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Westwater Canyon Full-Day Rafting Adventure from Moab

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    What to Expect
    The Colorado River is an integral part of America’s Wild West, as it’s carved a series of canyons and caverns through the heart of the red rock desert. Here in the Westwater Canyon section, outside the city of Moab, explore the river by whitewater raft along with an informative guide, who will relay the area’s history and tales as you splash for miles down the river. 

    On this adventurous whitewater rafting trip from Moab, there’s the chance you could see petroglyphs carved in the rocks from the area’s original inhabitants, or old mining cabins, graves and caves that date to the old Wild West. As you pass an old-growth Cottonwood tree, look up towards the sky to look for bald eagles and they soar and coast on the breeze, and keep an eye out for otters and beavers as they splash and swim in the eddies. 

    The tour itself begins in Moab where you’ll meet your professional guide, and receive an intro safety briefing to be fit with lifejacket and gear. From here, hop in the van to the ride to the put-in on a scenic section of river, where your guide will offer additional instruction about riding inside of the raft.  Once you’re ready, push off from the sandy bank and prepare to splash through the canyon.

    Full-Day Rafting Trip with Lunch:On this full-day rafting tour of Westwater Canyon, you’ll splash through 12 different Class III and IV rapids such as famous 'Sock-It-To-Me.' The rapids are often the highest in early summer with all of the added melted snow. Your guide will be rowing the raft with oars, so you can just hang on for the ride, absorbing the desert scenery as you splash your way down the canyon. 

    In the middle of the day, your guide will paddle to a sandy riverbank in a calmer section of water, where you’ll enjoy a filling buffet lunch and can take a refreshing dip. From here, continue splashing your way downstream and listening to your echoes in the canyon,, before leaving the Colorado River behind for the comfortable drive back to Moab.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central Moab
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Quality buffet-style lunch
    • Water and lemonade
    • All required rafting equipment
    • Coast Guard-approved life jackets, river bags and camera box
    • Ground transportation from departure location to the river put-in and return
    • Entry/Admission - Westwater Canyon
    • Soft drinks (you are welcome to bring your own)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking; minimum weight requirement is 50 lbs (23 kg)
    • Inflatable kayaks are available upon request at no charge, please provide the request in the special requirements field at the time of booking
    • Please note, prior to departure, all travelers will be required to sign a liability release
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • It is recommended to bring: Sturdy footwear, quick dry clothing, spring or fall rain suit, swimsuit or fast drying shorts, sun screen, lip balm, hat and a camera (preferably waterproof)
    • Camping gear can be rented from the tour operator at an additional cost
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I had a wonderful day I met a great group of people on the trip. This was my first rafting trip and I wanted the screaming and fun moments and it was the perfect mix of both! I would suggest taking you own water proof...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Bmbailey
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We are an active late 50’s couple. We opted for the row boat vs the paddle boats. It an was excellent day trip. Exciting whitewater raging from class 1 to class 4. Plus some flat floating speeds to relax and chill Great shore lunch. Guides...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Kellyandheather
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The free shuttle to/from our campground and the full lunch made the trip so easy. Navtec handled all the details, leaving us free to enjoy the whitewater and the scenery. The guides' humor, stories, and facts/lore about the local area were an extra bonus.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank thejohnsonfarm
    Reviewed 18 July 2019

    What an amazing trip down Westwater Canyon. Emily our guide was amazing. So friendly and so knowledgeable about the area. She took us through some really rough water and made it look like it was nothing. She made an amazing trip even better and I...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank John C
    Reviewed 11 June 2019

    My wife and I took this trip on 5/29/19. From the start Navtec did a great job on this trip! The guides were friendly and experienced, and took the time to ask everyone questions about their trips, as well as provide recommendations on things to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank nukefusion67
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