Welcome to the best white water rafting in Maine, the Penobscot River! Of the Pine Tree State’s three commercially rafted rivers, the Penobscot offers the most. Rated from Class III to  Class V, we run the river in such a smart and user-friendly manner, anyone will enjoy a day on it.  We cater to any person looking to be immersed in adventure in the best of the North Maine woods. Experience the thrill of a lifetime! Industry leaders, rated # 1 on Trip Advisor, we take your adventure to another level. Look at our four trips offered on the Penobscot River, see what fits you the best. Then, confidently plan your rafting experience with us  by “Booking Here” or calling Maureen, our owner and your adventure expert, at 1-877-356-9386. Once you book your adventure, please fill out our online waiver.


Check Out Our 4 Maine Rafting Trips on the Penobscot River!


The Lower Penobscot Whitewater Rafting Trip

The Lower Penobscot Whitewater Rafting Trip

1/2-Day Morning, Mild Adventure, Lower Penobscot White Water Rafting

A great half-day trip for family and youth groups, this Maine rafting adventure provides quality fun! Fitting perfectly with your plans if your schedule only allows for half-day adventure. Tackles Class 2-4 rapids on the lower section of the Penobscot River. Check in at our base at 8:00 am., on the river from 9:30 am till noon.

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 your vehicle to our lunch site and load you on our bus. On the river by 9:00 am, you will tackle a fun evenly distributed section of river rafting. During this 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. Since we take off the river right at our lunch site, your expedition is done after our tasty riverside BBQ at 12:30 pm. For more detailed pricing, map and video of this adventure just click the Learn More tab. Once you book your adventure, please fill out our online waiver.

  • Adventure Level: Moderate Fun!
  • Check in: At our base of operations (102 Millinocket Lake Rd, Millinocket ME)
  • Trip Duration: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Trip Length: 6 miles.
  • Meal Included: Full Riverside BBQ Lunch (Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Intolerance options available)
  • Minimum Guest Age: 6 years with a row frame.
  • Minimum Group Size: 1 person
  • Price: $54 – $79 per Person

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1/2-Day Upper Penobscot Rafting Trip

1/2-Day Upper Penobscot Rafting Trip

1/2-Day, Afternoon, Wild Adventure, Upper Penobscot Rafting Trip

This Maine whitewater 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 Penobscot River rafting trip tackles the Class 3-5 rapids of the Ripogenous gorge.

Meet us on the river at Abol Bridge Store in Millinocket, Maine at 11:30 am. From there we transport you to our lunch site where you will be given a trip talk covering equipment, paddling, and safety to prepare you for this high adventure rafting trip. Once you book your adventure, please fill out our online waiver.

  • Adventure Level: Super Exciting!
  • Check in: Abol Bridge Store, Millinocket ME.
  • Trip Duration: 11:30 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Trip Length: 6 miles.
  • Meal Included: Full Riverside BBQ Lunch (Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Intolerance options available)
  • Slide and Video Show Included: Fully edited movie and pictures of the day’s adventure will be shown at the end of trip.
  • Minimum Guest Age: 14 Years
  • Minimum Group Size: 1 person
  • Price: $54 – $79 per Person

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The Full Penobscot River Rafting Trip

The Full Penobscot River Rafting Trip

The Full-Day, Wild Adventure, Full Penobscot River Rafting Trip

The most popular trip on the West Branch of the Penobscot river. It starts out easier and get more exciting throughout the day. Fun, exciting, and beautiful, offering mild rafting adventure in the morning and big rafting excitement in the afternoon. A great fit for heck in at our base at 8:00 am to sign in.

Next, our staff will outfit you with all the necessary gear, give you a trip talk covering equipment, paddling, and safety. You will be on the river by 9:00 am to raft the Lower Section of the Penobscot (up to class III-IV), take off the river by noon to have a full riverside BBQ and after lunch it is up to the top to raft the Upper section to enjoy the Class V Gorge and Cribworks rapids. Once done, we return you to base to collect the gear from the day, and prepare a picture and video show. Your day is concluded by 5:00 pm.  For more detailed pricing, map and video of this adventure click the link below. Once you book your adventure, please fill out our online waiver.

  • Adventure Level: Mild to Wild!
  • Check in: At our base of operations (102 Millinocket Lake Rd Millinocket, ME)
  • Trip Duration: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Trip Length: 12 Miles.
  • Meal Included: Full Riverside BBQ Lunch (Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Intolerance options available)
  • Slide and Video Show Included: Fully edited movie and pictures of the day’s adventure will be shown at the end of trip.
  • Minimum Guest Age: 14 Years.
  • Minimum Group Size: 1 Person.
  • Price: $54 – $109 per Person

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The Ultimate Penobscot River Rafting trip.

The Ultimate Penobscot River Rafting trip.

The All-Day, Ultimate Wild Adventure, Penobscot River Rafting Trip

Maximum excitement for the Maine white water rafting enthusiast, this trip includes two runs down the upper section of the Penobscot river through Exterminator, and the Cribworks. We will meet you at our base at 8:00 am to sign in and then our staff will outfit you with all the necessary gear, give you a trip talk covering equipment, paddling, and safety.

You will be on the river by 9:30 am. An all day activity, but you will skip the lower section of the Penobscot river, white water rafting in Maine 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. For more detailed pricing, map and video of this adventure just click the Learn More tab. Once you book your adventure, please fill out our online waiver.

  • Adventure Level: High Octane!
  • Check in: At our base of operations (102 Millinocket Lake Rd Millinocket ME)
  • Trip Duration: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Trip Length: 10 Miles.
  • Meal Included: Full Riverside BBQ Lunch (Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Intolerance options available)
  • Slide and Video Show Included: Fully edited movie and pictures of the day’s adventure will be shown at the end of trip.
  • Minimum Guest Age: 14 Years
  • Minimum Group Size: 8 People
  • Price: $69 – $129 per Person

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Why go White Water Rafting in Maine with Penobscot Adventures?

Every rafting adventure trip comes with:

  • The peace of mind of an owner operated company committed to the total vacation experience.
  • Industry leading booking and reservation process that is personable, informative and guest centered.
  • Preeminent safety record.
  • Expert, excellent, and fun white water rafting guides whose expertise will have you safely surfing parts of the river other companies don’t go near.
  • A full riverside BBQ with Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Intolerance options.
  • Shuttles to and from your adventure.
  • An entertaining slide and video show of your Maine whitewater rafting adventure
  • A yearning to come back white water rafting in Maine with us again and again.