Glen Canyon Rafting Half Day & One Day

Join us for guided 1/2 day motorized or 1, 2, or 3-day self-guided kayak trips, where you'll find yourself immersed in the majestic canyon walls connecting Glen Canyon and Grand Canyon. Our guided motorized tours operate from March to October, while self-guided kayak adventures run from February to October in 2024. These smooth water adventures are ideal for those craving a Colorado River experience but are short on time.

Our guided motorized tours offer Half-day trip options, allowing you to float 10 river miles through the horseshoe bend, beginning at petroglyph beach. Self-guided kayak tours provide flexibility in trip duration. Floating all 15 river miles from the base of the Glen Canyon Dam can take 7-9 hours to complete, with the option to discuss the duration with your captain. Alternatively, beginning at river mile 10 offers a 4-6 hour float until you complete your trip.

For those seeking a longer adventure, you can extend your self-guided kayak trip to 2 or 3 days. Take time to explore the numerous side canyon hiking opportunities and enjoy camping at one of the many beautiful sandy beach campsites along the way. Additional information about self-guided kayak tours can be found in the latter part of this page.

Half Day Guided Motorized Raft Trips BOOK HERE

You will board the boat at Less Ferry and for a scenic backhaul boat ride up river past horseshoe bend at which point, the boat will turn around and float back down river. During this time you'll step into an invigorating 3.5-hour educational voyage via motorcraft through the immaculate waters of Glen Canyon – an indelible escapade for our shared guests! Stand in awe of the majestic 1400ft sandstone walls enveloping you as our seasoned guides unravel enthralling tales about the vibrant history of the indigenous peoples who once thrived in this extraordinary locale. Envision a pause at a captivating petroglyph panel, where our knowledgeable guides will submerge your group in the ancient enigmas of the region. Indulge in the diverse array of wildlife that graces the landscape, ensuring each moment is an unparalleled encounter with nature. On this adventure, 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. 

Your guides are not merely experts but also impassioned narrators, eager to divulge the mysteries and marvels of Glen Canyon to your group. This isn't just a journey – it's an odyssey of exploration, an opportunity for our guests to forge a connection with the splendor and history that render Glen Canyon and the Colorado River incomparable destinations.

The absolute pinnacle of experiencing the serene grandeur of the Colorado River is aboard our half-day Horseshoe Bend Raft Trip. This is a genuine delight for individuals of all ages and abilities. It's tranquil, picturesque, and uplifting as you gently drift 10 miles down the river, with stops at some of its most awe-inspiring sights.

Page, AZ Start & End: BOOK HERE
Included with round trip transportation from Page, AZ, this half-day adventure ensures convenience from start to finish. Check-in begins at 7:15 am at the headquarters in Page, AZ. Departing promptly at 8 am, you'll travel comfortably in an air-conditioned bus for the 45-minute journey to Lee's Ferry. Upon arrival, you'll board a motorized pontoon for the backhaul upriver, marking the beginning of your raft trip. The float portion of the adventure will conclude upon your return to Lee's Ferry. Anticipate returning to Page, AZ around 1 pm, completing your unforgettable excursion. Please note that trips with round trip transpiration from Page do not launch on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
When: March 15 - October 31, Not Running Tuesdays or Wednesdays
Meet: Page, AZ
Check In: 7:15am
Launch: 8am
Return: 1pm
Trip Duration: 3.5 Hours On Raft, 5 Hours Total
Adults $111.50 (16 & up)
Children $98.38 (4-15)
*Prices above do not include 9.9% Tax or gratuity

Marble Canyon Start & End: BOOK HERE
For groups of 6 or more with their own transportation to Lee's Ferry in Marble Canyon, you have the option to commence and complete your journey at Lee's Ferry Marble Canyon AZ. Starting from Lee's Ferry presents a slightly more cost-effective choice, avoiding the 1.5-hour round trip transportation associated with starting in Page, AZ. Additionally, this option operates daily throughout the week from March 15 to October 31. Upon arrival, you'll embark on a motorized pontoon for the upstream journey, marking the beginning of your raft trip. You'll then float back down to Lee's Ferry, where the trip will conclude. As listed above, you may choose to begin and end in Page, AZ.
When: March 15 - Sept 30 - 7 Days A Week
Meet: Lees Ferry Marble Canyon, AZ
Check In: 30 min prior to launch
Launch: 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm
Trip Duration: 3.5 Hours
Adults $105.93 (16 & up)
Children $93.46 (4-15)
*Prices above do not include 9.9% Tax or gratuity

*Lees Ferry is situated 45 minutes from Page, AZ, 2.5 hours from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and 4.5 hours from both Las Vegas, NV, and Phoenix, AZ.

Grand Canyon Rafting Half Day Tours



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.

Cold water and Lemonade is provided on the raft. You are welcome to bring a sack lunch and small cooler with your own beverages.

Life Vests
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.

*Cancellation Policy For Trips Beginning And Ending In Page, AZ: You will receive a 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 scheduled departure. Cancellations within the 48 hour cancellation window and no-shows are subject to a 100% cancellation fee.

*Cancellation Policy For Group Bookings Beginning In Marble Canyon, AZ: Cancellation Policy for group bookings: You will receive a full refund for cancellations that meet the following criteria: Cancellations must be made 7 days before the trip's scheduled departure. Cancellations within 7  days of the  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 years of age and older is required to take the float trip. You may purchase the $15 individual pass at check-in or here.


Kayak Trips - Self Guided - Half Day - Full Day - 2 or 3 Day


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
Kayak Beach - 14 Miles of Kayaking
Overnight Camping
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



Price: (Backhaul Service) $80/person. Half-Day - Full-Day & 2 or 3 Day = Same Rate (Taxes not included)
Vessel/Rental Options: 12 To Choose From
$35: Kayaks: Single Inflatable, Single Hardshell Sit-In, Single Hardshell Sit-On
$50: Kayaks: Tandem (2 person) Inflatable, Tandem Hardshell Sit-In, Tandem Hardshell Sit-On
$35: Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP)
$80: 14 Ft. Canoe (2 person)
$80: 10 Ft. Paddle Raft (4 person)
$90: 10 Ft. Oar Raft (2 person)
$5/day: Dry Bags
$10/day: Sleeping/Paco Pad
Cancellation Policy: 48 Hour Cancellation Policy, 3% processing fee. No Refunds wihtin 48 hours prior to launch date.
Minimum Age: 5
Launch Months/Times:
February: 9am, 11am
March Thru October: 7am thru 1pm (Every 30 Min)


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.

Why Page, AZ?

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

Getting to Page, AZ – Driving directions