12 Day Full Canyon Oar Raft Trip

  • Canyon Route: Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash ( 188 river miles)
  • Meet: Page, AZ OR Las Vegas, NV
  • Return: Page, AZ OR Las Vegas, NV
  • Transportation: Flight from Las Vegas to Page, transport to put-in (Lees Ferry) and return via helicopter and charter flight from take-out point (Whitmore Wash) to Page or Las Vegas is included

  • Lodging: Lake Powell Resort (not included in price) Will need to be in Page, AZ for an orientation meeting the evening prior to trip's start.

  • Rapids: 38 major rapids rated 5 or above (1-10 rating scale)
  • Group size: 20-24 passengers
  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Included: Camping gear w/ chairs & sleeping cots
  • Required Hike: None
  • Raft: Oar Rafts
  • Price: $5415  Deposit: $400
  • *$5,415/person is the pay it now rate: Pay in full for your trip at the time of booking. No refunds, transfers or substitutions
    *$5,700/person is the regular price
    *$5,130/person is the child rate (12-16yr)

    *Prices subject to change

Trip Logistics:

At 1:45 pm, you'll be flown from Las Vegas to Page, AZ, the day before the trip's commencement for a 5:00 pm meet and greet in Page, which is covered in your trip fare. Lodging in Page, AZ for that evening is not included in the overall price. Alternatively, you have the option to make your own way to Page, AZ, and you may be eligible for a $100 refund if you choose this alternative.On the morning of day 1, assemble in front of the Lake Powell Resort lobby, where you'll board a bus for a 45-minute drive to the starting point at Lees Ferry. On the final day, a helicopter will transport you to Bar10 Ranch, where you can enjoy lunch and a hot shower. Following that, you'll board a charter plane to either Page, AZ, or Las Vegas, NV, marking the end of your trip. It is advisable not to schedule outbound flights from Las Vegas before 5 pm.

Hotel Reservations/Transportation To & From

Hotel at Trip’s Start in Page, AZ: 

  • We can book your hotel room at the Lake Powell Resort & Marina at a discounted rate (2024 rates below). You may indicate on your reservation form if you would like them.
    • April - October: Base Rate $128 ($151.54 inc.Tax & Resort Fees). 48 hour cancellation notification to receive full refund

  • We also recommend checking Expedia as their pricing is competitive.

Transportation (trip’s start):

  • Charter flight from Las Vegas to Page, AZ is included in your trip fare. If you opt out of this flight, you will receive a $100 discount on your trip fare.
  • Car rental is also an option from Phoenix:
    • If planning on renting a car round trip, you are able to rent with any company.
    • If Planning a one-way drop off in Page, AZ (as some trips end with an included flight to Las Vegas) this rental must be arranged through the local Avis Car Rental Company in Page, AZ (928-645-2024).

Transportation at Trip's End: You will have the option of flying to Las Vegas or Page, AZ. This is included in the trip fare.

See our transportation page for additional information

Oar Raft Trip

Oar raft trips are the second most popular of all raft types. Consisting of 5 passengers in total, these rafts are powered and navigated by your guide, however if you are interested in rowing in between rapids and at their discretion, you are welcome to grab the oars. A typical oar trip will consist of 5-6 rafts or floatilla. Oar trips travel at speed of the river 3-4 mph, more slowly and essentially doubling the trip duration when compared to a motorized trip. This slower pace offers a great opportunity for an intimate experience with the river while listening to your guide's extensive knowledge of the Grand Canyon. There are upper, lower, western and full canyon trips offered on motor rafts. Some full canyon trips continue straight through with the same group of passengers, while others will make a pit-stop to let off upper canyon passengers, and allow for lower canyon trip passengers to join the group for the rest of the trip.

  • Popular rafting type, offered by 12 of 16 outfittersOar Raft Trip
  • Smaller more agile raft type, allows passengers to ‘feel’ more of the rapids
  • Rowed by guide, however at times passengers may row between rapids, during calmer waters – Rowing is not guaranteed, and at the discretion of the guide or trip leader.
  • In addition to oar raft, some trips include a dory boat to be used on rotation
  • Slower paced, more relaxed experience while on the raft in calmer waters
  • Great opportunity to listen to your guide’s extensive knowledge of the Grand Canyon while on raft
  • Minimum 8 years old – most outfitters
  • Group size between 18-24 dependent on what time of year

Payment policy:

  • After your payment, you will receive an invoice and additional forms that need to be completed
  • $400 non-refundable deposit per person required to reserve your space(s)
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip start date
  • If booking within 90 days prior to trip start, full payment is due
  • *Pay It Now Rate:
    • Pay in full at the time of booking to be eligible for the discounted pay it now rate
    • No refunds, transfers or substitutions
    • Trip insurance highly recommended

Cancellation policy

  • Deposits are nonrefundable
  • Final payments are nonrefundable
  • In the event you have to cancel you may wish to consider:
    • Changing your trip date or type to another available trip in the same year:
      • Not eligible if you opted for the “pay it now” rate
      • Not eligible 90 or fewer days to departure
      • $50/person fee
  • File your trip insurance claim with your personal provider more information below

Trip Cancellation Insurance - Highly Recommended

  • Insurance can help reimburse you in the event of illness or unforeseen circumstances
  • Most popular option listed below - click on link to view different levels of coverage with an immediate quote:

Additional Trip Dates

IconFirst Day

On the morning of day 1, you will meet at 7:30am to board a bus for the 50 minute drive to the put in point at Lees Ferry. You will meet your guides as they provide additional instruction and your life jacket.  Shortly after you will be underway to begin your journey!

IconEvery Day

Wake up every morning to the smell of freshly brewed cowboy coffee and the sound of the running water echoing off of the canyon walls. A hot breakfast is served shortly after. Each day you will be on and off the raft multiple times as every day includes daily side canyon hiking opportunities to some of the most beautiful scenery the Grand Canyon has to offer. You'll be entertained and enlightened with fascinating information on the history, geology, and ecology of the canyon. In addition, you will see gorgeous waterfalls and streams rarely accessible outside of these multi-day raft trips. After enjoying the excitement of fun rapids, you will stop for lunch which is prepared river-side on a beautiful sandy beach. Lunch will be served and you can build your own sandwich with chips, cookies, fruit while taking in the breathtaking scenery, reading a book riverside or even fishing. Often, there is another stop after lunch before arriving at camp for the evening.  While your crew sets up the camp kitchen for everyone, you can find your ideal camp spot and set up your "home" for the night. While dinner sizzles on the dinner on the grill, you'll have time to get better acquainted with your fellow river companions and relax with a cool drink by your side. After dinner, watch the sun set, and listen to the beautiful sounds of the river while you nestle into your sleeping bag under a sky full of stars. Tents are always available however depending on the season, many opt to sleep under the stars each night. 

IconLast Day

188 River Mile Trips/Whitmore Exit - Shortly after breakfast, you'll raft a short distance to the helicopter pad before enjoying a scenic and exciting 10 minute flight to Bar 10 Ranch. Generally you'll have time to shower, change into some fresh clothes and even eat a sandwich before boarding a charter plan to Las Vegas or Marble Canyon or Page, Arizona if your trip originated there.

"Just a great experience in nature, with people, and the company.  Of all of the times i've rafted the Colorado on commercial trips this was the best one!"
-Mountain View, CA

"We got under way and had fun immediately. There were rapids enough to get us wet and cold keeping us cool and comfortable. Every time we stopped, it was in another beautiful place and the food they provided was very good for camp food."
-Seattle, WA

"Best vacation ever!  We were a total of 24 family members and had the adventure of a life time. Can't say enough great things.  Our 7 day tour was flawless with the an amazing crew of boatmen/boatwomen taking care of our every need around the clock."
-Boston, MA

"What a great organization and outfit! From start to finish, everything worked like clockwork day in-day out. The guides were super fun and knowledgeable! Loved all the stories and the camaraderie with the crew and everybody floating down the river!"
-Madison, WI

"The trip of a lifetime. Just got off the river two weeks ago and I’m ready to go again. The guides were incredible, the food was awesome and the views were amazing. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe this trip."
-Liverpool, England