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
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided evening tour of the Colorado River via jet boat with light show
Cowboy-style barbecue with slow-cooked meat and vegetables
Roundtrip transportation to and from most centrally located Moab hotels
Live tour commentary provided in English
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.