Of course many of us appreciate an adult beverage or two while on vacation. We don’t expect this trip will be any different. Arizona River Runners (ARR) does not provide, nor do we sell any alcohol on the trip. So here are a few tips on how to stock up on alcohol before your river trip.
What Arizona River Runners provides:
General tips to consider:
We keep drinks cool by dragging them in the water alongside the boats. Over the history of river trips in the Canyon, this has been an effective way to keep beverages cold enough so they are enjoyable any time of day. However, the lowering water levels of Lake Powell
Terrible’s Convenience Store – part of Texaco
10530 S Eastern Ave, Henderson, NV 89052
Within walking distance of Homewood Suites, Henderson. There is also a CVS Pharmacy right next to it. Both stores carry a variety of alcohol options.
Smith’s Food and Drug
10616 S Eastern Ave., Henderson, NV 89052
Within walking distance of Homewood Suites, Henderson, but you have to cross Horizon Ridge Pkwy. Regional grocery chain with a large selection of beer, wine, and spirits.
Khoury’s Fine Wine and Spirits
9915 S Eastern Ave #110, Henderson, NV 89103
Located 1 mile north of Homewood Suites, Henderson. Specialty liquor store with craft beer, and small-batch spirits. Delivery is available.
Because the best way to transport beverages varies depending on your trip type and transportation option, please read carefully or give us a call and we’ll help you out.
Las Vegas Trips: You’ll need to purchase alcohol in Las Vegas before we pick you up for your trip.
Grand Canyon South Rim Trips: We recommend purchasing alcohol before arriving. The Canyon Village Market and Tusayan General Store do sell alcohol, but canned beer and boxed wine options are limited.
Please note: The Bar 10 Ranch does not have alcohol. They do provide a cooler where you can chill it when you arrive. There is a 25-pound luggage limit (including beverages) on the charter flight, but there are no specific liquid restrictions. If you go over the weight limit, the airline may charge an excess baggage fee.
Marble Canyon transportation option: Plan ahead if you want liquor since it isn’t sold in Marble Canyon. Since you’ll be meeting us in Marble Canyon, please bring your river duffel, including your beverages, to the orientation meeting. Alcohol does NOT count toward your 25-pound duffel/gear weight limit and should be left outside your duffel bag.
Las Vegas transportation option: If you prefer liquor, you’ll need to purchase it in Las Vegas the day before we pick you up. There is a 25-pound luggage limit (including beverages) on the charter flight, but there are no specific liquid restrictions. We recommend purchasing beer, wine, and mixers (i.e. tonic water) in Marble Canyon after the orientation meeting on the first day of your trip so you don’t have the extra weight on the flight.
Alcohol does NOT count toward your 25-pound duffel/gear weight limit and should be left outside your duffel bag. It speeds things up on the first day if you purchase your alcohol in Las Vegas the day before we pick you up.
Trips with a Hike Into the Canyon
Do not attempt to carry alcohol in your backpack. We will provide a link to a beverage order form prior to your trip and arrange to have it on board the rafts when you arrive.