One of the most surprising aspects for many guests on our Colorado River raft trips seems to be the quality of our meals. If you’re expecting typical camp fare — hot dogs and canned beans — you’ll really be impressed with what our guides are capable of creating. Prior to every rafting trip, a lot of time is spent planning and organizing menus. Scheduled deliveries ensure that only the freshest, high-quality food is packed and, thanks to our ability to carry ice, we are able to keep fresh fruits, vegetables, steaks, chicken, as well as your favorite desserts, throughout even our longest trips.
So what is a typical meal on a Grand Canyon Whitewater expedition? Breakfast might be made-to-order eggs with hash browns and yogurt, French toast with bacon and fresh fruit, or blueberry pancakes with sausage and English muffins.
For lunch, you’ll often have a spread of deli meat (the good stuff) and fresh veggies, or maybe taco salad (aka Mexican train wreck), with salty and sweet snacks on the side.
Dinner is usually a big hit. Our menu includes from-scratch lasagna, salmon, steak, spaghetti, and fajitas, all served with all the fixins. You’ll have appetizers and salads, and every dinner comes with side dishes like wild rice, mashed potatoes or grilled vegetables.
And the best part: dessert! Guides prepare Dutch-oven brownies and cake and serve strawberry shortcake and cheesecake on GCW rafting trips.
Besides the three big meals, we also provide an assortment of on-river snacks: fruit, granola bars, candy bars (A river trip is no place for a diet!) and salty treats.
We can accommodate some dietary restrictions, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets, as long as we have lots of advance notice and some help from you in supplementing what we’re able to provide. If you have questions about your specific dietary requirements, please don’t hesitate to ask.
You definitely won’t go hungry on a GCW white water raft trip!