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Moab: Colorado River Dinner Cruise with Music and Light Show

1. Moab: Colorado River Dinner Cruise with Music and Light Show

Begin the evening on the banks of the Colorado River, just 2 miles north of Moab, Utah. Savor a delicious cowboy-style Dutch oven dinner in a dining room overlooking the water. After dinner, climb aboard a flat-bottomed boat and begin your river adventure. A knowledgeable and entertaining guide will point out things of interest and ignite your imagination. Once darkness settles in, the formal part of the evening begins when 40,000 watts of natural light illuminate the canyon wall. Watch as lights, shadows, music, and narration make the stories of the canyon's formation, creation, and history come to life on the walls above the river - as learned from the early settlers of the area (the Catholic conquistadors, Native Americans, and Mormon pioneers). This Sound and Light Show is a not-to-be-missed unique experience and a great end to a perfect day in Moab.

From Moab: Colorado River Half-Day Rafting Trip

2. From Moab: Colorado River Half-Day Rafting Trip

Enjoy a guided rafting tour for all ages and levels of experience along the Colorado River. Depart from Moab and spend half the day navigating Class 1 or 2 rapids surrounded by impressive rock formations. Get picked up in Moab and meet your professional guide. Get outfitted with the necessary rafting gear and listen to your guide's safety instructions. Then embark on a wild adventure along the Fisher Towers and Professor Valley part of the river. The trip is about 7 miles and you're sure to get in some splashy rapids. Select the option including lunch to enjoy a buffet-style meal during your tour. At the end of the trip, the shuttle will take you back to Moab.

Moab: Colorado River Sunset Boat Tour with Optional Dinner

3. Moab: Colorado River Sunset Boat Tour with Optional Dinner

The tour departs the flat waters of the Colorado River and chases the sun as it hides behind the canyon walls, painting the sky and surrounding scenery with a rich palette of colors. Relax on board the boat and marvel at the spectacular and unique views that are only visible from the water. Along the way, discover an old Indian granary, ancient petroglyphs, and fascinating arches that enrich the landscape with history. After a leisurely 1.5 hour cruise, your skillful guide turns the boat around for the return journey to the dock. Upon arrival at the private dock, enjoy an optional western-style Dutch oven dinner against the backdrop of the Colorado River. This cowboy inspired dinner is cooked all day to create the authentic and rich dishes of BBQ beef, BBQ pork, BBQ chicken, cowpoke potatoes, sweet baked beans, homemade rolls, pasta salad, and much more. There's also an array of bottomless soft drinks and desserts to end the meal, as well as a selection of vegetarian friendly options.

Moab: 3-Hour Jet Boat Tour to Dead Horse Point State Park

4. Moab: 3-Hour Jet Boat Tour to Dead Horse Point State Park

Start your 3-hour boat tour just 2 miles north of Moab, on the banks of Colorado River. After a safety orientation, you’ll begin your scenic tour. Relax and enjoy the ride. Your covered boat has plenty of shaded seats so you won’t get caught in the sun. Glide down the Colorado River, passing remote side canyons. You may be able to spot some wildlife and birds. Marvel at the 2,200 feet of canyon walls above you, a fossilized sea bed, wonderful views of arches, Indian petroglyphs, and a unique view of an Indian granary. Along the way, your guide will point out interesting sights and inform you of the areas past and present. Pass through the bottom Dead Horse State Park, the iconic Thelma and Louise Point, and a natural amphitheater. Travel 32 miles downriver until you reach the entrance of Canyonlands National Park, where the captain will turn back.

Moab: Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River

5. Moab: Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River

Take the trip of a lifetime down the Colorado River on a 6-person paddle raft through some of the most sublime scenery in the United States. Absorb the majesty of soaring red rock canyons as you splash through the water with an entertaining expert guide. Drive down scenic HWY 128 to the starting point of your adventure, and receive a comprehensive safety talk before rafting through exciting class II/III rapids at Fisher Towers. Soak in the stunning surroundings as you enjoy lunch on a beautiful beach next to the river, before taking another memorable rafting voyage through incredible red rock scenery.

Moab: 1-Hour Colorado River Speed Boat Tour

6. Moab: 1-Hour Colorado River Speed Boat Tour

Your adventure will start just 2 miles north of Moab, where you will meet your guide, listen to a safety briefing, and get set up with safety equipment. Then, get ready for lots of fun, as you glide through the wild Colorado River.  Speed up towards the Colorado River’s finest rapids for some fun splash downs. Enjoy plenty of spinning and splashing and don't forget to take in the breathtaking views of red rock cliffs around you. Your skilled captain will mix the moments of panoramic viewing with epic speed and turns. To make the tour even more fun, your guide will play loud music during the entirety of the trip.

Moab: Colorado River 3.5-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

7. Moab: Colorado River 3.5-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

Admire Moab's impressive natural attractions from a unique perspective on this 3.5-hour family-friendly, flatwater paddleboard trip down the Colorado River. You do not need to worry about any rapids. Glide past impressive sandstone cliffs and marvel at the stunning scenery while your knowledgeable guide fills you in with information about the area. The entire trip borders Arches National Park as you float, paddle, and swim downstream.

Moab: 1-Hour Express Jet Boat Tour on Colorado River

8. Moab: 1-Hour Express Jet Boat Tour on Colorado River

Join the journey down the calm waters of the Colorado River in a covered boat for a 1-hour cruise. Your adventure will start on the banks of the Colorado River, just 2 miles north of Moab, where you will meet your guide and receive a safety orientation. Once everyone is boarded, glide down the Colorado River, passing remote side canyons, where you might spot wildlife and birds. See wonderful views of the Moab arches, Indian petroglyphs, and a unique view of an Indian granary. Morning and afternoon trips are available and both offer a great way to enjoy the beauty of the Canyonlands area.

Moab: Calm Water Cruise in Inflatable Boat on Colorado River

9. Moab: Calm Water Cruise in Inflatable Boat on Colorado River

Experience the Colorado River as you float down some of the most incredible scenery the U.S. has to offer. Glide south of the Moab Valley, where the water is calm, as you take in the majestic sights of Meander Canyon, located in the Canyonlands.   You'll ride in a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) on a half-day scenic tour. Enjoy this small group tour for a relaxed atmosphere, as you make your way through the canyon. Enjoy either morning or afternoon options. Glide under Dead Horse Point and see Native American art and ruins along the way. Hop off the boat for a short walk to see an ancient petrified forest. Take in incredible views of Canyonlands, as you float past the Goose Neck of the Colorado, before completing your tour.

From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Calm Water Cruise

10. From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Calm Water Cruise

Combine two must-do activities in one full-day tour. Start your with pickup in Moab, then enjoy an adventurous 4x4 drive through the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. Explore backcountry sites that many tourists miss. Travel a portion of the White Rim Trail, and make your way up switchbacks of the famous Shaffer Trail.  There will be numerous stops with excellent photo opportunities, including views of the remote Musselman Arch, and sweeping vistas from the top of the mesa. Towards the end of your 4x4 tour, drive down to the river banks, where you'll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Spend a relaxing afternoon on the calm waters of the Colorado River in a beautiful area called Meander Canyon. Enjoy views of the national park from the river, explore a natural stone alcove called the Grotto, and visit a petrified forest where entire trees are exposed. Cruise back up stream to the vehicles, and drive back to Moab where your tour ends.

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What people are saying about Moab

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 19 reviews

The western meal was delicious and plentiful. Our tour guide provided history of the area. It was a chilly night and blankets were provided for everyone. It was a perfect adventure to end our trip before heading home.

Delightful and relaxing! Everything well organized from the supper to the very end! Great stories, fun jokes, beautiful light show and time at the end with great music for star gazing without lights!

Beautiful and educational. I didn’t know what to expect. It does get cool at night, so bring a jacket. Captain Ron and Tammy were super!!

Great guides, very experienced, and very well organized. Safety was the number one priority.

This experience was far better than I expected, the sound and light show was great.