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Exclusive Private Tour

Enjoy a private guided experience on the Lower Salt River today! The desert awaits......

Funyak Excursion

Enjoy a day of kayaking on the Salt River today!...

Funwater Raft Tour

Duration: 3 Hours
Departs from: Your hotel (Please indicated in notes) or our office at 3624 N. Power Road in Mesa, AZ on the northwest corner of Power and Thomas Roads (about 40 - 45 minutes from the Scottsdale/Phoenix area)

Come raft the river and see a whole new side of the Sonoran Desert!


Desert Voyagers Guided Raft Tours provides half day float tours on the Lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest.

Our tours are leisurely scenic float tours, focusing on the beauty and wildlife surrounding the unique riparian preserve along the river. Choose to float in either our traditional inflatable rafts or our Funyaks, which are two-person inflatable kayaks great for the beginner and the advanced paddler! Both tours are guided by professional, fun-loving guides.

Your guide will point out bald eagles and wild mustangs and you can keep your eyes on the banks to try to see our ellusive river otters!

Ice cold bottled water and all river equipment will be provided and we run our tours year round with up to two departures per day.

Wanna take a dip in the refreshingly cool waters of the desert? Just ask your guide where to jump in and then float along in the water, which stays around 70 degrees year round! Bring the family, the clients, your co-workers or just your friends to enjoy a cool float on the Lower Salt River!

Corporate events, teambuilding and add-on activities like round-trip transportation, catered meals and entertainment are available as well. Call today to book your tour or reserve your spot online!

Type of Trans

You and your group meet us at our meeting location in Mesa, AZ and we take you from there to the river! Round-trip transportation is available from all resorts and hotels in the Phoenix metro/Scottsdale area for an additional fee.

Physical Activity Level


What to Wear

Our permit requires that you wear shoes at all times while on the river, so we suggest shoes that will not easily pop off your feet and float away. This might include old tennis shoes that can get wet, water shoes, or sandals with some sort of ankle strap. We suggest that you wear whatever clothing you will be most comfortable in based on the expected weather conditions. In the summer it gets very hot and a t-shirt and shorts or a swim suit are excellent choices. In all other seasons, it generally never gets below 65 degrees when we are on the river so dress accordingly and always remember sunscreen and a hat, no matter the season!


3 hour tour with 2 hours being on the water.


Year round! Just book your tour 24 hours in advance and we'll see you on the river!

Departure Time & Location

January - April departures are twice a day at 9:00am and 1:00pm

May - September we only run morning tours, departing at 9:00am

October - December departures are twice a day at 9:00am and 1:00pm

All tours depart from our meeting location in Mesa, AZ at 3624 N. Power Road at the northwest corner of Power and Thomas Roads unless round-trip transportation has been previously arranged and paid for. Hotel pick up is offered.

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