New England RiverboardingRiver Boarding is an unique whitewater experience, and absolute fun. Very popular in other countries, it is relatively new to American whitewater.  Penobscot Adventures is proud to be the only riverboarding outfitter in the Maine, offering fully guided trips capable of satisfying every boogie boarding or surfing skill-level and appetite. Our professional standards of whitewater safety, guarantee you quality fun. Roadside river access means that this trip can be quickly adapted to each group.


What is River Boarding?

River Boarding is using an oversized boogie board, personal floatation device, helmet, fins, and wet-suit to run rapids and surf river waves and holes. We started running riverboard trips in 2008, to rave reviews. We are hoping to add stand up wave surfing to the line up during the 2015 season.

Our guided trips take place on the Penobscot River in the Big Eddy, Troublemaker and Amberjack rapids. We operate in a park & play style, which means you will never be asked to run a section of whitewater beyond your comfort level, and furthermore, you will be able to run the river and surf as many times as you like, accompanied and instructed by professional guides. You will also have the opportunity to try a small cliff jump if you like. No flat water. No run-limits. We run until your done.


 Who can go Riverboarding?

Participants must be able to swim, and should not be afraid of water.

River Boarding is a solo activity, and while our trips are guided, the most dependable swimmer is always yourself. You don’t need be an Olympian, but you must be able to propel yourself in water. If you are unable to swim, rafting might be a better place to start.

Participants must be in good physical health.

Riverboarding is individually paced, but the sport is physical.

Here is what to expect:

  • Kicking through the water with a pair of fins while lying prone on your stomach
  • Hiking a quarter mile of beautiful yet sometimes uneven terrain carrying your five pound riverboard
  • Maintaining a high pulse through repeated bursts of fun.

Penobscot Adventures can make no attempt to assess the physical capability of its clients. We are great guides, but poor physicians. Please ask your doctor if river boarding is right for you.


We run Maine River Boarding trips from June through September

  • Wetsuits are required feel free to bring your own or rent one of ours for $15
  • Weekdays: $89 pp
  • Weekends: $99 pp
  • 14-16: $69 pp
  • under 14: $59 pp
  • Minimum age 10

All River Boarding Trips Include:

  • A professional Maine white water guide
  • All necessary river boarding equipment
  • Transportation to and from the river
  • A riverside deli style lunch