Thursday, February 23, 2017
Friday, July 1, 2016
A big thank you to Daniel Jones and photographer Janie Osborne for the terrific article in the New York Times travel section.
The piece is online now at this link:
Of the surviving three vintage cataract boats on the Colorado River, only one remains in use today, the ‘Sandra,’ and we were sitting in it.
NYTIMES.COM|BY DANIEL JONES
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Dear Owner of Canyoneers,
What a fabulous experience we had last week. This was due to several facts - our team lead and pilot, Justin, was the best. His experience and passion for his job and his love for the Grand Canyon was seen each day and we knew we were in excellent hands. David was also excellent. He brought the stories of the Grand Canyon to life and, again, was committed to his role on the boat and did a masterful job. The two of them managed to deal with an entire group of women and that was probably no easy feat! Their primary focus was safety and this was much appreciated, as we were novices on this type of trip. Their attention to detail was great, they (along with John and Leo in the other boat) were outstanding chefs! We had hoped to have shed a few pounds on the trip, but that was not the case!
This was really a once in a lifetime experience. I had wanted to do this trip since I heard my Dad's stories when he returned from a trip down the Canyon in the early 1970s! For our trip last week, I reached out to all my friends to see if they'd like to join me on my "retirement adventure" (as I just retired at the end of 2015) and they did! No doubt, the word will spread about this fantastic trip!
Again, a huge thank you to Justin and David and to the Canyoneers team for an exciting, memorable and awesome adventure!
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
To the Canyoneers Staff,
I can’t begin to tell you how special the rafting trip down the Grand Canyon was to me and our group.
Our pilot Brandon Green and his crew of Jason and Tomas helped to make this a trip of a life time for everyone on board.
We don’t know how they could have improved on anything except maybe the weather and the sand!
Food was delicious, I learned so much about the history of the Canyon and Brandon handled the boat
like we were riding in a Mercedes!!
We never once felt uneasy or afraid as we knew that our crew were experienced and really cared about
our safety and enjoyment.
We will certainly tell all my friends that this trip should be on their bucket list and that they must go
Our group put together a poem that we shared on talent night, and we would like to share it with you.
Ode To The Grand Canyon and the Canyoneers
By: Karen, Alix and The Canadians (Diane, Marilyn & Sherry)
When Karen called and asked me to do a trip down the Colorado River on a raft,
I thought the woman was truly daft.
After thinking about about it, I decided to go.
The raft was motorized and I didn’t have to row.
We arrived at the river on Saturday with fear and trepidation, after our
orientation with a fine young man named Jason.
Through wind, rain and sand we did roam
and all I wanted to do was go home!
We formed a line to empty the boat - Kitchen first - over the moat.
Tents, chairs, dry bags, ammo boxes and especially wine to compliment our fine dine.
The Grand Duke comes ashore with always a view.
Pee in the bucket and use it for pooh.
The Lava Falls brought out their colourful clothes.
Jason took the helm and that day joined the pros.
Tomas knew the flowers, birds and bees, and was definitely able to identify all the trees.
There was not a rapid to fear as we knew our pilot, Brandon could steer.
River left, river right he always kept the rocks in sight.
If people tell me they saw the Canyon from the top, I would smile to myself and think “ NOT”.
The Colorado River from below is a trip of a lifetime, few will know.
I would be remiss not to mention last night.
When our camp almost was blown out of sight.
We looked in the morning to check on the boat and were happy to see it was still a float.
In this groups good natured manner we set off to sail.
Knowing there was a hell of a tale to tell.
I finally became the river man I always wanted to be, for now I, too , can stand up and pee!
On the good ship Filamena
stories, snacks and lots of scenia
And the passengers pray,
can’t we just have a sunny day!
Hope you enjoyed the above.
We certainly loved our trip and your staff of Brandon, Jason and Tomas were amazing.
Sherry Steele (For Karen Anderson, Alix Morin, Diane Weir and Marilyn Copeland)
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
COMING IN 2017!!
August 31, 2017
All the Grand String Quartet 10-day motorized Grand Canyon trip!!
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Joy,It was a great pleasure to have met you, albeit for a short time, on this great journey through the natural wonder called Grand Canyon. I had seen the canyon many times before from the rim, but this trip through the Canyoneers gave me a whole new perspective on it's true majesty. Congratulations to you, Michelle and Alex to make it out of the canyon in five hours flat!Yours and Gayloard's dedication and love exuberates through your staff such as Justin, Amanda and Ashley. Even though Ashley is not a staff member of Canyoneers, those three went out of their way to make this trip truly a memorable one. One moment that truly captures their love and dedication is the fifth day of the camp when we had heavy downpour combined with close proximity lightning. Justin kept on on cooking steaks under pretty bad conditions, while Amanda helped everyone put up the tents in heavy downpour and Ashley delivered a heaping plate full of food to everyone's tent with a lot of lightening close by in the area. I would have been more than happy with nuts and M&M's that night, but your staff risked their own safety to ensure that all of us were well fed. Besides that, their knowledge of geology, history, skills and overall great demeanor made this trip especially unforgettable for all of us.I am a firm believer of Canyoneers! Perhaps we can all go on a full trip again in a couple of years when my boys graduate from college.Anyways, attached is our group photo before you, Michelle and Alex parted way! I really would have loved to have all of you for the entire seven days. I do not have Michelle's or Alex's email, so please forward this email to them.Take care!Parag