Your "crew" of river guides, will be a balance of men and women, with diverse personalities, skills, and interpretive training. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, and walks of life. Their depth of knowledge, the extent of their training, and the interests they pursue outside of guiding often come as a surprise to guests.


Viewing themselves as fellow travelers, our guides share of themselves as well as information about the Canyon’s history, natural sciences and environmental politics. They are passionate about these topics and practically live for discussing them in the outdoor classroom. It is the guides who bring the Canyon to life with stories and information.


Our hands-on, high interaction approach to exploring camping, learning, eating and laughing together enable your guides to discover your interests and desires for your trip.


“All were sensational.  The crew was the best I’ve ever had on all my guided trips.” – J.O. May 2012

“I can’t fathom a more experienced, energetic, informed group of people.  They were a huge part of making the trip so life changing and special.” - L.C. June 2012 

“Friendly, caring, expert boaters, fun, hard-working, knowledgeable – every one was my best friend by the end." B.S. July 2012

“Most incredible group of people I’ve ever met.  Unique individuals who form a strong bond not only with each other but we strangers whom they only know for a short moment in time.” N.C. Aug 2012

“Loved the crew – the mix of men and women, young and not-so-young.  Very important – I felt their competence on the river and that I’d be safe with them.” R.O. Oct 4 

"Utterly fantastic, knowledgeable, funny, conscientious, safety conscious. Experts on the river and off. All had a love of the canyon, its history, geology, botany and spirit." J.P. May 2016

"The group of guides was exceptional. They were always respectful to each other and guests; no awkward moments, just fun, humor, help and positivity." P.T. August 2016

"Don't know if there are enough superlative adjectives to describe this crew." - C.C. 6/5/18

"The best, all-star team, amazing, extraordinary. All off the charts." - B.V. 6/5/18