We get such a thrill hearing about your adventures in the Canyon and elsewhere. Keep 'em coming!
"So much fun! Thank you for your excellent gear 💙🙌"
"The boats and gear were everything we needed them to be. Thanks for making life- enhancing experiences happen!"
"I’m so grateful for the river and to have been in your hands. This was my first big expedition and you made it a extremely positive experience for myself and my team. Can’t wait to reach out soon and recommend your hard work to the river community. Well done!!! Every one of you."
"I was on a trip last year outfitted by Ceiba, my first experience with you guys, and I was impressed with your facility, gear, and professionalism. Marilyn shuttled our gear and gave us the orientation. We were at Lee's earlier than I've ever been (10 prior trips), and on our own by that evening. It felt like an extra day on the river. Great service and great planning!
Your estimate for this trip was very thorough and clear with no apparent hidden items. That was very appreciated."
"Everyone at Ceiba has been such an amazing help to us this whole trip. All your work has been very much appreciated by our group and particularly myself during my first time organizing. Food and gear was all fantastic."
"Thanks again for such a professional service!! This was my second time using Ceiba, and I will definately be coming back, and giving a great recommendation about your service!"
"Honestly, a very heartfelt thank you for helping us outfit and acheive such an amazing trip. If fate allows I will be back and would not look anywhere else besides Ceiba. Our thanks to all the people who worked so hard to get us on and off the water."
"I worked commercially running rivers in Utah, Arizona, and Idaho in the '80's before graduating college. I can say with lots of experience that Ceiba's equipment, food, and whole shabang package is nothing short of world class!! It is also always a pleasure doing business with and seeing Scott."
"Marilyn was so amazing on rig day! Super efficient and thorough with all the gear and paperwork. All of the gear worked wonderfully, and there was so much thought put into the gear and the food! De-rig was also super efficient and they were super welcoming as we got off the river! Thank you so much for helping us have such an amazing experience."
"Your put-in consultant Marilyn was so amazing and informative. She’s such a baddie and really knows her shit."
"The Ceiba team was amazing in getting our trip put together. Everything went very smoothly and they were very helpful in answering all of our questions and concerns."
"I am so glad we went with you! You guys made our trip so easy and we had so much more fun because we didn’t have to do all the hard work. Marilyn really was great at going over every single detail about the gear. She made the rig so easy! The food was absolutely amazing! Directions down to the last detail, we had so much good food we couldn’t eat it all. I can’t thank you all enough. You made our trip truly amazing!!!"
"Food was great and plenty and we still had ice left in the coolers at the end, so everything kept nice and cool. Thank you for putting everything together so neatly. It felt like you have done this before :-)"
"Thanks again for everything you guys do! I am yet again super impressed with how Ceiba operates. You all truly make things incredibly easy and I appreciate it greatly!!"
"I work as a guide and do a lot of planning for trips. I definitely appreciate how easy everything was because of the team at Ceiba."
"I really appreciated all the pre trip communication that I had with all the office staff at Ceiba. Chelsea, Rachel, and anyone that ever answered a phone call would either answer my question, or make sure that I would receive a call back by someone that could provide an answer. The trip planner was extremely helpful in providing me with an outline of equipment and dates to follow as my trip launch came closer…
You guys were awesome. You took a lot of the challenges of planning this sort of expedition and made them yours. You put my mind at ease so that I could focus on my friends, the water, and the magic of the Grand Canyon."
"Easy meal plans, boat map, and folder makes the first few confusing days much easier to figure out! Marilynn showed up with a crew that put all of our boats together and got us organized. We all have our own boats, but the whole shabang with boat rentals makes everything so easy we decided not to bring our own gear! It was a great decision."
"We had a great trip! Ceiba did a fantastic job with the food pack. Dinner portions were spot on! We certainly did not go hungry. I thank you very much for putting it all together on such short notice. I like your systems... All in all, Ceiba styled our trip. I will be sure to call you again for my next trip and I will certainly be recommending Ceiba to all my friends. Thanks again for all your hard work."
"Thank you so much and thank you to the whole Ceiba team, especially also Marilyn and Rachel and the drivers, who supported our trip. The food was great and we still had ice left on the final night! I really appreciated all your work and would definitely recommend Ceiba to others in the future."
"Ceiba's invoicing system is very clear and detailed. My point of contact was readily available to answer all my questions and help me stay organized as a first time GC boater and trip leader."
Storms/MacKay - Cancellation due to COVID-19
"...just wanting to reply to say thank you for understanding and to let you know that I received a email from 'gateway notify' indicating the deposit.
I am sure Ken expressed our disappointment in unable to conduct our trip. There were so many elements in this trip that it was going to make it a lifetime highlight. With persistence we will make it happen.
Knowing how easy it is to work with you I know who we will be booking with when it happens and will most certainly be recommending Ceiba."
"Thank you once again, you guys are wonderful and we will be recommending Ceiba to anyone and everyone and will be back to see you guys again!"
"And thank you and Ceiba for being so easy and professional to work with. I'll definitely be using your services the next time I go down the big ditch!"
"Our menu option was the 24 day Winter Time. Everything was scrumptious. I was so very pleasantly surprised. No one was ever hungry.
Our trip leader made a real smart choice going with Ceiba adventures. All y'all did us right and then some!"
"Ya'll were amazing to work with, and I will definitely keep ya'll in mind for my next trip! I know the entire crew felt that way as well."
"You guys (gals) have obviously done this a while. Totally professional, extremely thorough. Thanks for a lifetime memory!"
"Overall our experience with Ceiba was great! I would definitely recommend Ceiba to other GC private boaters. The people at Ceiba made the planning and trip (especially Chelsea, Rachel and Marilyn) - so awesome to have so many badass women to work with!!!"
"Great trip! Plan to use y'all again in the future. Thanks for everything. Hopefully be back down there soon!"
F. Brown - Daily Kayak/SUP Rental
"Rachel was so kind and accommodating from the first call to the very end. She not only came in early to get us the paddle boards, she equipped us with extra pumps, gave us straps for the car, and met us late to return them. I would highly recommend ceiba for any of your outdoor excursions!"
Kaplinski Lees Ferry Upstream Trip
"Dear Rachel, Scott and Ceiba,
Thanks so much for all the gear. We had the best time! We hope you’re enjoying the forced “slow down” and this beautiful spring weather.
All the best from the Kaplinskis"
“Dear Rachel, Scott and the entire awesome crew at Ceiba. We met on the Grand in 2018; then co-led our own trip in 2020; and now, we are pleased to announce that we have exchanged vows! Thanks for being a part of our journey and helping us to have 2 EPIC Grand Canyon adventures! Much love, A & B”
"I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to design a menu, dry boxes, and coolers, for 18 people, on a 21 day trip, without any access to restock. Despite the enormity of the challenge you guys really nailed it. The meals were delicious, diverse, and plentiful, not to mention quite affordable. I really loved the organization of the kitchen boxes and plan on doing something similar with my home camping setup. I loved the simplicity of yesterday’s dry goods box becoming today’s trash.
This was the trip of a lifetime, and your outfitting services really made it possible. We can’t wait for our next one."
E. Bernhoft Trip
"Thank You Guys Again for making our trip possible. You all are fantastic. Hopefully we will be back in the coming years.
P.S. Re-entry was near catastrophic . I’m still trying to decide whether I should have tried my luck against Pearce Ferry Rapid as opposed to COVID. What’s clear is that we should have requested more beer and food and just kept going."
"Dear Ceiba Employees,
Thank you on behalf of all of the members of my trip for all your hard work getting us on the river. Thank you for the part you all played in making it happen. We are thinking of you in these difficult times."
"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!"
C. Montandon Trip
"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!"
“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
Rich Rudow & Rick Demarest Trip
"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."
"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."
“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.”
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
C. Wales - One Boat Motor Trip
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."