Meander Canyon, Colorado River calm water

Calm-water cruise $88 Adult & $78 Youth

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The Colorado River enters a vast sandstone wilderness as it flows south out of the Moab valley. Here the river has no rapids but runs slow and easy deep within majestic canyons. This beautiful and peaceful section of Canyonlands is named Meander Canyon. Traveling by rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) makes this personal tour on the Colorado River a favorite by many of our guests.

Rhib cruising on Colorado RiverExplore the natural beauty of the Colorado on our half-day motorized scenic tour. Unravel the geology of the area beneath two thousand foot canyon walls. We travel in small groups along calm waters. Knowledgeable guides lead you aboard RHIB’s on a colorful adventure. Choose either a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule.

We stop to see Indian rock art and ruins. Listen for Canyon Wrens as we float under Dead Horse Point. Take a short walk to a petrified forest millions of years old. Cruise around the Goose Neck of the Colorado to views of Canyonlands only seen from the river. Then we turn around to see it from the other angle.

Red Rhib on a scenic tour

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Trip Details:

Half-day calm water tours depart at 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM from NAVTEC Expeditions. Our office is located at 321 N. Main Street in Moab, UT. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. The trip is 5 hours long and operates March through October. All ground transportation is included. Reservations are recommended.

Trips Operate:
  • March through October
  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM -- Morning trip
  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM -- Afternoon trip
Cost: $88 Adult & $78 Youth (16 and under)
  • Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat
  • ice water & lemonade
  • Coast Guard approved life jackets, river bags and camera box
  • Ground transportation from our office to the river put-in and return
  • Pick-up from your motel or campground, if needed
  • Parking available at the NAVTEC office
  • Licensed experienced guide service
Not Included
  • Soft drinks (bring your own -- we provide a cooler and ice)
  • Rain jacket and fleece (especially spring and fall)
  • Reusable water bottle, we have the refills
  • Sturdy footwear (no flip flops please)
  • Gratuities to guides
  • Signature on required "Acknowledgement of Risk" form
What to bring:
  • Reusable water bottle (we have the refills)
  • Sturdy footwear, please no flip flops
  • Light colored quick dry clothing (not cotton)
  • Spring or Fall rainsuit (just in case)
  • Spring and Fall base layers: long johns, sweater, polartec, wool
  • Small day pack
  • Long sleeve shirt if you're sensitive to the sun
  • Sun screen and lip balm
  • Hat with a visor (a must for sun protection)
  • Sunglasses with securing strap
  • Camera, carried at own risk
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  • Our friendly staff will assist you with your reservation and deposit. If you are not able to call, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a reservation.
  • $15 per person deposit is required to confirm space on the trip. Your balance or final payment is due no less than 2 days prior to trip departure.
  • Cancellations made 48 hours or more prior to departure receive a full refund less a $10 per person cancellation fee. Sorry no refunds within 48 hours of departure WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
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