Scenic Lake Powell Boat Tours

RAINBOW BRIDGE NATIONAL MONUMENT

One of the natural wonders of the world, Rainbow Bridge has been formed by erosion of the sandstone by water flowing from Navajo Mountain towards the Colorado River. It is the largest natural bridge in the world at 290 feet/88 meters tall and 270 feet/83 meters across. Rainbow Bridge National Monument is considered sacred by the Navajo culture as a symbol of deities responsible for creating clouds, rainbows, and rain--the essence of life in the desert.

Rising up at the edge of Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge may be reached by tour boat or private boat rentals. Rainbow Bridge is located 50 boat miles northeast of Wahweap Marina. Boat cruises from Wahweap Marinas are offered daily.

RAINBOW BRIDGE CRUISE

For those looking for a relaxing way to spend the entire day on Lake Powell and to experience the geologic and spiritual wonder of Rainbow Bridge, this tour offers you the opportunity to relax and take it all in. Your US Coast Guard licensed Captain and crew will host you as you skim along the smooth waters of Lake Powell, 50 miles up the original path of the Colorado River, from Wahweap Bay to Rainbow Bridge National Monument. En route, your crew will share with you, via public address system and personal discussions, many compelling stories rich in the cultural and natural history of this region. You will sail pass numerous famous landmarks, and witness first-hand the power of wind and water and their role in sculpting the remarkable landscape. The 2 hour up Lake Journey permits you time to explore why Glen Canyon is such a special place.

At Rainbow Bridge National Monument, you will walk a maintained, fairly easy trail round-trip 1.25-mile hike to Rainbow Bridge. The bridge itself reaches 290 feet into the sky, and it 270-foot span is supported on each side by its own canyon. While the bridge is visually amazing, your visit to the monument is also your opportunity to stand in the shadows of native peoples who have celebrated the spirit and sacredness of the place for centuries. You may wish to take the time to explore many of the meanings the monument has to share.

You will spend about 1 hour & 15 minutes at the Bridge then make your return hike to the tour vessel. After departing, as your crew winds the vessel back through the canyons and waterways, you may hear more stories regarding this region's human and natural history.

While the tour returns to Wahweap via the same route, the homeward journey permits you to hear more of the crew's stories, spend time talking to others, relax and absorb for yourself the day's experience, or make your own additional discoveries as the vessel heads for port.

Does not includes a box lunch

  • Adult (13 and older) cost is $121.55 plus tax.
  • Child (3-12 years) cost is $76.12 plus tax.
  • April 1 to October 31
    • 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • May 15 to September 14
    • 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • November 1 to March 31
    • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Saturday Only)

CANYONS ADVENTURE CRUISE

Spend half of a day on Lake Powell exploring the richness of color found in this region by taking a tour of the Lake's "Navajo Tapestry". This tour leaves Wahweap Bay, following the original path of the mighty Colorado River to both Navajo and Antelope Canyons, located on the Navajo Nation.

During your journey to the side canyons, your US Coast Guard licensed crew will share with you, via public address system and personal discussions, many compelling stories rich in the cultural and natural history of this region. You will pass a number of famous landmarks, including Glen Canyon Dam.

Approximately four miles past the Dam your crew will maneuver the tour vessel into Antelope Canyon. This high-walled Navajo Sandstone side-arm of Lake Powell is famous for not only its coloration but also for its slot canyons, found at its head, about two miles east. During heavy summer rain, this canyon is known to experience flash flooding, due to its narrow width and high walls. Upon departing this canyon, you will notice how well your crew turns the large vessel 180° in a tight space!

You will sail another 6 miles up the lake to Navajo Canyon, an exciting example of "Navajo Tapestry", the mix of colors found on its sandstone walls. Deep purples, burnt reds & oranges, and shiny blues are created by a natural mineral process, resulting in a "tapestry" of visual experience. This special patina takes centuries to form and is in a constant state of change.

While the tour returns to Wahweap via the same route, the homeward journey permits you to hear more of the crew's stories, spend time talking with others, relax and absorb for yourself the day's experience, or make your own additional discoveries as the vessel heads for port.

  • Adult (13 and older) cost is $74.93 plus tax
  • Child (3-12 years) cost is $48.80 plus tax
  • April 1 to October 31
    • 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • November 1 to March 31
    • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Wednesday & Friday Only)

ANTELOPE CANYON CRUISE (WATERSIDE)

Enjoy gliding through narrow Antelope Canyon, on Lake Powell exploring the richness of geologic time in this region. This cruise leaves Wahweap Bay, following the original path of the mighty Colorado River this famed canyon, located on the Navajo Nation.

During your 90 minute journey to the side canyon, your US Coast Guard licensed crew will share with you, via public address system and personal discussions, many compelling stories rich in the cultural and natural history of this region. You will pass a number of important landmarks, including Glen Canyon Dam.

Approximately four miles past the Dam your crew will maneuver the tour vessel into Antelope Canyon. This high-walled Navajo Sandstone side-arm of Lake Powell is famous for not only its coloration but also for its slot canyons, found at its head, about two miles east. During heavy summer rain, this canyon is known to experience flash flooding, due to its narrow width and high walls. Upon departing this canyon, you will notice how well your crew turns the large vessel 180° in a tight space!

While the tour returns to Wahweap via the same route, the 45 minute homeward journey permits you to hear more of the crew's stories, spend time talking with others, relax and absorb for yourself the day's experience, or make your own additional discoveries as the vessel heads for port.

  • Adult (13 and older) cost is $45.19 plus tax
  • Child (3-12 years) cost is $29.51 plus tax
  • April 1 to October 31
    • 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • April 15 to May 31
    • 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • June 1 to August 15
    • 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • November 1 to March 31
    • 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Wednesday & Friday Only)

LAKE POWELL PANORAMIC CRUISE

Sightseeing will never be the same! Panoramic Lake Powell Tour is a one-of-a-kind, destination tour that transplants you right into the dramatic backdrop and authentic majesty of our most beloved lake - Lake Powell. Take in the epic scenery and rich atmosphere of Gunsight Bay, where the pictures could practically take themselves. You won’t want to forget your camera because this tour is the best way to experience Lake Powell in its truest and most profound form.

Duration of the tour is two hours and includes a visit to Gunsight Bay and surrounding areas that are perfect for panoramic shots.

The tour boat departs Lake Powell Resorts when the light is just right, which is 5:00 pm. Learn about the rich history and geology of the Lake Powell area from an interpretive guide during the tour.

Food is not offered on our tours so plan to bring a light lunch or snack with you, if desired.

  • Adult (13 and older) cost is $60.34 plus tax
  • Child (3-12 years) cost is $39.44 plus tax
  • May 15 to September 4
    • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Castle Rock Cut permitting)

NAVAJO THEMED DINNER CRUISE

While relaxing on the Canyon Princess guests enjoy the breathtaking sunset on Lake Powell in the Captain's choice of Wahweap Bay and surrounding areas. Guests have a choice of pan roasted chicken breast, grilled center cut top sirloin, blue corn dusted salmon or roasted baby root vegetables. Entrees are chosen by the guest during the dinner cruise. Premium cash bar on hand. Call Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas to book your Navajo Dinner Cruise at 928-645-1150.

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  • 2 1/2 hours
  • Adult (13 and older) cost is $80.00 including taxes.
  • Child (8-12 years) cost is $35.00 including taxes.
  • Child (3-7 years) cost is $25.00 including taxes.
  • Infants 2 yrs. & under are FREE but they still need a colored boarding pass.
  • June 1 to August 15
    • Scheduled to run on Tuesday and Saturday ONLY.
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

NOTES REGARDING ALL BOAT TOURS:


NPS entry fee to the recreation area is NOT included in tour prices.

Restrooms/toilets are available on board all tour boats. (Smoking is allowed on outside decks only)

48 hrs. notice is needed for all confirmations or cancellations for refunds.

Child prices are for ages 3 to 12 years old.

Children aged 2 and under are free but require a boarding pass.

No pets allowed unless registered aid training animals with papers.

There is NO Air Conditioning on any of the tour boats.

All trips include complimentary water, coffee, and lemonade

First come, first served on all seating (Upper deck is open & lower deck is enclosed w/ windows)

Commentary on all the trips is in English

Boat trips depart on AZ Mountain Standard time

Check in at tour desk 30 minutes prior to departure time to pick up boarding pass cards.

Required minimum of 15 adult fares on all trips for boat tour to go

"No shows" are charged the full amount of the tour

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