Grand Canyon Dory Trip

Grand Canyon Dory Trip August 2017

A Grand Canyon Dory trip  is an extraordinary experience and considered the “classic” way to run the river. A dory is a rigid boat made of wood, fiberglass or aluminum, and provides an

Grand Canyon Dory trip

Photo by Ralph Hopkins

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, with their fun “rocking horse” style ride and the feel of being in a real boat.  Dories have beautiful lines and colors, so when taking a photograph of them against the dramatic backdrop of the Grand Canyon one can end of with spectacular images.

We share the traditional dory boat with you on our specialty Dory  trip, which is run much like our Classic expedition, with the exception that there is no paddle boat on this trip, since the focus of the trip is on the dory experience. Expedition participants have the choice of both the dory and an inflatable raft, as our dory expedition is comprised of three dory boats and three oar rafts.

Grand Canyon Dory trip

Dory in Sockdolager Rapid
Photo by Ralph Hopkins

 

In addition the 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 of the Specialty Grand Canyon Dory Trip are experienced Grand Canyon guides, whom are knowledgeable in all aspects of Grand Canyon natural history, but especially the human and rafting history of the Grand Canyon.

OUR 2017 GRAND CANYON DORY TRIP IS AUGUST 1-14, $3930/PERSON

Grand Canyon Dory Trip

Dory and rafts together as one.
Photo by Ralph Hopkins

Grand Canyon Dory Trip

Brad Dimock
By Lynn Myers