Frequently Asked Questions

Grand Canyon and Utah Rafting Trips

Day Trips and Overnight Trips Packing Lists are provided below.

Day Trip Packing List

The following checklist suggests the personal gear you may want to consider bringing on your raft trip to be comfortable. Though we have tried to be as specific as possible, you should give some consideration to your own personal needs. We recommend a small back pack or fanny pack to keep your belongings with you.

Shorts

Clothing made of lightweight, fast drying material works best.

T-Shirt

Clothing made of lightweight, fast drying material works best.

Swimsuit

There may be opportunity to swim.

Shoes

Tennis, athletic or sandals are fine. It is important that they are comfortable.

Bandanna, Hat or Visor

Any of these are good to keep the sun off your face and hair out of your eyes. A retention strap is more secure to prevent losing your hat.

Towel

There may be times a towel can be necessary.

Sunscreen

A good thing to use to prevent skin burns on hot, sunny days.

Sunglasses

Helps prevent the sun glare affect your vision.

Camera

This must be in a waterproof bag. All cameras should have straps. We recommend keeping your camera in a zip lock bag, even when it is in your waterproof can. The new disposable waterproof or panoramic cameras are excellent on the river trip. They are great for rapid shots and other unique shots.

Money

You will need to take money with you on this trip. If you have forgotten to take one of the items listed above, you will be able to purchase them in our Gift Shop. It is customary upon receiving a satisfactory trip, to tip the river crew. (Leave your passport and other documents in a secure place at your hotel)

Lightweight Jacket or Polar Fleece Sweatshirt

With cooler spring and fall temperatures, this clothing item may be necessary.

Long Pants

Clothing made of lightweight, fast drying material works best and pants provide sun protection.

Rain Suit

Some people prefer to wear this while going through the rapids.

Personal Items

Do not take expensive jewelry, expensive watches and other such valuables with you on this trip.

Videos

Be aware there is no place to recharge batteries on our trips so you might want to take extra batteries. If the video camera will not fit into the ammo can, we suggest you check with your local sporting goods or camera stores for a waterproof bag to protect it. If you try to shoot while in the rapids, you will probably ruin it.

Overnight Rafting Packing List

On most overnight rafting trip packages includes: all meals, assorted non-alcoholic beverages, plates, cups & utensils, a sleep kit (sleeping bag, foam pad and ground cloth), and Coast Guard approved life preservers. Also provided are waterproof containers for clothing, personal items, and camping gear as well as an ammunition can for incidentals and photo equipment.

Shorts

Clothing made of lightweight, fast drying material works best.

Cotton T-Shirt

Clothing made of lightweight, fast drying material works best.

Lightweight Jacket or Polar Fleece Sweatshirt

With cooler spring and fall temperatures, this clothing item may be necessary.

Long Pants

Loose fitting, quick drying fabric. For sun protection, cool evening and mornings, or to wear on rugged hikes.

Long Sleeve Shirts

Loose fitting, quick drying fabric. For sun protection, cool evening and mornings, or to wear on rugged hikes.

Jacket

Windbreaker type: Memorial Day to Labor Day. Parka: in May or September. It can be cool at night and early in the morning on these pre- and post-season trips.

Swimsuit

There may be opportunity to swim.

Socks and Underwear

Having a change of under clothes may make the rafting trip more comfortable.

Shoes

Tennis, athletic or sandals are fine. It is important that they are comfortable.

Bandanna, Hat or Visor

Any of these are good to keep the sun off your face and hair out of your eyes. A retention strap is more secure to prevent losing your hat.

Towel

There may be times a towel can be necessary.

Sunscreen

A good thing to use to prevent skin burns on hot, sunny days.

Sunglasses

Helps prevent the sun glare affect your vision.

Camera

This must be in a waterproof bag. All cameras should have straps. We recommend keeping your camera in a zip lock bag, even when it is in your waterproof can. The new disposable waterproof or panoramic cameras are excellent on the river trip. They are great for rapid shots and other unique shots.

Money

You will need to take money with you on this trip. If you have forgotten to take one of the items listed above, you will be able to purchase them in our Gift Shop. It is customary upon receiving a satisfactory trip, to tip the river crew. (Leave your passport and other documents in a secure place at your hotel)

Rain Suit

Some people prefer to wear this while going through the rapids.

Personal Items

Do not take expensive jewelry, expensive watches and other such valuables with you on this trip.

Videos

Be aware there is no place to recharge batteries on our trips so you might want to take extra batteries. If the video camera will not fit into the ammo can, we suggest you check with your local sporting goods or camera stores for a waterproof bag to protect it. If you try to shoot while in the rapids, you will probably ruin it.