Jet Boat Tours
on the Colorado River

Our Jet Boat Tours offer the
Ultimate Colorado River Experience!

• Norton's Landing Trip

• Draper Deluxe Trip
• Birding & Photo Trips

• Captain's Choice Trip

• Imperial Wildlife Refuge
• Bird Watching Cruises
• Indian Petroglyphs
• 1800's Miner's Cabin
• Fully Narrated Tours
• Norton's Landing

Scenery, Wildlife, & Historic Sites!

Join us on a jet boat tour on the magnificent Colorado River.

Join us on a jet boat tour on the magnificent Colorado River. Our standard tours combine the beautiful scenery, the rich history of the lower Colorado river, and the wildlife found in and near the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge, a natural flyway to thousands of migratory birds, is also home to a variety of wildlife, including bighorn sheep, burros, and deer. Along the riverbanks there is an abundance of history such as Indian petroglyphs dating back thousands of years, pioneer cabins abandoned a century ago, steamboat landings, and old mining towns. These historic sites, still accessible only by river, make a spectacular living museum. The majestic beauty of this area coupled with the wildlife and rich history total a combination that can't be beat. The old mining and pioneer days may have passed, but the history of the Colorado River is being brought to life each day through the eyes of the our captains in their modern jet boats.

Day Trip to Norton's Landing: our most popular trip

Our narrated day trip covering 32 scenic miles of the Lower Colorado River through the beautiful Imperial Wildlife Refuge. This jet boat tour is packed full of history and the best bird watching, including stops at a mining cabin built in the 1800's and Indian petroglyphs. We stop for lunch at Norton's Landing, a historic steamboat site that was once a thriving mining town. This 4-5 hour tour departs at 10 AM from Fisher's Landing at Martinez Lake. Cost per person is $75. Price includes lunch, use fees, & taxes. Group Discounts and Child Rates are available! Reservations are Required.

Draper Deluxe Day Trip

Pelicans grace a beach on the Colorado River

Our narrated Draper Deluxe Day Trip is an extension of the Norton's Landing trip, covering an additional 16 miles of the Lower Colorado River and Imperial Wildlife Refuge. In addition to the 1800's miners cabin, Indian petroglyphs, and Norton's Landing, historic sites including Lonesome's Knoll and Draper Cabin are visited on this 6-7 hour Jet Boat tour. The 48 mile Draper Deluxe Day Trip boards at Fisher's Landing at Martinez Lake at 10 a.m., with a 4:30 p.m. return time. Cost is $95 per person. Price includes lunch, use fees, & taxes. Group Discounts and Child Rates are available! Reservations are Required.

Specialty Group Trips

Majestic Bird as seen on a tour within the Imperial Wildlife Refuge.

These special 2 to 3 hour trips are tailored around the wishes of your group; early morning or twilight trips are popular times for birders and photographers. The Imperial National Wildlife Refuge along the Lower Colorado River is a natural flyway to thousands of migratory birds. Over 380 species of birds have been recorded in this area. Yuma River Tours experienced captains know the best backwater channels for bird viewing and photo opportunities. Common sightings are picturesque bald eagles, white pelicans, and blue herons. If desired, arrangements can be made for an ornithologist to accompany your group. Prices vary depending on the trip, but most cost $50 per person. Prices include use fees and taxes. Reservations are Required.

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