Tour De Powell

April 2017 Web Exclusive

If you feel like taking things slow for a change, it can be nice to lounge onboard a houseboat while someone else takes over being captain. If this sounds like what you’re looking for during your next vacation, check out different tour options like these found at Lake Powell’s Wahweap Marina. You’ll probably learn something new about this fascinating area’s geology and history to boot as you sit back and relax during one of five scenic cruises. Whichever destination spotlight you pick, you’re sure to enjoy this houseboating hotspot with newfound appreciation.

Antelope Canyon Tour

This tour will give you a close look at the Navajo Sandstone side-arm of Lake Powell. You might have heard about this area’s bright coloring and famous slot canyons like the namesake Antelope Canyon. Now you can also check out the second largest concrete arch dam in the nation while sipping coffee or lemonade.

Rainbow Bridge Tour

If you’d like to stretch your legs a little, sign up for this tour. You’ll start out by cruising 50 miles to the Rainbow Bridge National Monument, where you can take a short hike to get an unbeatable view of this unique geological wonder. This is known as one of the biggest natural bridges in existence and has a rich Native American history. You’ll also get to see highlights like the sandy coves of Warm Creek Bay and stop at Dangling Rope Marina right in the middle of the water.

Canyon Adventure Boat Tour

These tour boats are notorious for taking you to some of the most picturesque spots at Lake Powell. Along with the classic Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon Dam, you’ll also get a good look at the sandstone wall Navajo Tapestry and the 50/50 Wall. Take a minute to examine your surrounds here, knowing that the water is as deep underneath you as the rock wall is high above you.

Canyon Princess Dinner Cruise

For an even more luxurious experience, book a sunset dinner cruise on the Canyon Princess. Savor a variety of entrees, salad, bread, and dessert during this two-hour gallivant through Wahweap Bay. Don’t forget to take pictures!

Panoramic Lake Powell Tour 

Timing is everything with this tour, because the main event is all about the right lighting. You’ll be given a gorgeous look at Gunsight Bay and nearby areas with an aim to catch the best panoramic pictures taken on Lake Powell.

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