We get such a thrill hearing about your adventures in the Canyon and elsewhere. Keep 'em coming!
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."
"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!"
"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!!!"
"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."
"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"
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 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."
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!"
"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!"
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."
“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
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"My experience with Ceiba from start to finish was fantastic. Everyone on staff was friendly, helpful, and responsive. You made this process as easy as humanly possible for us as a group. I'm grateful and I was very impressed. I would gladly recommend you to anyone I know. Thanks for everything."
"I highly recommend Ceiba to anyone doing a private trip in the Grand Canyon. You answered any and all questions I had and were there for moral support as well. From gear (both group and personal) to shuttles, to food preferences, birthday parties on the river and beta on where to layover. You went above and beyond with helping get broken trailers repaired while we were on the trip and helping to cancel shuttle plans that were not needed when we couldn't get to a phone. Flexibility and understanding are two desirable traits and the staff at Ceiba has lots of both! Ceiba's attention to detail was unrelenting and friendly. You make it easy to TL the Grand!"
"Hey Erin, Please convey our sincere thanks to the entire Ceiba team for making our 18 day Grand Canyon Colorado River trip an incredible experience. You and your associates performed flawlessly in all phases of planning, equipment changes, and execution. This was not an easy task given the "moving target" we presented you with though out the planning process. Your calm demeanor and willingness to work with us in the later stages did not go unnoticed and was very much appreciated."
"To all the fine folks at Ceiba Adventures - Just wanted to say how impressed our entire group was with 'The Whole Shabang'. Thank you to all who helped to make this a kick-ass trip. Y'all made it so easy for us!"
"I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for outfitting our grand canyon float. The food was completely awesome. I ate better on the trip than I do at home. 30 days is a long time to be on the river, but with your support I enjoyed every minute of it! Thanks again. You guys got it dialed!"
"Everything from the initial contact through the post trip logistics was fantastic. Everyone at Ceiba made our trip less stressful, and enjoyable! Thanks Rachel & Erin for all your hard work and making things easy! We will definitely use Ceiba next time & recommend to our friends!"
"Thanks again for the epic trip. You guys/gals are the best. Stokemeter still running high."
"I want to thank you again for being super awesome with our Grand trip. The entire Ceiba crew showed an excellence and professionalism that easily exceeded my expectations. Your kindness and dedication to work with us to make the best out of a bad situation with the government shutdown was amazing. We truly appreciate your willingness to offer us a refund and credit. I hope this good karma will find its way back to you tenfold."
"Your office staff was very warm, with a welcoming personality, from the pleasant first phone call. I could tell Ceiba would be understanding and very accommodating."
"Thanks so much for all your work and effort taking care of our trip! It was a great time! Reed was awesome too! Your staff and crew did a great job packing the day boxes and gear. We could definitely tell that Ceiba's experience showed through in organization and professionalism of the staff. Thanks a lot!"
"We had a great time! Thank you for all the hard work on our trip!"
Tom Myers & the Yampaneers
"To Rachel, Erin, Scotty and the whole Ceiba staff, muchas gracias!! You guys were fantastic. What a terrific job you did outfitting our Yampa trip. We had a wonderful trip and sang your praises the whole way -- Well at least at meal time. Your professionalism & customer service are the best in the business! Long may you run!"
"All around, Ceiba runs a wonderful company, great customer service, organization & top-notch functional gear. I will use you in many more trips to come!!"
"Wow, thanks to all of you at Ceiba for your work and making my trip easier. Your dedication to working with your clients and paying attention to river trip detail shows and is very much appreciated. Ceiba will be the only outfitter I will recommend to anyone who asks. Thanks again."
"To the Ceiba crew, I would like to let you know what a great job you all did; I am sure you hear it all the time. Our trip pack was out of sight and, best of all, user friendly. You all exceeded expectations in every way. Thank you!"
R. (Fish) Cole
"Dear Ceiba, Thanks for being so flexible, that's why we keep coming back to Ceiba. We're simply not organized enough to have it any other way."
"Dearest Ceiba/Rachel & Scott - Amazing! Phenomenal service, gear, food, support and guidance! Thank you both for leading such a strong and well rooted company. We greatly enjoyed working with you and we look forward to working with you in the future."
"You are awesome! I recently finished three weeks in the Grand Canyon, and the food - which you provided - was unquestionably one of the trip's highlights."
"Thanks So Much! It was great to have so much input from Scott at the put-in. Each company's raft set up is unique and we all appreciated how much time Scott spent with us setting things up. The level of behind the scenes organization that went on in the weeks prior to our trip also made getting on the river that much easier. We of course did not see any of that but it was very evident how well things were put together. Several of our group had been guiding on other rivers for 20 years or more and I heard nothing but positive comments about the gear."
P. & T. Littlejohn
"Kudos to Ceiba. A pleasure dealing with you from start to finish. We loved the quality & quantity of the food provided & the equipment too!"
"We had a great trip. You guys made it happen that way. You took all the stress out of putting on a river trip. From the first to the last call, you have been a pleasure to work with. Thank you so much!"
J. & K. Todd
"I never got to thank you guys for such an awesome job you guys did for our trip. You are how every company should be. So helpful and genuine. I now recommend you to anyone I know thinking of doing the Grand."
"I had an unbelievable experience while on this trip. The food was most excellent and the gear withstood all our demands. Not to mention the drive from Flag and setup/put-in with Scott showing us the ropes. Thank you for everything."
"Thank you SO much for the incredible service and outfitting for our trip! We had an amazing time. Thank you to Rachel, Sandy, Scott and all the superb staff at Ceiba!"
"Scott & Rachel, Thanks again for setting us up. It's always a pleasure to see you both; and the peace of mind & ease in which you outfit the various circus shows & carnivals I participate in makes the trips down-Canyon even more enjoyable. Wishing you both health & happiness as we all travel downstream."