Maine’s Premier Whitewater Rafting 

Ready for miles of big waves and thrilling rapids? Adventure Bound is located right on The Kennebec River, just a few miles from the takeout for the Kennebec and Dead River rafting trips. These two rivers over exhilarating whitewater, making rafting our most popular adventure. Our whitewater trips are known for their hospitality, professional staff, quality, and family run! Plus, our vacation packages are designed for affordable trips! 

Kennebec RIver

The Kennebec River winds through 12 miles of remote spectacular Maine Wilderness. Let our Registered Maine Guides share their enthusiasm and knowledge of the river as they lead you through the exciting Kennebec Gorge, making up the first 6 miles of the trip, and filled with continuous Class III-IV rapids like Rock Garden, Big Mamma, Whitewasher, and Magic Falls. 

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DEAD RIVER 

On the six scheduled release days, Rafters start just below Grand Falls, and paddle to The Dead River’s confluence with The Kennebec River. Rafting the dead river offers more continuous whitewater than any other river in the Northeast. It is 15 miles of exciting Class II, III, and IV rapids like the Mine Field, Elephant Rock, Mile Long, and Poplar Hill Falls. 

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KENNEBEC RIVER 

The Kennebec river trip is a 12 mile trip. The first 6 miles are continuous exciting Class III+IV rapids. After that, enjoy a nice boat float, swim in the river, or take a turn on an inflatable kayak. We stop for a riverside barbecue of grilled chicken and fresh summertime salads. This day starts around 8 AM with orientation and gearing up, then we bus up to the dam and hit the water around 10, we enjoy 4 or so hours on the river and expect to be back at base around 2 for folks to change and view a slideshow of the trip photos.
Controlled dam releases guarantee a full summer of whitewater action, 7 days a week!  

Our Kennebec River Rafting Trip Costs $68 Per Person

This includes: 

  • Professional whitewater guide in each custom NRS raft
  • All equipment including paddle, life jacket, and helmet
  • Hearty riverside cookout
  • All transportation to and from the river
  • Inflatable kayak included for each boat
  • Full use of our Adventure Center facilities

Want BIG WATER?! These four dates guarantee the maximum amount of water that the hydro facility can handle through its turbines. We call it the “Turbine Test” day:

  • Saturday, June 12th, 2021 – 8,000cfs
  • Monday, July 5th, 2021 – 8,000cfs
  • Saturday, September 11th, 2021 – 8,000cfs
  • Saturday, September 25th, 2021 – 8,000cfs

DEAD RIVER 

This day also starts around 8 AM with orientation and gearing up, then bus into the Dead River, and hit the water around 10:30 after a quick snack. We enjoy 3.5 or so hours on the river, and expect to be back at base around 2:00. We prepare the barbecue lunch while paddlers can get dry and warm, then end the day with lunch a slideshow of the trip photos. 

The Dead River only releases on select dates – be sure to check the dates below so you dont miss out!

Water releases on the Dead River are scheduled on only a few special dates throughout the season. Guests are advised to book early as this trip enjoys a special reputation among white water fans everywhere!

  • Saturday, May 8th, 2021 – 6,000cfs
  • Saturday, May 15th 2021 – 6,000cfs
  • Saturday, May 22nd 2021 – 6000cfs
  • Sunday, May 30th, 2021 – 6,000cfs
  • Saturday, September 5th, 2021 – 5,500cfs
  • Saturday, October 2nd 2021 – 6,000cfs

Our Dead River Rafting Trip Costs $68 Per Person

This includes: 

  • Professional whitewater guide in each custom NRS raft
  • All equipment including paddle, life jacket, and helmet
  • A pre trip snack and barbeque lunch back at our base
  • All transportation to and from the river
  • Full use of our Adventure Center facilities

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