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Address: Fire Rd 20d, Millinocket, ME 04462
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+1 207-723-5438
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

White Water Rafting on the Penobscot River in Maine is one of the most...

White Water Rafting on the Penobscot River in Maine is one of the most spectacular and challenging whitewater river experiences in the eastern United States and has become our most popular river. The Penobscot River boasts a reputation of exhilarating rapids and breathtaking scenery. Choose your level of excitement - from Family Float trip to Class V. Class I-IV rapids. Our whitewater rafting base is located on Pockwockamus Pond at our Campground - The Penobscot Outdoor Center.

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This is my third time rafting with NEOC and every time has been an amazing experience. While the rapids were challenging, our knowledgeable guides kept us safe. Well run... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Veazie, Maine
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Veazie, Maine
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is my third time rafting with NEOC and every time has been an amazing experience. While the rapids were challenging, our knowledgeable guides kept us safe. Well run operation! As a tip: the steak during lunch is good

Thank earlvillanueva
Bridgewater, Canada
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

My first time white water rafting and what an experience! The NEOC group of guides are top notch and so entertaining. Our guide, Elliot, was knowledgable, competent, and full of great stories that made the trip that much more enjoyable. We did the half day gorge run that started with a class V rapid and were a little nervous to... More 

Thank TDakin
Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The team at NEOC is great! This was my first time whitewater rafting and I was not disappointed! We rafted the lower in the morning and the upper in the afternoon. The front of the boat is for the young of heart as the true adventure is up front. They had a great lunch for us mid-day. Ask for Elliott... More 

Thank MarkGMiller
Nashua, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This was my first white water adventure and I have to say it was amazing. Admitting I was nervous at first, but Derek our guide, putting me at ease immediately . He throughly explained all the procedures and patiently answer all my questions. Derek was personable and accommodating to all skill levels.

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Westbrook, Maine
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We had a great day rafting on the Penobscot River with NEOC. The guides were excellent and I felt very safe even though I do not swim well. The upper river trip features a trip through the spectacular Ripogenus Gorge through some really challenging rapids. The lower river trip is much tamer with some great rapids, but more extended periods... More 

Thank Mainemeow
Lake City, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Best river trip ever! We loved the guides, knowledgable and conscientious. The food was freshly cooked for lunch. Bob the driver was so personable and fun. White water wonderful!

Thank Wanderlust1011
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We had an incredible day white water rafting with NEOC. It was our first time and it was a great experience and something we will never forget. Our guide Shawn was outstanding and he made it a blast. Our Trip Leader Jennings was great as well and helped make the day safe and fun. Our nine year old twins were... More 

Thank toddferrara75
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This was our (family ages ranging from a 17 year old to grandad who is 81 years old) first time doing White Water Rafting, and we went hardcore - Double Trouble Class V. And we truly enjoyed the experience! We can't wait to get out there again! Also, they serve a Yummy BBQ lunch!!!! :)

Thank MarinaCM68
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Truthfully, I was a bit scared, especially learning that my fearless daughter signed us up to do the 'Double Trouble' Class V! But meeting our guide Andy who was calm as still water, helped me get over the anxiety…and WOW...what an amazing adventure! He guided us through every Huge, big, medium and small wave we hit…and honestly, my fear turned... More 

Thank diva m
2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

We love whitewater rafting, and the NEOC on the Penobscot did not disappoint! Did the Double Trouble trip, it was thrilling!!! Glad we had the wetsuits. After doing the run twice we had a great grilled lunch provided by the raft guides, the steak was excellent!

Thank Jillian T

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