What people are saying:

“Our Grand Canyon Rafting Christmas was amazing.  We all learned a lot and benefitted from that trip in ways I’m certainly only a few people (Ceiba included, of course!) can appreciate.  I, for one, had no idea how my learnings from previous rafting trips would and would not translate to the Colorado through the Grand and to such an extended trip.  It is absolutely correct for me to tell you all that we (our crew) would not have come out the other side on speaking terms if it had not been for Ceiba’s boats, food stock, planning, and considerable experience.  Thank you so much for your expertise!  Another aspect: I would never have been able to navigate the complexities of the trip without your patience.  I am eternally grateful for your patience to help us even when helping us was hard, and during various holidays.  Finally, I am grateful for your perseverance.  Certainly I did not communicate early and often, but you took up that slack, and with a pleasant disposition in the face of my failure to engage sufficiently.  You folks are a class act.  Thank you for being so dependable, experienced, and patient.  I, for one, will always recommend Ceiba for such adventures wholeheartedly.  Your team can’t be beat.”

C. Dill – December 2019

“Dear Ceiba,


Thank you for your support and dedication to the Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition. Your willingness to travel far distances, fulfill special requests and adapt your services to fit the expedition are greatly appreciated. Your help made it possible for us to complete “our incredible journey” retracing John Wesley Powell and crew’s expedition. All along the way, we heard great praise for the food and organizational structure you provided. We remain eternally grateful for your support and sponsorship. Thank you!”

SCREE Expedition Members – Chuck Minckley, Jessica Flock, Patrick Kikut, Ben Kraushaar – January 2020

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Back home & wanted to get a note out thanking all of you for everything you did to make this complex trip work.

Over the 10 years Rich & I have been doing the combination rafting & canyoneering trips Ceiba’s ability to accommodate all of the special requirements needed has been an integral part of the success we have enjoyed. I’m sure this last trip with the added backcountry days & a totally different way of packing the food was not an easy task on your part. It all worked perfectly though & made our trip all that more special. This was, without a doubt, the easiest trip we have even done in regards to the camp setup, kitchen & menu.

It’s been a pleasure working with all of you.

R. Rudow & R. Demarest Trip - January 2020

Thank you so much for all your help! The trip was perfect in so many ways, but so much of it had to do with Ceiba!

C. Montandon Trip - January 2020

I had an absolutely wonderful time and was so impressed with the food systems, organization, and packing! Thank you for an incredible experience, I so appreciate the obvious work and care you put into these trips!

J. Hoiland - January 2020

Ceiba was great at answering any and all questions that I had as a first time TL. They were also very flexible as I was adding and dropping people up until just a few weeks before the trip launched.

J. Barza - December 2019

Thanks as always. Let Rachel and the team know that all of you did a great job on our outfitting. Since you guys are always so good, sometimes we take it for granted. Still… excellence is excellence and should always be bragged about!

D. Richardson - November 2019

Just wanted to thank you for the excellent food pack on our 21 day.
I worked as a professional boatman for more than 20 years, for a zillion different companies from Idaho, through Utah, CO & Grand Canyon and I appreciated your menu more than many commercial companies I worked for.
What absolutely made the difference was the combination of excellent ingredients; along with simplicity of prep & awesome cooler pack!

K. Chethik - October 2019

Because of Ceiba, we could focus on the big picture and trip planning and worry less about the details of packing. Ceiba is amazing! We ate well, we had everything we needed (and some things we didn’t know we needed but did!), and ultimately so friendly and helpful.

M. McKeon - July 2019

From the moment I initially called Ceiba, their customer service was top notch! The day of launch was incredible to watch. Marilyn was incredible; informative, educational, and motivational at the rig. I can’t recommend Ceiba enough. I was blown away at the time Ceiba spent with me over email and the phone to bring me up to speed.

S. Brown - July 2019

Everyone at Ceiba was 100 percent dedicated to making our Grand trip as awesome as possible. Thanks! There are an amazing cast of characters assembled at Ceiba, each person dedicated to making our river expericence as enjoyable as possible. The logistics could not have been better!

C. Wales - June 2019 - One Boat Motor Trip

Ceiba is the only way to go. We own all of our own rafts and commercial outfitting gear but still decided to go with Ceiba and we wouldn’t do it any other way. Rachel was extremely helpful with the early planning and logistics. The food was amazing and they paid special attention to accommodating my wife’s wheat allergy(aka gluten free). Finally Marilynn’s instruction at Lee’s Ferry was very thorough and helpful. We were super impressed and can’t wait to get another permit.

B. Petersen - June 2019

Thank you guys so much for the awesome help in getting us out on the water and all the great follow up. Can’t wait to use you guys on our next adventure.

T. Love-Chezem - May 2019

Thank you all so much! Everything worked out great. Your office staff was very professional and helpful. Marilyn did an extremely good job helping us set up and de-rig. Quick, efficient, positive, and intelligent. Couldn’t imagine a better experience. If we ever score another permit, we will be going with Ceiba again. We will absolutely recommend you to anyone else who is taking a private Grand Canyon trip.

J. Wilson - April 2019

You all were really professional and easy to work with. I almost felt scared because so little was asked for us on the preparation end. I look forward to using you all on the next trip… and the next one. And Marilyn was absolutely outstanding on the rig and derig.

N. Roman - April 2019

I can’t recommend them enough. The food was excellent ,staff was friendly,and the boats were dialed. I had two professional oarsmen (fishing guide friends) on my trip and they were super impressed with how well everything on the boats were set up.

D. Wilson - April 2019

Amazing service from start to finish. I can not imagine trying to wrangle up the gear and food for 16 people for 21 days, and you guys made it look easy. Thanks

B. Qualls - April 2019

We did have an awesome trip! Thank you guys so much for the hard work on everything. I thought the food pack was great, any chance you could forward us a copy of it for future reference? Thanks again for everything!

J. Dimmitt - April 2019

If I pull a permit in the future, Ceiba will be my first phone call.

J. Anderson - February 2019

This is my third trip with Ceiba in three different capacities, but each has been great. Your team really excels at communication on the front side and flexibility with logistics. This was my first trip being the permit holder and you were a great resource for the unknown/tricky elements. Thanks for three straight years of great outfitting and I’ll be using you for any future trips!

Gerard Trip - December 2018

We appreciate all the organizing, packing, planning, cleaning – it was all so on point and professional! The food menu was perfect! All of the boats and gear served us well. And mostly the solid support we felt from the Ceiba crew in planning this expedition. Everyone was always patient and kind to us and answered all our questions. All the drivers were so supportive & safe. Rachel – your patience with the menu was so appreciated! Mary & Chelsea – always kind and supportive. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Keller Trip - October 2018

We had a fantastic trip. It was a good team with good leadership, which is a big component to a successful trip but I just wanted to say that all of you contributed immensely in helping to make it as successful and easy as it was. A big shout out to Scott and Geoff for your equipment talk at the put-in, you slipped in so many wise river tips that wouldn’t have had the same impact coming from me. Also for the take-out crew, Dave and Lisa, you were full of good energy and helped us be off the ramp in 45 minutes! Unbeatable crew and seamless execution, cheers! I look forward to the next trip with y’all. 

J. Ryan - November 2018
Happiness at Diamond creek. Photo by Fabiano Mongol and his Italian crew!
Happiness at Diamond creek. Photo by Fabiano Mongol and his Italian crew!