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.
Explore 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.
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, certain trip minimums apply.
March through October
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM -- Morning trip
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM -- Afternoon trip
$130 Adult & $120 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
Licensed experienced guide service
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
Cell Phones and Camera, carried at own risk
RESERVATIONS & CANCELLATIONS: Call us at 1-800-833-1278