Canyonlands By Night and Day
Welcomes you to beautiful Moab, Utah!
Canyonlands By Night and Day has been running tours in the Moab area for 50 years! Come celebrate with us as we enjoy a brand new building on the Colorado River. We invite you to experience the vacation of a lifetime in North America's most amazing area - Moab, Utah! Do you have a limited amount of time in Moab? No problem! Check out our package deals section for the best deals in the beautiful canyon country.
Why Moab, Utah?
Our neighborhood is filled with some of the most wild, natural landscapes in the entire nation. With the famed arches and natural sandstone creations of Arches National Park, the vast beauty of Canyonlands National Park and magnificent view of Dead Horse Sate Park, no wonder Moab is the place that people keep coming back to for a beautiful and educational vacation. Come see why visitors keep coming back year after year to explore, gaze and stand in awe of the beautiful scenery of Moab, Utah.
There's so many ways to explore the beautiful red rock area surrounding Moab. We offer a variety of tours that everyone in your family can enjoy.
Choose your adventure by Water, Land or Air.
Whatever your needs are we can give you great Moab, Utah Tour Adventures! Check out our Calendar of Events for special discounts and promotions!
Why Canyonlands By Night and Day?
When coming to such a beautiful area it's hard to choose a tour company because there are so many companies offering so many things. At Canyonlands By Night and Day, we pride ourselves in giving you the ultimate vacation by matching your needs with an excellent tour. You are the most important person in our world and we strive to make sure you have the best time. Your experience begins with our Customer Service Representative taking the time to match your needs to the best possible tour. We have the newest, best equipment in the area and our guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. Your guide will entertain, explain and show-off the beautiful area from trip beginning to end. Don't believe us? Check out our Testimonial Area or just look at the quote below.
And, lastly, before I forget... for anybody visiting the area, a company called "Canyonlands by Night & Day" gets my highest possible recommendation if you are looking for excursions into the beautiful countryside. I took both their "Land Before Time" 4-wheel drive tour and their "Where the Wild River Runs" jet boat tour and found them to be exemplary in every respect. When visiting these kinds of places, it's often difficult to know which company to choose, because there are so many and all of them advertise being "the best" (and sometimes end up being complete crap) but I got very, very lucky in finding this one. My only regret since I got here is that I don't have more time so I can sample some of the other adventures they offer (or do the two I've already done all over again).
David Simmer II
The Official Best Of has named Canyonlands By Night and Day the "Best Boat Tours in Utah" for two years in a row! We are proud to have the honor and will strive for another great year!
We've also got new video to help guests see what we have to offer. You can check out the video below or click here to see them all! CBN Tour Video
The History of Canyonlands By Night and Day In Southern Utah, exploring the beautiful area surrounding Moab and telling the history of the land is more than an interest— it’s our passion. We’re delighted to see our commitment come to life each and every day, in the smiles, discovery and laughter of our guests. Join us as we celebrate the wonders of the desert and make unforgettable family memories.
At the center of what has become a multi-faceted riverfront business is a world-renowned Sound and Light Show begun in the early 1960s. The actual program has changed little over the years and is still relevant: Indian stories and legends, a spoken history of Moab pioneers and their conflict with Moab Native Americans, and finally a discussion of geology, the natural wonder of the canyons and patriotism.
From the lounge of a 144-seat motorized boat, the stage is southeastern Utah’s night sky, 300 to 500-foot canyon walls and the mighty Colorado River. Most people take advantage of a Dutch oven dinner on Canyonlands By Night’s patio north of town prior to the boat’s departure at dusk. For the three-mile trip up river, a knowledgeable host, points out faces and images nature has carved throughout the canyon, repeating and inventing stories with intelligence and humor. It’s a friendly, relaxing ride; often there are beaver, goats and mule deer about. Always there are waterfowl, including the graceful Blue Heron.
The end of the ride up river marks the beginning of the recorded program, the brainchild of Welton Brooks Winn, a Texan who once ran a light show at Palo Duro State Park in the Panhandle.
“He decided he wanted to do something here,” Preston Paxman relates. “He went back to Texas, built a boat and returned to Moab. We’ve gone through several boats since then, but the show has continued.”
Two Moab residents bought the business in 1976 and the business has grown to provide several different tours to thousands of visitors every year. Canyonlands By Night and Day remains a family owned company, and you'll feel the difference the moment you step in the door.