Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need previous kayaking experience?
No kayaking experience is necessary—we have kayaks suited to all experience levels, and our guides can teach basic paddling techniques.
Will there be hiking on our kayak trip?
We often make time for hiking, but each trip with Hidden Canyon Kayak is different. Your guides will develop an agenda based on weather, time of year, water temperature, lake levels, and the expedition area—as well as the group’s interests and abilities—to ensure the best possible trip.
What are the age requirements?
Participants under age 18 will must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian. Kids with the stamina for a 3–6-mile paddle may paddle their own kayak—usually ages 12–16. Younger kids can paddle with an adult in a double kayak or simply ride with an adult in a 1.5 model kayak. In general, kids under 4 are too young for our trips.
Do I need to be in shape?
Guests must be in reasonably good shape and have the stamina to paddle for a minimum of an hour at a time, for several hours per day, in a variety of conditions. Some trips may not be suitable for all guests. We’re happy to discuss each trip’s difficulty level, but final responsibility for selecting an appropriate trip lies with the participants.
What should I wear?
|Summer||The sun and heat can be intense, so be ready! Bring plenty of sunscreen. Highly recommended: cotton or SPF-rated shirts, a brimmed hat, a long-sleeve shirt, protection for legs and feet, and rain gear if the weather forecast calls for it. Bring a swimsuit, as well as sport sandals or light shoes for the shore.|
|Spring/Fall||Dress in layers. In cooler conditions, bring a synthetic fleece top, rain gear, and a warm hat, as well as sport sandals or light shoes for the shore. A warm jacket, pants, and wool socks are recommended for overnight and multi-day trips.|
|All Seasons||Always bring a light jacket for the full-day trip boat ride. Waterproof bags are provided to store clothing while not in use.|
What type of kayak should I choose?
- First-time paddlers should choose a sit-on-top model.
- Double sit-on-tops are popular with couples, as well as adults with children.
- 1.5 models are available for adults with kids too young to paddle on their own.
- Touring kayaks are popular with experienced paddlers.
What if the weather's bad?
Our trips go on regardless of weather, unless conditions are deemed inappropriate by Hidden Canyon Kayak. If we cancel a trip for any reason, you will receive a full refund.
What do I do once I reach Antelope Point Marina?
After parking your vehicle in the Antelope Point Parking Lot walk toward the Welcome Center/Valet Parking. Proceed down the concrete ramp until you reach the Antelope Point Marina Floating Restaurant. Here you will see the Hidden Canyon Kayak Motor Boat with kayaks on your roof and your guide waiting for you. If you have any questions please call us at 928-660-1836.
What will Hidden Canyon Kayak provide?
Gear: We provide all kayaking equipment. For overnight and multi-day trips, we provide sleeping bags, dry storage bags, chairs, tents, sleeping pads, and daytime dry storage bags.
Food: We provide snacks on our half-day trips, snacks and a hearty lunch on our full-day trips, and snacks and three full, delicious meals per day on multi-day trips. We also provide a variety of soft drinks and water, but please bring your own water bottle for refilling. You’re welcome to bring alcohol, but please do not bring glass bottles.
How far will I have to paddle in a day?
Single-day excursions average 4 to 8 miles. Overnight and multi-day expeditions average 4 to 10 miles per day. Of course, each adventure varies depending on weather, time of year, group abilities, and lake levels.
What if I can't swim?
Swimming skills are not necessary—everyone wears a life jacket, which will float you. But please be advised that kayaks do tip over.
What's up with Arizona time?
Navajo Nation follows Daylight Savings Time, but Arizona does not. Arizona is on the same time as Utah from November to March, and the same time as California and Nevada from March to November. Please make sure to update to Arizona time.
What else should I bring?
To reduce waste, we ask everyone to bring their own quart-sized water bottles (we’ll provide water for refilling). Also recommended: sunglasses, a camera, and—in colder temperatures—neoprene gloves.
For overnight and multi-day excursions, bring sleepwear and toiletries (excluding toilet paper), as well as a flashlight or head lamp for moving around camp at night.
What kind of weather can I expect?
We describe the average weather conditions in very general terms below, but please be sure to check the Page/Lake Powell Area weather forecast before your trip, as conditions vary widely:
|May and June||Can be very hot, unseasonably cool, and/or windy|
|July and August||Hot, humid, thunderstorms, occasional flash floods in side canyons|
|September, October, and November||Cool mornings, hot days, occasional frontal systems|
|December, January, and February||Cold, some snow, freezing in side canyons, short days|
|March and April||Warming temperatures, frontal systems (bringing blustery winds), lengthening days|
How do I get to the Antelope Point Marina?
- 533 Marina Parkway, Page, Arizona
- (928) 645-5900
Leaving from Page Arizona travel south on Lake Powell Boulevard you will reach you will reach a stoplight at Coppermine Road. Turn Left onto Coppermine Road and travel off of Manson Mesa towards AZ Highway 98. At the intersection of AZ Hwy 98 turn left toward Kayenta on AZ Highway 98 East (98E). Travel 2.2 miles on 98E and turn left onto Indian Route N22B towards Antelope Point Marina. Continue on Indian Route N22B for 4.7 miles until reach the Entrance Booth for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area at Antelope Point Marina. After paying the entrance fee into the park continue 0.4 miles to Marina Parkway and turn right. Once on Marina Parkway continue straight and arrive at Antelope Point Marina. The secured parking lot is located to your right.