• Location: Moab, Utah
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Moab is blessed with the Colorado River running right through the middle of the desert, and on this Moab whitewater rafting tour, experience a scenic float down the river that also has Class III rapids. This tour takes place near Fishers Tower, which is just on the outskirts of Moab, where you can swim in the river, photograph wildlife, and listen as your guide explains the geology and history behind the canyons. 

With various departures during the day at 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm, the half-day trip can fit into most schedules. Bring the whole family on a fun-filled half-day Colorado River trip that runs about 7 river miles (11 km) with fantastic scenery and moderate rapids. Noon departures include a lunch by the riverside.


  • Half-day white-water rafting trip from Moab
  • Explore the region around Fisher Towers, considered one of the most scenic landscapes along the Colorado River
  • Take pictures, swim and relax as an experienced river guide rows the oarboat downstream
  • Learn from the expert guide about the ecology, history and wildlife around Fisher Towers and the Colorado River
  • Hold on and have fun when the raft gets bouncy during Class II and III rapids
  • Includes all safety gear, transport from Moab to the river, water, lemonade and lunch (depending on option selected)

What You Can Expect

Fisher Towers Half-Day Rafting Day Trip from Moab

Moab Half Day Rafting

This Moab whitewater rafting tour begins in the middle of town, when you meet your professional whitewater guides at the central Moab office. From here, you’ll receive an intro and safety briefing and get loaded up in the van, which will shuttle you out to the Fishers Tower section of the Colorado River. With its soaring spires, vertical canyons and deeply red-hued rocks, this section of river feels like blissfully remote, despite being so close to town.

Before boarding the raft for the splash-filled journey, get fitted with a lifejacket and listen as your guide explains the course of the river. Your guide will propel the raft by oars, so you can sit back and enjoy the scenic, sometimes bumpy, cruise. The rapids on this section are Class II-III and are the largest in early summer snow melts. If you choose to paddle an inflatable kayak instead of riding in the raft, your guide will provide a paddling lesson and make sure you can follow commands. 

As you make your way down the Colorado River, keep your eyes peeled for birds and wildlife that can often be seen on the banks, and listen as your guide explains the history and geology of the rocky canyons. At the end of the journey, after splashing down the river or going for a swim, your trip ends with a short ride back to downtown Moab. 

Half-Day Rafting Trip:Since there are multiple departures during the day, it’s easy to work your schedule around the 7-mile (11-km) half-day rafting trip. Lunch along the riverside is included with noon departures.

Customer Reviews

Heather S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

Kevin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a great half-day trip! Easy rafting down the river, low risk, and some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever witnessed. Our guide Owen was friendly and super knowledgable about the area, the landscape, the geological features, and the river. I would definitely recommend this if you are looking for something pretty quick and easy to enjoy while in Moab.

Michael H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Tubs was awesome!!! Not a lot of white water but that was fine seeing as I had young kids with me. All guides were very friendly and helpful. I specifically requested Tubs as our guide because of the reviews on Trip Advisor...good move! He made it so much fun!! Warren, our driver, was also great and a wealth of information. Highly recommend!!!!

Rodney F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was a very laid back trip. Lot's of opportunity to swim and cool off in the hot Utah sun.

Christina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Tubs was an amazing tour guide! Awesome afternoon on the river. Would definitely do it again!

Randy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Wow wow wow! It was perfect! Vlad our guide was awesome as was Tubs! We had small children in our raft and this was the perfect one for them. Hit some Class II rapids. Left us older ones wanting more. It was our first time to do this and we will definitely be back. Actually thinking of doing the overnight and hitting some higher class rapids. Would highly recommend for first timers and children. Great experience!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We had a lovely and competent captain and guide filled with interesting facts and humorous stories. As we were there in August, and we took the beginners trip, the ride was relaxing and meandering with some moderate whitewater. Fun!

Bryan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My husband and boys had a great time on this trip. Loved their guide.

Eric W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The trip was great. The guides Cheyenne and Jonah were excellent. Our family of four would highly recommend the trip. We did the half day trip with lunch. Remember to take your own water bottle/container.

Marnee R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fun trip with a fabulous lunch provided and an excellent tour guide.

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