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Kayaking The Grand Canyon 2016

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Current Adventures Kayak School and Trips

  • Locations

    Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Kayaking

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    14 days

  • Avg Distance

    225 river miles

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    August 28th, 2016

  • Starting Location

    Lee's Ferry , Grand Canyon National Park


  • Badger Rapid gets your hearts pumping.
  • Inviting plunge into pool of Elves Chasm.
  • Petroglyph studded patios just above plunging Deer Creek Falls.
  • Twisting labyrinth of Matkatamiba.
  • North Canyon’s red rock amphitheatres.

Trip Info

Begin your Grand Canyon kayaking adventure at Lee’s Ferry. Not far downstream the rumble of Badger Rapid gets your hearts pumping. World class waves offer unparalleled opportunity for hours of sweet kayak surfing, with ear to ear grins. You don’t even have to be a kayaker to join the trip. Rafters or kayakers with lesser skills can easily participate and have as much or more fun riding the rafts and paddling where they are comfortable. Experience a unique isolation from the modern world as you paddle over fourteen days and 225 river miles. Navigate exhilarating whitewater rapids, glide peacefully along breathtakingly beautiful flat water stretches and build friendships to last a lifetime.

Highlights along the way:
North Canyon’s red rock amphitheatres
Chalky blue waters of the Little Colorado and Havasu
Inviting plunge pool of Elves Chasm
Twisting labyrinth of Matkatamiba.
Petroglyph studded patios just above plunging Deer Creek Falls.
Big Horn Sheep balance on towering boulders, mule deer graze quietly among the rustling Tamarisk as twilight sets the stage for erratic bat ballets.

As our kayak trip comes to a close we’ll take out at Diamond Creek and reluctantly head back to Flagstaff. We’ve never met a paddler yet though who hasn’t wanted to go right back to Lee’s Ferry to start the journey all over again.

Arizona Raft Adventures (AZRA) is the licensed concessionaire of Grand Canyon National Park and the outfitter that we use for all of our Grand Canyon trips and it is them who provides motorized raft support for the trip. Motor rigs are the perfect support vehicles for this extended whitewater kayak trip. Their ability to quickly cover river miles when needed adds safety, convenience and flexibility to our days on the water and helps us have a better chance to hit the best campsites and hikes and truly get the most out of our itinerary regardless of winds, weather, etc. .

Of course, Current Adventures’ guides (including owner Dan Crandall) are equally awesome. Dan’s been teaching kayaking for over 25 years and has led whitewater kayaking adventure trips around the World, including many trips down the mighty Grand Canyon. Dan and the other guides will help you build skills, camaraderie and memories that will last a lifetime.

Let Current Adventures Kayak School and Trips help you plan your next memorable experience.

Current Adventures Kayak School and Trips

Current Adventures is a professional kayak school, providing the best in education for all aspects of kayaking, including Surfing, Whitewater, Touring and Adventure Racing. CA is based in Lotus, CA, but offers classes and outings throughout Central California, and trips to many other countries and states. From kid's classes to extreme paddling techniques, Current Adventures has long been considered one of hte top instructional programs in the country.

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