Family Rafting TripsFAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1969

Since 1969, Dvorak Expeditions has been offering family friendly whitewater rafting deals. Bill and Jaci raised their own family on these rivers, and know how much time and planning it takes for a fun family vacation with kids. Your kids (and your inner child) will have the time of your lives.

We take care of the details! On our family adventures, you will discover the easy-going parent inside of you—as we take the controls and organize, set up and manage each detail so you can have fun. Enjoy custom tailored activities for all ages – like fishing, stand up paddling, kayaking and more. Together, you will experience a delightful and unforgetable trip. That’s River Magic !

Small party BIG fun! Your family’s river journey comes with excellent chefs to make tasty snacks and meals, entertaining staff – who break out in song and dance at the most unique moments – will incite enthusiasm from your whole bunch. Most importantly, these seasoned guides also qualify for our outstanding safety standards that bring us high ratings on Trip Advisor and Yelp, as well as many referrals and return guests.

Meet travelers from all over the world and share common interests in nature, wilderness, conservation.  River Magic will follow you home with joyful memories, and bring you back again with your children and your children’s children in tow.

DVK’s Family Expeditions Offer You:

  1.  Family package discount rates for 3-6 persons on 2, 3 & 4 day trips.  Colorado, San Miguel, North Platte Rivers. 
  2.  Kids Go Free*  trips on the Green, Dolores and Rio Grande rivers from 5, 6 & 7 day trips.
  3. Family Reunions are a specialty on our Arkansas River Valley Combinations.  See Multi Sport packages page to add more adventure choices for your group.

About Our Guides

Each a Chef! Our professional, experienced guides have amazing talents that include preparing delicious healthy meals by ‘Dutch Oven Baking’ methods. We use fresh meats, vegetables, and breads.  We can accommodate special dietary needs and requests, as well.

They know the needs of children and parents in the wilderness.  Dvorak’s runs on 8 different rivers in five states with trips suitable for kids as young as 4 years (45 pounds weight limit). Dvorak guides enjoy their leadership role as camp ‘Play, Laugh & Learn Director’ , organizing games, side canyon hikes and entertainment for all ages.  

Safety Experts! Our guides go through rigorous training in whitewater safety, first aid, and lifesaving skills. Each is a certified professtional, and hand chosen as the best from our own classes.

Want to become a river guide? We’ve got the course recognized worldwide as one the best in the industry!  Look into training for a life of outdoor fun and leadership.

*KIDS GO FREE – SEE DATES

  • Special dates apply
  • Must be 5-12 years old
  • Maximum 2 FREE per family/ 1 child per parent/guardian
  • MINIMUM 45 Pounds
  • Additional costs not included: Air shuttle from Grand Junction, CO or Green River, UT to the river launch site and sales tax, government use fee (4%) and pilot fee per person.
FAMILY RAFTING PACKAGE: 6 Days Green River Utah Desolation and Gray Canyons

Green River – Desolation & Gray Canyons  UT
89 Miles / Class II-III+
6 Days 5 Nights

This river travels through the famous John Wesley Powell’s historic descent in 1969. Deeper then the Grand Canyon in places and explore those ancient ruins, historic homesteads, and walk the paths of Butch Cassidy and Sundance with enjoy the most family friendly, boating fun you’ll ever find!  Learn to kayak, stand up paddle, raft or just enjoy the ride through this remote wilderness in Utah.
On our family adventures you can count on discovering that there is still the kid in all of us and the family will see the easy-going parent inside of you—you’ll want someone else to take the controls and organize, set up and manage all those details so you can have fun. Take the free time to enjoy the family and activities with custom tailored activities like canyon hikes, ruins to explore, learning stand up paddling, kayaking and more fun than a barrel of monkeys! [rent camping gear]

6 Days 5 Nights
Selected “Kids Go Free Dates”  May 20-June 10 | Jul 1-6 | *Aug 5-10, 2017
Adult Fare $1200 per person |  Child 5-12 years $1000 | Activity level: EASY
*Additional costs: Air flights to the river put in are not included in the fares. August 2017 date to be determined also combines with our Bluegrass Journey and include additional cost to adult & child. Call for details 

Green River Rafting
FAMILY RAFTING PACKAGE: 5 Day Colorado Dolores River

Dolores River – CO  (Canyon to be determined on water levels)
Ponderosa | Slickrock | Hanging Flume | Gateway sections  (10 days for full river) 200 miles
5 Days 4 Nights (97 miles)
Class II-V (depends on section)

The Dolores offers more unbroken miles of wilderness river running than any other river trip in the lower 48 states.  One of America’s best which ranks only with the Grand Canyon on the Colorado or Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho.  This is a spring run trip and best for late April to early June only.  Ancient Anasazi ruins and petroglyphs throughout journey.

On our family adventures you can count on discovering that there is still the kid in all of us and the family will see the easy-going parent inside of you—you’ll want someone else to take the controls and organize, set up and manage all those details so you can have fun. Take the free time to enjoy the family and activities with custom tailored activities like fishing, stand up paddling, kayaking and more.

5 Days 4 Nights 
Selected Date to be determined based on water levels (May 2017)
Adult fare $895 per person  Child Fare $811  | Activity level: Medium

Dolores River Rafting
Family Rafting Groups - North Platte River (WY) 3 Day

North Platte River – WY
25-35 miles | Class II-IV
3 days

On our family adventures you can count on discovering that there is still the kid in all of us and the family will see the easy-going parent inside of you—you’ll want someone else to take the controls and organize, set up and manage all those details so you can have fun. Take the free time to enjoy the family and activities with custom tailored activities like fishing, stand up paddling, kayaking and more.

The NORTH PLATTE ‘ Northgate Canyon’ in Wyoming, is a mountain river running clear and cold, flowing north out of Colorado. Set in a narrow canyon at over 8,000 feet, the scenery is ringed by snow-capped mountain ranges. Northgate Canyon is the start of your trip through intense Class III-IV rapids like Stovepipe, the Wall in the Narrows and Windy Hole. The trout fishing is excellent and a Wyoming fishing license is needed. Because of its remote “Designated Wilderness” setting, the river corridor offers whitewater, solitude, great floating, play boating, and fishing.

FAMILY RATES WILL APPLY FOR YOUR GROUP OF 3 – 6 PERSONS ON 2 | 3 | 4 DAYS ON THE RIVER: Call for more details 800 824-3795
Selected Start Dates:  May 27th or June 10th, 2017  

From $323-2day| $481-3day | $589-4day, per adult or child| Activity level: Medium

Family Rafting Deals
Family Rafting Groups - North Platte River (WY) 2 Day

North Platte River – WY
25-35 miles | Class II-IV | 2 days

On our family adventures you can count on discovering that there is still the kid in all of us and the family will see the easy-going parent inside of you—you’ll want someone else to take the controls and organize, set up and manage all those details so you can have fun. Take the free time to enjoy the family and activities with custom tailored activities like fishing, stand up paddling, kayaking and more.

The NORTH PLATTE ‘ Northgate Canyon’ in Wyoming, is a mountain river running clear and cold, flowing north out of Colorado. Set in a narrow canyon at over 8,000 feet, the scenery is ringed by snow-capped mountain ranges. Northgate Canyon is the start of your trip through intense Class III-IV rapids like Stovepipe, the Wall in the Narrows and Windy Hole. The trout fishing is excellent and a Wyoming fishing license is needed. Because of its remote “Designated Wilderness” setting, the river corridor offers whitewater, solitude, great floating, play boating, and fishing.

FAMILY RATES WILL APPLY FOR YOUR GROUP OF 3 – 6 PERSONS ON 2 | 3 | 4 DAYS ON THE RIVER: Call for more details 800 824-3795
From $323-2day | $481-3day | $589-4day, per adult or child| Activity level: Medium
Selected start dates:  May 27th or June 10th, 2017 

Corporate team building retreats on the Colorado rivers
Family Rafting Groups - San Miguel River (CO) 2 Day

San Miguel River – CO
Class I – III | 2 days

On our family adventures you can count on discovering that there is still the kid in all of us and the family will see the easy-going parent inside of you—you’ll want someone else to take the controls and organize, set up and manage all those details so you can have fun. Take the free time to enjoy the family and activities with custom tailored activities like fishing, stand up paddling, kayaking and more.

The San Miguel River winds its way through alpine terrain near Telluride and Trout Lake to a desert confluence with the Dolores River 80 miles north. Sandstone canyons vie with granite passages for nature at its best. Some rare riverbank plant life thrives here and as you work your way toward the Dolores and lower elevations, the flora and fauna will change seemingly around each bend. Class II and III rapids along the Upper San Miguel provide challenging kayaking and rafting. Trips varying in length from 1-5 days can be done on the San Miguel and trips of 6-12 days are available by combining the San Miguel with the Dolores and Colorado Rivers

FAMILY RATES WILL APPLY FOR YOUR GROUP OF 3 – 6 PERSONS ON 2 | 3 | 4 DAYS ON THE RIVER: Call for more details 800 824-3795

From $323-2day | $481-3day | $589-4day,  per adult or child| Activity level: Medium
Selected Start dates:  May 27, 28, 29th, 2017

Family Rafting Deals
Family Rafting Groups- San Miguel River (CO) 3 Day

San Miguel River – CO
Class I – III | 3 days

On our family adventures you can count on discovering that there is still the kid in all of us and the family will see the easy-going parent inside of you—you’ll want someone else to take the controls and organize, set up and manage all those details so you can have fun. Take the free time to enjoy the family and activities with custom tailored activities like fishing, stand up paddling, kayaking and more.

The San Miguel River winds its way through alpine terrain near Telluride and Trout Lake to a desert confluence with the Dolores River 80 miles north. Sandstone canyons vie with granite passages for nature at its best. Some rare riverbank plant life thrives here and as you work your way toward the Dolores and lower elevations, the flora and fauna will change seemingly around each bend. Class II and III rapids along the Upper San Miguel provide challenging kayaking and rafting. Trips varying in length from 1-5 days can be done on the San Miguel and trips of 6-12 days are available by combining the San Miguel with the Dolores and Colorado Rivers

FAMILY RATES WILL APPLY FOR YOUR GROUP OF 3 – 6 PERSONS ON 2 | 3 | 4 DAYS ON THE RIVER: Call for more details 800 824-3795

From $323-2day | $481-3day | $589-4day, per adult or child | Activity level: Medium
Selected Start dates:  May 27, 28, 29th, 2017

Family Rafting Deals
FAMILY RAFTING TRIP GROUP RATE: 4 Day Little Gore Canyon

Colorado River – Little Gore Canyon
23-70 miles | Class II ( III during high water) |
4 days 3 nights
This trip will give everyone an extra day to perfect learning to kayak, stand up paddling or enjoy an short day of layover fun on the famous Colorado River.  

This is one of our BEST family adventures you can count on discovering that there is still the kid in all of us and the family will see the easy-going parent inside of you—you’ll want someone else to take the controls and organize, set up and manage all those details so you can have fun. Take the free time to enjoy the family and activities with custom tailored activities like fishing, stand up paddling, kayaking and more.  The famous Amtrak runs through this historical canyon along your journey down the river. 

The legendary Colorado River, over 1400 miles long, starts just above Little Gore Canyon. This is one of the first boatable sections of the river. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great family trip and all within an easy drive from Denver.  This could be a perfect family reunion opportunity to bring everyone together with a river adventure to match everyone’s abilities.

4 Days 3 Nights 
Selected Start dates for family rates: June 17 / July 1 or July 22, 2017)
$589 per Adult or Child | Activity level: EASY to Medium

grey boat in Gorge Canyon
FAMILY RAFTING TRIP GROUP RATE: 3 Day Little Gore Canyon

Colorado River – Little Gore Canyon
23-70 miles | Class II ( III during high water) |
3 days 2 nights 

This is one of our BEST family adventures you can count on discovering that there is still the kid in all of us and the family will see the easy-going parent inside of you—you’ll want someone else to take the controls and organize, set up and manage all those details so you can have fun. Take the free time to enjoy the family and activities with custom tailored activities like fishing, stand up paddling, kayaking and more.

The legendary Colorado River, over 1400 miles long, starts just above Little Gore Canyon. This is one of the first boatable sections of the river. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great family trip and all within an easy drive from Denver.  This could be a perfect family reunion opportunity to bring everyone together with a river adventure to match everyone’s abilities.

3 Days 2 Nights 
Selected Start dates for family rates: June 17 / July 1 or July 22, 2017)
From; $323-2day | $481-3day | $589-4day, per Adult or Child | Activity level: EASY to Medium

grey boat in Gorge Canyon
FAMILY RAFTING TRIP GROUP RATE: 2 Day Little Gore Canyon

Colorado River – Little Gore Canyon  CO 
23-65 miles | Class II ( III during high water)
2 day 1 night  EXCELLENT FAMILY 1ST TIME RAFTING ADVENTURE

On our family adventures you can count on discovering that there is still the kid in all of us and the family will see the easy-going parent inside of you—you’ll want someone else to take the controls and organize, set up and manage all those details so you can have fun. Take the free time to enjoy the family and activities with custom tailored activities like fishing, stand up paddling, kayaking and more.  Child ages from 4-5 (weight limit 45 pounds). 

The legendary Colorado River, over 1400 miles long, starts just above Little Gore Canyon. This is one of the first boatable sections of the river. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great family trip and all within an easy drive from Denver

2 Days 1 Nights 
Selected Start Dates apply  (June 17/July 1/ July 22, 2017)
$323-2day | $481-3day | $589-4day, per Adult or Child | Activity level:  Easy to Medium

around a rock Gorge Canyon
FAMILY RAFTING PACKAGES: 7 Days Rio Grande Texas / Mexico

Rio Grande – Lower Canyons  TX/Mexico
7 Days 6 Nights  EXCELLENT SPRING BREAK 
Class II-III
80 Miles

Enjoying this wilderness trip in the warm sun of southern Texas on the Mexico border. The river winds through the solitude and silence of deep chasms, rocky flats and desert mountains bordered by the Big Bend National Park.  On these spring trips the desert will come to life with wildflowers, migratory birds, and the river corridor’s remoteness will keep your trip secure from urban access concerns. With more than 40 years Dvorak’s has never had a more beautiful river experience and will continue to share this with our clients for year ahead.

On our family adventures you can count on discovering that there is still the kid in all of us and the family will see the easy-going parent inside of you—you’ll want someone else to take the controls and organize, set up and manage all those details so you can have fun. Take the free time to enjoy the family and activities with custom tailored activities like cat fishing, stand up paddling, kayaking and more.

7 Days 6 Nights 
Selected Start Date only:  (March 18-24, 2017)
Adult fare $1450 per person  Child Fare $1350  | Activity level: Easy to Medium

Rio Grande

North America: 800 824-3795 or Worldwide: 719 539-6851