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Each of our 18-foot oar rafts are rowed by one of our highly qualified quides and carry three or four trip participants. In flat water, oar rafts offer the opportunity for relaxation, reflection and listening to your guide’s canyon lore. These crafts also allow interested participants to take a turn at rowing. Oar boats are less likely to flip over in white water than paddle boats and inflatable kayaks.
For more active involvement and a higher thrill factor, spend time on our 14-foot paddle boat. Navigate holes, huge waves, and eddies as part of a 4 – 6 member paddle team under the direction of our paddle boat guide. Learn paddle boat commands including “forward”, “hard back” and “dig." Paddle-slap at the end of successful rapid-runs.
Our paddle boats are small and lightweight and carry no frame or gear load. These boats are easy to paddle in calm water or winds. They make even the small rapids exciting and gain momentum quickly in big rapids.
Two inflatable kayaks accompany every Hybrid Trip. These small, one-man boats are an integral part of the CanX experience. Our guides are experienced instructors of inflatable kayak paddling, self-rescue, rapid running, and safety. There’s plenty of flat water for first timers to learn new skills. Those with paddling experience may run our inflatable kayaks through most of the Canyon’s rapids.
Hard Shell Kayaks
Kayakers may join any trip, however a minimum number of 4 kayakers is required. One of our kayak guides accompanies all trips with kayakers.