Water activity

Moab: Colorado River Dinner Cruise with Music and Light Show

Moab: Colorado River Dinner Cruise with Music and Light Show

Activity provider: Canyonlands By Night & Day
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 89 per person

Enjoy a cowboy-style dinner and slow-moving evening boat ride on a calm part of the Colorado River. Watch an incredible sound and light show which describes the story of the canyon's creation projected onto the rock face above the river.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Watch a sound and light show on a boat on the Colorado River
  • See how lights, shadows, and music make the stories of the canyon come to life
  • Learn about the the history and culture of Moab
  • Enjoy a Cowboy-style Dutch oven dinner
Full description
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.
  • Boat cruise
  • Guide
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the meeting point, this is 2 miles North of Moab on the North side of the Colorado River Bridge. Take a left after the bridge to arrive in our parking lot. Located next door to the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • This show is an old-fashioned light show; there are no colored or laser lights and the music is appropriate for the historical references The stories included in the show make reference to how the settlers of the area believed the area was created and clashes with the Native Americans of the area, there are references to God and religion
  • Gratuities are not included
  • There are 5-30 steps to get to the dock
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 216 reviews

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I would highly recommend this tour. I’ve done tours all across the west. This as almost a spiritual journey. Dinner was a home made buffet that was fantastic. Then you boat a pontoon boat around sunset. You head out into a canyon via the Colorado river. The guides are so funny as the tell the history of the canyon to killer music. When it gets dark There is a truck following the boat. The truck shines lights on the canyon. This is an amazing idea for a tour. Well worth it.

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May 9, 2022

Not at all I was expecting. I was expecting a dinner cruise with a laser light show. I should have checked this out more carefully-my fault. It's family run and you can tell they aim to please. I would recommend they update the pre-recorded audio part of the program. It was biased in my opinion. And consider at least adding more color to the light show. The dinner was in a dining hall; buffet style. Bar available. The boat ride was nice. All in all, good but not great.

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May 4, 2022

The dinner and 1st hour of the show were very good. I do not recommend the 2nd half. It was just a spotlight shining on rocks that you already had seen with a prerecorded message and songs. The dialogue and songs going along with it was interesting at times. However the 1st hour was very entertaining and fun. I would attend again though.

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July 29, 2021

Product ID: 224766