Boating Powell: The Couples Choice
No need for a big houseboat? Try a power boat rental instead.
Cheryl and Jay rented a 21 foot power boat. This was MUCH less expensive than a houseboat rental, and a much faster way to get around the lake. It allowed them to motor deep into some of the slot canyons & find private coves for overnight stays. Obviously, they gave up a lot of the luxury of the house boats, but this power boat
had a cabin that slept 2 comfortably, and it was nearly ideal for their needs.
Jay brought his inflatable kayak, which worked great to get deeper into the narrowing canyons. From there, they could continued on foot, and had to wade or swim through some passages. It was a great experience!
Lake Powell is located in the desert near the Grand Canyon. In the Summer shaded coves may produce relief from 100 degree days. The water temp ranged from about 80 to 86 degrees. Spring & Fall are very comfortable.
Powerboat rentals start at $350 per day and go up from there. Overnight packages and 3-day weekend rates and specials might be available.
Jay rented from Skylight Boat Rentals, about 12 miles from Page, AZ. Quite a bit cheaper than other rental places due to the fact that they are 8 miles from the marina. You must tow the trailer/boat and launch it yourself. They can rent you a tow vehicle too. SKYLITE 800 355-3795