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“Don't Pass this Up!!!!”

Crab Apple Whitewater
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in The Forks
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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. We felt at home from the moment we drove into the parking lot, to obtaining the equipment, to the class held to go over the logistics of the ride. Then as the excitement rose, in steps Cheetos, aka Ginger aka Travis. We could not have asked for anyone better. If you choose to come here I would strongly ask for him if he is available yet all of the guides seemed to be fun loving people but Travis took us over the top. His excitement, energy, reassurance and commands were second to none as we paddled forward yet his whit was what set him apart. Travis kept everyone in the boat involved and we just hope he enjoyed it as much as we did. To top it off they have a great dinner after the tour back at the base camp to relive the great experience you just had

Thank lookingforDonHo
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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

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. See you next trip.

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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.

Thank jrlastres
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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

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.

Thanks for the review and see you next trip!

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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 at Crab Apple! What a great group of guys, polite, funny and knowledgeable, we were even more excited to find out the guides are there almost 24-7, bartenders, to breakfast, to the river then back for the cookout. This was great because we were really able to get to know our guide James. Great guy, great sense of humor and I have rafted before other places. Crab Apple and James are at the top!! If you go (which is a a must!) request James, tell him his Massachusetts fans sent you! -Marianne and crew!

1  Thank Marianne M
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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

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.

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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 a tasty grilled lunch after rafting and enjoyed reviewing the photos and film of our trip. alsonthe night we arrived on of our party had come down with a reaction to a bad clam and the staff was helpful and caring. it meant a lot to us! Chuck, his family and staff run a great operation!

1  Thank LKL
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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

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!!

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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 running fast and high so it made for some great rafting. We got completely soaked! We had Wade as our guide and I felt fully confident that we would get through the rapids without flipping. But if we did I felt very prepared. He was a true professional and an expert rafting guide. I would raft with Crab Apple again and again.

1  Thank anniealpine
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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

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 for all involved. And it mirrors our family business - the third generation grew up at Crab Apple and the grandkids are now helping out a little if they are seven years old and a lot if the are teenagers....living the dream at Crab Apple.

So happy your family chose Crab Apple and had a great time!

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