Step 1

Call our office to check availability and make your initial phone reservation: 800.654.0723

Step 2

Fill out the online Registration Form(s) and make your deposit payment.

2024 / 2025 Deposit: $450 per person

Step 3

Access your Float Note information and hotel booking information. We welcome your calls at any time should you have questions!

Step 4

You will receive an email 6 months prior to your trip that will include the final bill, reminders to update dietary and medical info, as well as information on ordering beer, soda and wine.

Step 5

The balance of your trip fare is due no later than 150 days (5 months) before your trip.

Step 6

Ramp up your workouts. Break in your hiking shoes and river sandals. Call us with any questions… and get excited for your trip!

Reservation Policies

Each participant (or one member per couple/family residing at the same address) must call us individually to make a booking. This assures us that each participant fully understands the nature of their trip, the specific logistics involved, and has taken personal responsibility for the status of their reservation.

Our knowledgeable staff will help you select the right trip for you and review trip logistics and details with you. Once you’ve booked, we will email you a link to our online registration portal where each member of your party can enter contact information, dietary and medical details, and pay their initial trip deposit. To confirm the reservation, completed registration information and deposits are due within one week of the initial phone reservation.

Information & Resources:

Detailed information including travel logistics, lodging, gear to buy, and what to pack is on our Trip Planning page, included in our Float Notes and in the Gear Catalog. You’ll also be able to access information on booking hotel rooms at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Flagstaff. We will meet you and your fellow trip members at the DoubleTree the day before your trip, and our bus returns the group to the hotel at trip’s end. Beverage order information for purchasing optional personal drinks, and the final bill for the balance of your trip fare (due no later than 150 days before your trip), will be emailed to you approximately six months prior to your trip date.

Deposits and Payments:

Deposit of $450 per person is due within one week of your initial phone reservation. All deposits are nonrefundable.

The trip fare balance is due and payable at any time up until 150 days before your trip. If we are not in receipt of your balance 150 days before your trip, we will release your reservation and retain the entire $450 per person deposit.


“Seriously loved every second & every thing of this trip. I really hope to be back again in the future!.”

July, 2019

“The one thing I can sum up concisely is my joy and wonder during and after this trip (which I don’t think I will EVER lose!)”

September, 2018

“The most courteous group of guides I’ve ever had the pleasure of spending time with. We felt treated as family would be treated. Sincerity, conscientious, assiduous. It was hard to leave “the tribe”.

August, 2017

“You guys are rock stars. Totally first class. worked hard, played hard, ate like kings/queens and had the time of our lives.”

May, 2019

“I have made new friends from an amazing shared experience that was expertly designed and facilitated by an extraordinary crew. It was an amazing life experience!.”

September, 2020

“I feel so lucky that I found what must be the most knowledgeable and fun company on the River! The paddle raft and duckies definitely livened up the trip!”

June, 2019

“I’ve backpacked throughout the canyon for 30 years. It’s wonderful to feel my passion and commitment shared by your competent and dedicated crew.”

June, 2018

“My compliments to the guides, the food, their rowing prowess. My fellow travelers. What a great group of people. Had a smile on my face from beginning to end. The Canyon is an amazing place.”

May, 2019

“The guides were such interesting people it was a joy to meet them. The most important skill to me is whitewater skills and with this crew, I feared no rapid.”

September, 2020

“Environmental care, protection and education: Clearly, the backdrop that overshadows everything that happens on the river. I was very impressed.”

July, 2017

Charter Trips

To charter a trip with Canyon Explorations/Expeditions you will need to call 18-24 months in advance as space quickly becomes limited. Even when space is available, Canyon Explorations/Expeditions can accommodate only a limited number of charter requests each year and requires time to consider the nature of each charter request.

You will be need to have 18-20 trip participants ready to sign up. April and October trips may possibly be chartered with a smaller group size. Chartering a trip entitles you only to limit group participants to your group members. Requests for changes to regular trip logistics cannot be accommodated.

An initial deposit of $1,000 per person is required to hold a charter trip date. This deposit is due along with the completed registration materials.

The balance of each participant’s trip fare is due six months prior to the trip date. All payments are nonrefundable. Substitutions may be made without fees or penalties until six months prior to the trip date.

Only One Trip Per Year

Grand Canyon National Park Service regulations prohibit individuals from taking more than one recreational river trip (private or commercial) on the Colorado through Grand Canyon per year.

Accessibility Trips

We have extensive experience accommodating people with disabilities on our river trips. People with disabilities such MS, CP, and paraplegia may choose to join one of our regularly scheduled trips on their own or with a friend or family member. We also offer charter trips for individuals with disabilities. The special focus of these trips allows us to take more adaptive equipment and to tailor side canyon journeys around ease of accessibility. Please call our office for more information if you have a disability and are interested in joining one of our trips.