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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...more
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3 Lake Moxie Rd, The Forks, ME 04985-3433
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

As I stated above, this was the second time my wife and I have gone white water rafting at Crabapple Whitewater. It was incredible and even much more enjoyable than the last time which was excellent. We went up with a group from radio station....More

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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Glad to have you guys back on the Kennebec River again! Thanks for returning and we can't wait to show you the awesome Dead River rapids for your next trip. Thanks for the kind words about our awesome staff.

Reviewed 15 September 2018

We have been lucky enough to stay with Crab Apple several times now and I always impressed with how tight this organization runs. There are several great resorts in the Forks, that all have their own character, but i feel like Crab Apple kind of...More

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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for being loyal Crab Apple rafters. Our family business does have a unique identity in our local area as the family business who pays attention to every detail to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our guests. Thanks for noticing the "little things"...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We’d been out to western MA and this was our first trip to Maine and we had a ball. Rafting was great and Mo did a wonderful job, we had the added fun of pulling in stray passengers from another raft. Gotta keep things interesting!...More

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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks for returning over to Crab Apple and now checking out our location in Maine for the best whitewater in the East. The Dead River is awesome action - as you saw when you were part of the rescue squad out there. Glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

This was my 4th time on the river with Crab Apple and the people there were again very nice and knowledgeable . The trip was fantastic and we were given privacy to Kayak the river at our own speed. It did not feel like a...More

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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks for coming back over and over to Crab Apple! Our unguided Funyak trip is just that - unguided. Go fast, go slow, go at your own pace - that is the beauty of ending the trip right at our riverside location. Better than other...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

We were 20 people, 18 of us rafted. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, staff very helpful, My elderly mother came and the staff took really good care of her while we were rafting. The facilities were awesome, lots of room in the main lobby,...More

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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thanks for a thorough and great review of your recent trip. Sounds like a great trip for your group. Very happy that everything went smoothly from the overnight accommodations to meals in our pub and pre-trip breakfast. Our riverside facility with the pool, big decks,...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I went here with my boyfriend this summer, and took 2 trips! I had an absolutely amazing time, Betty than I could have hoped!!. Our guide Jason was soo cool and made us feel stop comfortable, paying attention to everyone in his raft!!.. he made...More

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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Nice review! Thank you! Sounds like you had 2 awesome trips with Jason on the Kennebec and enjoyed our awesome staff before and after rafting. We love what we do so we hope to host you and more friends in the future!

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Planned a last minute trip to New England from the Midwest. A coworker had just been out here and highly recommended Crab Apple for us. We are city folk so white water rafting sounded perfect for our agenda. We arrived in the evening and check...More

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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for following your trip with a thorough review of your experience with Crab Apple. Sounds like everything was smooth and fun! Glad you had a great time with Alex - a river pro for sure. Nice of you to note all of the...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This family business will make sure you have the best experience in Maine. We were a group of 10 visiting from Boston for the weekend and many first time rafters. Crabapple initially split us into two groups but accomodated our request to be in one...More

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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

So glad you had a great experience with your guide, Alex, and our family rafting business. We love hosting families such as yours on the beautiful Kennebec River. Floating right to our base rather than piling into a bus for another long, wet ride is...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

After battling breast cancer last year and having my body riddled with chemotherapy and the after affects of countless surgeries,and hearing my significant other rave about his experience last year, i added it to my Bucket List!! i was not disappointed!! From check-in to check-out...More

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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you so such for a wonderful review of your recent rafting trip. Our rafters come from all backgrounds and circumstances that are generally a mystery to us - so it is our job to deliver every single person a great experience because we don't...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Amazing customer service and a great experience. I would recommend this company over any other on the Kennebec. Very well run family business, they truly value your business.More

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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

You are correct! - we really do value our guests that join us for rafting each season. Our family loves hosting everyone and seeing the look of wonder in the photos and video after a run down the Kennebec River Gorge. Thanks for letting others...More

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