Grand Canyon White Water Rafting


Experience Grand Canyon

As the first rafting outfitter in North America, Hatch River Expeditions provides the ultimate Grand Canyon white water rafting adventure. Imagine drifting by raft down an ancient river flowing between magnificent red rock canyon walls and through impressive white water rapids. Allow history and nature to accompany you on this grand expedition. Trust our experience of over 80 years in Grand Canyon and allow us to take care of all the details so that your Grand Canyon vacation can be just that…a vacation!


What to Expect from Your Expedition

To state it simply, expect an unforgettable adventure. Whether you choose a motorized or oar powered Grand Canyon white water rafting expedition, know that excitement waits around every river bend. Discover Native American history at Nankoweap Granaries and Unkar Delta; experience the majesty of 75-foot Deer Creek Falls. Swim and splash at the Little Colorado and jump into the sparkling pool at Elves Chasm. Appreciate some of the oldest exposed rock formations in the world: Visnu Schist and Zoraster Granite. Our guides do their very best to make sure you have the adventure of a lifetime.

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Sit Back, Relax

Hatch River Expeditions staff focuses on customer service beginning with our reservations staff and ending with our experienced river guides. Allow the reservations specialists to assist you throughout the planning process and help you prepare. Let our river guides take you on an incredible journey through one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy the pampering, education and entertainment provided by the Hatch crew and remember that the friendships forged and stories told in the depths of the Canyon tend to last a lifetime.

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Personal Service

We focus on providing guests with memorable Grand Canyon white water rafting vacations. Let our reservations staff help you with selecting a trip to fit your wishes. We assist guests throughout the entire planning process with helpful tips and information regarding anything from travel logistics to what to wear on the first day of rafting. You are our top priority.

Family Business

We are a family run company with a rich history in the river rafting community. Bus Hatch started rafting the Grand Canyon in 1934, and is widely regarded as one of the forerunners of white water rafting. The heritage continues today with his grandson, Steve Hatch, at the oars of this small family owned business. The Grand Canyon is the only place where you will find the original pioneers of white water rafting still operating. Experience the legacy on a Hatch trip and find out why the original white water rafting company still delivers some of the finest rafting trips in the country.

The Good Life

We invite you to come and join the Hatch rafting family. Days consist of thrills and discovery of hidden gems throughout the Canyon. Nights are a time to be pampered with delicious meals, camaraderie and relaxation under the starry sky. Let us take you on a journey where you can see Grand Canyon in all its glory while relishing the adventure, learning the history and perhaps even meditating in this serene wilderness.

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White Water Rafting is What We Do

Experience the most adventurous and amazing Grand Canyon vacation of your lifetime

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Grand Canyon River Tour Dining

Did We Mention The Food?
Imagine eating a gourmet meal with the Colorado River as your dining companion. We are confident that you will enjoy our guides’ gastronomic talents: from grilled rib eyes to salmon with mango salsa, be prepared to salivate at every meal. Breakfasts and dinners are served hot off the grill while lunches are picnic style. If you have any dietary requests please talk to our office staff and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability.

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We Give Back to the Canyon and Our Community
Hatch River Expeditions is proud of the commitment that we have made to protect, conserve and preserve the Grand Canyon. We take our role as stewards of this environment seriously as we share with our guests the issues facing this precious resource. Through environmental responsibility and conservation efforts – recycling, resource protection, and guest education – we actively minimize our impact which includes practicing Leave No Trace ethics. Check out who we work with in our philanthropic efforts and how you can get involved within the Grand Canyon Community.

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We’ve Got the Experience
Between owners and guides, Hatch River Expeditions has the highest collective years of experience among all the river companies in Grand Canyon. As we now enter the 4th generation of Hatch family involvement, our years of knowledge shine through in all we do. Our guests are our number one priority and our skill shows in everything from safety to comfort and beyond. Come enjoy Grand Canyon with Hatch river running know-how and history at the center of your expedition. These guys and gals know their stuff!