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Old 04-30-2016   #1
Riverton, Utah
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Cataract commercial trip recommendations

All... got a buddy and his wife that live in Minneapolis. They have been out and run WW with me a couple of times, love the river. They are looking at a bigger trip for next summer, most likely Cataract. They have asked me for recommendations for a commercial outfit to use. I am familiar with the following out of Moab/Green River:
1 - Holiday
2 - Western River Expeditions
3 - Tag Along

Are there others I should point them to? Who would you all recommend?

I know this is a pretty open ended question, but first hand experience would be appreciated.


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Old 05-01-2016   #2
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Navtec does some awesome high water trips, I think wilderness has the jrig that looks like a fun high water ride

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Old 05-01-2016   #3
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We went with Navtec in 2011(?) when it was running 79k -- it was a blast. The plane ride back to Moab from Powell was almost as good as the rapids.
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Old 05-01-2016   #4
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My wife had a rough experience with Tag-A-Long years ago. Just didn't make her grade.

That said, she continues each year to have great experiences with Holiday Expeditions as do many of the people I know. I had complete respect for NavTec when I lived in Moab and they seemed top notch as well. OARS also has a long standing reputation for fun and professional trips.

Western has a strong presence in Moab but don't know much about them.
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Old 05-01-2016   #5
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Rather than try to express my opinion about every outfitter in Canyonlands, I will just make some recommendations.

If they just want a quick run through the rapids, they should book a sport boat trip with Navtec.

If they want a true wilderness trip, they should look into a non-motorized trip down the Green River side with CRATE or Holiday.
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Old 05-01-2016   #6
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Ditto on CRATE. A small outfit with a very strong customer service/trip enjoyment ethic.


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Old 05-01-2016   #7
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In addition to oars, navtec and holliday, Sherri Griffith runs a good trip as well as Adventure Bound
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Old 05-10-2016   #8
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Holiday by far the best, they will love it

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