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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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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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
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Activity Location

  • Colorado River
  • Utah 128
  • Moab Utah 84532

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Canyonlands By Night & Day
    • 1861 North Highway 191
    • Moab Utah 84532
    • Canyonlands By Night & Day
    • 1861 North Highway 191
    • Moab Utah 84532

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