8 Day Motorized Expeditions Guest Comments

Ron Culler - Hollister, California, United States (Submitted July 12, 2014, 1:44 pm)
Had a wonderful and exciting trip. Our boatmen were two pair of brothers. Greg and Glade were our captains and Nick and J.D. were the swampers. It was a great combination and I would encourage to have them work together again. My adult children and my grandchildren were on this trip of a lifetime. The boatmen were especially attentive and helpful for the younger river rats. The combination of the crew and my family made for an unforgettable experience. I will recommend GCE to everyone.
Greg & Laurie Peckham - Westfield, Indiana, United States (Submitted July 6, 2014, 10:43 am)
This trip was superb in every way. The guides, food, camps, and sleeping arrangements were excellent. If you enjoy sleeping out under the stars - no mosquitos - seeing the Milky Way - then this trip is for you. To have the opportunity to unplug & fall into the rhythm of the river and the canyon; it is total relaxation. To be awed by nature and to realize how small you are in the timeline of the planet gives you a completely different perspective. If you enjoy being fairly grubby for eight days & using a chemical toilet or the river - again this trip is for you. We loved every minute and are planning to go again.
Harry And Vicki Crabtree - Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States (Submitted July 5, 2014, 9:13 am)
Harry and I had a wonderful time on our trip down the Colorado River at the base of the Grand Canyon. We thought the whole trip exceeded our expectations. Our guides were top-notch. I would be surprised if there were others as skilled and knowledgeable as Irv and Treven were. Even the swampers, Phil and Casey, were personable, helpful, and fun to be with. The food was excellent! We were amazed what our cooks could create in a dutch oven and on a grill. Harry expects me to "step up my game" in the kitchen since he's seen what these guys can do. Filet mignon, coffee cake, birthday cakes, Chinese cuisine, sauteed mushrooms and onions, etc, etc. Great food! The excursions were fun and well suited for the fitness of our group. We both thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime. Harry and Vicki Crabtree
Pixie - Arlington, Virginia, United States (Submitted July 3, 2014, 8:34 am)
A group of us decided to go on this trip together and had a fantastic time. Irv, Trevin, Phil and Casey were great, the food was amazing, and everything was so well planned and executed, what a well-run operation. The canyon and river were spectacular and each day there were excursions to side canyons that offered beautiful waterfalls, blue water to play in and enough hiking to give you a workout. Sleeping under the stars and watching the full moon rise over the canyon rim, falling stars, and satellites it was so beautiful. Meeting the other rafters made it even more memorable as there was always someone new to talk to and laugh with. This was truly a trip of a lifetime. Thanks for the memories.
Dave - West Richland, Washington, United States (Submitted June 28, 2014, 10:52 pm)
Everything was very well organized, from pre-trip information, the hotel accommodations, pre-trip meeting, safety on the water, fun on the water, food and cooking, and great helpfulness and friendliness of the boatmen and swampers. The organization of setting up and breaking camp worked well -- everyone was glad to join in to help.
All of the staff were a lot of fun, and the trip was inspirational as well as educational in a very enjoyable way.
Dan Sabino - Key West, Florida, United States (Submitted June 16, 2014, 4:14 pm)
What a wonderful adventure! It was everything I dreamed it would be and more. Capt. Bobby and Cash made a great team. I never slept without a tent before and the night sky was awesome. If I close my eyes I can see it now. All the best to you guys (and gals).
Joanne Ramsay - Chico, California, United States (Submitted June 15, 2014, 4:34 pm)
I really enjoyed the eight day motorized trip thru the Grand Canyon. It was a trip of a life time.I had the pleasure of celebrating my 50th birthday with my sisters and good friends on the trip! We shared many laughs along the way and even met some very wonderful people. Our guides Adam and Trevin were awesome, they both shared many fun stories and experiences.Keep up the good work. We all took some incredible pictures and have shared them with love ones, who sit back in awe of our beautiful adventure the Grand Canyon. Thanks for a great trip!!!
Ken - New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada (Submitted June 13, 2014, 9:56 pm)
This is truly a 'bucket list' adventure. A great vacation for families with teenagers too. Our family had the time of our lives. A first class mix of adventure, scenery, education, and relaxation. Would repeat this every year. Stupendous.
Barbara Diener - Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, United States (Submitted June 10, 2014, 9:05 am)
Thank you for 8 fabulous days on the river! Everything ran like clockwork and our guides were excellent. The food was delicious and plentiful. It amazed me how well we ate in the conditions we were in. We were part of a wonderful group of travelers of a good variety of ages. I love the west and rafting on the Colorada through the Grand Canyon filled all my expectations and the beauty brought tears at times. Fantastic!!!!!
Roy Leonard - UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas, United States (Submitted May 29, 2014, 3:21 pm)
I expected an adventure, but I had no idea. The organization, personnel, schedule, food, and on-and-on, far exceeded what I imagined. The overnight accommodations were beyond description. I can't picture the trip being done any better. Your people (Guides & crew) are the best part - they are special. A real added plus on this trip was Carrie for the Ecology feature. She added so much, along with our two great pilots/river guides to the total experience and knowledge of the Canyon and it's history. WOW!
David Ail - Richmond, British Columbia, Canada (Submitted May 29, 2014, 11:20 am)
My wife and I joined Bob Skinner, his assistant Jay and 12 other guests on the May 1-8/14 run of the river. It was absolutely phenominal !!! I must confess that I was quite anxious and somewhat out of my comfort zone in agreeing to go on this trip and it was not until the orientation the night before that i finally decided to give it a try. It turned out to be, without question, one of the most fun, exciting, invigorating and well organized/managed holidays that i have ever experienced. Camping under the stars, outstanding quality of food, effort and flexibility of the GCEX staff, comraderie of the group, the visuals of the canyon, thrill of the rapids, history of the area....everything was sensational. We will do this again and bring our children and grandchildren with us....and hopefully Bob Skinner will still be running the river with his wit and humour that keeps you both interested and feeling a part of something truly special.
Pam Cole - Seattle, Washington, United States (Submitted May 19, 2014, 3:42 pm)
I did the photography trip with Roger and Beav as our river guides. Everything about the trip was amazing starting with the competency, organization, knowledge and good humor provided by Roger and Beav. We had some challenging weather, a sandstorm in addition to one rainy day. Roger and Beav provided hot drinks and meals under extreme conditions with smiles and expertise. There were many highlights. Two of the most memorable were Roger's morning stories and Beav's flute playing. I'll be back!
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