14 Day Full Canyon Oar Raft Trip

  • Canyon Route: Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek ( 225 river miles)
  • Meet: Page, AZ OR Las Vegas, NV
  • Return: Page, AZ OR Las Vegas, NV
  • Transportation: Ground transportation from Page, AZ to put-in point (Lees Ferry) and return via drive out from take-out point (Diamond Creek) to Grand Canyon Caverns Airport for a flight to either Las Vegas or Page 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: 42 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: $5875  Deposit: $300
  • *$5,875/person is the regular price
    *$5,250/person child rate (8-16yr)

Trip Logistics:

You will need to arrive to Page, AZ the night prior to attend a 7pm meet & greet at the Lake Powell Resort and Marina. Lodging is not included in the price. On the morning of day 1, you will meet in front of the lobby of the Lake Powell Resort at 7:30am to board a bus for the 45 minute drive to the put in point at Lees Ferry. On the morning of the final day,  you will be driven out via Diamond Creek road to Grand Canyon Caverns where you will board a charter plane to either the South Rim or Las Vegas, NV which will conclude your trip. Lunch and showers will be provided at Hualapai Lodge.  It is not recommended to schedule outbound flights out of Las Vegas before 5pm. 

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 (2021 rates below). You may indicate on your reservation form if you would like them.
    • April 1 - May 20    1-2 ppl $141.49
    • May 21 - July 7      1-2 ppl $186.17
    • July 8 - Sept 15      1-2 ppl $242.03
    • Prices include taxes and resort fees - 48 hour cancellation notification to receive full refund
  • We also recommend checking Expedia as their pricing is competitive.

Transportation (trip’s start):

  • You may arrive to Page, AZ by plane, airport code PGA. We recommend Contour Airlines from Phoenix and Las Vegas. Bar10Transport (800-582-4139) is also an option to consider.
  • Car rental is also an option from Las Vegas or 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
  • $300 nonrefundable deposit per person ($400 for 2022 trips) required to reserve your space(s)
  • Final payment is due 60 days (90 days for 2022 trips) prior to trip start date
  • If booking within 60 days prior to trip start (90 days for 2022 trips), 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 60 (90 days for 2022 trips) 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

225 River Mile Trips/Diamond Creek Exit- Late morning sometimes early afternoon, you'll arrive at Diamond Creek where you will disembark and be met by transportation vehicle(s). You will travel for about an hour along a rough dirt road to the main highway in Peach Springs, AZ. Lunch and showers will be provided at Hualapai Lodge. You will then be transported via a previously arranged charter flight back to Page, AZ or Las Vegas, NV. All return transportion is included in your trip fare.

"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