Our Half and Full-day smooth water trips are an excellent option for those who are short on time yet want to experience rafting on the Colorado river. On these guided 1/2 day motorized and 1/2 or 1 day self-guided Kayak trips, you'll be surrounded by the majestic canyon walls that connect the Glen Canyon and Grand Canyon. Our tours on the Colorado River are offered between March through October, 2023. The motorized float trips begin and end in Page, Arizona with return transport from the take-out at Lees Ferry in Marble Canyon being provided. The self-guided Kayak trips begin at Lees Ferry in Marble and end, you're then motored up-river to begin your trip, and kayak back down to Lees Ferry to end your adventure, where you parked your vehicle. Lees Ferry is an imaginary line where the Glen Canyon National park ends and Grand Canyon begins. Our Colorado river tours travel either 15 river miles when beginning at the base of the Glen Canyon Dam (motorized & kayak trips) or 10 miles (kayak trips) when put in at petroglyph beach.
On this half-day trip, you'll meet in Page, AZ and be driven down to the base of the mighty Glen Canyon Dam where you will board a motorized pontoon to begin your float trip. You will learn about the canyon's history from your knowledgeable guide as you travel downstream on this guided smooth water float trip. Breathtaking views will leave you speechless as you gaze at the canyon walls standing thousands of feet in the air on either side of you. You will also make a stop to see ancient petroglyphs left by Ancestral Puebloans in this 200 million year old canyon. You will raft all 15.5 river miles through Horseshoe Bend to Lees Ferry in Marble Canyon, the start of Grand Canyon. Upon completion, you will board an air conditioned motor coach for the ride back to Page, AZ. Cold water and Lemonade is provided on the raft.
Approximately 4.5 hours
Adults (16+) $107.52 (+$10.64/tax)
Children (4-15) $94.87 (+$9.39/tax)
*Prices do not include park entrance fee of $15.00 - Children and National Park Pass holders are exempt
March 1 – April 14 & October 1 – October 31, 2023
10:30 am departures
(9:30am Check in, 3:30pm Return)
April 15 – September 30, 2023
(6:15am Check in, 11:30am Return)
(9:30am Check in, 3pm Return)
(12pm Check in, 5:30pm Return)
About The Rafts
These motorized pontoon rafts comfortably seat up to 22 passengers and run on quiet, clean and fuel-efficient outboard Honda marine motors. There will be plenty of moments when you'll quietly float down the river with the motor turned off, while your guide takes you back in time with stories of this historic and magnificent canyon.
Because this is a smooth water trip with no rapids, life vests which will be provided for all, are optional for adults however children 12 and younger must wear a life vests at all times while on the raft.
*Minimum Passenger Policy: We do require 12 full-fare passengers to launch a Half-Day Trip. In the odd event that the minimum is not reached, the trip will be cancelled. Anyone already booked for the trip will receive 100% refund and an opportunity to re-book for another trip.
*Cancellation Policy: Full Refund minus a $10 per person processing fee for cancellations that meet the following criteria: Cancellations must be made 48 hours before the trip's schedule departure. Cancellations made within the 48 hour cancellation window and no-shows are subject to a 100% cancellation fee.
*National Park Pass: Proof of purchase of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area entry fee for adults 16 or older is required to take the float trip. You may purchase the $15 individual pass in addition to your trip. There are other park pass options detaild here. These maybe purchased at any NPS entrance booth.
There are 2 separate outfits you can choose from; each are identical in logistics/route/experience however each also have different avaiablity and vessel options for rent. Click on the "Book Here" links below to see real-time availablity and to book. A breakdown of each their respective vessel rental options and pricing, is listed below.
About This Trip:
On this adventure you will enjoy the peace and serenity of Kayaking the Colorado River through majestic Horseshoe Bend in your own or with a partner in a tandem kayak. You will meet and park your vehicle at Lees Ferry in Marble Canyon to begin your adventure. You will board a motorboat and be driven up-river to launch your trip, and kayak back downriver to Lees Ferry to end your adventure.
Half-Day (4-5 Hours)
Put-in: Petroglyph Beach, just above Horseshoe Bend - 10 Miles of Kayaking
Take-out: Lees Ferry
Full-Day (7-9 Hours)
Put-in: Kayak Beach - 14 Miles of Kayaking
Take-out: Lees Ferry
2-3 Day Overnight Camping
Put-In: Kayak Beach - 14 Miles of Kayaking
Take-out: Lees Ferry
*The only additional charge for day 2 or 3 is the rental equipment
**No camping permit needed
***5% NPS (National Park Service) fee is added to trip fare
All Rentals include: Vessel, paddle and Life Vests (required)
***You are able to supply your own equipment: any watercraft, luggage or gear over 100lbs will incur a surcharge.
*Minimum Passenger Policy: There is none however there is a $150 minimum spend.
*National Park Pass: Purchase of a Glen Canyon National Recreation Area entry fee for adults 16 or older is required to take the float trip. You may purchase the $15 individual pass or $30 vehicle pass (good for 4 persons) on your way to the meeting location at Lees Ferry. There are other park pass options detaild here.
The perfect location for a quick getaway, Page Arizona is a hidden gem with an array of notable attractions and tours such as the Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Slot Canyon Tours Kayak Day Tours to name a few. There are 23 hotels and 22 restaurants within a 10 mile radius! Just 2 hour drive from Flagstaff, AZ and 2 hour drive from the South Rim, Grand Canyon Village