The Water Blog

Rivers and Oceans Retreats to the River!

We planned a thoughtful, beautiful retreat to reconnect and regroup before our busy season. As river rafting experts, we wanted to get on the water and chose the San Juan River in Utah. Check out what we learned from our own company offsite adventure.

One or Two Days Rafting the Grand Canyon?

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One question we are often asked at Rivers & Oceans is about the difference between taking a one-day and a two-day Grand Canyon rafting trip. Click here for the breakdown.

Grab a Paddle!

We love this Grand Canyon whitewater trip because it gives us the rare opportunity to paddle the Colorado River. It’s a physical adventure with a magnificent night camping under the stars in the Grand Canyon.

Gear Spotlight: Rain Gear

Yes! You really do need a rain suit when river rafting in the Grand Canyon, and here’s why:

Monsoons in Grand Canyon

During the summer here in Northern Arizona, winds from the south blow in moisture from the Gulf of California. In the morning when the sun heats the Inner Canyon, hot air rises and collides with the cool, moist air above. This collision creates amazing, short-lived afternoon thunderstorms.

Why We Love the Western Section

A Grand Canyon river rafting trip through the western section of the Canyon is a great introductory trip, offering mild whitewater, the feeling of being a mile deep in the earth, and the experience of sleeping beneath the stars.

Grand Canyon River Hikes: FAQ

Hiking side canyons is one of the best perks of rafting Grand Canyon.  Amongst the desert landscapes are magical grottos with waterfalls, ferns and monkey flowers, and views that only few get to see.  Here are five answers to commonly asked questions that will help you prepare for the best explorations possible.
The learning curve can be steep for women in the wilderness and we would love to help alleviate some of those minor inconveniences of being a woman in the wild. This post is full of tips and tricks from our own experienced female river guide who has perfected comfort and personal care while rafting.