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PRO provides equipment, shuttles and food packs to private boaters with their own permits and expertise. We specialize in noncommercial Grand Canyon River Trips.

8/4/07 PRO NEWS: ALUMINUM FABRICATION DEPARTMENT UP AND RUNNING AGAIN: PRO will resume taking orders for custom frames and boxes on September 1, 2007. Please call 800-648-3236 and ask for Doug to get an estimate.



Professional River Outfitters, Inc., is a river outfitter in the true sense of the word; we plan, make, rent and sell outfits to private boaters, so that you can run your own whitewater river trip.

PRO's owner Bruce Helin has been a Grand Canyon boatman since 1970. Bruce, his wife Nancy Coker Helin, and his staff know well the art of running rivers. You obtain a noncommercial river permit, pick the dates, and run the trip with your friends. We set you up with rental equipment, a delicious food pack, and a smooth river shuttle that hauls it all. We know what works. Let us outfit you.

We can provide all the rafts and equipment for a Grand Canyon river trip (we call it a Painless Private), or just a piece or two of gear. You can rent a Katadyn water filter, a Globalstar satellite phone, a Complete Kitchen or an aluminum folding table. PRO's fleet ranges from one-man inflatable kayaks to 18' Sotar self-bailing rafts. PRO builds aluminum rowing frames and dry boxes that are known worldwide for their excellent design and durability. Try out a completely outfitted PRO Rig as a rental, and then you'll know what type of frame you want us to build for your raft. Whitewater rafting on your own terms has never been easier.

It's no picnic to plan, purchase and pack food and sundries for a 16-person 18-day river expedition. PRO's Menu Plan system allows you to choose what kind of food you want for your trip, and how you want it packed. If you prefer to do the foodpack yourself, PRO can help you create a customized menu, and then generate shopping and packing lists with exact amounts to buy, as well as a cookbook that explains how to make each meal. There are options for quick and easy meals, or gourmet feasts, as you like it.

Running your own Grand Canyon shuttle adds days of driving to your river running itinerary. PRO can deliver you to the put-in, and pick you up at the takeout, for a minimum of hassle and a maximum of relaxation. Your vehicles can stay in car storage at Lee's Ferry, Flagstaff, or Peach Springs, Arizona while you are on the water. A group shuttle makes it easy with comfy vans and 5-ton trucks with lift gates.

P.O. Box 635
Flagstaff, AZ 86002
(928) 779-1512 or (800) 648-3236

Email Us! info@proriver.com