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Crab Apple Whitewater

3 Lake Moxie Road, The Forks, ME 04985
800-553-7238
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in The Forks
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Family owned and operated since 1983, Crab Apple Whitewater, Inc. offers over twenty different whitewater rafting adventures on rivers in Maine,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Baraboo, Wisconsin, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our first trip with Crab Apple- a great all around experience. The feel of the family run business was there all the way from the reservation process through checkout. We had a great trip with guide Luke, who was a pro all the way. Robert and Chuck regaled us with stories as well, and put on a great post-rafting lunch.... More

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

Thanks for the great review. So happy that our family business was what you were looking for - relaxed atmosphere with a great staff. You were lucky to have Luke as your guide - he is a 20+ year veteran of the Kennebec River and knows how to deliver a great ride! Thanks again - see you in 2014 for... More

New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We just returned from a FAMILY vacation in Vermont with a full day stop at Crab Apple Rafting on Saturday 8/3/13. I can't so enough about how great the day was there as all of my family members wanted to stay another day and go again. Crab Apple is a class organization that is well run from top to bottom.... More

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

Thanks for the great and thorough review. We try hard to make every interaction and contact of high quality and it sounds like you were pleased. To top it off, your river guide Travis is excellent. You were lucky to have him and I see that he gave you a great ride on the river. Thanks again for the review.... More

Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was the best time we had so far, we went there Saturday the 13 of July 2013, Sarah was our guide and she was absolutely great. My daughter was scared at first but not only did she make my daughter feel great, my daughter loved the time and wants to go back. Thank you for the great memory.

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

So glad you came back and had a great time on the river with your daughter. We know the first time can be intimidating in the big rapids, but sounds like your guide, Sarah, made everyone feel comfortable and excited. She does a great job for our family business and we're glad you got to spend the day with her.... More

Concord, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We planned a family/friend group to head up north. The drive was amazing and the trip only got better when we arrived at Crab Apple in The Forks, Maine. We checked in, checked out our rooms, about a million times better than I had imagined. It was quiet cozy and peaceful and far from roughing it. Next stop the bar... More

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

Thanks for writing about "Big James". He is a great guy and our family business is lucky to have him and others that love what they do! Crab Apple Whitewater is run by family and our guide staff is our extended family. Glad you enjoyed your trip - tell your friends and we'll see next trip. More

Wahoo, Nebraska
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed over and white water rafted with this well run outfit. Rooms were cabin like but very clean with very comfortable beds. They served a great buffett breakfast the next morning. We were fitted for wetsuits and instructed with valuable information before we started. ur ride was fantastic and Our guide Jmaes took good care of us. we had... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to tell others about our family business, Crab Apple Whitewater. You were lucky to have James as a guide - he is exceelent at what he does. Glad you appreciated and mentioned the organization and preparedness of our trips and staff. We work hard to be a well oiled machine. See you next trip!! More

Milton
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

3 generations rafted together on June 1st and it was a fantastiuc experience. From the moment we pulled into the parking lot to the moment we left the Crab Apple team was surperb. I had my Dad who was 75, my 16 year old daughter and my 12 year old son and everyone enjoyed it the same. The water was... More

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

Thanks for the great feedback about Crab Apple and your river guide, Wade. He has been part of our staff for a LONG time and he is amongst the best on the river. We love the three generation family trips. It is so cool to see grandparents enjoying thrills with the next two generations. Trips like that make lasting memories... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Solid crew with lighthearted attitudes did an awesome job from beginning to end ensuring we all had fun and were safe. Jason rocked as a guideand kept us from flipping (after we tube stood!). Walking right across the street after the pull out at the end was key. No damp bus ride back :) Hope to make it back soon.

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

Thanks for writing in about our family business. We try and make sure everyone gets treated well and has a great ride down the river. Jason, as you noted, is a great guide and represents our family so well year after year. Hardworking guides with great presonalities make Crab Apple what is has become after 30 years on the river.... More

Skowhegan
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Crab Apple Whitewater is the best company in The Forks for rafting. We had the best time and a great guide. The high water release was a lot of fun. Some real nice waves and a sunny day to top it off. The lunch back at the base was outstanding.

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

You are so right - the Dead River is a great ride! Thanks for sending in a review `and letting folks know that the Dead and Crab Apple make for an awesome vacation. See you next trip! More

tyngsboro, Ma.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

The best outfitter in new england went with others none compare. They have everything onsite cottages to stay in restaurant lounge guides are great friendly knowledgeable most from area alot of fun took my 12 year old treated him great my 3rd time back already planning on next year.

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

Thanks for writing a review and mostly Thank You for coming back 3 times and trusting us to make sure your 12 yr old son had a safe and thrilling ride down the river. Our family loves showing other families our beautiful and exciting rivers - glad you and your son love it as much as we do. See you... More

Revere, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Crab Apple Whitewater is a great rafting outfitter. Every single staff member is super friendly and you feel so welcomed from the moment you drive in. The trip was so much fun from start to finish. They start off with a safety session so you know what to do in all possible scenarios. You are fitted in a life jacket... More

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

Thank you for writing a great review of our family business. Fun and safety - you captured what we are all about at Crab Apple. And we are lucky to have guides like Jason who love showing rafters the beautiful Kennebec River. See you next summer. More

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