Maine white water rafting in Millinocket

Dropping the Final Chute in the Cribworks while Maine white water rafting in Millinocket, on the Penobscot River.

Penobscot Adventures offers Maine white water rafting on the Penobscot River, the largest river system in the state. We have five different white water trips on the West Branch. These trips provide adventure for every age and thirst for thrills.  If you don’t find what your looking for here give Maureen a call @ 1-877-356-9386. She can set up any vacation package you can imagine.


The Penobscot River – 5 rafting trips on Maine’s largest river system!

The Penobscot River is the best whitewater rafting in Maine! We have two full-day trips and three half-day trips. The Full Penobscot River Trip and the Ultimate Penobscot River Trip are full-day adventures for families with older children and friends looking to rock and roll. The Lower Penobscot River Trip a half-day trip excellent for families with young children and groups with nervous passengers. If your group is really young or nervous try our New Lower River Row Frame Trip, this trip takes youth as young as 6. All of these trips meet at 8:00am at our base of operations in Millinocket, Maine. We gear everybody up together for all three rafting trips and do a safety lecture at our base of operations. The last Penobscot River trip, The Upper Penobscot River Trip, meets at 11:30am at the Abol Campground store on the Golden Road.

There are extreme sections for the die-hard whitewater enthusiast, gentle spots for the family that wants to experience the outdoors and a taste of white water.Broken up into half-day, and full-day adventure trips, we offer trips for everyone. Please browse below and call if you have any questions. 1-877-356-9386


1/2-Day Penobscot River Rafting Trips

The Penobscot River has several excellent Maine rafting trips. Maine’s famous “Golden Road” follows along the river and allows us run several half-day adventures that aren’t available on any of Maine’s other whitewater  rivers.

You can pick between rafting wild white water on the Upper River Wild Adventure Trip or mild rafting on the Lower River Mild Adventure Trip.


Nesowdnehunk Falls on the Penobscot River rafting trip.

Nesowdnehunk Falls on the Penobscot River

The 1/2-Day Lower River Mild Penobscot River Rafting Trip

A great half day trip for family and youth groups, this white water rafting in Maine trip is quality fun! It tackles Class 2-4 rapids on the lower section of the Penobscot River. You check in at our base at 8:00am. After signing in our staff will outfit you with all the necessary gear, give you a trip talk covering equipment, paddling, and safety. Next we’ll move you vehicle to our lunch site and load you on our bus. Lock your keys in our lock box on the bus, and were off to the river.

During the trip we visit a natural water slide at Nesowdnehunk Stream and float right along the base of Mt. Katahdin. Your family and friends can enjoy a great mixture of excitement and fun with out the stress of intense  rapids. Enjoy!

  • Minimum Guest Age: 8 Years
  • Price: $54 – $79 per Person
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False Exterminator wave in the Ripogenous, Gorge.

False Exterminator wave in the Ripogenous, Gorge.

The 1/2-Day Upper River Wild Penobscot River Rafting Trip

This Maine rafting trip is perfect for thrill seekers on a deadline, make the most of your vacation time by skipping the float sections of the river. This trip tackles the Class 3-5 rapids of the Penobscot River gorge. The trip lasts from about 1:00pm to 4:00pm and provides all the excitement you need.

Guests meet the shuttle vehicle at the Abol Bridge Store in Millinocket, Maine. We provide lunch for you before the trip or you can eat at the Abol restaurant before we pick you up. After we pick you up your guide will outfit you in the necessary gear and give you a trip safety procedure lecture. The lecture covers all the equipment, paddling, swimming, and rescue techniques that you will need for your trip. Please know that this is a high adventure rafting trip.

  • Minimum Guest Age: 12 Years
  • Price: $54 – $79 per Person
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 All-Day Penobscot River Rafting Trips

The Penobscot River has plenty of white water for full day trips also, pick our Full River Wild Adventure Rafting Trip to have a morning warming up your whitewater skills before the Class V’s or tackle Class V all day with The Ultimate Trip.


The Marker Wave in the Cribworks Rapid

The Marker Wave in the Cribworks Rapid

The All-Day Full River Wild Adventure Penobscot White Water Rafting Trip

The West Branch of the Penobscot River features some of the best Maine white water rafting. Fun, exciting, and beautiful, this whitewater rafting trip offers something for everyone in your group.

Load on the bus for a short drive to the start of your adventure. We stop at a natural water slide and raft four rapids before lunch. The Class V Gorge and Cribworks section are the challenge after lunch followed by the white water play rapid Big A before the end of our trip. Once done with the trip we return to base, collect the gear from the day, and prepare a picture and video show. Fun, exciting, beautiful, this whitewater rafting trip offers something for everyone in your group. Awesome!

  • Minimum Guest Age: 12 Years
  • Price: $54 – $109 per Person
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Final Chute in the Cribworks Rapid on the Penobscot River.

Final Chute in the Cribworks Rapid on the Penobscot River.

The All-Day Ultimate Wild Adventure Class V Penobscot White Water Rafting Trip

Maximum excitement for the white water rafting enthusiast, this trip includes two runs down the gorge section of the West Branch through Exterminator, and the Cribworks. Maine Rafting doesn’t get any more exciting than this!

Our guides will assess their crews and give a rafting experience not available with the larger rafting companies in Maine. What does that mean? The river is wide and there are many runs through it. Just the Exterminator section of the Gorge has four different runs through it in a raft. Penobscot River Rafting at it’s best.

  • Minimum Guest Age: 14 Years
  • Price: $69 – $129 per Person

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 Why go Maine white water rafting with Penobscot Adventures?

Every rafting adventure trip comes with:

  • All of the required river gear.
  • A riverside BBQ or deli lunch (depending on the trip).
  • Shuttles to and from your adventure.
  • Our commitment to you and your vacation experience, you always deal directly with one of the owners.
  • Our fun, personable, experienced white water guides.
  • Our industry leading safety record.