Water activity

Moab: Colorado River Dinner Cruise with Music and Light Show

Water activity

Moab: Colorado River Dinner Cruise with Music and Light Show

Activity provider: Canyonlands By Night & Day
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From US$ 89 per person

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Enjoy a cowboy-style dinner and slow-moving evening boat ride on a calm part of the Colorado River. Watch an incredible sound and light show which describes the story of the canyon's creation projected onto the rock face above the river.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Watch a sound and light show on a boat on the Colorado River
  • See how lights, shadows, and music make the stories of the canyon come to life
  • Learn about the the history and culture of Moab
  • Enjoy a Cowboy-style Dutch oven dinner
Full description
Begin the evening on the banks of the Colorado River, just 2 miles north of Moab, Utah. Savor a delicious cowboy-style Dutch oven dinner in a dining room overlooking the water. After dinner, climb aboard a flat-bottomed boat and begin your river adventure. A knowledgeable and entertaining guide will point out things of interest and ignite your imagination. Once darkness settles in, the formal part of the evening begins when 40,000 watts of natural light illuminate the canyon wall. Watch as lights, shadows, music, and narration make the stories of the canyon's formation, creation, and history come to life on the walls above the river - as learned from the early settlers of the area (the Catholic conquistadors, Native Americans, and Mormon pioneers). This Sound and Light Show is a not-to-be-missed unique experience and a great end to a perfect day in Moab.
  • Boat cruise
  • Guide
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the meeting point, this is 2 miles North of Moab on the North side of the Colorado River Bridge. Take a left after the bridge to arrive in our parking lot. Located next door to the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • This show is an old-fashioned light show; there are no colored or laser lights and the music is appropriate for the historical references The stories included in the show make reference to how the settlers of the area believed the area was created and clashes with the Native Americans of the area, there are references to God and religion
  • Gratuities are not included
  • There are 5-30 steps to get to the dock
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 382 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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We just simply enjoyed it and socializing with other guest from different parts of the country. The staff was very organized both in the dinning room and on the boat. The cowboy dinner was good. The ride on the river was narrated. It was very cool that evening and the staff passed out blankets for everyone. I thought the trip was a good value as well. We were happy with the whole evening.

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March 25, 2023

What an amazing experience. The employees are replete with kindness. The food was delicious and abundant . My husband and I were sincerely humbled by the evening under the stars on the beautiful CO river . The beautiful choreographed teaching , music & lights shining on the canyon walls was unique and memorable, The display was an experience we will never forget and left us with a deep sense of appreciation for all the work the team does to provide this beautiful experience . We were thankful for the kind fortune of a special evening

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March 25, 2023

This was a really great experience. Dinner was good, what we expected and is beforehand in a banquet hall. There is drink service for purchase or free non alcoholic drinks. Our kids were the only kids there but the experience was appropriate for them. We loved the beginning of the boat tour the most, with our guide Rory. He was engaging, and his humour even our kids were able To connect with. The light show was not what I thought it would be but it was really calming to be in the river and listening to the story of the canyon but we felt maybe slightly outdated. Bring a sweater or a blanket as it gets cooler at night. All of the people working at canyonlands were super friendly and great and I would recommend the experience.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 224766