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Cataract Canyon Rafting Adventure from Moab provided by NAVTEC Expeditions - Day Tours

Cataract Canyon Rafting Adventure from Moab

Cataract Canyon Rafting Adventure from Moab
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
11h
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6896MOABRAFT3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • All required rafting equipment
  • Coast Guard-approved life jackets, river bags and camera box
  • Ground transportation from departure location to the river put-in
  • Water and lemonade
Exclusions
  • Soft drinks (you are welcome to bring your own)
  • Gratuities
  • Return from the river to the departure location (additional 37.75 paid directly to the operator on the day of for ground transportation,130/person plus tax for scenic flight, 250/vehicle plus tax for personal vehicle shuttle to Hite)
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Navtec Expeditions, 321 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA Please arrive 15 min early to check in. We'll shuttle by van to the put-in at Potash and hit the Colorado River
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking; minimum weight requirement is 50 lbs (23 kg)
  • Please note, prior to departure, all travelers will be required to sign a liability release
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • It is recommended to bring: Sturdy footwear, quick dry clothing, spring or fall rain suit, swimsuit or fast drying shorts, sun screen, lip balm, hat and a camera (preferably waterproof)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • All required rafting equipment
  • Coast Guard-approved life jackets, river bags and camera box
  • Ground transportation from departure location to the river put-in
  • Water and lemonade
Exclusions
  • Soft drinks (you are welcome to bring your own)
  • Gratuities
  • Return from the river to the departure location (additional 37.75 paid directly to the operator on the day of for ground transportation,130/person plus tax for scenic flight, 250/vehicle plus tax for personal vehicle shuttle to Hite)
Departure details
  • Navtec Expeditions, 321 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA Please arrive 15 min early to check in. We'll shuttle by van to the put-in at Potash and hit the Colorado River
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking; minimum weight requirement is 50 lbs (23 kg)
  • Please note, prior to departure, all travelers will be required to sign a liability release
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • It is recommended to bring: Sturdy footwear, quick dry clothing, spring or fall rain suit, swimsuit or fast drying shorts, sun screen, lip balm, hat and a camera (preferably waterproof)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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Jennifer L
31 contributions
Brian took us down the Colorado River 100 mi during a white water rafting trip. He was very knowledgeable about the area, geology, and Pueblo community. I highly recommend this tour because you could do the rapids on the Colorado in one day. Other tours it would take four or more days. He was highly skilled with the motor and knew exactly how to time the rapids to get the most bang for our buck. If you want excitement on the river choose this company.
Written May 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thomas L
2 contributions
May 2022
We were able to float 100 miles of the Colorado River and go through the white water rapids in 1 day. Our guide, Brian, was knowledgeable, funny, and most of all highly skilled. Brian made sure we learned about the area and the culture while having a thrilling, but safe ride. The one negative was the cost of the trip increased by $200 per person in a very short period of time. Also, the communication was duplicate numerous times and the updated communication did not have updated information. It was a long, cold day ending with a 2 and 1/2 hour ride back to Moab, but worth it all in the end. We had a float to remember for a lifetime. Thanks Brian!
Written May 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Barbara C
4 contributions
Apr 2022
My daughter and I had an amazing day on the river with our guides (Josh & Austin). We felt very safe but it was still exciting, I was very impressed with our guides rafting capabilities. They were very friendly and outgoing, and also prepared a great lunch& brunch on the river. Everyone we spoke with, from planning our adventure to the ride home from the airport was friendly and helpful. We chose to take the small engine flight back which was great views and very convenient after long day. We had a great time and would definitely recommend Navtec Expeditions.
Written April 22, 2022
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tone777610
surrey44 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We went on a two day rafting trip with Navtec in May 2022. The first day and overnight camping were fine. The guides were fine and lunch and dinner were very good.

The second day was supposed to be the highlight as we rafted 50 miles of the canyon over half of which was rapids. Most of the rapids were fairly tame but a few had the thrill factor we sought. We had booked a power boat so that we could complete the trip in two days rather than about 4 days if we were paddling. However it turned out that Navtec also had a second raft that was being rowed by a single guide coming down the river on the same day. This raft was part of a 5 day expedition but needed a safety boat to accompany them through the larger rapids. This is common practice that normally entails a safety boat to be added to their trip. Because numbers were low however, Navtec decided that our two boats should go down together. If we were two similar boats this would have been fine but we were in a 70hp boat while they were powered by a single oarsman. This was very frustrating as we would do a rapid and we would wait and wait and would sometimes spend half an hour on shore, sweating in our wetsuits. The stop/start nature of the the day made parts of it very tedious. Towards the end of the day we parted with the other boat as they set up camp for the night - but we still had two hours of flat water motoring to get through followed by a three hour journey home (arriving after 10pm).

I would advise anyone booking with Navtec to carefully check the finer details of what is being provided. We have tried to engage with them but they seem unable to grasp the concept of why pairing us with a rowing boat should have been communicated to us in advance and how that made some parts of it an unpleasant but expensive experience.
Written May 19, 2022
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Timothy S
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
was recently in Moab on a bachelor party trip and our last day was supposed to comprise of a rafting trip on the Colorado river. This was booked in advance. We were supposed to be rafting for 10 hours and then flying home in a Cessna. How cool would that be. Unfortunately we will never know.

The day before the trip, actually ~ 12 hours before, Ari called me and told me the raft was experiencing “mechanical difficulties”. I asked him what do we do now and he said “you don’t raft”.

We were never offered an alternative, never even offered an apology. I asked him what mechanical difficulties a raft can have and he said “I don’t know, I just work in the office”. He also refused to give me his superiors info or really the info of anyone who could answer simple questions. I had to call back multiple times to request the cancellation in writing. They were still sending updates at night like the trip was on even though we were told it was off. Every email coming like a dagger in the heart of an adventure seeker.

There are 2 possibilities here. Either they’re a company with 1 leaky raft or they lied about why the trip was canceled and offered nothing other than snarky comments and responses. Honestly, Ari was full of so much hot air, he probably could have blown up the raft himself.

We moved our flight for this trip. We planned the whole weekend around this trip. We bought and packed extra gear for this trip. Instead of braving the power of class 4 & 5 rapids, we spent our last day unsuccessfully searching for lot lizards and eating at a 24hr taco spot because who would of thought we’d need reservations somewhere, we were supposed to be rafting and flying.

I wasn’t even going to go out of my way to write a review but what do you know- I got an email tonight asking “how my trip was”. Well guys, here’s how it was. I hope you patch your dingy and avoid screwing over your future customers.

Irately Yours,

Tim Schad
Written May 25, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Deborah L
New York City, NY16 contributions
May 2022
I've canoed and rafted over 1,500 miles around the world over the last 50 years. This includes some of the biggest white water. NAVTEC functions with experience, professionalism, and concern for clients. Regarding the Cataract Canyon, it is alleged to be the biggest white water in the USA; be aware. Conditions vary as the water level rises and falls. As well, the boats on the one day trip are motorized. Be advised that this has pros and cons; some may want a slower, quieter Cataract trip which NAVTEC also runs. In summary, highly recommended.
Written May 25, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James C
17 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
We scheduled the full day 14 hour white water rafting trip three weeks in advance of July 15. They called four days before the trip and canceled, while we were already on the airplane because they wouldn’t profit enough. They asked us to move to different days for them to make more profit by us joining with larger groups. We could not do this due to other reservations in Moab that we could not cancel without penalty (Jeep rentals, zipline, ATV rental, etc). They would not offer any financial incentives to change to other rafting trips, other than a 5% discount on a two day trip that would cost twice as much. Not customer friendly. All about the profit. Not trustworthy with your money. No thanks. Go elsewhere.
Written July 14, 2020
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Dave&Carla
California23 contributions
Jul 2021
I did this trip with 5 of my nieces and nephews, all adults. It was a 3 night / 4 day rafting trip in some unusually beastly hot early July weather. However, being on the river most of the day we had plenty of opportunities to float in the river or even just dunking our shirts in the river to keep reasonably comfortable. The stars at night were amazing! As for the service, the 2 guides were very helpful and informative, with a few hikes to see Indian ruins and art. On the last day motoring to the ramp we saw 3 different groups of desert Bighorn Sheep. The guides navigated the rapids nearly perfectly with a few bumps for fun. The meals they served were extremely good, to the delight especially of my nieces and nephews. I did a few other Navtec trips so I wasn't surprised by this actually.
Written July 11, 2021
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Stan N
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States43 contributions
We went in September labor day weekend and this time of year the rapids are not near as intense we will say. Our guides will and keefe made it extremely interesting, just a couple of nice dudes with a lot of knowledge of the area, Keefe maybe a little too much! All in all I would say a very pleasant day on the water. You want to use these guys because they actually have a motor they put on the back in the dead spots and we went past tons of boats paddling that we're going to be hours getting back to the dock! Who needs that crap?
Written September 10, 2020
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Cache D
1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
This trip was incredible. Such an exciting day with awesome guides. If you’re looking for an exhilarating white water experience you should absolutely do Cataract Canyon with NAVTEC.

Rapids were big and fun. Brian was our guide and we had a blast with him (although all guides are great)

Also recommend flying back with Redtail. Beautiful flight.
Written June 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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sharonlandau1
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Awesome white water Raft trip
We did a half day river trip on the Colorado river. Sander was our guide. He was awesome! His Mom should be very p
Grandma3cs
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BEST CANYONLANDS AND ARCHES TOUR! A+
NAVTEC is a well organized company, easy to work with and reliable. The tour we took was well worth the cost and t
Ron-Landau-1969
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AMAZING!!!!
AMAZING! Matt was our tour guide! He was fantastic! Showed us things that ordinary visitors never get to see! H
chrisjR5081JE
chrisjR5081JE
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Wild ride
A lot of fun with some surprisingly big rapids. Lake and Katie were perfect guides. Would definitely go again if we
Emily S
Emily S
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Underwhelming
I was disappointed with the tour. We selected a half day rafting trip that was supposed to include class II and III
Paulette S
Paulette S
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Best tour ever!
This was a wonderful 1/2 day 4 x 4 tour with Ron. He was professional and very knowledgeable about Arches National
Jared F
Jared F
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Good for little kids
Pretty good, I would definently consider this if you have younger kids, we had teens and they were a bit bored. We
annesC5127BA
annesC5127BA
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Awesome arches!
Awesome trip! Took the backroads into the park + did a bit hiking to several arches. Our guide Matt was great (and
katemR2882HH
katemR2882HH
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Stunning views!
Outstanding experience! We arrived in Moab late morning and were picked up at 1:30 at our hotel for a half day aft
dancQ5546KV
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5 stars
Spencer Lewis was my guide and he killed it, unbelievable amount of knowledge about the surrounding scenery and ver
Susan P
Susan P
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Grandkids Trip and Mr. Ric
Mr. Ric was the most amazing guide… we had four kids Ages 6 - 14 and he was great with each of them! We learned so
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Wow !
This tour is a fun filled afternoon. There is no way to see the whole park without tour. Ron is amazing! He was pro
131SusanM131
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Great day with Navtec
We had a great 1/2 day tour with Mike and Matt. They took us off-roading to many parts of Arches that would otherw
D1541JPchristinel
D1541JPchristinel
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Great trip
Getting up close and personal with the arches Our guide Bronson was an encyclopedia of knowledge Kids loved it
ralph5942
ralph5942
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Great Tour - experienced knowledgable guide
My family and I were fortunate to schedule a NAVTEC tour of Canyonlands and Arches on our first full day visiting M
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