We understand that in the midst of the current global pandemic some families and groups may not feel comfortable sharing rafts with other guests. So we’ve created our Private Raft option to allow groups of 5 or fewer guests the opportunity to secure a raft to themselves. Please realize that private rafts still require a shuttle ride to and from the river, and this aspect of the experience may have other guests onboard. Groups of 6 or more must reserve the standard per person rate.
Do you have questions about our Private Raft option? See our FAQ section below for some common questions, or give us a call at 800-755-3246.
Private Rafts are subject to availability and safety considerations based on section of river. We will also take into account the physical fitness level and swimming ability of guests in a party, and this determination may be made upon arrival to Echo Canyon. We reserve the right to alter trips and itineraries if we feel safety of guests or guides will be compromised.
Are you a group of 3 or 4 but you’d like a private raft? This is the trip for you! Water flows may influence our ability to offer Private Rafts on Royal Gorge trips. Reservations with singles or couples please call to discuss options.
Half-Day Trip Price: $445 up to 5 guests
Full-Day Trip Price: $745 up to 5 guests
A private raft is dedicated to just your group and your raft guide. Private raft crews are shuttled to and from the river in either a bus or van which may have guests and/or guides on other rafts.
Most often, yes. We don’t very often run single boat trips, although this is possible on certain days and at certain water conditions.
Yes. Per Colorado statute every commercial raft must have a qualified raft guide onboard. Your guide will wear a face cover for the duration of the raft trip.
Yes, you can. Although there may be times when we determine an oar raft or a stern-mounted oar raft may be the most appropriate way to guide you down the river.
In that case, please call us and we will discuss options with you. 800-755-3246
Call us to discuss options as water flows and departure times impact our ability to accommodate private rafts for singles on private rafts. 800-755-3246
Groups of 2 are very realistic on our Family Float trip, but not always a viable option for Bighorn Sheep Canyon and Royal Gorge trips. Call us to discuss options as water flows and departure times impact our ability to accommodate a couple on a private raft. 800-755-3246
Parties of 3 are perfect for the Family Float trip. Three paddlers plus your raft guide is also possible on Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge at medium and lower water flows, but usually not at high water flows. The section of river may play into the decision, so you are encourage to contact us by phone so we tell you more. 800-755-3246
Groups of 4 can be accommodated on Family Float and Bighorn Sheep Canyon at most water flows. On Royal Gorge trips at high water flows we will rarely allow just 4 guests on a raft with their guide. Feel free to call us to discuss options. 800-755-3246
Absolutely. If we’re experiencing high water flows it’s best everyone in your party is a strong paddler. Contact us if you have questions before reserving your trip. 800-755-3246
Groups of 6 will be a private raft by default, so please do not reserve a Private Raft for your group of 6. Instead, reserve the standard half or full day trip at the per person rate.
If you are a group of more than 6 please call us so we can tell you more about how your group may possibly be split between multiple rafts. 800-755-3246