Guided Float Trips

Inflatable Kayaks & Stand Up Paddle boards: Afternoons

Experience on an outdoor adventure tailored for large groups, families, and youth with Adventure Bound on the lower Kennebec River in Maine. Our expertly guided float trips promise a unique adventure paddling the river and hiking to a waterfall on the infamous Appalachian Trail.

Glide along the river on inflatable kayaks, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), and canoes, accompanied by a support raft for breaks and gear transport, ensuring an immersive experience for all.

Kids SUPing the lower Kennebec river of Maine

Float: 1/2 Day Afternoon

Duration
1/2 Day
Class
I-II
Age MIN
8 YRS
group size
up to 150
Arrival
12:30 PM
Departure
4-5 pm
location
Caratunk, ME
meals
Lunch
season
June-Aug

Overview

This half-day afternoon float starts at 12:30pm. Meet you guide at Adventure Bound to plan for the day and pack a picnic lunch.  We’ll transport you to the Kennebec boat launch and Crusher Pool, a scenic swimming hole to enjoy your lunch. The adventure on the river begins with a beautiful afternoon float, creating a perfect blend of nature, exploration, and outdoor excitement. Enjoy the beauty of the Kennebec, as we make a stop for a short hike up Pierce Stream along the Appalachian Trail, culminating in a refreshing swim at a waterfall—a unique Appalachian Trail crossing.  We’ll continue floating the Kennebec back to Adventure Bound, just about a mile from the AT crossing.   Your trip ends at either the AB dock or just around the bend Caratunk boat launch where we’ll transport you back to the activity center.

For those seeking a full-day option, add on a hike to Moxie Falls for a morning activity. A two mile round trip hike to a 90′ waterfall!

What's Included

Itinerary

  • Check in at Adventure Center
  • Turn in waiver forms for all participants
  • Meet your Trip Leader
  • Pack Picnic Lunch
  • Pack personal day bag
  • Load the buses and drive about 10 mins to Crusher Pool & boat launch
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch and swim 
  • Guide will give paddling instruction
  • Practice paddling your SUP, inflatable kayak, or canoe in Crusher Pool
  • Follow your guides down the river!
  • Stop at Pierce stream, where the Appalachian trail crosses the Kennebec river.
  • Enjoy a hike up the trail to a waterfall swim spot!
  • Continue floating on the river to Caratunk
  • Depending on the group and weather the trip will end at the AB dock or the Caratunk boat launch.
  • Short bus ride back to AB as needed. 
  • Return to our Adventure Center, just a 2 minute bus ride from takeout
  • Change into dry clothing
  • Depart at you leisure
  • Enjoy the Adventure Center amenities; pool, hot tub, showers, WiFi, walking trails, disc golf
  • Visit our gift shop for a souvenir

Essential Information

Reviews

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Other Activites

Whitewater Rafting Kennebec river

Duration
1 Day
Age
10 YRS
Class
II - IV

High water rafting Kennebec river

Duration
1 Day
Age
12 YRS
Class
III - IV

2-Day rafting remote
Overnight trip

Duration
2 Days
AGe
10 YRS
Group Size
Min 8ppl

Ready For your Maine Adventure?

To book a trip or receive more information contact us and we’ll guide you through planning your upcoming adventure!

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