Grand Canyon Colorado River Oar-Rafting Tours

Oar Powered Trips

Oar Powered Rafting for the Adventurer in You

If you’re looking for the tranquility of drifting slowly down the ancient Colorado River (until you hit the rapids, that is!), consider our oar powered rafting expeditions. Our guides do the rowing, so you can sit back and relax as the Grand Canyon’s stunning walls rise up around you. Just make sure to hold on tight when you get up close and personal with some of the canyon’s biggest rapids in these small rafts.

Choose a 12-day Full Canyon trip from Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash, or spend 6 days traveling the Upper Canyon or 7 days enjoying the Lower Canyon.

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12 Day Trip

12 DAY OAR POWERED GRAND CANYON EXPEDITION

A Great Experience Start to Finish

Relish every moment of the 188-mile span of the Grand Canyon from Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash. As you float along at the river’s pace, you have 12 days to take in the views, get acquainted with some of the world’s best rapids, hike through slot canyons, and take a dip in powerful waterfalls and pristine swimming destinations. Enjoy the company of your guides as they instruct you in Grand Canyon raft trip safety, history and lore, and cook hearty meals at the end of each day. There is nothing better than spending an evening with new friends in the Canyon only to fall asleep on a starlit beach. 

2024 Price

$5,648 /person

2025 Price

$5,857 /person

Pre-Trip Stay

Pre-trip stay at Cliff Dwellers or another lodge

Total Distance

188 miles of rafting from Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash

Exit Transportation

Flight to either Marble Canyon or the Las Vegas international airport


6 Day Trip

6 DAY UPPER GRAND CANYON OAR POWERED EXPEDITION

A Great Experience Start to Finish

Prepare for the gorgeous 89 river miles from Lees Ferry to the bottom of the Bright Angel Trail. The beauty of the Upper Canyon section of the river is in the drastic scenery changes. While floating along at an unhurried pace notice the canyon walls becoming ever larger. See yourself dropping into the depths of this prehistoric canyon. The Upper Canyon tour ends with a guided 9.5 mile hike up the famous Bright Angel Trail to the beautiful and very popular South Rim.

Upper and lower canyon trips will be limited in 2024 and 2025 due to construction planned for Bright Angel Trail by the National Parks Service. Check out our full canyon trips here, or reach out to join our waiting list in case we add additional trips to the calendar later.

2024 Price

N/A

2025 Standard Price

N/A

Pre-Trip Stay

Pre-trip stay at Cliff Dwellers or another lodge

Total Distance

89 miles of rafting from Lees Ferry to near Phantom Ranch

The Hike Out

9.5 mile hike up Bright Angel Trail
Minimum age 12 years old

Exit Transportation

Not included for upper canyon trips


7 Day Trip

7 DAY LOWER GRAND CANYON OAR POWERED EXPEDITION

A Great Experience Start to Finish

Begin this expedition with a rigorous 9.5 mile guided hike down Bright Angel Trail beginning at 5am. Meet the rafts at the bottom of the trail* and have an orientation before boarding and setting off on your adventure. Begin your 99 river mile journey with some of the large rapids starting on Day 1! The Lower Canyon is home to magical waterfalls and fantastic slot canyons just waiting to be explored. On your last day, view the canyon from the sky as a helicopter carries you to Bar 10 Ranch and then a fixed wing plane returns you to the South Rim or to Las Vegas, NV.

Upper and lower canyon trips will be limited in 2024 and 2025 due to construction planned for Bright Angel Trail by the National Parks Service. Check out our full canyon trips here, or reach out to join our waiting list in case we add additional trips to the calendar later.

2024 Price

N/A

2025 Price

N/A

The Hike In

9.5 mile hike down Bright Angel Trail
Minimum age 12 years old

Total Distance

99 miles of rafting from near Phantom Ranch to Whitmore Wash

Exit Transportation

Flight to either the South Rim or Las Vegas international airport

Pre-Trip Stay

Not included for lower canyon trips

Want a Private charter?

Turn your Grand Canyon dream trip into reality with our Private Charter options at Hatch River Expeditions. Perfect for families, groups of friends, or special occasions, our private charters offer a personalized and exclusive experience tailored to your preferences. Enjoy the luxury of having a raft to yourselves, guided by our expert team who will curate an itinerary just for you. Whether it’s seeking thrilling rapids, serene stretches for relaxation, or specific hiking trails, we can craft a journey that aligns with your group’s interests and pace. A private charter not only provides flexibility and privacy but also a unique opportunity to bond and create unforgettable memories in one of the world’s most stunning natural settings.