Sunset Jet Boat Tour on the Colorado River in Moab, Utah

Imagine being whisked down river from Moab on the mighty Colorado River on a Canyonlands by Night and Day sunset jet boat tour. You’ll glide across the flat water with every bend of the river, as the sun hides behind the canyon walls, producing cooler temperatures. Along the way you’ll discover an Indian granary, petroglyphs, arches, and beautiful scenery. Then your skillful guide will turn the boat around and return to our private dock. Once back, you’ll enjoy a tasty Dutch Oven dinner and have the beauty of the sunset for dessert. This truly is a trip of a lifetime!

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Sunset Jet Boat Tour Details

The Sunset Jet Boat Tour adventure begins at the Canyonlands by Night and Day riverside location (click for a map) two miles north of Moab, just north of the Colorado River. Once you board the boat you’ll be whisked away into a different world, filled with beautiful red rock cliffs above. While you’re on the trip your guide will explain a little about the geology and the history of the Canyonlands area. Forty-five minutes down river provides the turnaround spot and the you’ll travel back up river for the return trip to where dinner is served. The sunset jet boat travels approximately 36 miles round trip while on the water. The jet boat portion takes an hour and a half, with dinner lasting an hour, for the total time of 2.5 hours. The tour departure varies with the sunset. You can call one of our friendly reservationists at 435-259-5261 to inquire about a certain date or refer to our Events Calendar.


Adult (Dinner & Jet Boat Tour): $89

Youth ages 4 – 12 (Dinner & Jet Boat Tour): $79

Adult (Jet Boat Tour Only): $79

Youth ages 4 – 12 (Jet Boat Tour Only): $69

Family Pack (2 adults + 2 youth): $278

Dutch Oven Dinner

The cowboy-style dinner is cooked all day to perfection and includes BBQ beef, BBQ pork, BBQ chicken, roast beef, roast pork, cowpoke potatoes (cut potatoes with spring vegetables and cheese melted through), sweet baked beans, corn, homemade rolls (regular and garlic), a full salad bar (includes a green salad with all the toppings, a pasta salad and coleslaw), dessert, and bottomless soft drinks.

Beer, wine, and mixed drinks are available for purchase at the bar.

All items excluding the meat are vegetarian friendly.

Age Requirements

Sorry, 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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Can I use my camera?

Absolutely! The Sunset Jet Boat Tour is perfect for photography!

How many people fit on the boat?

We have two boats which are used for this trip; 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. Great for all ages.

Is there a bathroom?

No, but we do provide restrooms at our location, which you can use before and after the trip.

Will I get wet?

Typically no. There is a little spray at the back of the boat.

Do we take a shuttle to the river?

No. Our facility is located right on the 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 like this.

Can I bring a backpack?

Yes, you have room underneath your seat where you can stow it.

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 handrails 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.

After driving through the scenic Colorado River road, we arrived late afternoon in time to take the sunset jet boat cruise along the river. Our guide was a young man who gave us an amusing and informative commentary throughout the tour, and frequently stopped to allow us to take photographs of this incredibly beautiful stretch of river. The setting sun seemed to emphasise the depth of colour of the cliffs, which rose up on either side of the river and provided a wonderful contrast to the glass-like surface of the river.

The cruise was followed by a western style meal at the riverside restaurant. The food was plentiful and tasty. We had no complaints.”

—Paula Adelaide

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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