If you want to do it right…Rivers and Oceans made everything easy, from the pre-trip planning to the final river departure…everything ran smoothly and stress-free. The entire staff was friendly, fun, and helpful…truly the best of the best.

-Peter B.


Rich with remnants of the most remote and breathtaking landscapes left in the country, Utah is a playground for both Mother Nature and outdoor enthusiasts. Home to Moab, known as the “adventure capitol of the world”, Arches and Canyonland National Parks, a Utah rafting trip epitomizes what the Southwest has to offer. There is something for everyone in Utah whether it’s floating through 40 million years of geologic history, plunging through exciting rapids or hiking up deep side canyons for a breathtaking view. Explore Native American ruins, dinosaur habitats and famous outlaw hideouts. Spectacular canyons, award-winning fishing, a photographer’s dreamscape and some of America’s most sought after river adventures make this special place an adventurer’s dream.


Falling in love with the Grand Canyon

For nearly four decades, I have had the privilege of guiding and leading river expeditions in different corners of the world. However, my true love is running the Colorado River through Grand Canyon. It never gets old; riding the emerald waters...

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Tutus and Wine: White Water Rafting in Oregon

I’m not a serious outdoorsman. I’ve never been a river guide or worked in a national park. Heck, I used to fake a stomach ache to get out of going outside for recess. When I travel, I like to visit cities with nice restaurants, hotels, and running water, above all....

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Think Rafting the Zambezi is Too Hardcore? Think Again.

Think Rafting the Zambezi is Too Hardcore? Think Again. This week we sat down with Hamish McMaster of Water by Nature who  shared with us what makes the Zambezi River in Zambia, Africa his “favorite river in the world”. Hamish is one of our newest partners, but his...

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Fran & Dan take on the Grand Canyon 1-Day Rafting Adventure!

Fran & Dan Take on the Grand Canyon 1-Day Rafting Adventure! This summer we sent our Adventure Booking Specialists, Daniel and Francesca, out on a Grand Canyon 1-Day Rafting Adventure. Neither one had ever been on the Colorado River, so they left R&O with a blank...

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Weekend Warriors ; 1 & 2 Day Southwest Rafting Adventures!

Only have a few days?  We’ve got your ticket to the best 1 & 2-day Whitewater Rafting Adventures in the Southwest. The Southwest is an adventurer’s playground, and for those of us that reside in Arizona (or are passing through) the possibilities for weekend river...

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