Maine Whitewater Rafting Outfitter Predicts Wild Rides in 2005

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Professional River Runners whitewater guides are gearing up for a busy season of highwater dam releases and turbine tests on MaineÂ?s most challenging whitewater rivers.

Hold onto your paddle! Professional River Runners whitewater guides are looking forward to a busy season of highwater dam releases and turbine tests on Maine’s most challenging rivers. Beginner to experienced whitewater rafters can sign up for guided rafting adventures on the Dead and Kennebec Rivers in The Forks, or the Penobscot River in Millinocket, Maine. Each river offers rafters a unique experience, with Class II (easiest) to Class V (most difficult) whitewater rapids.

The Dead River has seven highwater release dates scheduled for 2005, with the rapids reaching up to 7,000 cubic feet per second, the waves and excitement are at their highest for the season – 10 to 25 feet! The Kennebec River has four Turbine Tests scheduled in June, July and September cranking out 8,000 cubic feet per second. With limited seats available for these high whitewater days, rafting slots book up early.

Early spring and fall season trips are the best value, with one-day trips starting at just $59 for adults, and $49 for children ages 8-15, making whitewater rafting an adventure the entire family can enjoy. Peak times during July and August, as well as highwater release dates are priced from $70 to $108 per day. Special pricing for two or three day trips available, with overnight wilderness camping available.

Professional River Runners also offers campsites, bed & breakfast style lodging, condo & cottage rentals near the basecamp for easy access to the rivers. Group rates and custom trips are available for large groups, youth organizations and corporate events.

For more information on whitewater rafting trips with Professional River Runners in Maine and New York, visit http://www.proriverrunners.com, or call 1-800-325-3911 for reservations today.

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