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“Fun friendly family oriented”

Crab Apple Whitewater
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Charlemont
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

By far this was the best family trip to be taken this year. Special thanks to Arthur who sent a card thanking us & giving us a reminder of the memories made that day. THANK YOU!!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Freedom589361
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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Wow, that is a great review: "best family trip to be taken this year".
We are all about making family memories at our family rafting business, so glad it was an awesome day with your guide, Arthur.
And the personal touch? - guides sending a hand-written thank you note to each raft crew. Thank YOU for coming.

See you in 2019!

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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Did the class 3/4 white water rafting trip. It was so much fun. Had my 16 year old daughter, husband and another couple with us. My daughter loved it as did everyone else. The place is run like a well-oiled machine from start to finish. Our guide, Pat, really knew what he was doing and helped us maneuver the rapids with no trouble at all. After the fun on the water, we had a cookout back at Crabapple. Really delicious. Oh, and they have an excellent selection of craft brews you can purchase for a very reasonable price. Try the Boom Sauce! Highly recommend this this adventure.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank KarenErg
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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Thanks for following a great day on the river with a nice review. We will forward your thoughts to your guide, Pat. He is an All-Star on our great River Guide crew. Glad it was an awesome adventure for all 4 of you. And thanks for noting that everything at Crab Apple runs smoothly from the start of the trip through the delicious cookout (and beers!) after the run down the river.

See you in 2019!

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

We rafted on the lower Deerfield river. Our guide Charlotte was knowledgeable, calm and funny. She helped my almost 11 year old get over her fears. We went over Zoar gap (class 3 rapid) without a hitch. They serve dinner afterwards and that is great too!
I highly recommend Crab Apple Rafting!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

What a fun family day on the river! Thanks for choosing Crab Apple - so glad it was a great day for your kids with Charlotte, a great river guide. Hopefully you'll be back in 2019 for some more fun on the river!

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Took my husband for his birthday and this was his first time rafting. He has not stopped talking about how much fun he had. The guides at Crab Apple are fantastic! Especially Charlotte. Can't wait to go back next season.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Christi D
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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Awesome birthday idea! Glad it was a hit with your boyfriend. Thanks for coming and glad you had a good ride with your awesome guide, Charlotte.

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Reviewed September 1, 2018

There are multiple locations, levels and options. Know what you are getting! We did the funyaks in MA for six people ranging age 5-65. It was perfect! We had a wonderful time. They provide a mini water bottle and granola bar but you can bring more if you choose. They had no problem with my husband's waterproof bag, gopro, etc. They sell their pictures very reasonably and had glasses straps for $5. It was very reasonable and didn't feel nickled and dimed. The staff was kind and knowledgable. We ate at Hearty Eats and walked the Bridge of Flowers which was just icing on the cake. It was just a fun and relaxing low stress day.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Marika K
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Frank M, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thanks for choosing Crab Apple and selecting our Funyak (inflatable kayak) trip on the Deerfield River. Such a beautiful and relaxing trip for 8 miles. Sounds like the perfect trip for your crew although as you mention we have a wide range of trips and options in rafts and kayaks.

Very nice that you visited Shelburne Falls after the trip and got a good meal and saw the local sights along the river.

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