Max Andariese

Professional River Guide
Where did you grow up?


Where do you call home now?


Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Watching people experience Grand Canyon for the first time.

Tell us about your favorite rapid, hike, or camp and what makes it special.

Horn creek because it was the first rapid I saw in Grand Canyon and it’s a steep fun rapid.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding/trip memory.

I’m really good a catching food in my mouth that’s thrown from a distance…grapes and gummy bears are best.

About me…

I’m happiest when I get a nice calm moment to take in the sights and sounds of the river.