3-Hour and 1-Hour Express Jet Boat Tours on the Colorado River
Join us for a Daytime Jet Boat Tour where your humorous guide will take you down a calm water stretch of the Colorado River south of Moab. You’ll get lost in the beauty of the canyons as we explore the scenery around each bend of the river. During the trip, we encourage you to ask your guide questions as he or she explains the geology and history of the Moab, Utah area and Colorado River. You’ll learn about films and commercials made right here in the Canyonlands and team up with other passengers to find wildlife along the banks of the river. It’s a great way to beat the heat and enjoy our beautiful area.
The best calm water tour on the Colorado River!
3-Hour Fun Run Jet Boat Tour
These three-hour tours are available in both the AM and PM trips 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.
Adult (ages 13 and up): $99
Youth (ages 4 – 12): $89
Family Pack (2 adults & 2 youth): $312
Choose from either the morning 9 AM – 12 PM or the afternoon trip from 1 PM – 4 PM. The adventure begins at Canyonlands by Night and Day’s riverside location (click for a map) two miles north of Moab, Utah; just north of the Colorado River. After checking in for the trip at our office, you’ll load either the Raven or Falcon jet boat and receive a safety orientation. Once everyone is boarded, we will glide down the Colorado River, passing remote side canyons with a chance of spotting wildlife and birds. The guide stops the boat along the way to point out interesting sights. You’ll travel 32 miles down river until you reach the entrance of Canyonlands National Park. Time flies as you return to where the trip began three hours before.
1-hour Express Jet Boat Tour
Limited on time but want to experience the amazing Colorado River? The 1hr. Express Jet is the perfect jet boat tour. Morning and afternoon trips are available and both offer a great way to beat the heat and enjoy the beauty of the Canyonlands area. Join us for a journey down the calm-water section of the Colorado River in a covered boat to an amazing part of the area.
Our guide skillfully navigates the jet boat down the river and 2,200 ft. canyon walls tower above. The 1-Hour Express Jet includes wonderful views of Moab arches, Indian petroglyphs, and a unique view of an Indian granary. The boat returns to Canyonlands by Night and Day’s private dock after traveling approximately 20 miles round trip.
Adult (ages 13 and up): $59
Youth (ages 4 – 12): $49
Choose from either the morning trip from 11 AM – 12 PM or the afternoon trip from 4 PM – 5 PM. The adventure begins at Canyonlands by Night and Day’s riverside location (click for a map) two miles north of Moab, Utah; just north of the Colorado River. After checking in for the trip at our office, you’ll board either the Raven or Falcon and receive a safety orientation.
Once everyone is boarded, we will glide down the Colorado River, passing remote side canyons, where you might spot wildlife and birds. Your guide will answer any questions you ask, but will try to keep the trip moving, so you can see as much scenery as possible. This trip is great for families and anyone looking for an amazing quick trip on the Colorado River.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How many people fit on the boat?
We have two boats used for this tour: one holds 18, the other holds 38.
Will this boat spin and throw me side to side?
No. Although the boat goes fast, it simply glides across the water very comfortably. It’s a great jet boat tour for all ages.
Will I get sunburnt?
Probably not. The boats are covered and have windshields. You may get a bit of reflection from the water, so sunscreen is advised.
Is there a bathroom?
Not on the boat, but there is an outhouse halfway down the Colorado River where we can stop as we pass in both directions.
Will I get wet?
Typically you will not, though there is a little spray at the back of the boat.
Do we take a shuttle to the Colorado River?
No. Our facility is located right on the Colorado River, so you get a full trip on the river. Canyonlands by Night and Day is the only company with a private dock and can provide a trip such as this.
Can I bring a backpack or lunch?
Yes, the tour is informal so you can bring a backpack with a lunch. We recommend bringing a water bottle for accessibility. We do provide complementary snacks and drinks on the trip.
Is there a cancelation policy?
Yes, you must cancel 48 hours prior to departure to receive a partial refund, otherwise it is non-refundable.
I have difficulty walking. Do you have an elevator?
Unfortunately no, there is no elevator.
We are at the whim of Mother Nature and deal with daily rising and sinking water levels; therefore, we have a floating dock with steps leading down to the boat. In low-water conditions there can be as many as thirty steps. In high-water conditions there can be as few as two steps. The steps have hand rails on both sides.
If you need extra time going up or down the stairs, we would be happy to board you first and allow you all the time you need. Please notify the office if you need special assistance. If you are still unsure if you may need help or not, please stop by our office when you get to Moab and a staff member will show you the stairs. Your safety and comfort are of our highest concern.
Can babies go?
Unfortunately no, the minimum age is 4.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip down the Colorado. Andrew was an excellent guide and made the trip really worthwhile. He was funny and very knowledgeable about the area.
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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