OARS Grand Canyon Dories, Flagstaff

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Grand Canyon rafting since 1969--Based in Flagstaff, Arizona, O.A.R.S. & Grand Canyon Dories set the standard in first class whitewater rafting adventures on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon near Las Vegas. We specialize in guided, oar powered river trips through the Grand Canyon on inflatable rafts and wooden, fiberglass dory boats. Our river adventures vary from 4-18 days in length with departures from Lees Ferry, Phantom Ranch & Whitmore Wash to Diamond Creek and Lake Mead.

Recognized in 2008 and 2009 by National Geographic Adventure as "The Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth," O.A.R.S. sets the standard in first-class rafting, sea kayaking and multi-sport adventures throughout North America, South America and Fiji.

O.A.R.S. caters to active travelers of all ages and abilities with experienced, professional guides and top notch equipment and today offers more than 75 unique itineraries worldwide, including one-day and weekend escapes.
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  • Trip of a lifetime. Went with son and grandson. The guides are the best. The food is amazing. It is definitely one of the wonders of the world.  more »
  • Had an amazing Grand Canyon rafting trip with OARS. Jumped on at Phantom Ranch and exited at Whitmore Wash. The trip was 5 star all the way - guides, food, experiences. If you are thinking of rafting ...  more »
  • This trip has been on my wife's bucket list for a decade and we booked this 18 months ago for my son's High School graduation trip. I have to say the whole experience was looked forward to with great ...  more »
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  • Man, Our entire group of friends (6 in total) were absolutely blown away by the OARS team. From pre-trip to the trip itself they are professional and clearly one of (if not the most) professional group running the esteemed Grand Canyon. Our guides and support staff were amazing. Fun, professional, knowldgeable, safety experts and above all dedicated to creating a once in a lifetime experience. Ben was amazing, Rio, Joe, Collin, John, Amber and Amber were absolutely amazing.
  • Remarkable guides in a lovely canyon on a powerful river. What could be better? A great mix of guests, sleeping under the stars on 3" thick pads (you do NOT feel the ground, best outdoor sleep ever), meals cooked beautifully, cold beer, a toilet to sit on in camp, Tales of history and geology, singing around the campfire, lifelong friends made, living daily in awe of what's around you, what you're floating on and looking forward to the hike out at Phantom Ranch, an experience in itself. Go. Just Go. Book it now.
  • My recent trip was absolutely one of the best experiences I have ever had. From the knowledgeable crew, to the food, to the level of care for the participants, everything was top notch from beginning to end. I am already planning my next trip in two years with my daughter and son-in-law. I can't wait! Hubert Nerwin
  • Life changing experience ! My 16 year old son and I did the 12 day Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash the first week in June. From the start the communication by OARS was fantastic. The videos prepped us for our trip. Our Team leader was Chelsea and she was a joy to work with. Our other guides, Ned, Tim and Scotty were amazing. The time on raft was nice to get to know the fellow rafters and the guides. It was so refreshing to unplug from electronic media and communication and get back to the basics. The hikes were great and the rapids exciting. The sheer size of the Grand Canyon was impressive. All our needs were taken care of. All the guests were amazed at how good the food was and how we were able to have fresh fruit on such a long trip. After this trip, I would only have OARS as my outfitter for this or any other rafting trip. Thanks
  • OARS has only become better. Did The Grand Canyon trip in 2001 and wanted our now teenage son to have the experience. Team Leader Andre Potochnik has an easy way and gift of imparting his knowledge of everything GC and the fascinating geology one lives on this journey. Entire crew was attentive to every detail with amazing cuisine morning noon and night. Duffy Dale let us share in the maiden voyage of the "Marble Canyon" dory dedicated to Martin Litton. Great to see the Dale clan at Lees Ferry. IF THERE WERE A SIXTH STAR RATING, THIS TRIP WOULD GET THE RATING. Entire team was focused on all having a memorable and positive time. Learned a great deal from documentary film maker (recording the Marble Canyon debut) and every effort was made to include the clients and respect GC time. Not an easy juggling act, but done with great skill. Saw lots of new territory and some favorite old haunts. New appreciation for why John Wesley Powell called this place "The Grand Canyon". Don't wait.....GO!
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