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Canyonlands National Park Scenic Jet Boat Cruise 1/2 Day- (MJ0)

Adventure Description

A delightful jet boat ride on a calm-water stretch of the Colorado River gives you a day in the wilderness without all the hassle and risks of true backcountry expedition. You’ll ride in comfortable seats in our sturdy river tours boat. These boats speed along about 20 miles an hour and stop frequently for photographs, sightseeing, and narration by your river tour guide. The guide drifts the boat quietly as you hear about all the fascinating geology, wildlife, and historic sites you’re seeing. Bring binoculars to spot bighorn sheep playing on the cliffs. What you’ll see is only accessible by boat ride! Less adventurous travelers will miss it all while you take this short half-day Moab tour.

Adventure Level

This trip is for anyone who wants to see the interior of Canyonlands National Park from the perspective of the Colorado River. This is a calm water trip. We travel 25 miles downriver from Moab. Few people get these river views. It is scenic, relaxing and a half day that gives memories for a lifetime. (Combine it with another half day tour to do it all!)


Your cruise begins at the Tag-A-Long office, 15 minutes before your departure, where you board vehicles for the short drive to the launch site. The driving route is a Utah Scenic Byway along the Colorado River where we stop to see one of the area’s largest concentrations of prehistoric American Indian writings.

At the boat ramp, we begin our excursion on the Colorado River. Towering red sandstone cliffs hug the river. Watchful eyes spot eagles, mule deer, bighorn sheep, or the occasional lone coyote. You’ll see prehistoric Indian ruins and, if river level permits, we’ll take a short walk to the famed Grotto, the natural amphitheater the Moab Music Fest uses as a venue for their concerts every year. Near Dead Horse Point, canyon walls rise 1,500 feet into blue desert skies. This is a relaxing journey and gives you an opportunity to drift with the rhythm of the river, enjoy the magnificent scenery, and the silence of the wilderness. You’ll return happy and refreshed to the Tag-A-Long office at the end of your cruise.

Be Prepared: While this is a dry-come-as-you are river tour opportunity, the boat ride is open air (see our pictures), jackets/layers may be appropriate.

Consider combining this 1/2 day tour with another 1/2 day tour for a full day of Moab adventure!

Trip Highlights

  • Colorado River sites only accessible by boat
  • Very short walks
  • Relaxing calm water boat ride

Who Should Go

Travelers wanting supreme Canyonlands scenery, folks with limited time, families, ages 4 and up!

What To Bring

Be Prepared: While this is a dry-come-as-you are river tour opportunity, the boat ride is open air (see our pictures), jackets/layers may be appropriate. Don’t forget your camera!

Dates Available

Departures vary beginning in March.
Concluding in October.

Departures are at 7:30 a.m.

Booking Request Form

$99.00 per Adult
$89.00 per Youth under 16

Deposit & Cancellation Policy

(800) 453-3292

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