Skip to content


3Hr 30 Min | $145/Person Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Morning: 8:00AM Pacific Time | Afternoon: 1:00PM  Pacific Time

What people are saying:

What to say about Glen Canyon Excursions? Words don't do it justice! Amazing experience! Just do it!

-Michael S


3Hr 30 Min | $145/Person Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Morning: 8:00AM Pacific Time | Afternoon: 1:00PM  Pacific Time

fishing icon

Experience of a Lifetime


As a professional fishing guided experience, Glen Canyon Excursions is for those that want a beginning fishing experience on a world-class river. The route of the excursion is 15 miles from Lee's Ferry up the river to the base of Glen Canyon Dam. You or your partner will take turns driving on one of the worlds most fun water vessel, a CraigCat. NO RAPIDS to navigate. This is a FLAT WATER RIVER EXPERIENCE with safety equipment, fishing equipment, 2-way radios, and snack provided. This is not a scary Colorado River experience. If you are looking for something fun to do near Lake Powell, near the Grand Canyon north rim and near page Arizona, this is an opportunity you don't want to pass up.


Location Lees Ferry Boat Ramp - Spencer Trail, Marle Canyon, AZ 86036, USA

Schedule Morning: 8:00AM Pacific Time | Afternoon: 1:00PM  Pacific Time - Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun


Starting from US $145.00

Your River Guide

Rick Cox - Colorado iver Boat tour guide with daughter

Rick Cox

I have been recreating on Lake Powell and Glen Canyon for 45 years and have been sharing the love of the area with my family.  Now I would love to share this with you and take you on a BEGINNER fishing experience on the most beautiful reach of any river in the world.   You will see majestic cliffs that are over a thousand feet high and will take your breath away.  Fishing is a great way to relax.  I have a US Coast Guard Uninspected Vessel pilots license, an AZ fishing guide license and am Red Cross CPR/1st Aid Certified.   My other job is a civil engineer for 36 years.



grand canyon icon

Excursion Information

Where To Meet

The guide and boats will be waiting for you at the dock or shore at Lee's Ferry.  Excursions require a 10-minute safety and boat operation session at the beginning.  Excursions will leave PROMPTLY 10 minutes after the scheduled time.

CraigCat Boats

These two-person boats are fun and easy to drive.  The boats are unsinkable because pontoons are foam filled.  You can stand to fish anywhere on the boat except behind the seats.  What an amazing experience this will be.  You will be close to the crystal clear water with the canyon's rim over a 1000 feet above you. After booking, please watch the informational video to help get acquainted with these unique 2 seater boats. Additional information and instruction will be provided on the day of the excursion.


 Bring shoes that can get wet, but will stay on your feet. No flip flops. Bring a jacket or sweat shirt.  It can be cool in the canyon even on a hot day.   Hat and/or sunscreen (optional).  You WILL NOT get soaked.  Maybe feet and legs below knees some.  Sunglasses recommended. Leave bags and purses in the car.

Free Fishing Opportunity

Poles and flies will be provided, or you may bring your own.  One person from each booking will receive a free fishing license.  If you want additional licenses, short-term non-resident licenses are $5 for youth and $20 for adults. Licenses can be purchased online at Arizona Game and Fish (, You may not fish without a license.  Caught fish may be kept by fisherman up to the State of Arizona limit.  Provided flies will be barbless for ease in releasing fish if you choose not to keep the fish.


A life vest will be provided.  They are a comfortable vest that inflates if you fall in and fit all sizes.  Don't plan on swimming, the water is cold.  Each boat is provided with 2-way radio communication with the guide,  blast horn, small fire extinguisher, and rope.  Boats will travel up to 30 miles per hour.   Clients driving boats will stay in the path of guide boat and within visual contact at all times. Drivers of the boat must wear the safety lanyard attached to the boat throttle during operation of the boat.


Access to Lee's Ferry.  Meet at the dock just to the left of the launch ramp. View it on the map

Happy Adventurers!

Carlos H

Rick Cox, owner/guide is a great guy. He took us up the Colorado River to the Glen Canyon Dam. The trip is very scenic as you travel the river with massive canyon walls on both sides. The CraigCat watercraft is the perfect tool for this kind of trip and is a lot of fun to drive and very maneuverable. You can also fish off the CraigCat. 

We did a lot of during our family trip - Helicopter tour, ATV tour, mountain biking tour. However, this was the family favorite. I highly recommend this excursion to anyone visiting the Lake Powell area!!! 

Ken N

Had great time on CraigCat River Boat Excursion

Spent night at Marble Canyon Lodge, lot nice things to see in area. Its the closest motel to Lees Ferry Landing. Met guide and we ran our boats about 8 miles to the Glen Canyon Dam stopping and taking pictures, then we drifted back and fished, I caught and released 3 real nice rainbows and a brook trout, hooked a few more that got off. You must use barb less hooks, no live bait. There are sandy landings with outhouse bathrooms at several locations from landing to dam. There are people fly fishing and large rafts of people sightseeing the river. Recommend polarized sunglasses, help see fish and you may encounter small bugs hitting your face if theirs a hatch going on. I am 64 and my wife 62, boat owners, we fish a lot, this is a real bargain of a Excursion.

Michael S

Glen Canyon Excursions

What to say about Glen Canyon Excursions? Words don't do it justice! Amazing experience! Just do it!

Holly P

So much fun!

I went on this watercraft with my family. We had such a great time exploring the canyons. We were able to get into tighter spots than a boat can go and we didn’t have all the noise of a jet ski. The owners were so kind and fun. I recommend this trip for EVERYONE going to Lake Powell. You will see the beauty of Lake Powell in a way that you can’t with anything else.

Amy L

Spectacular views and so much fun!

What an amazing experience! Absolutely STUNNING views and spectacular boat ride! I highly recommend you take your family on this adventure with Glen Canyon Excursions. It is in the top ten coolest things I’ve ever done! The two-seater boats were easy to operate and a fun and relaxing way to ride through the breathtaking views to the canyons. There was only a little splash of water on your feet and legs sometimes, so don’t worry, you won’t get too wet! Our guides were so friendly and helpful. It was truly magical being at one with nature, boating along the clear water, looking up at the gigantic canyon cliffs. Our kids loved making this family memory as well, and we can’t wait to take some friends and family back out on these fun boats again soon!

Brian L

Glen Canyon Excursions

This was an absolutely fantastic experience that I highly recommend to everyone. Breathtaking views of the Glen Canyon cliffs while cruising up the river in CraigCats. These two person boats were very easy to drive and added to the overall excitement of the trip. Our fearless guide Rick did a great job leading the way. This is a destination you have to put on your calendar. You will not be disappointed!!!

Gary K

Rick Cox is such a fun person to be your guide and knows the area so well. His Craig Cat boats are also so easy to cruise around the water in and I have zero boating experience. Two thumbs way up!!! ????????

Subhashree N

It was a really fun experience. Rick was a great guide to teach and make us comfortable to drive the boat.

Andrew W

Rick Cox is a great guide. Craig Cats are super stable, even in wind. Scenery is world class awesome.

Holly P

This is such a unique experience. It truly is amazing to see Powell from this vantage point. I recommend it to everyone who enjoys beauty and fun.

Jane W

Oh My Heck, Yes. One of the few hidden treasures for things to do in Southern Utah. Stay in Kanab, and the drive will blow your mind to the boat launch. Bucket List, but don't wait. 10 Stars.

Questions or Comments

When it comes to exploring the Colorado River, we are the first you should call. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Glen Canyon Excursions
2301 S. Stearman Drive 
Chandler, AZ 85286
Phone: (801) 885-1924

Please enter your name.
Please enter a message.
XML Sitemap