Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Upper Antelope Canyon with Antelope Boat Tour

Hike Upper Antelope Canyon then take a Boat Tour

In 1869, Civil War veteran Major John Wesley Powell became the first American to raft the Colorado River in its entirety. Before they got to the Grand Canyon, he and his party encountered a network of canyons Powell described as having “a curious assortment of wonderful features.” He named it “Glen Canyon,” after the groves of trees that grew near the random creeks, springs, and small tributaries that joined with the river. While it’s doubtful that Major Powell laid eyes on Antelope Canyon, he surely would have counted it as one of the then-unknown canyon’s more “wonderful” features if he had! 

Upper Antelope Canyon Reviews

Goodyear, Arizona
Goodyear, Arizona
Read More
What an awesome and unique experience this was. We did the Upper Antelope Tour which does not have all the steps that the lower tour does. We were treated to a grand display of light and rock formations and the awesome power of mother nature. The tour bus used was fully enclosed so we did not have to eat dust like the folks in the open air vehicles.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Read More
We had Leland as our tour guide on our Chief Tsosie upper antelope canyon tour. He was FANTASTIC! He took some amazing photos with our camera and got us some great family shots as well! He was also very knowledgeable about the canyons themselves.
London, England
London, England
Read More
Wonderful tour and enlightening experience! We were blessed to have Nate as our guide, and his humor, knowledge and assistance were delightful. Our tour was of the Antelope Slot Canyon, a magical and spectacular work of nature. Nate is very adept at camera work and has led many photography tours into the area...he helped us set our cameras and phones to take the best advantage of the light, and even took pictures for us when the right position was difficult.

Antelope Canyon Boat Tour Reviews

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Read More
Jared and Candace were our driver and guide. They did a great job. I had no idea what to expect when we left the dock, but this is an amazing tour. We took many pictures and were just amazed at the scenery.
Surprise, Arizona
Surprise, Arizona
Read More
This was a one hour easy paced ride through some of the canyons on Lake Powell.The flat bottom boat took us through some shallow places that a regular boat couldn't reach. We saw beautiful high canyon walls and many kayakers.
Delaware
Delaware
Read More
We thoroughly enjoyed our 1-hour guided pontoon boat trip on Lake Powell, cruising a short distance into Antelope Canyon, with hundreds of feet of clear water below us and dramatic stone canyon walls on either side.The boats are small and stable, with lots of space for taking pictures as you cruise into the canyon. Our guide was fun and interesting (she showed us the pink sand "beach" she used when she grew up, now located at the top of a canyon wall where it no longer touches the water due to lowering lake water levels). The short trip is great for kids and safe for all.

Antelope Canyon, particularly Upper Antelope Canyon, has become an unmistakable icon of the American Southwest, and a “must-do” on the itineraries of many visitors to the Grand Canyon, and Page, AZ. At a mere 100 yards in length, however, Upper Antelope Canyon represents only a fraction of this multi-faceted tributary of the Colorado River. Complimenting your Upper Antelope Canyon with a tour of its waterside is a wonderful way to appreciate the complexity of the Glen Canyon ecosystem, and the contribution Antelope Canyon makes to this vital reservoir. Now, it’s easier than ever to arrange these two unforgettable activities, in one simple step.

Your journey begins at Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours* in downtown Page, AZ. After climbing aboard your custom-built safari truck, you’re bound for the Navajo Indian Reservation, and its crown jewel, Antelope Canyon! After a 2-mile off-road ride, you’ll be guided on foot through the heart of a living sculpture. Here, rushing flood waters and wind-blown sand have created an ethereal landscape of swirling rock formations, illuminated in soft, muted colors. The sun overhead bathes the chambers in seemingly divine light as it changes positions in the sky. Every moment is a masterpiece! Your Navajo guide will give you expert guidance on where to take good pictures and what camera settings will accentuate the scenery best. The trail through Upper Antelope Canyon is flat and even, which means this section of the canyon is accessible  for people of all ages and most fitness levels. 

After your 90-minute tour through Upper Antelope and returning to Chief Tsosie’s headquarters, you’ll be given directions to Antelope Point Marina and the second half of your adventure: your Antelope Canyon Waterside Boat Tour!* At the tour boat counter, a guest services attendant will transport you by golf cart to the tour boat dock, where you’ll meet your U.S. Coast Guard-certified captain and climb aboard. As you turn off the main channel of Lake Powell, the cool breeze of the water will invigorate you, and the towering sandstone will amaze you. The canyon walls, streaked by the watermarks of ancient storms, get closer and closer with each passing second, until eventually, the passage is so narrow, your boat can go no further. Here is where the flood waters that continue to erode the walls of Antelope Canyon end their journey in Lake Powell, and go on to become drinking, culinary, and irrigation water for thousands of residents of Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Upon returning to the tour boat dock, you are welcome to continue exploring Antelope Point Marina, perhaps grab a bite to eat, or pick up a souvenir to remember your trip by. You’ll make so many wonderful memories this day, and the best part was that the two tour components were set up with only one reservation. 

*Order of tour components may be reversed depending weather, availability, and other factors

Book your Upper Antelope Canyon Hiking & Boat Tour now! 

Antelope Slot Canyon Tours Location:

Antelope Point Marina Location:

What to Bring:

  • Book this Tour as soon as you plan you visit
  • Bring Government Issued I.D. for Passengers over the Age of 18
  • Bring a Camera or Smartphone. 
  • Summer attire is recommended Apr-Sep. Layered Winter Attire from Oct-Mar annually.
  • Shoes: On the Ground Tour, you will be in sand and walking on steel ladders/stairs. Sneakers or Hiking Boots recommended.