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Western River Expeditions - Day Trips are the best commercial, all-inclusive, rafting expeditions through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. 6 & 7 day trips through the Grand Canyon begin at Lee's Ferry Arizona (river-mile "0"). A flight from...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing trip! The views are spectacular as is the crew! Very informative, friendly, and helpful with whatever your needs are. The boats are big enough to get up and move around and there are long stretches between some of the rapids. The food is excellent...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review. We're so glad you had a chance to be with us in August of 2018 on the Grand Canyon 6-day trip. Good advice and I would add to bring a pair of socks for foot protection. I live the...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018

I've read so many of the other beautifully written reviews, I'm not sure what else there is to say - it's simply an amazing trip that you will talk about for years to come after you've left the raft! My daughter and I did the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you so much. I would like to provide this review to guests who are contemplating this adventure but have concerns as you did. You have described what you experienced with your daughter in such a great way. I've tried to explain what happens in...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018

This 7-day Grand Canyon rafting trip was a spectacular experience in every way. I highly recommend that anyone thinking about one of these trips choose the 7 day. It takes a couple of days to get "in the groove" and know what you're doing as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The entire trip was fantastic! Great food, knowledgeable guides, good equipment. Western River packing lists helped me bring everything I needed for the trip. I would do this againMore

Date of experience: September 2018
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thanks for your brief trip summary to TripAdvisor. You said it all in those few choice words. We're glad you enjoyed all aspects of the trip including the planning and packing lists and videos. Thanks for traveling with Western River. We welcome you to return...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018

Our trip was the last outing of Sept 2017. It was very warm and we slept under the stars. The guides were great, the gear provided was great,the food was awesome - the checklist and expectation information are spot on for the trip .The usual...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thanks for your review sent to TripAdvisor about your trip in late September of 2017. We're glad you enjoyed sleeping under the stars and our great guides, food and gear provided. Yes, we think our emails and videos do help our guests be prepared for...More

Reviewed September 21, 2018

This is the only way to appreciate the Grand Canyon. Going off the grid as a family of six proved to be the most memorable and bonding experience of our lifetime together. The four adult kids reconnected to our 12 year old selves. We ran...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

We're glad that Western River could provide that "childhood remembered" experience for you and your adult siblings. It is so very special to experience a trip like you did without the interference of social media and the responsibilities that come with being "on the grid"....More

Reviewed September 20, 2018

Don't do this trip unless you want an experience of a lifetime. Joe and the Boys (our guides) safely navigated the river, cooked great food, helped us adapt to the river life, kept wild animals at bay (a raven absconded with a special food pouch)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thanks for your description of Western's Great Service! We are very proud of our entire operation and so glad you had the chance to travel with us. That's great that you had perfect weather - that's a real bonus. Thanks for appreciating the guides and...More

Reviewed September 19, 2018

If you are reading this, you are probably contemplating booking an adventure with Western River Expeditions. Book it! You will not regret your decision. My husband and I went on a 6 day rafting trip through the Grand Canyon in June, 2018. It remains one...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Melissa, Thank you so much. Your review is perfect for someone that wants to learn the details about the Grand Canyon 6-day experience. We're so glad you chose to travel with Western River. It's exciting to hear that you enjoyed ALL of the experience and...More

Reviewed September 18, 2018

The Grand Canyon is spectacular, no question about it. I'm so, so grateful to have been able to experience it, both on the river and during the day hikes. I was awestruck the entire time. The Grand Canyon itself rates five stars. Honestly, however, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Well, we will take those 4 stars! The Grand Canyon never disappoints and we're glad you were able to appreciate all the good things it had to offer. Our camping experience is somewhat controlled by some Park Service Regulations (can't send a boat ahead to...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

I can't say enough good things about our trip in July with Western River Expeditions. From the bus pick-up at the hotel to the drop off in the same spot three days later the whole trip was seamlessly orchestrated to maximize our enjoyment. The airport...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

What a great review of your Grand Canyon 3-day trips. We will look forward to having you return for the 6-day trip. Since you loved all the wonderful things about the shorter trip you will love the longer one even better. I'm glad you liked...More

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Response from Misti H | Reviewed this property |
i used my cell phone inside a waterproof case around my neck. It worked ok and I got plenty of pics.
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Ed L
July 7, 2018|
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Response from desertswim | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been on the short one, but I understand they are milder than the 6-7 day. If you are nervous about the rapids, you can sit in the "chicken coop", which is on top of the cooking storage. You won't get as wet, and... More
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Response from SandyHarmer | Property representative |
The Grand Canyon 3 or 4-day trips have a minimum age of 9. The Grand Canyon 6 or 7-day trips have a minimum age of 12. The physical and dietary requirements can be found on our website.
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