River Tours

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Above and Below

Experience the wonders of the Grand Canyon from the calm waters of the Colorado River by taking one of our Helicopter and Boat smooth float tours from the West Rim. If you are looking for more of a thrill, check out Hualapai River Runners, who run one and two-day white water rafting trips from Peach Springs, AZ.

Boat Tour Tips:

  • Don’t bring anything you don’t want to get wet or drop in the water; anything dropped in the river will not be retrieved.
  • These boat tours are smooth rides (no whitewater rapids), but there may be some water spray from the boat here and there.

Online Ticket Prices Not Available On Site At Ticket Counter. Tickets Must Be Booked 24 Hours In Advance of Arrival For Online Discount.

The Grand Tour | $377

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The Grand Tour
  • What's included
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  • General Admission ticket (Day Pass to the Tourism area of the Hualapai Indian Reservation)
  • Skywalk Ticket
  • Separation Canyon Tour (see Separation Canyon Tour for details)
  • This is a stand alone tour. General Admission & Skywalk ticket is included.
  • The Separation Canyon Tour’s total tour time from check-in to return is approximately 5 hours
  • Separation Tour check-in times are 7:30 am and 11:00 am.
  • Please plan your Skywalk visit around the Separation Tour
  • Must take shuttle from Grand Canyon West terminal to Eagle Point or Guano Point
  • Cameras and cell phones are not permitted on Skywalk
  • Prices are subject to change without notice

Separation Canyon Tour | $304

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Separation Canyon Tour
  • What's included
  • Things to know

  • Round trip helicopter ride to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  • Boat ride 21 miles upriver to Separation Canyon where a key event in the voyage of the Powell Expedition took place
  • The Powell Expedition began August 28,1869 during a period when the Grand Canyon was being explored
  • You will stop in Separation Canyon and disembark to climb up to a bronze plaque left in memory of the expedition
  • Your river guide will tell you the story of Separation Canyon before you head back downriver
  • This is an Add-On tour. General Admission ticket is required to purchase.
  • Total tour time from check in to return is approximately 5 hours
  • Although the water is smooth you may be sprayed as the boat travels through the water.
  • Check-in times are 7:30 am and 11:00 am.
  • Plan your visit around this tour.
  • Minimum Age for this tour is 8 years.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.

Emery Falls Tour | $305

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Emery Falls Tour
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  • Round trip helicopter ride to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  • Journey 13 miles downriver with short stops below Skywalk and Guano Point where your guide will share some history with you
  • You will beach near the end of the Canyon and climb a rough stairway to a hiking path
  • After a 10-15 minute hike you see Emery Falls. Your guide will give you approximately 15 minutes to look around and take photos
  • Total tour time from check-in to return is approximately 2.5 hours
  • This is an Add-On tour. General Admission ticket is required to purchase.
  • Although the water is smooth you may be sprayed as the boat travels through the water.
  • Check-in time is 8:15 am.
  • Minimum Age for this tour is 8 years.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.

Historical Float | $244

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Historical Float
  • What's included
  • Things to know

  • Round trip helicopter flight to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  • Boat ride down river to Skywalk & Guano Point
  • Interpretive stories about the Canyon as told by your river guide
  • Total tour time from check-in to return is approximately 2 hours
  • This is an Add-On tour. General Admission ticket is required to purchase.
  • Although the water is smooth you may be sprayed as the boat travels through the water.
  • Check-in times are 9:00 am and 11:00 am.
  • Minimum Age for this tour is 8 years.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.

Helicopter Pontoon Tour | $207

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Helicopter Pontoon Tour
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  • Things to know

  • Round trip helicopter flight to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  • One of our best offerings, this tour allows you to see the canyon from the air and the water
  • You will land 4,000 feet below the rim and take short boat ride up river to Quarter Master Canyon
  • Your total tour time from check-in to return is approximately 1 hour
  • This is an Add On tour. General Admission ticket is required to purchase.
  • Although the water is smooth you may be sprayed as the boat travels through the water.
  • No age restrictions.
  • Available Daily at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am and 2:30pm

Smooth Float Tour | $184

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Smooth Float Tour
  • What's included
  • Things to know

  • Helicopter flight to bottom of the Grand Canyon
  • Pontoon boat ride 17 miles down river passing below the Skywalk & Guano Point
  • Stories and history of the Canyon as told by your river guide
  • Take out at Pearce Ferry Road and transportation back to Grand Canyon West
  • Total tour time from check-in to return is approximately 3 hours
  • This is an Add-On tour. General Admission ticket is required to purchase.
  • Although the water is smooth you may be sprayed as the boat travels through the water.
  • Check-in time is 1:45 pm.
  • Minimum Age for this tour is 8 years.
  • Available Daily from March 15 - October 31.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Water Experience Bundle | $250

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Water Experience Bundle
  • What's included
  • Things to know

Book this bundle and explore the Grand Canyon from the calm waters of the Colorado River. The Water Experience bundle includes General Admission, our Helicopter Pontoon Tour, and a meal ticket that can be redeemed at Guano Point or Skywalk Café.
  • Includes admission to all three (3) of our amazing viewpoints: Eagle Point, Guano Point and Hualapai Ranch.
  • Includes Helicopter-Pontoon Tour.
  • Includes Meal ticket to use at either Guano Point Cafe or Skywalk Cafe.
  • Includes transportation on our hop-on/hop-off shuttle service. Guests are required to take the provided shuttle to each viewpoint.
  • Helicopter-Pontoon Tours are available daily at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am and 2:30pm, and include a round trip helicopter flight to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
  • Online tickets must be purchased at least 1 day prior to visit in order to received discounted price. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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