I've been up to Millinocket with Northern Outdoors a couple of times.
The last time I did the Dead it we used a different company, it was my first time rafting and it wasn't quite the experience I'd hoped it would be. I went back to the Dead with Northern Outdoors and was extremely pleased with the whole experience.
The river was a blast, the guides (some I remember from my Penobscot trips) are outgoing, patient and extremely helpful. The brew pub with foosball, a pool table and the most delicious porter going is quite a bonus during a camping excursion.
I'll be back later in the season to run down the Kennebec, see you soon.
Providence, Rhode Island
Rating: 5 *****