Grand Canyon Rafting Trips reviews
A Grand Canyon Dory Trip
A Grand Canyon dory trip is an extraordinary experience and considered the “classic” way to run the river. It is a rigid boat made of wood, fiberglass or aluminum, and gives an exciting, responsive ride, reacting to riffles and rapids alike. First introduced to Grand Canyon by conservationist Martin Litton in the 1960s, dory boats continue to win devotees. Their beautiful lines and colors also make for great photographs.
We share this Grand Canyon dory with you on the Dories and Stories specialty trip. The trip is comprised of five dory boats and two oar rafts. Please note that there is no paddle boat on this trip since the focus of the trip is on the dory experience.
This Grand Canyon dory trip also places an emphasis on the outrageous stories of the Grand Canyon, from the fated Hyde honeymoon to John Wesley Powell’s maiden voyage. The crew is staffed with a Grand Canyon historian: Mr. Brad Dimock. Brad Dimock has spent thirty years as a guide and leader in Grand Canyon and rivers around the world. His college and graduate work centered on natural history and outdoor leadership, which results into superlative interpretation skills on the river. Nowadays he splits his time between the life of a writer of Grand Canyon history, a boat builder, river guide, and a teacher/trainer both on-river and off. Dimock’s style shies away from pedantic relating of dry facts–he views every subject as another avenue for his greatest talent: storytelling. You may also be interested in following his blog or reading his writing on the AzRA blog about rowing wooden dories.
Stories are told on all of our trips but the Dories & Stories is designed to entertain you with the best!
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A Grand Canyon rafting trip is exciting, adventurous, and very popular. Planning one of these trips begins with determining the type of trip to take: a commercial or noncommercial trip. Commercial trips are professionally guided, open to the public with reservations typically made one-to-two years in advance. Noncommercial trips are self-guided and are also open to the public; however, a permit must first be secured via a weighted lottery. It's important to note that rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is considered an exceptionally technical stretch of the river and…