M06037 is licensed by the states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. All or part of this operation is conducted on public lands under special permits from the US Bureau of Land Management. Our guides are the people that make the difference. They are mature, competent, fun-loving individuals that elevate a good trip into a great one! All are successful in their own careers and have chosen to guide with Centennial for the pure joy of working with people and being on the river.
Our guides come from careers as geologists, teachers, professional photographers, information system engineers, lawyers, nurses, etc. Many of our 45+ guide staff have been with us for years. All have completed an American Canoe Association Certification course in river canoing and hold current American Red Cross First Aid and CPR cards. Many of our guides also hold Wilderness First Responder certification. Safety is our primary concern and our guides are very experienced.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
We’re a 27 year old company started by a geologist doing geology trips on the Colorado River.
2. What is your company's mission?
To provide safe and educational guided overnight canoe trips in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
3. What does your company specialize in?
We specialize in education and fun on the river.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
The founder was Fred Welsh, who was a geologist.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
The Gunnison and Colorado Rivers because they offer outstanding scenery and are ideal for novice paddlers.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
"I have consistently had Five Star experiences with Centennial Canoe. Their attention to comfort and safety while providing an exciting and enjoyable trip is simply astounding. My daughter and I have made Centennial Canoe trips our annual experience together." Susan, Arvada, CO Best, Marty