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Magic Falls Rafting Company

38 Dead River Rd, West Forks, ME 04985-5051
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Cheap Thrills a great deal

My niece wanted white water rafting on her birthday trip, but our other destination was Acadia, so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Journeying_Jean
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Boston, Massachusetts
Awesome!!

Bravo to Magic Falls Rafting! We took my 19/16 year old kids.. Haley was our guide, she totally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kathrynsZ6353GC
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Scarborough, Maine
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Maine's fun, safety-conscious, value-priced whitewater outfitter on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers, offering trips May 1 to Columbus Day. Magic Falls base facility offers a campground with tent sites and cabin tents, a lodge with king, queen and bunk rooms (ADA room) and a restored farmhouse sleeping 16 for family groups who wish to have all the comforts of home. The base has the area's only outdoor climbing wall along with changing rooms and showers, half court basketball, volleyball, recreation pavilion and complimentary float tubes. Magic Falls is famed for its overnight "outback adventure" that include rafting, a hike to Moxie Falls, wildlife safari, tent camping and campfire meals. Magic Falls was the first to offer a double run of the upper Kennebec Gorge for action-packed adventurers and an upper gorge 1/2 day morning trip called "Cheap Thrills"
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38 Dead River Rd, West Forks, ME 04985-5051
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My niece wanted white water rafting on her birthday trip, but our other destination was Acadia, so we opted for the Cheap Thrills trip on the Kennebec. This trip has a lower price and includes most of the rapids, but you disembark midway. It was...More

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WFGBethel, Marketing Mgr. at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Jean- Enjoyed having you and your niece in my boat and hope the remainder of your journey through Maine was memorable. Dave Neddeau Magic Falls Owner and veteran guide

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bravo to Magic Falls Rafting! We took my 19/16 year old kids.. Haley was our guide, she totally saved us from flipping the boat on a high release day! Haley is amazing! Ask for her as a guide. The whole place was so impressive, great...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Donna, Thank you for helping coordinate an awesome rafting trip for me and my 6 friends. Eric Lundquist was perfect for us! What a great guy...love his personality and kind demeanor. We really enjoyed our time with him and all the ladies took something special...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We had the best time rafting the Kennebec with Magic Falls. We took my father and 3 teenagers for a wild ride. The experience of the our guide Joe and Chris on the other raft made for a much more exciting ride than a previous...More

Thank Steven L
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WFGBethel, Owner at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks for the kind review. As a four generation family ourselves, we love having grandpa and the grandkids along for the ride. Dave Neddeau, Owner

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great trip down the Kennebec with family - wife, husband, uncle and four teens in one raft. Haley our guide was awesome and found all the great rapids but did a great job keeping the kids comfortable and entertained too. Highly recommend Magic...More

Thank patiopaco
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WFGBethel, Public Relations Manager at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

And we enjoyed your awesome family too. Yeehaa!

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This was our 3rd year coming to Magic Falls for their fantastic Double Gorge run. Who needs a lazy float downriver when you can run the rapids twice!! We have some adventurous folks so we like to taunt our guide to see which one of...More

Thank Kristen T
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WFGBethel, Public Relations Manager at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Hey Kristen- Hope to see you "in" and "out" of the water next year. Can't wait. Josh, Sean and the Crew.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

My group of 3 chose the 'cheap thrills' option which is 1 run down the river where they let you off at a gorge. This was a great experience for first time rafting on a budget. All the staff was very laid back but also...More

Thank CaitSnow
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WFGBethel, Public Relations Manager at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Cait- We all hope you'll come back and brave the rapids again. Maybe enjoy our BBQ too?

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great time! The crew is helpful and kind. Definitely going back. Very knowledgeable about the river and keep you safe.

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WFGBethel, Public Relations Manager at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thanks Genevieve- We're looking forward to seeing you on the Kennebec for another thrilling ride.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a smaller company but the service is more personal and the best value in the area. Don't let the level 4 rating deter you. You'll get wet and bounced but you'll be fine and thrilled. The last 1/3 of the Kennebec trip is...More

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WFGBethel, Public Relations Manager at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Dave, Donna and the crew thank you for rafting with us and your great review. See you again in 2027?

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I booked 4 lodge rooms for 4 adult couples well a month in advance and 3 days before our trip I received an email stating we will be put in 2 rooms. I confirmed the reservation 3 weeks prior and was told we did have...More

Thank Linda H
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WFGBethel, Marketing Dir. & Friend at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Dear Linda- Thank you for bringing to our attention your disappointing experience at Magic Falls. We too are disappointed as we strive to provide the best service to our guests to insure a memorable river trip. It is our understanding that when you booked for...More

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nicpuz
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The cabin tents have a platform with bunk beds with a sturdy padded mat. You need to bring your own bedding- pillow, sleeping bag or coverlet. There are community showers and toilet facilities. For my mind I would consider... More
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