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Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 254 ratings)

I cannot recommend CRATE highly enough.

I cannot recommend CRATE highly enough. Our 9 days in the Grand Canyon were absolutely unbelievable – everything I’d wanted and tried to imagine, but then so much more. A trillion stars, the billions of years of history, geology to blow your mind, wildlife and so much laughter! Organisation and communication were great; guides and

Karen Riordan

An amazing trip that exceeded our expectations.

My husband and I were so impressed by every aspect of this trip. It goes without saying that the scenery was amazing and the beauty of the Canyon and the Colorado River are truly breathtaking but what made the trip extraordinary was CRATE. They delivered exceptional service at every moment of the trip. The equipment

Dominique B.

Absolutely Phenomenal!

What a phenomenally epic journey we enjoyed with CRATE! This company really knows how to raft the Colorado River. My husband and I went on the nine-day journey through all 280 miles of the Grand Canyon, and when we finished, we wanted to do the whole thing again. We’ve been back home for a month

Kellie A

One of the best adventures of my life.

At age 70 I was a bit nervous about attempting such an active adventure, but with the excellent guides (Ben and John) and our fun and supportive group of co-aventurers, this trip turned out to be a winner in every way. The hikes were beyond description, the river became our beloved home for 9 days,

Elanie T

Grand Canyon Motor Raft Trip

Fabulous scenery throughout Grand Canyon! The guides and boat operators were knowledgeable about the geology and biology of the Canyon and added many interesting stories and history – incredible interpretation! Food was plentiful, delicious and more than expected on a remote trip in terms of top-notch entrees provided… Friendly staff and top-flight

Jeff B

Dream family trip!

Our family of 4 spent 8 days traveling down the Colorado river with CRATE. It was a dream come true! A week spent unplugged, in one of the most spectacular places in North America, with hikes and white-water rapids, and every detail of the trip having been thought through…it was absolutely glorious. CRATE (a family


CRATE the only way to Raft

Here I am writing another review for the BEST River Company. I have use CRATE seven times for river adventures and they have yet to disappoint me. This time I took my two grandsons ( Aiden and Brice) and my Son Ken on their first big adventure to Desolation Canyon . So We headed out


Eight Day Grand Canyon Motor Trip

A brilliant exploration of the Grand Canyon from the river level that few park visitors get to experience. Boatmen Carter Mills and Sybrena Smith and their crew were professional, knowledgeable guides. A strong emphasis on safety and conservation was the first priority. Great side trips to spots only accessible from the river. Geologist guide Wayne


Fantastic trip. Thoroughly recommend.

Great trip, what an adventure ! Led by an extremely skilled and knowledgeable boat team who were all really friendly and looked after us brilliantly. We were well fed and had everything we needed. We learnt so much about the history and geology of the Canyon along with loads of laughter and great fun on

Lori Hilton

Epic- Adventure of a Lifetime

Had been dreaming about this trip for a long time and it exceeded my expectations tenfold. The Grand Canyon was truly breathtaking and sleeping under the stars and seeing the Milky Way brought tears to my eyes. The guides (Abel & McKenna) have deep knowledge of the canyon and its history, and are highly skilled

Rebecca R

May trip on Colorado River

The guides were fantastic and very knowledgeable. The hikes were incredible and sleeping under the stars was better than I imagined with cots. The temperature during the day was 90-100 degrees, but the spray and water was a icy contrast at 50 degrees.At night it usually cooled down. Food was excellent and the scenery phenomenal!

Charlotte B

Amazing rafting experience

My family and I had the most fantastic rafting trip through the Grand Canyon with Walker, Ryan, Abel and Chase. It was 3 days (incl a night at the Bar 10 ranch). It was awesome from start to finish. We loved the horse riding, skeet shooting and ATV trip at the ranch. It was pretty



It has taken me over a month to finally put this trip into words. My husband is the river rat, I am NOT. I was not excited about this trip, was not looking forward to it and honestly, was dreading it. When the day finally arrived for us to leave, I took the attitude of

Teresa B

A brilliant 11 day tour.

A brilliant tour. Fantastic guides, excellent food. Very knowledgeable guides about the river, geology, all the side canyons and hikes. 5 oar boats and a 6 persona paddle raft made for great variety. They literally thought of everything, brought everything and were great cooks

Greg Bernie B

Great trip!! For sure would do again!!

We just got off of our river trip and it was an experience that was truly amazing!!! Our guide Carter we very knowledgeable about the canyon and we were so impressed with all of the information he provided about the rock formations and Lewis and Clark history. The rest of the crew Isaac, John and

Margie M

Excellent, amazing, and wonderful!

Awesome experience! This was my first rafting trip of this length. We did the 5 day Desolation Canyon trip from July 13-18, 2021, and it was amazing. The guides, Johnny, Phebe, and Isaac were so wonderful, fun and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and we saw so much wildlife. It was incredible! I highly recommend

Terri C

CRATE Rafting is a 10++++. Don’t settle for anything less.

WOW! CRATE delivered an outstanding experience – can’t say enough good things. Guides: John Toner and Sybrena Smith were guides extraordinare with experience, knowledge, talent and personalities that can’t be beat. Exciting river running, fun hikes, thorough history and geology information, and good food. Sybrena shared her beautiful voice, violin, and uke – amazing. The


Amazing trip of a lifetime

Wow! Our first trip down the river and we were lucky enough to be with John, Johnny, Robbie, and Adam of CRATE. They are truly amazing. They offered a truly amazing experience from day one. The ride was safe, fun, comfortable, and super exciting! We cannot wait to go back and when we do it


Great trip through Cataract Canyon

We just came back from going down Cataract Canyon with CRATE in the first week of May 2021. The trip was fantastic and CRATE was excellent in all areas: professional, SAFE, fun, knowledgeable, experienced and efficient. The food was fresh and excellent everyday, including salads at dinner. Our guides were an amazing group of individuals


40 years of CRATE experiences.

We’ve been down the river three times with CRATE. Twice down the Grand Canyon and once on the Green/Colorado. Each time we were impressed by the food, the hiking, and the good company of the crews. Most of all over the years is the focus on Safety. If you are thinking of a river trip,


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