Family Float Trips

Families, first-timers and kids enjoy our whitewater rafting trips.

This is the perfect white water rafting trip for ages 4 to 104! As part of our commitment to family adventure, the New England Outdoor Center has specially designed this river trip for visitors who want to be on the water but aren’t ready to take on the rapids. It is an introduction to the beauty and wilderness of the Penobscot River as well as a playful excursion for the whole family.

Penobscot River “Family Float” Trips:

Guests will spend the day on the river, swimming, floating, paddling and playing. We can even show you how to use our individual inflatable kayaks as we travel together from below Nesowadnehunk Falls to Abol Bridge. Along the way, we will visit natural waterslide and learn about the river’s ecological and cultural history. We will provide a riverside lunch so you can leave your worries behind and just enjoy the scenery, wildlife and each other. The personal attention from our family friendly Maine guides will ensure an unforgettable, rafting experience focused on saftey¬†that everyone, of all abilities and ages will enjoy.


Activity Dates Sun-Fri
Family Float Trips Mon, Wed & Fri June 24-Aug 29 94* / 79** n/a
(All prices are per person)

Minimum Age: This is a custom trip on the Lower Penobscot River – Family Float Trips (ages 4 and up)

chi.dren arriving at natural water slide

Arriving at the natural water slide

Sand play at the slide

Sand play at the slide

children swimming at bottom of water slide

Fun at bottom of water slide

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