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Welcome to Canyoneers, the oldest river running outfitter in Grand Canyon, operating since 1938 and still family owned. Our roots run deep in the Grand Canyon, and we love showing our customers what Grand Canyon river country is all about!

Rafting with Canyoneers is truly a new reality as you leave your old life behind and drop into the depths of the Grand Canyon gorge, riding on the swells of the mighty Colorado River. The canyon formations, colors, and river movement are your new reality for the duration of your trip!

Your days will be exciting and relaxed as we soak up the sun and cool down in the spray of the rapids on our floats downriver towards our evening campsites. Along the way, we'll stop to hike some of the Canyon's most unique and beautiful geologic wonders, frolic and play in the warmer side canyon streams, view waterfalls and lush vegetation, and investigate archeological dwellings of the ancient ones.

Our guides have extensive knowledge and training in Colorado River rafting and the challenges of Grand Canyon's arid desert environment. They'll bring you through the rapids safely while you enjoy the ride! They also have the answers to the multitude of questions that will flood your mind as it encompasses the vast and awesome nature of your new Grand Canyon reality.

Canyoneers offers two types of Colorado River boat trips—motorized pontoon rafts and human powered rowing trips run in small inflatable rafts. The motorized trips allow you to experience and see more in a shorter time period than the slower moving rowing boats. Our rowing trips are accompanied by the Sandra, an historic wooden cataract boat that takes you back into history running the Colorado River like the pioneers of yesteryear. We also have trips for hikers who want to hike into or out of the Grand Canyon.

Our trip schedules accommodate our customers' diverse touring schedules. On a motorized expedition, you can see the canyon wonders along the entire length of the Grand and ride every white water rapid in only 7 days. Or view two-thirds of the Grand in 5 days, or the upper portion in 3 days. For the more leisurely rowed trip, allow 14, 9, and 6 days for the same tours.

Our video gallery and photo gallery give great visuals of what to expect, see, and learn on your Grand Canyon white water adventure! Read what others have said about their Canyoneers rafting experiences.

View our trip dates and rates for 2016, and don't forget to check out our specials for some great deals.

Testimonial from Rob Arnberger, former Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park 1994-2000

"It was a fantastic experience, and the canyon weaved its magic for all of us. Canyoneers is a company with a great reputation of caring, and for providing a quality experience. The legacy of this company was with us each day by having the famous Nevills Cataract boat along on the trip…

The entire crew demonstrated quality technical competence and educational competence. All of them knew their subject and shared wonderfully. The quality of interpretation of the history and natural history of the canyon was superb. The technical expertise of the boatmen in managing their rafts in challenging, sometimes risky situations, was exemplary. They also demonstrated wonderful sensitivity and a good sense of humor.

As you know, we ‘re not strangers to the canyon or a trip down the river. However, I know we can both safely say that of all the trips we have taken down the river, this was the most enjoyable and rewarding."

~ Rob Arnberger and his wife, Vera, Tucson, AZ

75 years running river in Grand Canyon AZ, Canyoneers
2013 — 75 Years of Continuous Operation

Canyoneers is the longest-established Grand Canyon river running company, going back to 1938 and still family owned. Our motorized trips are in uniquely designed C-Craft boats, the most spacious and comfortable in Grand Canyon. Our rowboat trips are unique in that we have the only authentic Nevills cataract boat, the 1947 Sandra, still working Grand Canyon.

This service is operated by Canyoneers, Inc., a Concessioner under contract with the U.S. Government and administered by the National Park Service. The Concessioner is responsible for conducting these operations in a satisfactory manner. Prices are approved by the National Park Service. Please address comments to: Superintendent, Grand Canyon National Park, PO Box 129, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023.


Canyoneers, Inc. is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service
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