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Grand Canyon river rafting trip guests travel in style aboard our 37′ Grand Canyon rafts that are guided using quiet four stroke outboard engines. These trips are our most popular expeditions and are a great option for a Grand Canyon rafting vacation. The advantage these rafts offer is a smaller time commitment and less expensive Grand Canyon experience, without missing any of the side canyons, hikes, and special places in the Grand Canyon.

Our Motorized Grand Canyon rafts offer a slightly tamer ride through Grand Canyon’s rapids while still giving guests plenty of excitement. These trips are a great option for families and groups because 10-12 guests can ride on the same raft. Our 37′ rafts are specially designed so everyone can take in a 360 degree view unlike some of our competitors whose boats are designed for guests to sit on one side of a gear pile on the raft.

We use 18′ rafts on our rowing trips.  Each raft accommodates a maximum of 4 passengers and is rowed by a licensed guide.  Our rowing rafts are used on our Alaska river expeditions, Desolation Canyon river trips, and some Cataract Canyon and Grand Canyon rafting trips.

Our paddle rafts accommodate 6-8 passengers.  There are usually 2-3 paddle boats per-trip, depending on the group size and demand.  A licensed guide is on board each paddle boat, instructing participants on how to navigate the river currents and paddle through the rapids.  Guests are encouraged to rotate between the rafts so they get acquainted with other passengers and the entire crew.

Our 22′ Snout rig is the boat we use the most on our Cataract Canyon rafting trips.   Each raft accommodates 6-8 people.  We use this raft high water river trips in Cataract Canyon and occasionally on Grand Canyon motorized river trips.  If the water gets really high in Cataract Canyon we switch to our 35′ Grand Canyon style rafts.

Upon request (Desolation Canyon), we will provide inflatable kayaks (single of double) for those interested in paddling through the Canyon. The inflatable kayaks are a great option for people who desire more active participation in the river trip.

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