Full Canyon: Motor or Oar

Colorado River from North Rim at ToroweapFull Canyon trips take you through the entire Grand Canyon and all of its thrilling rapids. Our downriver descent is a journey from the smaller cliffs of Marble Canyon at the beginning to the deeper reaches of the Inner Gorge towards the end.

During the days we’ll stop for some short trips to side canyons, rivers, waterfalls, ancient ruins and geologic wonders. We’ll see wildlife, desert terrain, and lush vegetative spots. We’ll stop for a lunch break of sandwiches, fruits, veggies, and snacks.

In the evening we’ll pull into big sandy river beaches for our nightly camping. As you relax and explore our campsite, our guides will prepare a hearty outdoor meal from an on-board larder of fresh and frozen meats, vegetables, and desserts. At the end of the day, you’ll slip into a comfy sleeping bag and drift off to sleep listening to the sounds of the canyon and the river.

Full Canyon is the most convenient and relaxing trip. Come to Flagstaff, and we’ll take you to the river, down the river, and back to Flagstaff after the trip.

This is available as a 7 Day trip on a motorized pontoon boat or a 14 Day trip on exclusively oar rafts. See details and options for both below.


7 Day Full Canyon Motor Trip

Motorized pontoon boat in Lava Falls Grand Canyon

Full Canyon on motorized pontoon boats allows you to see the entire Grand Canyon in only 7 days. We’ll have time for daytime outings, like swimming and playing in the Little Colorado River, Havasu Creek, and other side canyon streams. We’ll probably stop by to experience the huge Redwall Cavern, check out the Nankoweap ancient ruins, Vasey’s Paradise, and much more.

Full Canyon trips begin with a mandatory orientation meeting in Flagstaff the night prior to your trip date. Early on the morning of your trip date, we’ll transport passengers to the launch site at Lees Ferry where you will board the boat. Most of our summer trips are two boats traveling together with 14 participants on each boat. April and October trips provide the option of single boat trips and smaller overall group sizes.

At our take-out location at Pearce Ferry on upper Lake Mead we’ll transport you back to Flagstaff, arriving in the late afternoon or early evening.

For complete trip details and information on what to bring, the weather, links to hotels, transportation and more, download our 7 Day Full Canyon Motor Trip Packet (pdf).

Hear the string quartet on Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trip

We’re offering a special Full Canyon Motorized Trip in August 2019 that will be accompanied by the Skylight City String Quartet at no additional cost. See complete trip details.

Included in Trip Price

  • Transportation from Flagstaff to the put-in point at Lees Ferry and from the take-out point at Pearce Ferry on upper Lake Mead back to Flagstaff.
  • Sleep kit: Sleeping bag, foam sleeping pad, ground sheet, and tent.
  • Folding camp chair with legs.
  • Dry bag for clothing and sleep kit.
  • Ammo can for camera and miscellaneous day use items.
  • Knife, fork, spoon, plate, and souvenir Canyoneers cup.
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages while on the river, prepared by our professional staff.
  • Professional guides and camp service complete with Grand Canyon interpretive programs.
  • Luggage and car storage.

General Info

  • Full canyon, entire length
  • 7 days, 6 nights on the river
  • Motorized pontoon boat
  • No hiking in or out of canyon
  • 280 river miles
  • All rapids from riffles to major
  • Lees Ferry to Pearce Ferry on upper Lake Mead

2019 Dates and Fares

Trip dates are Sunday unless otherwise noted.

  • April 21, 27 (Saturday)
  • May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • July 7, 14, 21, 28
  • August 4, 11, 18, 25 — August 11 is a 7 Day String Quartet Special Trip.
  • September 1, 4 (Wednesday), 8, 11 (Wednesday)
  • • $2,778 cost per person
  • • $500 deposit per person

2020 Dates and Fares

Trip dates are Sunday unless otherwise noted.

  • April 19, 25 (Saturday) — April 25 is an 8 Day Botany Special Trip.
  • May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14, 21, 28
  • July 5, 12, 19, 26
  • August 2, 9, 16 — August 9 is a 7 Day String Quartet Special Trip.
  • September 2 (Wednesday), 9 (Wednesday), 13
  • 2020 prices will be based on 2019 prices plus a standard of living increase – historically an increase of 3-5% above the prior season’s fares.


14 Day Full Canyon Oar Trip

Rowed oar rafts in Grand Canyon rapids

Follow the river trail in our 18′ oar rafts, moved by the river, at the river’s own pace. A longer trip length allows us to travel fewer miles each day and provides extra time for longer side canyon hikes and additional interpretive talks. The Sandra, the original, fully restored cataract boat built by Norm Nevills in 1947, accompanies our oar trips. Experience how the pioneers of yesteryear ran the Grand!

Full Canyon trips begin with a mandatory orientation meeting in Flagstaff the night prior to your trip date. Early on the morning of your trip date, we will transport passengers to the launch site at Lees Ferry where you will board the boat and begin the trip. Passengers are returned to Flagstaff at the end of the trip, arriving in the late afternoon/early evening.

For more information on complete trip details, what to bring, the weather, links to hotels, transportation and more, download our 14 Day Full Canyon Oar Trip Packet (pdf).

Included in Trip Price

  • The Sandra historic cataract boat.
  • Transportation from Flagstaff to the put-in point at Lees Ferry and from the take-out point at Diamond Creek back to Flagstaff.
  • All Hualapai Tribe fees for the Diamond Creek take-out.
  • Sleep kit: Sleeping bag, foam sleeping pad, ground sheet, and tent.
  • Folding camp chair with legs.
  • Dry bag for clothing and sleep kit.
  • Ammo can for camera and miscellaneous day use items.
  • Knife, fork, spoon, plate, and souvenir Canyoneers cup.
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages while on the river, prepared by our professional staff.
  • Professional guides and camp service complete with Grand Canyon interpretive programs.
  • Luggage and car storage.

General Info

  • Entire main canyon
  • 14 days, 13 nights on river
  • Exclusively oar rafts
  • The Sandra historic cataract boat
  • No hiking in or out of canyon
  • 225 river miles
  • All rapids from riffles to major
  • Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek

2019 Dates and Fares

  • June 19 (Wednesday)
  • July 18 (Thursday)
  • August 29 (Thursday)
  • • $3,995 cost per person
  • • $600 deposit per person

2020 Dates and Fares

  • June 17 (Wednesday)
  • July 16 (Thursday)
  • August 27 (Thursday)
  • 2020 prices will be based on 2019 prices plus a standard of living increase – historically an increase of 3-5% above the prior season’s fares.