Moab >Tours & Excursions > Canyonlands By Night
1861 S Hwy 191, Moab, UT | Directions 8453238.544897 -109.519831
just fantastic, small quiet idyllic place best campground to walk and climb and starting point for short trips
The family-owned business did their utmost to ensure that we had an enjoyable experience, despite adverse weather conditions. I really felt that they went the extra mile. The dinner their chef prepared was excellent.
The boat tour was so much fun. Our tour guide was an old cowboy and made the funniest, adorable old man jokes. It was beautiful to be out on the water while the sun set and after dark with the stars above us. We saw a BASE jumper and shooting stars! The whole thing was well thought out, relaxing, and enjoyable.
We had a very nice time on our day trip. Our guide was Andrew, who was fun and very informative. I loved the scenery and really was amazed at how much you get to see on the trip.
Rory, our pilot for the jet boat, is as funny as he is knowledgeable. He pointed out the various arches, a mule deer swimming in the Colorado River, Thelma and Louise Point, Indian petroglyphs, and gave an informative summary of the geologic history of the area. He also stopped once to show us petrified wood that got caught in a mud bank thousands of years ago and is now part of the "permanent" geology of the area. We really enjoyed it and found it well worth the coin. Seeing Canyonlands National Park from below with Rory and then visiting it at the Island In The Sky gives two breathtakingly different perspectives on the same area.
We did the morning jet boat tour; leave at 8 AM, get back about 12 PM. Takes you about 34 miles down the Colorado and back. There's some stopping-off points along the way as well; really neat.
Captain Rory is your guy; great sense of humor, he's a local and can tell you anything you want to know about the geology, history, etc. of the area. Really nice guy.
Wonderful way to see the river and the area. Highly recommended!
We found this trip by accident and I'm glad we decided to do this as it was excellent.
We started the evening with a three course buffet meal which was excellent, the food was both plentiful and tasty and on it's own would have been enough to warrant a good review.
The river cruise started at 8 p.m. and we were taken a short way onto the Colorado river direct from the company's jetty, throughout the trip we were given a commentary of the points of interest in the canyon and about the river. When it got dark the canyon walls were lit with spotlighting as we were told stories about the ancient history of the river and canyon and this gave the whole evening a magical feeling.
The people who managed the cruise ,and the restaurant and food, were very friendly and everyone made us feel welcome, the trip was good value for money and I would definitely recommend it.
My husband and I took the night trip. The food was good and plentiful. The people were funny and helpful and the cruise was beautiful and relaxing. This is a perfect way to end a day in Moab.
Tired of hiking all of the parks? Want a break from the physical activity? Want a different view of the canyons? Give Canyonlands by Night and Day's jet boat a try. We took the 4 hour tour and had a fantastic time. Our guide was a native of Moab and along with being very knowledgeable, had a very hilarious dry sense of humor, even taking credit for baking the free cookies and carving some of the rock formations we went past. Riding down the river at 40mph gives you a unique perspective of the area you don't get in the 3 parks in the area. If you visited the overlook at Dead Horse park, you can see it from the opposite view looking up the rock on this trip. The guide stops numerous times on the trip to show interesting sights like rock climbers, petroglyphs, rock strata and the cliff where the car in the movie Thelma and Louise was shot off. The ride is smooth and thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended!
We went on the Canyonlands by Night Tour, and it was amazing! Preston was our guide; he and the entire crew was amazing. The fact that they can navigate the Colorado at night was mindboggling! What struck me the most is how they were all genuinely so glad to have us on the tour; they made us feel like the most important people they've ever met! There was a great mix of imagination, entertainment and facts. We went from seeing figures in the cliff to learning about the history and geology of the area to hearing about how they had worked with film people to shoot movies in the area. It is obvious the tour people love this land and what they do. If you're going to Moab, you should definitely do a tour with this company! You will see the land through entirely different eyes, and get to relax and have fun as well!
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