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Crab Apple Whitewater

2056 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, MA 01339
+1 800-553-7238
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Fun even in the rain!

It was clear that the weather was against us, but experienced guides knew how to engage our teenage... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leah D
We keep coming back - LOVE Crabapple Whitewater!

Our faces hurt from smiling after each of our two trips this summer! Our guides, Pat and Ryan... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ruth S
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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Travellers talk about
“deerfield river” (91 reviews)
“monroe bridge” (31 reviews)
“rafting trip” (43 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2056 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, MA 01339
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+1 800-553-7238
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"fife brook section"
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"white water rafting"
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"brownie"
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"river guide"
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"slide show"
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"water fight"
in 10 reviews
"next year"
in 26 reviews
"salmon"
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"family members"
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"bigger rapids"
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"awesome guide"
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"excellent family"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was clear that the weather was against us, but experienced guides knew how to engage our teenage kids and keep the whole event fun! We were cold and wet and LOVED it!More

Thank Leah D
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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much - we work hard to make it fun and exciting in ALL conditions. Rain is just liquid sunshine at Crab Apple. Our awesome guide staff are the best in the business and make it fun every time! Thanks for coming and letting...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our faces hurt from smiling after each of our two trips this summer! Our guides, Pat and Ryan - both so skillful and personable, helped our novice crews have a blast on the river! The whole Crabapple operation is amazing, in fact. From check in...More

Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Deerfield River, with Crab Apple Whitewater. I have been rafting since 1983, and guiding myself since 1985. While on a trip to Boston, I drove up to the Deerfield River to raft with Crab Apple. They are an excellent company. They did everything right from...More

Thank ctyler2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had one of the most enjoyable days as a family. I chose Crab Apple because their reviews were great, and they did not disappoint. Ryan was our guide for the day and having someone who looked out for us, yet made sure we were...More

Thank Shannon D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an awesome day rafting for the first time with our guide Noah! Doing the half day is a great introduction to rafting and it gave us a sense as to what a category 1 ride is. We are looking forward to next summer...More

Thank Aliza B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the 3rd time I have done this trip & each & every time I have had the BEST experience !!!! Frank is the best guide & is so knowledgeable, hilarious, & awesome. You have a wonderful trip down the river—so many rapids that...More

Thank brittanyquinn247
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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow, we're blushing over here!! Thanks for being loyal paddlers at Crab Apple. We try to make it fun and exciting every trip down the river and it sounds like we are doing the job. Our family loves what we do for "work" - it's...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely rafting trip on a hot day! The water was cold but we enjoyed since it was very hot. My 7yr old enjoyed too. They are very organised & professional. Everything was perfect, whether it was instructions, food (which was plenty), experienced & friendly staff,...More

Thank Sarsita2209
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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for following up a run down the river with a helpful review. Good recommendations on footwear - water shoes, Tevas or Keene sandals, closed toe shoes are best. Glad everything was "perfect" - that is a good grade for our awesome staff!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went to Crab Apple Whitewater yesterday for the first time and had a wonderful time. Our guide Arthur was awesome! He was very knowledgeable about different things about the river so not only was it fun to raft but we learned...More

1  Thank Patricia H
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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for letting Arthur and the crew at Crab Apple that you had a great time on the Deerfield 1/2 Day Family Rafting Trip. Arthur is a gentle giant with loads of local knowledge to share, glad he was a great guide for your family!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the fife brook rafting trip July 27 with our kids who are 19, 17, 14 and 12. It was our first time rafting as a family and we all had a great time and we are already planning our next trip. Our...More

1  Thank Sheila01748
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Frank M, Manager at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for bringing your awesome family rafting with us yesterday! We had a great day on the Deerfield River and it sounds like the kids are psyched to come back and try some harder rapids next time. They are hooked on whitewater ... and Crab...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to do something fun as a family. We decided on the Monroe Bridge trip because the kids are ages 15, 18 and 20. Wow what great time we all had. A lot of laughs and smiles. The entire staff was wonderful and made...More

2  Thank cslcdl
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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for rafting with Crab Apple. Nice of you to post a review of your awesome trip. You picked a great activity for an active family of teens and college students. Hard to please them all, but rafting at Crab Apple is just that awesome!

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bensgm11
13 July 2017|
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Response from appleraft | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay on answering, was not informed of the question by Trip Advisor. Hmmm... Anyway - teens and adventure seekers generally want to run the Deerfield River Monroe Bridge Section of Class 3-4 rapids in western... More
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maxnsimon
20 June 2017|
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Response from appleraft | Property representative |
Hello - We raft on dam controlled rivers - mainly the Deerfield River in western Massachusetts and the Kennebec River in Maine. Both have daily water flows for great rafting all summer. Check out our trips on the Crab Apple... More
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