Celebrating 32 years in business!


Canyon Explorations/Expeditions is exclusively an oar and paddle trip company created to provide a unique experience in Grand Canyon. Designed for individuals seeking a participatory river trip style through Grand Canyon National Park, our river trips offer hands-on boating options.


Canyon Explorations offers two trip styles: Hybrid trips and All Paddle trips.


Hybrid trips include five oar rafts, our lightweight 14-foot paddle raft, and two single inflatable kayaks. Each day, it's your choice—ride in an oar raft or experience the high energy of the paddle boat or inflatable kayaks. All Paddle trips focus solely on paddle boating and include three 14-foot paddle rafts, accompanied by four gear rafts.


On either trip style, expect to be part of a small group with a high guide to participant ratio (6 to 18.)


The CanX experience is enhanced by our flexible on-river itinerary and long trip lengths. Combined, these key features create opportunities for extended hiking in the Canyon’s backcountry and exploring less-traveled routes.


Our all-inclusive trip fares and Flagstaff-to-Flagstaff trip schedule leave you with no surprise logistics to coordinate and a hassle-free travel experience.


We are a family business operating solely in the Grand Canyon. For 32 years we have been refining our unique trip experience, combining exploration and adventure with education and environmental awareness.

"Best family vacation experience, hands down. The guides were all amazing. I loved this group and our grand canyon experience. Thank you so much!!" - June 2020

"Sitting here at work… having a hard time concentrating, not wanting to be here, dreaming of our time in the canyon…the air, the sound of the water, the community with all of you people…! Missing the canyon and you all! It was a VERY special time….one that I will NEVER forget..nor each one of you. " - summer 2020

"I had a wonderful, wonderful experience that I will never forget. I'll recommend CanX to all of my friends in the future. " - May 2019

The trip was just extraordinarily awesome beyond my expectations even for a returning guest! " - April 2019