The Ultimate Penobscot Whitewater Rafting Trip is one of the most exciting rafting trips in America. Several years ago Paddler Magazine rated the 50 top rafting rivers in America. The Penobscot River came in 5th, the Kennebec, Maine’s most popular river, came in 49th. The Ultimate Trip is a full day trip that takes advantage of the Penobscot Rivers’s wild class V Upper Gorge and Cribworks section. This trip is great for guests that have rafted multiple times before. It’s a wide river and there are many paths down it, make sure you experience them all. Once you book your adventure, please fill out our online waiver.

Ultimate Penobscot River Rafting Map

Ultimate Penobscot River Rafting Map

In-Depth Penobscot Whitewater Rafting Trip Information:

Instead of using the lower river to hone their skills, the Ultimate trip puts guests right into the class V section so experience is a plus. Meet us at our  rafting base of operations in Millinocket, Maine at 8:00am for check-in. We check in at the same time as the Full  and Lower River Trips, then we head straight to McKay Hydro Station for put-in. After the first practice eddy, guides and guests challenge the Class V Ripogenous Gorge and Cribworks.  There has never been a crazier cup of morning coffee.

The Ultimate Penobscot Whitewater Rafting Trip

The Ultimate Penobscot Whitewater Rafting Trip

We run the Upper Gorge Section down to Amberjack and either have lunch or a snack between runs depending on the logistics of the other trips that day.  If we have multiple trips out we try to merge them together at lunch. The run starts off with the Exterminator and then continues down through the Cribworks to Amberjack. There are 13 named rapids in this section. The rafting is intense, but pure fun (the swimming might be scary though). This is a great trip for guests with rafting experience, if your timid try the Full Penobscot River trip first.

After a snack or lunch, we hit the water again and crush the Class V’s a second time. After the trip we watch a picture and video show of the day’s trips. Remember “sometimes you watch the show, sometimes you are the show”. Once you book your adventure, please fill out our online waiver.


Ultimate Penobscot River Trip Pricing 2017

SeasonDatesWeekdaysSaturdaySunday
Spring5/06/17 - 6/11/17$99$109$104
Early Summer6/12/17 - 7/14/17$104$119$109
Summer7/15/17 - 8/25/17$109$129$114
Late Season8/26/17 - 9/4/17$104$119$109
Pricing for the Ultimate Penobscot River rafting trip in Millinocket, ME.