I had previously done the Grand Canyon Tour about 2 years ago and wanted to try a different tour. So we reserved the Cataract Canyon River tour, we thought we had reserved early enough to be able to use the J-Rig raft and were slightly disappointed that we would be using the paddle boats and row boat. However we were happily surprised how much fun we had paddling thru the rapids. It was so much more interactive using the paddle boats and we were absolutely thrilled with our trip. The guides were simply amazing and had this concierge type of mentality. We loved all of our guides, Tory, Ryan, Matt, Danielle and of course Alex.