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Old 04-16-2010   #1
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grand canyon guided trip?

I'm sure this is already on here but I could not find it...
Can anyone recommend any guides/company for the grand canyon? I would like to kayak while the gf rafts. just starting my research and any help/suggestions are appreciated.

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Old 04-16-2010   #2
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Canyon Explorations/Expeditions may have some kayak spots. Arizona Raft Adventures may as well, but the AzRA trip I saw on the water was a charter. It may not be a regular thing. Can-X requires a minimum of four kayakers for any to go on a trip . The NPS also requires a kayak guide for any paddlers. Colorado River and Trails Expeditions runs one kayak trip a year. Do some research and I'm sure you'll find something. Check out, find the outfitters tab, and click your way through there.

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Old 04-16-2010   #3
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I would recommend Canyon Explorations as well. They do a great job. I kayaked it with my brother and we were the only kayakers on the trip.
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Old 04-16-2010   #4
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Try Outdoors Unlimited. I think they do it also. They do paddle raft trips so the gf can have more fun too.
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Old 04-16-2010   #5
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I know for a fact that Colorado River and Trail Expeditions (CRATE) does it.

Grand Canyon Rafting, Colorado River Rafting, Moab Rafting


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Old 04-16-2010   #6
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Or get a private permit, and it will be a lot cheaper than a guided trip.
I got one, and have been looking for a ducky partner for next spring in the big ditch, so far no luck. Guess everyone is smarter than I am!
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Old 04-16-2010   #7
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My son and I did an Otter Bar trip which was run through AZRA. 17 or so kayakers and 2-5 folks on the rafts. 1 kayak guide from OB, one from AZRAI thought they did a bang up job if you can get comfortable with pretty basic guidance through the meat. It's not an instructional trip it's a guided trip.
It was 14 days and we were able to do a medium to long hike almost every day.
I'd go again every year if I could. I've heard dereimer adventure kayak does more instructional trips; might try that sometime too.
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Old 04-17-2010   #8
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I would recommend CRATE as well. Awesome guides, with a wealth of information.
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Old 04-17-2010   #9
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I think you'll find that any company is going to run a great trip. All of the guides are incredibly knowledgeable. If I were to tell you who I thought was best it would be Can-X, but I've done enough trips for different companies to know that everyone runs a great trip, just find what you are looking for and you'll have a great trip.

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