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Address: 3 Lake Moxie Rd, The Forks, ME 04985-3433
Phone Number: 800-553-7238
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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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Went with a group of 7 with adult children in their 20's to the youngest at 13. It was everyone's first rafting experience and it was absolutely perfect for all!!! We had our own... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
TeriLTL
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Windham, New Hampshire
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Windham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a group of 7 with adult children in their 20's to the youngest at 13. It was everyone's first rafting experience and it was absolutely perfect for all!!! We had our own raft, our own guide who gave us the ride of our life!! A nice blend of exciting waves followed by jumping in and floating down river.... More 

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

Thanks for the great review of the birthday rafting trip! We love taking fun families such as yours on the "ride of their life" on the Kennebec River rapids. Need a cake - it's 23 miles to the nearest town and we'll make it happen! See you next trip! More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going on an annual white water rafting trip with Crabapple for 9 years now. I started with Jennifer, Frank and Co. in Massachusetts and after two years of fun, we asked for a more advanced experience and inquired about the Maine outfit. Jennifer referred us to her brother Rob and his wife Carrie and there's been no... More 

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

Michael - Thanks for coming back year after year with a great mix of rafting newbies and veterans such as yourself. We love hosting your group as they always bring enthusiasm for the adventure and let themselves unwind from the rigors of daily life. Thanks also for a great and thorough review. Your mentions of our excellent staff, safety on... More 

Branford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This third generation family run white water rafting company far exceeded our expectations, and clearly loves what they do! After extensive research (thank you fellow Trip Advisor reviewers!), our family of six settled on Crap Apple for our Kennebec River white water rafting trip. The Crab Apple staff could not have been more helpful, or welcoming from making the reservations,... More 

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

Thank you so much for the awesome and thorough review. Our family business caters to families like yours and it sounds like you you an awesome weekend. Rob is one of the ownership family members so you were lucky to have him as a guide on the river! Food is important, so glad it met your expectations right there on... More 

Cranston, Rhode Island
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had never been white water rafting, so this was a first. We all had a great time. We stayed the evening before in the Snow Cabin at Crab Apple's location, and the lodging was very nice. Small kitchen and plenty of room for a family of five. We were glad we stayed the evening before the rafting trip.... More 

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

Thanks for the nice review. Glad you had a great time with your family, as a family owned business that means a lot! Good choice staying at the base the night before, the Snow Cottage is perfect size. See you next trip! More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with our Boy Scout Troop last week and it rocked! We slept overnight at their campsite, (Its free and only open to Scouts and youth groups by the way). We had Continental Breakfast there, got a safety briefing, and hit the water! It was so much fun! I fell out of the boat! Try it!

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

Awesome - thanks for letting others know about your scout trip with Crab Apple. Free camping, breakfast and an exciting raft trip make for an awesome adventure! Thanks to your troop for choosing Crab Apple! More 

Narberth, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We woke our three kids up at 5:15am to drive 3 hours to Crab Apple Whitewater in The Forks, ME (at their request) and everyone was so glad we made the trip! We were staying in Boothbay Harbor so not quite convenient to the Kennebec River but the kids (ages 11, 14, 17) had never been whitewater rafting before so... More 

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

Thanks for coming to Crab Apple and making some lasting family memories! Thanks also for the nice review of your river guide and our facility. The Kennebec is such a great family raft trip with big waves, the waterfall walk and opportunities to float in the warm water. Thanks again, see you next trip! More 

Scarborough, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun day, total excitement, pampered by the staff, amazing videos and pictures to bring home with us. Took my Marine son on the trip. He only had ten days leave, but this was definitely the highlight of his leave. Can't wait to go again next summer. Our guide was SO much fun and knowledgeable and made sure we... More 

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

Thanks for choosing Crab Apple for your rafting experience. We know that family time is more valuable than ever and we are psyched that your rafting trip was a highlight during your son's leave time (thanks for your service!). Thanks also for mentioning that your river guide was great and that the post trip barbecue was delicious - we serve... More 

Wellesley, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought a group of 5 adults and 9 young adults for a weekend of rafting. The facilities were clean and comfortable, the staff outstanding and the rafting a ball. It is a nice family run business. I would go back in an instant.

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

Thanks for bringing your group to Crab Apple and leaving a nice review. Our family has a great thing going. So glad you enjoyed our staff, facilities and the whitewater action! See you next trip! More 

Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, wonderful people, terrific service and best of all, it was a blast!--skilled and knowledgeable guides took us safely down 12 miles of the Kennebec River including Level IV rapids. Only 1 in our group of 9 had ever gone rafting before and we're all ready to go back again! We stayed on campus in the Snow Lodge and... More 

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2 Thank Carrie H
appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Thanks for spending a couple of days with our family rafting business. As you said - we really love what we do and try to pay attention to all of the details to make it a great experience for all rafters. Thank you again, see you next trip! More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time as a family of 4 with 2 teenagers. The white water rafting was excellent and our guide Connor was safe and knowledgeable. The staff was friendly and the place was clean. A big plus was not having to get back onto a bus when we finished rafting. We just walked across the street to the... More 

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

Thanks for choosing Crab Apple for your family rafting trip and for taking the time to leave a nice review. We love taking families down the river and showing them all the beauty and thrill of the Kennebec River gorge. We have a great riverside location which really is a great perk for our trips. See you next trip! More 

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