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Address: 3 Lake Moxie Rd, The Forks, ME 04985-3433
Phone Number: +1 800-553-7238
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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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More white water!

Guide was very knowledgeable and local. Safety and comfort are emphasized. Good photos taken and available for purchase. You won't go hungry with their lunch, but it won't win... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 12, 2016
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Guide was very knowledgeable and local. Safety and comfort are emphasized. Good photos taken and available for purchase. You won't go hungry with their lunch, but it won't win any awards. Lots of white water thanks to the dam water releases. Beautiful scenery is courtesy of Mother Nature.

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

Thanks for coming with us and for leaving a nice review. We have lots of local guides who really know the river and show our guests a great ride. Request a local guide on your next trip with us! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Don't bother rafting with any other companies on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers. Crabapple is above the rest. They are beyond professional, safe, committed, and courteous. The entire staff at Crabapple is dedicated and serious about providing the best experience for their clients. We've rafted with Crabapple for over 15 years and consider Chuck, Sharyn and everyone one at the... More 

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

All of our rafters are like family, but some return year after year for more river adventures and we get to know them on a personal level. Thanks for being loyal rafters at Crab Apple and for letting others know that our family run rafting business is top notch! More 

Boston
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Last Friday we drove the 5 1/2 hours from downtown Boston to The Forks, Maine, to stay at the lodge at Crab Apple Whitewater in the wilderness of The Forks, Maine, have a nice breakfast and proceed to experience the whitewater rafting of levels 3's, 4's, and some 5's, along a 12 mile trek along a beautiful river (hydro dam... More 

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

Thanks for the great and thorough review! So glad you made the trek to our Maine operation to experience the thrills of rafting the Kennebec River. Family members ride the river on most every day and you were lucky to join Rob in his raft. We love what we do and love sharing it with adventurous families such as yours. More 

Surrey, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We visited the team at Crab Apple in early August 2016 and it was just a wonderful experience. We stayed in their lodges which were very comfortable and more than adequate for a family of four. The food served in the bar cum restaurant was a great standard and very plentiful and served in a great atmosphere. On our second... More 

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

Thanks for writing a nice review after a great trip to our Maine rafting location. We are proud of our great staff and happy that they met your expectations along with some awesome rafting, comfortable lodging, great food - all nestled in the woods of Maine. We look forward to your next trip as well! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Crabapple is probably one of the best water adventures I have ever done, you can purchase a package for a stay in their great lodge cabins or just arrive before 8:30 am. Rafting: We did the kennebec River category 3 4 5 trip, again it's great! Rapids were very big, Very enjoyable. Most likely will return next year!

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

Thanks for the 5 star review! Come on back for another awesome raft and stay package next season! More 

East Hampton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I had rafted in the 90's with Crabapple, before kids, and now that my daughter is old enough, Crabapple was the only choice for me. Our guide Rob is the owners son, and his knowledge of the river is awesome. He has been guiding for 20+ years and he remembers some of the trips I talked about in the 90's,... More 

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

Thanks for coming back to our family business after 20 years and for leaving a great and thorough review for others to read. We love our riverside location at the end of the Kennebec River raft trip, so thanks for mentioning that as one of the features that sets Crab Apple apart in addition to the family atmosphere, good food... More 

Windham, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 

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