Welcome to Canyoneers, the oldest river running outfitter in Grand Canyon, operating since 1938 and still family owned.

Descend into the Grand Canyon on a Canyoneers’ whitewater rafting adventure this summer. Plan to leave the hectic pace of modern daily life behind. Immerse yourself in southwestern canyon formations and colors while bonding with fellow adventurers as you explore the Grand Canyon’s rugged river environment.

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

Canyoneers offers two types of boats for our Colorado River whitewater trips — motorized pontoon boats and exclusively oar rafts. The motorized boats are faster with shorter trips than the more leisurely oar rafts. Our oar trips are accompanied by the Sandra, an historic wooden cataract boat used by Norm Nevills on his trips in the 1930s.

We offer tours on 3 different sections of the Grand Canyon to accommodate our customers’ diverse touring schedules. Two tours require hiking into or out of the Grand Canyon, and we provide a mule duffel service for your clothing and gear to eliminate hiking with a large, heavy pack.

  • Full Canyon Tours: See the entire Grand Canyon, cover 280 river miles, and ride every whitewater rapid. There is no hiking into or out of the Grand Canyon.
  • Upper Canyon Tours: See the upper one-third of the Grand Canyon, cover 87 river miles, ride 36 rapids. One day hike out of the Canyon with our guide.
  • Lower Canyon Tours: See the lower two-thirds of the Grand Canyon, cover 193 river miles, and ride 70 rapids. Half day hike into the Canyon with our guide.

Map of Colorado River in Grand Canyon

To decide which trip is right for you, start with Info on All Trips. Click on a trip name for complete trip details and available dates and fares. Call us at 800-525-0924 from 8 am – 5 pm Arizona time, or email us for help on the different trip types and sections of the Grand Canyon.

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 Grand Canyon, its side canyons, and history.

Our video and photo galleries give great visuals of what to expect, see, and learn on your Grand Canyon whitewater adventure! Read our customers’ reviews about their rafting experiences with us.


Special Grand Canyon spring botany rafting tripsEnjoy spring in the Grand Canyon and learn about the Canyon’s flora from a local botanist. See trip details for these very special April 2020 river rafting excursions.


Special Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trips accompanied by Skylight City String QuartetExperience the inspiring music of the Skylight City String Quartet in the Grand Canyon’s majestic natural auditoriums. See trip details for these unique August 2020 river running adventures.


Ginny DuBroy

The food was out of this world, and you guys really brought it all together.

Frank Dilaura

Thank you for putting a tear in my eye, that’s hard to do.

Ben, Washington

Having gone down the river and seeing all the other boats, I feel really blessed to have gotten to travel with Canyoneers . . . Canyoneers boats are just superior.

Bridget & Jim Walsh, Mandeville, LA

We really appreciated all of your hard work, boundless energy, humorous stories and jokes, the canyon lore, and history, your way with the passengers, the amazing scenery, and side hikes, excellent food.

Junichi Mukai and family, Schaumburg, IL

This surely became our best trip ever that we’ll never forget for the rest of our lives. I have already started to recommend Canyoneers as the best pick for a Colorado River Rafting trip.

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