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Canyonlands National Park Scenic Jet Boat Cruise 1/2 Day

Adventure Description

We are now running these tours through Canyonlands by Night and Day. Please call them directly to book your tour at 435-259-5261. 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 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!)


These three-hour tours are available in both the AM and PM and are a great way to beat the heat while enjoying the beauty of the Moab, Utah area. Join us in a covered boat for a journey down the calm-water section of the river as we make our way to an amazing part of the area. The 2,200 ft. canyon walls tower above as the guide skillfully navigates the river. Special features include a fossilized sea bed, wonderful views of arches, Indian petroglyphs, and a unique view of an Indian granary. We will pass the bottom of Dead Horse State Park, Thelma and Louise Point, and a natural amphitheatre. The boat turns and heads back up the river to return to Canyonlands by Night and Day’s private dock located two miles north of Moab.

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

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Colorado River Cruise
  • 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 9:00 a.m. & 1:00pm

Booking Request Form

We are now running these tours through Canyonlands by Night and Day. Please call them directly to book your tour at 435-259-5261.

Cancellation Policy

(800) 874-4483

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