Big Water Boating – Grand Canyon Skywalk

Visit the Grand Canyon and take a ride on the wild side with Big Water Boating! Your guide for the day, Eric Richins, has over 10 years of experience guiding wilderness trips and is an expert light tackle and fly fisherman. He caters his trips to all ages and skill levels and welcomes you aboard to catch fish and enjoy one of America’s most untouched landscapes.

Your boat for the day is a 21’ Sun Tracker pontoon, ideal for fishing the surrounding shallows, rivers, and lakes of Las Vegas. She comes with a GPS, fishfinder, and a live bait tank. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests.

Eric offers half-day, full-day, and overnight camping trips where you’ll be able to explore the Colorado River as well as Lakes Mead and Mohave. He’ll take you out to the Black Canyon and Arizona Water Trails, visit the hot springs, and take in the wonderful scenery. All trips are private, meaning it will be just you and your closest ones enjoying the experience.

You’ll be able to target hard-fighting trophy fish such as Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Stripers, Catfish, Sunfish, Smallies, and Largemouth Bass. Once you reach the fishing grounds, you can try out a few techniques like casting, jigging, trolling, handlining, or bottom fishing.

You’ll be provided with top-quality Ugly Stik, Orvis, and Daiwa equipment, as well as live bait and lures. Just be sure to bring sun protection, comfortable clothing, and your fishing license (Arizona or Nevada), and the rest will be covered. After your trip, Eric will offer to clean and fillet your catch, so you can take it home for a savory meal.

Come experience the beautiful Grand Canyon and all of its wonders. Big Water Boating is ready to take you on an adventure, so book your trip and get ready for an unforgettable experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $595
    Get ready for a fun day on the water and join Big Water Boating for a productive day of fishing. You'll spend 4 hours casting, trolling, or jigging for various species, including Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Stripers, Sunfish, and Catfish. Your guide will supply the necessary equipment and bait for a successful day. All you have to do is buy your fishing license before the trip and the rest will be taken care of.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 1
    $595
    Get ready for an exciting fishing trip on the Colorado River! You'll spend the afternoon casting, trolling, or jigging for Stripers, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, and Catfish. Rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price. Just be sure to purchase your fishing license in advance and you're all set.
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About the Captain

Eric Richins
Meadview, Arizona, United States
2 Fishing Reports
26 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2020
I've been fishing my whole life, mostly fly fishing. As I got into guiding wilderness trips and working as a wilderness river ranger, my fishing techniques and interests grew. After over a decade of guiding and getting a Master’s degree in Freshwater Ecology, I decided I should run my own outfit.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Catfish Catfish

Boat specs

Sun Tracker (Pontoon) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
The mighty Colorado River
Lake Fishing
Lake Mead & Lake Mohave
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Daiwa, Ugly Stik, Orvis
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Chips, crackers, & other light snacks
Drinks
Water
Lunch
Breakfast & dinner are served on the 24-hour trip

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
All ages welcome (life jackets included)
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
PayPal
Checks

Customer reviews

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 14, 2022
I bought the trip for my grandsons birthday and Eric didn’t disappoint. They were happy to have caught fish and said he did...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 24, 2021
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FAQs about Big Water Boating – Grand Canyon Skywalk

Big Water Boating – Grand Canyon Skywalk offers the following trips to customers:
  • $595 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Water Boating – Grand Canyon Skywalk, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Big Water Boating – Grand Canyon Skywalk include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa, Ugly Stik, Orvis)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chips, crackers, & other light snacks)
  • Drinks (Water )
  • Lunch (Breakfast & dinner are served on the 24-hour trip )

Big Water Boating – Grand Canyon Skywalk offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (The mighty Colorado River )
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Mead & Lake Mohave )
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Big Water Boating – Grand Canyon Skywalk offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Big Water Boating – Grand Canyon Skywalk include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Sunfish