• How to ship a kayak… or other essential equipment

      Should I ship or rent a kayak? To be honest, shipping a kayak is a pain in the butt. Costly and risky. If you really want your own boat for your trip, then continue reading below. If you want things to be simple and easy, Ceiba has a full...

  • Granite Camp gets a New Look: But it’s More than Just Asthetics!

    The Vegetation Crew from Grand Canyon National Park along with many partners and volunteers has been busy with tamarisk removal and subsequent replanting of native species for the Granite Camp and Monument Creek Watershed Stewardship Project. This past fall and winter we conducted two 8-day backpacking trips and 1 15...

  • Ceiba Client Jim Witham’s Incredible Adventures on the Lochsa River

    In 2011 on the summer solstice, I pushed my cataraft into the Lochsa River 30 miles upstream from Lowell, Idaho.  Twenty-seven days later on 17 July, 2011, I passed quietly under the Highway-101 bridge that spans the mouth of the Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon.  The route by water was...

  • Voted Most Popular… Stand Up Paddle Boarding!

    Voted Most Popular: Stand Up Paddle Boarding! Stand up paddle boarding evolved form the Polynesians and migrated to the Hawaiian Islands thousands of years ago. Recently regaining popularity, Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) can now be found all over the world – from the lakes and rivers of the Midwest,...

  • Ceiba’s High Standard for Quality Equipment

    Ceiba has a very high standard for our boating equipment. After years of boating all over the world, Rachel and Scott have solid experience in what works and what doesn’t, from equipment to logistics. They know that the purpose of a river trip is to get back to what is...

  • What to Consider When Applying for a Private River Permit

    The Southwestern United States is home to some incredible geographic features. Beautiful high plateaus, sweeping panoramas of the sky and stars, painted deserts and valleys and deep winding gorges through ancient rock. One of the best ways to experience all that the Southwest has to offer is by taking a...

  • Adventures in Packrafting!

    The desert Southwest is a myriad of canyons, rambling rivers and adventure. If you’ve ever hiked into Grand Canyon you that feeling of “what’s around the next bend of the trail… and the next… and the next until you come upon the mighty Colorado River. The cold (around 45 degrees)...

  • Staying Warm in Grand Canyon Whitewater

    What is the difference between and dry suit and a wet suit and which should I take in Grand Canyon? If you are going on a Grand Canyon trip November through April, it’s gonna get cold with lows in the 30s and highs only in the 50s. Splashy rapids, wind, shady...

  • Wild and Scenic Rivers in Grand Canyon?

    In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (WSRA). Currently, the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management protects more than 200 rivers in 35 states and Puerto Rico. The Act reads, “rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly...

  • How To: Beer Wrangling!

    Don’t let your beer and beverages end up like this! What a shame! There are easy steps to take to make your beverage packing effective, efficient and easily accessible! Ceiba works hard to make certain that we take every step to ensure that your Grand Canyon raft trip has everything...