and you were not allowed to reschedule. Without going into all the details, Crab Apple's cancelation policy is made very clear at the time of reservation. We have a limited number of... More 

Sullivan, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

where do i start......We own a restaurant and wanted to do something great for our staff. White water rafting Hmmmm. We asked our customers where we should go 3 said CrabApple.So i called to make reservations. The best customer service ever!!!The rooms so clean!!! But... the staff made the whole trip. Our guides Tom and Jim, they were so funny... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much. I'm glad you and your staff had so much fun. Crab Apple has just as much fun as there guests. That's why we have been in business for 30 years. We know groups have limited time to get away and relax so they need to make the most of the time that... More 

Swampscott, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was my second rafting adventure with Crab Apple, and I must admit it was sensational. Crab Apple is the only way to go rafting in the Northeast. They have the most experience staff, extremely safe, the best equipment, and they really care about you. Once you finish the rafting they reward you with a great BQ, and pictures of... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Glad to hear your experience was everything you had hoped for. Crab Apple tries to maintain a safe, professional, but extremely fun atmosphere. A great thing about rafting is no matter how many times you go the river is always a little different. That's the difference between mother nature and an amusement park. It is amazing how the kayakers get... More 

boston, ma
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My friends got a Groupon for Whitewater rafting in Maine. We picked the first weekend in June and didn't know how the weather or the rapids would be. Ended up the weather was gorgeous and the rapids were a level 4/5. It was my first time rafting so needless to say (after the safety talk) I was scared to death... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments about your trip on the Kennebec! Mo has guided many a nervous rafter and always gets them down safely. Our guides are great at calming guests down or amping them up! People always worry about the fact that they are scared but it just adds to the fun! We look forward to seeing you this... More 

Bar Harbor, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Ive been on over 20 trips with Crab Apple with the group for whom I work and several on my own or with family.This time I stayed in their luxurious suite, ate in the restaurant and fulfilled a long held dream.I did a trip each day on the Kennebec. Awesome guides and the the base folk treat each person so... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Twenty years of rafting says it all. Fun, adventure and great customer service have kept Crab Apple a step ahead of the completion since 1983. I'm so glad you finally got a chance to come and stay with us. Some spend a day, some stay a week, but everyone has fun at Crab Apple! Guests often ask if it's ok... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We took a shorter family raft trip. Our guide Mo was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. Will definitely visit then again!

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to visit Crab Apple on your vacation. I'm glad you had so much fun with Mo! He's been a valuable member of our staff for 8 years and he'll be back this summer! Thanks for the great comments and take care. More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was our second time rafting with Crab Apple White Water. Once again they gave us memories to last a lifetime, with pictures to prove it. I had a last minute opportunity to get one last trip in this summer and was glad to find they had space. I took 8 16 yo boys and I was remembered from last... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. Rafting is a great activity for teenage boys! Our reservation office tries to make booking a trip easy and we do everything we can to enhance your experience while your here! Crab Apple has been guiding people to experiences they will never forget for many years and we hope... More 

Seekonk, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I am a little late writing my review, however now that I am on Trip Advisor I just had to leave them a great review from my experiene last year. My fiance took me here for my birthday and I could not have had a better experience. We stayed Friday night in one of there cabins which were very cozy.We... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great birthday! A great meal before and after your trip are key and Crab Apple doesn't hold back. The pool allows guests to unwind after the trip (just in case you didn't get enough water during the day). Thanks for the great comments and we hope to see you again! More 

Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent rafting adventure down the Kennebec with Luke as our guide. His experience & knowledge made the trip all that much fun! We were a group of eight & stayed on site @the cabins. Rooms, breakfast & staff were terrific. Highly recommend Crab Apple & are already looking forward to next year!

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Great to hear you had such a good time. With Luke for a guide it's impossible not to have fun on the river. There is probably no one with more experience in the industry and Crab Apple is lucky to have him on staff. I'm glad everything met your expectations. It's great guests like you that make our business so... More 

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