11 Day Rowing Whitewater Rafting Expedition

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Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

11 Day Rowing Whitewater Rafting Expedition

  • Round Trip from Las Vegas, NV
  • Season: August - September
  • River Distance: 188 Miles
  • Minimum Age: 14 - 16
    Depending on Size and Experience
  • Capacity: 16-20 Passengers
  • The price includes pre-trip motor coach transportation from Las Vegas to Lees Ferry, end of-trip helicopter transfer from the river, and scenic charter flight back to Las Vegas.
  • Reasons to Go:

    World Heritage Site, World Famous Geology, Thrilling Rapids, Great Hiking, Turquoise Pools, Beautiful Waterfalls, Ancient Ruins and Native American Mythology, Bighorn Sheep, California Condors, One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World

Why Choose CRATE?

  • Under Original Ownership Since 1971
  • 5 Star Rated Rafting Trips
  • We Provide Everything You Need For a Great Rafting Trip

Book Your Adventure Today!

(800) 253-7328

This 11-day Grand Canyon rowing expedition covers approximately 190 miles on the Colorado River between Lee’s Ferry and Whitmore Wash. You’ll have the opportunity to hike in many beautiful side canyons with cascading waterfalls, natural swimming pools, and lush vegetation. We will visit interesting historical sites, study unique geological features, and marvel at the ever-changing vistas and panoramas that are revealed at each twist and turn of the river. In addition to the amazing scenery and educational aspects of the trip, there is plenty of whitewater excitement! We’ll run the Colorado’s biggest rapids, including some of the most famous “drops and falls” in the world, like Horn Creek, Hermit, Crystal and Lava Falls. We’ll also enjoy periods of profound peace as the rafts drift quietly through narrow corridors of polished granite.

This is a non-motorized river trip with 18-foot oar rafts rowed by guides. In addition to the oar rafts, a paddle raft is available on a rotational basis.​

Create new memories, experience the excitement, and explore the hidden wonders of the Grand Canyon with Colorado River & Trail Expeditions. We recommend our river rafting expeditions for anyone who wants to see the Grand Canyon. No previous whitewater rafting or camping experience is necessary. Call us now at 1-800-253-7328 to reserve your space or get answers to any questions you may have.

11 Day Rowing Whitewater Rafting Expedition - What's Included

  • Transportation Motor Coach from Las Vegas to Lees Ferry
  • Rafting 188 Miles - Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash
  • Camping Sleeping Bags, Foam Pads, Ground Cloth, Tents (if desired or necessary), Chairs, Plates and Utensils, Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets
  • Water Bottle & Coffee Mug Souvenir 32 oz Water Bottle and 16 oz Coffee Mug​
  • Hiking Off River Hiking and Exploration
  • Meals Delicious, Freshly-Prepared Meals, Beginning with Lunch the First Day
  • Beverages Assorted Non-Alcoholic Beverages, including Juice and Soft Drinks
  • Helicopter End-of-Trip Helicopter Transfer from the River
  • Flight Scenic Charter Flight back to Las Vegas

Not Included

  • Grand Canyon National Park Entry Fee
  • Donation to the Grand Canyon Fund $1/Day (Optional)
  • Alcoholic Beverages, Customer Preferred Soft Drinks or Juices
  • Travel Insurance – Cost of Emergency Evacuation or Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Gratuity for Guides
  • Lodging Before/After your River Trip

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18-Foot rafts are rowed by guides. A paddle raft is available on a rotation basis.

 

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All participants paddle full-time in 6-8 person paddle rafts. A motor support raft carries all of the gear and supplies.  Previous paddling experience recommended.

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The focus is on off-river hiking and exploration.

About the Raft

About the raft​ used for the 11 Day Rowing Whitewater Rafting Expedition

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We use 18′ self-bailing rafts on our Grand Canyon rowing trips. Each raft accommodates 4-5 passengers and is rowed by a licensed guide. Depending on group size, there are 4-6 oar boats per-trip.

We also take one paddle boat, which holds 6-8 paddlers and a licensed guide who instructs participants on how to navigate the currents and paddle through the rapids.

Guests are encouraged to rotate between rafts so they get acquainted with other passengers and the entire crew. 

 
18' Row Raft
Paddle Raft

Camping and Dining on the 11 Day Rowing Whitewater Rafting Expedition

Our meals consist of a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. They are nutritious and delicious. Although we do not serve a “vegetarian” menu, we do provide enough fresh produce and non-meat items that most vegetarian dieters get along fine for the week they are on the river.

We are willing to try and help with special diet requests, but if your food options are very restrictive or require extra time or preparations we may not be able to accommodate you. Please give us a call to discuss your particular diet needs. We may suggest that you bring some of your own food items to supplement our menu.

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lydiah991 - Brainbridge Island
lydiah991 - Brainbridge Island
Grand Canyon Rafting Trip Review
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Our group rafted the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. It was such a positive experience from reservation to the take-out. Our rafting adventure was so well-coordinated and we felt confident in our delightful crew from the first rapid to the last. Delicious meals, great conversations, challenging hikes, and yummy desserts. The crew checked in with us regularly to make sure we were comfortable and were accommodating for various levels of abilities. We even had poetry read to us each morning before we started our day.Would I go again? Absolutely! Would there be a few things I would do differently? Absolutely! Less personal items (you won't be shampooing as often as you think), less clothing, and a few more layering pieces. Overall, this was truly a trip of a lifetime.
Eric S.
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I would just like to let you know how much we enjoyed our rafting trip! It was such a spectacular, once in a lifetime trip. Your staff should be commended. Their knowledge of the river and compassion is exceptional. They made this the most amazing trip that we have ever taken. I cannot possibly thank you entire crew enough.
Susie C.
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I knew you were an original family run company and I think it showed. It was also part of the reason I chose your group when I started doing the research, as you were always so quick and helpful with your email replies. I figured it was likely to carry through to other parts of your company and it clearly does!
Dave F.
Desolation Canyon Rafting
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First to let you know that we had an exceptional trip through Desolation Canyon with Sybrena and her crew. Our guides made everyone so comfortable. From my wife sleeping under the stars, to daughter and grandkids challenging the rapids in the duckies. Could not have asked for more. Once again you (CRATE) exceeding my expectations.
Victoria Dowling | July 2018
Desolation Canyon
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You are all terrific professionals and CRATE is a first-class operations. After 3 Grand Canyon, 1 Cataract, and 1 Desolation trip with CRATE over the years, you’re clearly my go-to outfitter, and I will continue to talk CRATE and the western rivers and canyons up with all my friends in the northeast.
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