Sunset Jet Boat & Sound and Light Show Combo Tour of Moab’s Color

If you would like to experience two of the best water tours in the Moab area, look no further than the Sunset Jet Boat & Sound and Light show package tour combo. This combination package saves you money and includes both the wonderful Sunset Jet Boat Tour and the Sound and Light Show with Dinner Tour of the Colorado River.

On the Sunset Jet Boat portion of the excursion, you’ll cruise down river approximately 20 miles taking in amazing sights and wonders. You’ll return to our dock in time for the cowboy-style Dutch Oven dinner, and then head out for the Sound and Light Show boat tour.

The tours are opposite in both sights and direction.

Canyonlands by Night & Day combo tours are two individual trips combined together in the same day to save you money!

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Sunset Jet Boat & Sound and Light Show Combo Tour Details

The photo opportunities are endless on the Sunset Jet Boat Tour of the Colorado River as you glide along a calm-water section experiencing approximately 20 miles of amazing sights and wonders. The Sunset Jet Boat Tour is great for photography—the canyon walls come to life with the sunset. Arches and petroglyphs are just a few of the hidden gems along the way.

You’ll return to our dock in time for the cowboy-style Dutch Oven dinner followed by the Sound and Light Show. You’ll cruise slowly up the Colorado River as our knowledgeable guide calls your attention to interesting points along the way as the sky darkens. Once you reach the turnaround point, the formal part of the tour begins and 40,000 watts of illumination are cast onto the canyon walls.

The lights move across the rocks and through the trees to create shadows on the canyon walls bringing life the recorded stories of the Native Americans, Catholic conquistadors, and Mormon pioneers. The tour ends as we return to our private dock.

The tours are completely opposite in both sights and direction.


Adult (ages 13 and up): $133+ tax

Youth (ages 4 – 12): $115+ tax


The times vary based upon the setting of the sun and sometimes this combination tour package is not available due to an overlap. Trip is available June 1st-July 31st.  Please call a reservation specialist at (435) 259-5261 for exact times and to ensure availability.

Age Requirements

We cannot accommodate children under the age of 4. To qualify for a youth price, your child must be between 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’tswing 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 18 and the other can hold 38. The Moab Queen II, which is used for the Sound and Light Show, can hold 144 people.

May I bring a camera?

Absolutely! We do ask that you know how to turn off your flash for the Sound and Light Show, so you don’t “night blind” anyone.

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.

The sunset jet boat ride was a highlight of Moab. This is a relatively large boat seating ~ 40 people. If you picture a high speed jet boat doing flat spins in the river this is not the boat or the trip. Leaving the dock on the north end of Moab it heads down the Colorado River. The highlight of the trip is the guide. We were extremely lucky ours was a local, and the color he added made the trip.

As you head down river you see pictographs, climbers, jeep trails, arches, and the sheer cliffs of this area. We had clouds come in so not much of a sunset, but we did see single and double rainbows. This isn’t a scary thrill ride and is suitable for all ages. Enough high speed turns to make it interesting!

—The Wasburns

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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