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Packing for Water Sports with Penobscot Adventures


Preparing for your Maine White Water Rafting Adventure


Perhaps one of the most often asked and hardest to answer question is "What do we bring"? Here's a small list of essential items to bring on your whitewater rafting or kayaking trip at Penobscot Adventures.

Whitewater Rafting Basic Packing List


One-Day Rafting Trips and Adventures


Highly Recommended
   - Swimsuit
   - Quick-drying shorts
   - Synthetic clothing: fleece, polypropylene, Capilene, etc. (spring/fall)
   - Sunscreen
   - Water bottle
   - Sunglasses with strap
   - Secure footwear: old sneakers, water shoes, sandals with ankle strap no flip flops
   - Prudent personal medication: Epipen, inhalers, heart medication, etc.

Optional Comfort
   - Waterproof camera (disposable cameras work great)
   - Personal wetsuit, splash jacket/pants
   - Dry clothes for the ride home

Multi-Day White Water Rafting Trips and Adventures


Highly Recommended
   - Swimsuit
   - Quick-drying shorts
   - Synthetic clothing: fleece, polypropylene, Capilene, etc.
   - Sunscreen
   - Water bottle
   - Sunglasses with strap
   - Secure footwear: old sneakers, water shoes, sandals with ankle strap no flip flops
   - Prudent personal medication: Epipen, inhalers, heart medication, etc.
   - Long pants/long-sleeve shirt
   - Closed-toe camp shoes/hiking boots
   - Warm jacket and warm top
   - Raincoat
   - Winter hat
   - Insect repellent
   - Flashlight/headlamp
   - Sleeping bag/ground pad
   - Tent
   - Toiletry kit

Optional Comfort
   - Waterproof camera (disposable cameras work great)
   - Personal wetsuit, splash jacket/pants
   - Dry clothes for the ride home
   - Reading/journal material
   - Day pack for hikes
   - Musical instruments
   - Binoculars
   - Field guides: birding books, etc.
   - Limited amount of personal beer/wine/spirits
   - Small pillow
   - One or two trash bags/large zip-locks for packing wet gear

On the spring and fall rafting trips we require that you wear a wetsuit while on the river. You are welcome to rent one of our suits or bring one of your own. Rental of a full wetsuit is $12.00, a half is $6.00, spray tops are $6.00 and booties are $5.00. The whole suit is $20 a savings of $3.00. Bring wool or fleece socks.

Please don't forget to bring a change of dry clothing and footwear for your trip home!
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Millinocket, ME 04462
1-877-356-9386
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Bingham, ME 04920
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Bingham, ME 04920
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Guest Review:

I've only been on a class one river before. This river (lower) portion includes 1-4. Our guide did a fantastic job teaching us what to do. Good thing. Some people did fall out. Everyone was fine. This Lower Penobscot River tour included a natural water slide. This 41 year old lady loved it! We had a level 2 rapid, a couple 3's, and a couple 4's. Very manageable! Even for a scaredy cat like me. Lunch was fabulous. Choice of steak or chicken with sides. I asked if lunch was always like this. They said it was something like this. After lunch, the rest of the people went to do the upper river with class 5's. Not for this scaredy cat. I prefer class 3's. This company did a fantastic job. Tyler was a wonderful guide. Thanks!

      Thanks,
          Laura, (Brunswick, ME)