Spring Break 2016: Boat Trip at Lake Powell



"Mama, are we going to do that as well?" Ask Obi while pointing her finger to 2 ladies kayaking on Colorado River that afternoon.
"Oh.. We will, nak. As soon as you and Abang are big enough, we'll have another adventure and try kayaking, okay."

Spring break is way behind us but I still have so many stories and photos to share. I have just shared some parts of our trips in Page, Arizona, including to Horseshoe Bend and Lower Antelope Canyon. Another great activity that you can do here is taking a boat excursion of Antelope Canyon and the Lake Powell.

some of the lovely spots we passed..

And I have to admit, Page has a lot to offer and this time we also took the boat trip at Lake Powell. When we flew from NYC to Las Vegas, we saw Lake Powell from above.

seen from above..


After spending approximately 3 hours at the Lower Antelope Canyon (1.5 hours tour plus registering and waiting for our tour), we headed to Antelope Point Marina for a boat tour in Lake Powell. 

clear blue sky..

Antelope Point Marina is part of the National Parks and as we went there on Sunday, April 24th, we had a free access to the Park as it was part of the 100 years celebration of the National Parks. But we have an annual pass of the Parks by the way. Only with $80, you have a free pass of America the Beautiful, which allows you and your family ( of two kids or maximum 3 extra adults) to national parks and federal recreational lands pass.

We had our lunch as well here, in one of the restaurants at the Marina. Big juicy burger, fried calamari, hot chicken wing and a big bowl of mixed salad was delicious.

lunch timeeee

Then we waited for a while for our 3.45 boat trip. The ticket for this boat excursion is $28 for adults and $18 for kids (age 4-12). Children 3 years old and under are free. They have several departure times, starting at 9, 10.15 and 11.30 in the morning, then 1.15, 2.30, 3.45, and 5 pm.

The trip took around 1.5 hours.
The kids were given the safety vests before we were on board and while cruising, we were free to take pictures and move around on the boat carefully.

Along the way, we listened to the explanation about Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Colorado river and some more facts, while enjoying the beautiful sceneries.

Antelope Canyon seen from the boat..


Lake Powell itself is a huge man-made reservoir of Colorado River, named after Major John Wesley Powell. He was famously known as the leader of Colorado and Green Rivers expedition back in the 1869 onwards. 
And he's a hero.
He was an American civil war veteran and only had 1 arm! 
And look what he managed to discover with three canoes along those great American rivers.

back in early 1900, how did it look? Hmmm


After hours of walking under the sun at the Lower Antelope Canyon, it felt good just to sit down, relax, and enjoy the magnificent rocks and Colorado river.

The river ...


Bo et Obi enjoyed the trip as well. The cool breeze proved to be a great lullaby for Obi, who slept on her seat after cruising along Colorado river for 30 minutes. 

sleepy heads :)


We also saw many people kayaking and canoeing along the way. Too bad we cannot do that with the kids as they are still too young.

the panoramic photo of our boat tour..

It just felt incredible to be out here and wander the magnificent Antelope Canyon, Colorado River and Lake Powell.

Have you ever joined a boat trip?
How do you like it?


31 comments:

  1. Wow. Magnificient betul itu batu-batunya ya. Buagus! Aku jd mupeng pengen boat trip di situ, pasti asik :D

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    1. Iya silviii..aku yakin di Indonesia banyak tempat keren kayak beginiii

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  2. Waaaa...Masya Allah indahnyaaaaa... kayak kartu post

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  3. Ampun itu mbak :' indaaaaah banget :' luar biasa ya karya yang maha kuasa ini :'

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  4. wow kayak lubangs ewu wonsobo ya mbak kerenn euuyyy spring break

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    1. Alhamdulillaaah bisa diberi kesempatan melihat karya-Nya yang luar biasaaa

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  5. ya ampuuun keren banget foto-fotonya, apalagi foto yang terakhir itu.
    Btw itu si Obi sampai ketiduran, kena angin sepoi2 kali jadi ngantuk hihihi.

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    1. Seru mba li.. Aku pun kalau ngg inget mau foto dan video pasti boboooo hihihi

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  6. foto2nya mama Bo selalu stunning, aku kalau moto lanskap kok berasa biasa2 aja gitu padahal menurut pandangan mataku pemandangannya bagus tapi pas tak poto gitu2 doang. hahaha

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    1. masaaa sih mbaaa..pasti okee kok..coba terus hehehe

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  7. Happy Mother's Day, Indah! What a beautiful trip! Love the pictures! Thanks so much for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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    1. Thank you dear.. You too have a wonderful mother's day

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  8. comot cuminya ah, oops lupa lagi puasa :)

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  9. Antelope Canyon nya keren sekali.... Subhanallah.
    BTW aku pengen fried calamary hehehe

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    1. iya mba..cakep bangeeet memang tempatnya

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  11. The scenery is really gorgeous for a boat trip. I would really like to try kayaking though there some day!

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  12. keren banget batu12nya mbak idaah...kayak di film2 gitu

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  13. Ini kereeen bgt fotonya mam. aih mupeng :)

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  14. That sounds wonderful. My boys love boat trips! We kayak frequently too. Just waiting for my youngest to be able to paddle himself around.

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  15. That sounds wonderful. My boys love boat trips! We kayak frequently too. Just waiting for my youngest to be able to paddle himself around.

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  16. Masyaallah...indah bener batu itu...kapan aku bisa kesana...

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