When you visit Lake Powell in Arizona or Utah, you must take a break from hiking and sightseeing on land and rent a boat for a day. Get out of your RV and into your swimsuit and enjoy one of the top boating locations in the entire country for yourself. Check out Rainbow Bridge National Monument, one of the largest natural bridges in the world, right from your boat. Make sure you snap some pictures at Horseshoe Bend, one of the most Instagrammable spots in this area.
Boating on Lake Powell is truly an amazing experience since you get to cruise on the water, surrounded by the beautiful rock formations and canyon landmarks that this region of the United States is famous for. Lake Powell offers a variety of boats to rent for visitors of different boating skill levels. From sporty wakeboats for watersports to Sea-Doo jet ski rentals, Lake Powell and its marinas have it all. Renting a boat is easy and will make your time in the Lake Powell area unforgettable since the massive reservoir is best experienced from a boat. If you do not have prior boating experience, there are captained boat charters available so you don’t have to worry about driving the boat. Just enjoy time with your friends and family. If you do have boating experience, there are powerboats available to rent without a captain that you can take out on your own. You can rent directly from a captain or boat owner by using GetMyBoat when visiting Lake Powell.
Pricing for boat rentals on Lake Powell ranges from $30/day for a kayak or paddleboard rental to about $500/day for a powerboat rental that can accommodate up to 10 passengers. It can be a very affordable way to enjoy the outdoors and all the best of Lake Powell. When reaching out to an owner to arrange a rental, you can inquire about all the pricing details. Ask about any extra add-ons or gratuity, depending on the rental situation.
There are various entry points around Lake Powell for boating. You can choose a marina or other entry point based on where you are staying around the lake. Lake Powell is divided into north and south, and you can rent a boat near where you’re staying for convenience, and some boat owners and captains will deliver to your entry point of choice.
Once you’ve rented your boat, it’s time to get out on the water! There’s a lot to do beyond just cruising on Lake Powell. Stop at beaches like Lone Rock Beach, Glen Canyon, and Wahweap if you want to jump overboard for a swim. Lake Powell is also a beloved boat party destination. Whether it be for a bachelor or bachelorette party, a family get-together, or just celebrating the summer sun, renting or chartering a boat on Lake Powell is a fantastic way to get together with friends and family. You can rent a boat for multiple days if you plan to stay at a nearby resort on Lake Powell during your vacation.
Water sports are popular for boaters to enjoy during their vacations at Lake Powell. Jet skis like Sea-Doos are available to rent if you want to spend hours flying through the waves at high speed. You can rent equipment for tubing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and more for your Lake Powell boat day. Inquire with the boat owner or marina to see if they have the equipment to include in the rental. Don’t forget the tow rope and make sure lifejackets are included in the rental. If you are visiting on a budget, or prefer paddlesports, rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard on Lake Powell. There are group kayaking trips on Lake Powell which are perfect for active adventurers who enjoy a workout while seeing a new place. Canoes are also available to rent on Lake Powell and are a great addition to a camping trip in Southern Utah.
If you need to stock up on provisions for your boat day, make sure you stop at a nearby store like Walmart or Safeway in Page, or Wahweap to get food and boat snacks. There are more options around the southern portions of the lake on the Arizona side. You can also ask the boat owner or captain if the rental includes an iced-down cooler - if not, make sure you pick up a few bags of ice to keep drinks cold!
A boating event on Lake Powell that you can observe from the deck of your boat rental or charter is the Lake Powell Challenge. This event takes place in September and is hosted by Antelope Point Marina. It’s a boat race to benefit Type 1 Diabetes research.
If you find yourself on a road trip exploring the many amazing national parks of Southern Utah like Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Capitol Reef, and want to take a break from long days of hiking and sightseeing on land, boating on Lake Powell is a fabulous option to switch it up. A boat day is a great way to relax and cool off, especially if you're road tripping in the summer months.
Typically during the spring, autumn, and summer months, the weather on Lake Powell is favorable for a boat rental. Winter can be a bit chilly, so if you’re headed out then, bring layers to stay warm. The temperature of the water varies significantly depending on what time of year. If you’re renting during the summer, it will be very warm and perfect for a swim. In the winter, you probably won’t want to jump overboard. The water is clean and suitable for swimming, and this is a favorite pastime for boaters looking to cool off from the summer sunshine and heat.
The boating scene on Lake Powell is welcoming to renters of all types. From families booking a weekender houseboat rental to college students enjoying their summer vacations on wakeboarding boats, there’s a rental and experience of the lake for everyone. Luxury houseboats are available on Lake Powell, and they are a great way to spend multiple days on the water. Don't just rent on Airbnb and sleep on the houseboat when it's docked, but take it out and explore the massive reservoir that is Lake Powell with GetMyBoat
For visitors who are coming in to stay for a while around Lake Powell to enjoy a week of boating and water activities, there are lots of accommodation options scattered around the lake. In addition to Airbnb’s in Page, Arizona there are tons of hotels and resorts to choose from, for a variety of budgets. You can also go camping at various sites around Lake Powell - the perfect choice if you rent kayaks during your trip here.
There are six main marinas around Lake Powell. They are scattered around the lake, so you can select the marina that is close to your accommodation. Wahweap, Bullfrog, Antelope Point, Hite Marina, Dangling Rope, and Halls Crossing will have the amenities you need in case you need to service your boat rental - i.e. fill up the gas tank or ask any questions about where to go by boat while exploring the lake.
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Renting a boat on Lake Powell starts at $370 a day for a small jet boat and goes up to $560 for a larger and more luxurious wake boat.
The best time to visit Lake Powell for a good day on the water is between April all the way through October. In temperatures at the start and end of the season will be very similar in the low 70s, during the peak of summer Lake Powell will reach nearly 100℉.
The water temperature of Lake Powell varies throughout the year. In the summer, it ranges between 71-79℉ and in the winter the water temperature can hit 44℉.
There is no age limit to rent a boat on Lake Powell but there are some restrictions on operating a boat if you wish to drive it on your own.
No, you do not need a license to drive a boat on Lake Powell. However, if you are of the age between 12-15 and the boat is over 10 horsepower or a sailboat over 16 feet, then you will need to complete an online safety course.
Antelope canyon was incredible
We’ve had an amazing day on Nick’s boat. He is very kind and professional, we even spoke french together.
Had so much fun. Nick was such a nice guy and knew the lake really well. Highly recommended