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Jet Boat Cruise on the Colorado River with Barbecue Dinner & Light Show

By Canyonlands by Night
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  • Enchanting way to experience the Colorado River at night

  • Tasty cowboy-style barbecue overlooking the river at sunset

  • Educational & tasteful display on the surrounding red rocks

  • Light show & stories of the region's tumultuous history

  • Skilled captain for a pleasant & informative river tour

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October 2020
















About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided evening tour of the Colorado River via jet boat with light show

  • What's included

    Cowboy-style barbecue with slow-cooked meat and vegetables

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from most centrally located Moab hotels

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Alcoholic beverages

Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are not allowed.

  • Flotation devices are available.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • At least 20 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Moab hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

See the desert with fresh eyes during a jet boat excursion that features a cowboy-style barbecue and a thrilling light show. A seasoned skipper ushers you down the Colorado River, and then treats you to a tasteful outdoor performance that makes use of natural wattage, shadows, music, and narration.

As afternoon stretches toward evening, leave Moab in your rearview mirror and head to a put-in site along the banks of the Colorado River. Near the boat launch, indulge in a tasty cowboy-style meal with dishes like slow-roasted beef, pork, and chicken. Vegetarian options include baked beans, spring vegetables, and a salad with plenty of toppings.

Following your meal, the light grows soft and you venture aboard a flat-bottom boat. Cruise down the Colorado River and watch the sandstone escarpments turn petal-pink in the evening light. See the stars start to twinkle overhead while the sun sinks beneath the horizon and a hush settles on the desert.

Next, prepare for the sound and light show. During the performance, your guide uses natural sources to illuminate a canyon wall. There, the story of the American West unfolds. Hear of Catholic conquistadors and Mormon pioneers during an interesting rendition of westward expansion in the contiguous United States.


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Activity Location

  • Colorado River
  • Moab Canyon Utah 84532

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • 1861 North Highway 191
  • Moab Utah 84532
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Moab Utah 84532
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