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Grand Canyon Whitewater, Grand Canyon National Park

River Rafting / Tubing · Boat Tour
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  • After a month of reflection, I can confidently say this was my favorite adventure I have ever been on. It is a truly a special feeling being down in the canyon, separated from the rest of the world... 
    After a month of reflection, I can confidently say this was my favorite adventure I have ever been on. It is a truly a special feeling being down in the canyon, separated from the rest of the world...  more »
  • This River experience was a true adventure. I loved it so much that I have planned a trip for next summer for 22 friends and family. The guides work very hard to make the trip safe, informative and....  more
    This River experience was a true adventure. I loved it so much that I have planned a trip for next summer for 22 friends and family. The guides work very hard to make the trip safe, informative and....  more »
  • The views were breathtaking. Hospitality was unmatched. Each guide was very knowledgeable about the canyon's history and made sure to point out all the great features. All the meals they cooked were.....  more
    The views were breathtaking. Hospitality was unmatched. Each guide was very knowledgeable about the canyon's history and made sure to point out all the great features. All the meals they cooked were.....  more »
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  • Just completed an 8 day Grand Canyon Whitewater rafting trip on the mighty Colorado River. Our guides Taylor, Sarah, Bryce and Katie took the best care of us all. Their hard work setting up camp, cooking, cleaning, was much appreciated. The food was delicious and plentiful. Snacks, drinks all day long. Our guides are experts navigating the white water waves, the drops into the rapids. They jump to attention at any request. Loved the stories the guides shared of the history, rock types, funny stories of how rapids were named. Side trips were stunning. Friendships are made that will last because you’ve experienced the Canyon together. You come away with more appreciation for the canyon and river. I’m very impressed with the guides, the company’s attention to detail communicating from the start and all the way through with the information you need to have a successful trip. Trip of a lifetime.
  • The 7 days on the river were awesome. Riley, Cora, Kendrick and Dean were wonderful guides. They took such good care of us. They told epic stories and read stories from “There’s This River” Grand Canyon Boatman Stories, which were fun to listen to. Highly recommend buying the waterproof Belknap’s Grand Canyon River Guide book prior to your trip. This book helped to understand the history of floating the river along with maps of the entire trip. Made many new good friends and learned a great respect for the canyon life.
  • Just completed an 8-day trip and it was wonderful! The guides were excellent, the food was fantastic, the other people in our group were amazing, and the overall experience was very positive. I'd highly recommend going - even if you're a little nervous like I was at first :)
  • Rafting down the Grand Canyon is a trip of a lifetime. Grand Canyon Whitewater and their guides (Riley, Cora, Dean and Kendrick) made it pleasurable experience. The food was outstanding and there was no shortage of snacks and drinks between meals. Floating down the river and taking ion the grandeur of the canyon is amazing but the side hikes to slot canyons, waterfalls and floating in the blue green rapids of the little Colorado were some of the highlights of the trip for us. I would recommend Grand Canyon Whitewater to anyone considering this epic trip.
  • The Colorado River rafting trip (11 day hiker's Special) with Grand Canyon Whitewater was an unforgettable experience. From the very beginning of interacting with office staff on arrangements and instructions to final haul out and drive back to Flagstaff, it was unparalleled. The staff sent timely email instructions for preparation along with links to very helpful and informative blogs from previous rafters. They asked questions about health concerns and what you and they could do to alleviate those concerns. They emphasized what to bring and how to pack for a trip which most rafters had never been on similar trip before. They tried to impart what rafters had to expect along the journey. Once we arrived at the hotel we were treated like VIPs and were picked up in a very comfortable coach for the ride to Lee’s Ferry to begin our trip. The orientation we were met with at Lee’s Ferry was very informative but also emphasized that we were our own keepers and it was an adventure trip not a cruise. Riley’s exuberance and enthusiasm for her role as trip leader was evident in her informative and animated talk on what her and the crew’s role was and what our role was in making it an exciting but safe trip. We were all entertained and educated at the same time in preparing to board our rafts. She had us in stitches most of the time. The first day we were on the river we got rapids and got wet. The river warms you up for the really big ones with a little ones to start with. Riley and Cora’s narrative of the history, both geologic and anthropologic was amazing. Native culture was revered by all the crew and explained to everyone so that it made sense and was appreciated by all of us. The history of the early Grand Canyon explorers was fascinating and exciting. The food was to die for. Hot, full breakfasts in the morning and hot gourmet dinners in the evening, with lunches made up fresh during brief lunch stops on the river. Boatmen, Cora and Riley both did masterful jobs negotiating the rivers challenges and bringing along the river education of Evan and Shelby. Not that they needed much. All the crew really knew their jobs. They were boatmen, guides, cooks, mechanics and entertainment. Evan seemed to know everything already and was a capable boatman, cook, mechanic. He had the most infectious laugh that made everyone comfortable and always brought a smile to their faces. Shelby was amazing also, seeming to know what to do at all times without having to be asked by Cora or Riley. The entire crew worked so hard to keep rafters happy but you’d never know it to hear them talk or the looks on their faces. They were happy to be there on that awe-inspiring river helping the rafters to their “once in a lifetime” experience doing what they do all summer long. We all looked forward to the evening stories told by Riley and the morning readings by her and Shelby. The hikes, though strenuous, were enjoyable and worth every minute of the uphill struggle. Not everyone went on all the hikes. Spring was a time of desert flower blooms and healthy blooming cactus and no sign of rattlesnakes. The views of the river and surroundings were breathtaking from the heights that were climbed. We saw rain swollen, brown creeks and clear running streams with tall waterfalls. There were slot canyons, that we walked through and above, carved by wind and water that were so colorful and felt like nature’s cathedrals. We saw condors, vultures, Big Horned Sheep, lizards, a fox, a King Snake, deer and the fish that were caught by the fishermen in our group. We all made friends with our fellow rafters and treated each other like family. Some may remain lifelong friends but everyone will remember their fellow “River Rats” for the rest of their lives. I know I will.

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