Excellent 6 Day Grand Canyon Rafting with Western River
Our reservation experience was excellent. The reservationists knowledge of the J-rigs and explanation how they work made me feel very confident that I could safely and enjoyably go Grand Canyon whitewater rafting.
Our guides were tops. It was obvious from the start that "Gonzo" was skilled in manipulating the raft, making guests feel comfortable and at ease, and presenting information about the geology, history, and culture of the canyon. His humor in presenting the anecdotes kept our attention. Ryan earned the nickname of "El Gato" because of his quickness in responding when a couple of passengers lost their hand grip while going through a couple of the rapids. Because of this quick reaction, no one left the boat! Thanks, El Gato!
We drove to Marble Canyon, and were very pleased and comfortable in the lodge there. When we started rafting, we were impressed with the efficiency in setting up camp each evening as well as the way the guys put our meals together. The food was exceptionally good, and we found that the hikes to be fun in part because of the way the guides encouraged and helped us "seniors" when it was necessary. When we left home, I didn’t know if I would be able to meet all of the physical demands I thought would be a part of the trip, but it was all very manageable.
As we were lifted out of the canyon via the helicopter I was fortunate to be in the shotgun seat. It is hard to express the emotion that I felt as we climbed above and looked back on where we had been. I felt like I was leaving behind a good friend that I might not get to visit so intimately again. Thank you all so much for all of the work and organization that your team did to make such a memorable experience for us. We would highly recommend Western River to anyone wanting to take a Colorado River rafting vacation. In fact, we already have!
Lois - New Castle, IN
Arizona - 6 Day Grand Canyon Rafting Trip