Tour the Colorado River by Jet Boat and then Enjoy a Cowboy-Style Dinner and Sound & Light Show

Want to experience two of the best water tours in the Moab area? Look no further than the Jet Boat and Sound & Light Combo Package Tour. This money-saving duo gives you the wonderful 3-Hour Fun Run Jet Boat Adventure and the Sound and Light Show with Dinner on the Colorado River. During the day you’ll cruise down river 32 miles of amazing sights and wonders. You’ll return to our dock and have time to freshen up before returning to our facilities for the cowboy-style Dutch Oven dinner and the Sound and Light Show. The tours are completely opposite in both sights and direction.

Canyonlands by Night & Day combination tours are two individual trips combined in the same day to save you money.

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Jet Boat & Sound and Light Show Package Tour Details

Choose either the A.M. or P.M. 3-Hour Fun Run Jet Boat trip down the Colorado River and spend three hours and on completely flat, calm water. Explore arches, petroglyphs, a fossilized sea bed, Thelma and Louise Point, and Dead Horse Point State Park.

The Sound and Light Show begins with a one-hour delicious cowboy-style Dutch Oven dinner at our facility in the evening (times vary with the setting of the sun). Then board the Moab Queen II and head up river as the evening darkens.

Once you arrive at the turn-around point, we’ll shine 40,000 watts of light on the canyon walls and make shadows come to life with a recorded program. Stories about the formation, creation, and history of the area from the prescriptives of the Native Americans, Catholic Conquistadors, and Mormon pioneers.

Typical time on the river is about two hours.


Adult (ages 13 and up): $151

Youth (ages 4-12): $133


The 3-Hour Fun Run Jet Boat departs at 9:00 A.M. and returns at 11:00 A.M., or 1:00 P.M. and returns at 4:00 P.M. The Sound and Light Show with Dinner tour start time varies based upon the setting of the sun.

Call a reservation specialist at (435) 259-5261 if you need exact times on a specific date.

Age Requirements:

We cannot accommodate children under the age of 4. To qualify for a youth price, your child must be between the ages of 4 – 12.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are the boats covered?

The daytime jet boat has a windshield and a canopy; the sides are open for better viewing of the stunning scenery. The boat used during the Sound and Light Show is open to ensure you can see high up the canyon walls, but the sun is usually already behind the horizon by the time we depart.

How rough is the tour? Will I get wet?

The section of the Colorado River you will travel is calm, so you won’t need to worry about any rapids. The boats glide across the river and we don’t swing the boat around to get you wet. You may get a little bit of spray once the boat is up on plane, but it feels amazing in our hot weather!

How many people fit in the boats?

We have two boats available for the daytime jet boat tour: one can hold 20 and the other can hold 40. The Moab Queen II, which is used for the Sound and Light Show, can hold 144 people.

What if I get thirsty during the tours?

Drinks and snacks are included complimentary on the daytime jet boat tour, and most people ask us to roll them onto the boat after the delicious Cowboy-style Dutch Oven dinner for the Sound and Light Show! We will make sure you don’t go away hungry!

May I bring a camera?

Absolutely! The tours are ideal for aspiring and professional photographers. We do ask, however, that you turn off your flash for the Sound and Light Show, so you don’t night blind other guests.

Is there a cancelation policy?

Yes. You must cancel 48 hours prior to departure to receive a partial refund; otherwise the tour fee is non-refundable.

We had the best time on both tours. The guides are wonderful and it’s something my family and I will never forget!

—Mike Nicholas

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Canyonlands By Night & Day is a family-owned tour company on the banks of the Colorado River near Moab, Utah! We’ve been providing guests with experiences of a lifetime in the Canyonlands area since 1963.


Toll-Free Reservations: (800) 394-9978
Local Reservations: (435) 259-BOAT

1861 N Hwy 191
Moab, UT 84532

Located north of the Colorado River bridge at the Old Mission Store