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Hundreds of thousands of visitors annually view and photograph Horseshoe Bend while looking down on the Colorado River from the cliffs high above. But relatively few have ever seen it from the Colorado River.

We provide backhaul service and kayak and paddle board rentals (you can also bring your own).

 Backhaul just means we’ll take you and your floatation craft upriver a distance that you are comfortable with and drop you off. You can then float down the Colorado River through Glen Canyon at a leisurely pace.

BACKHAUL AND KAYAK RENTAL FEES

$75 per person for backhaul service including up to 100 pounds of watercraft, luggage and gear. There is a two person minimum ($150) for the backhaul boat.

$50 surcharge per person for watercraft, luggage and gear exceeding 100 pounds.

Here’s what you need to know…

BACKHAUL AND KAYAK RENTAL FEES

$75 per person for backhaul service including up to 100 pounds of watercraft, luggage and gear. There is a two person minimum ($150) for the backhaul boat.

$50 surcharge per person for watercraft, luggage and gear exceeding 100 pounds.

Kayak Rentals

Single Inflatable $35
Single Inflatable XL Kayak $45
Tandem Inflatable $55
Fishing Kayak $45
Paddle Board $35
(includes paddles & PFDs)
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Single Inflatable Kayak  (STAR Paragon Inflatable Kayak )

Featuring keel inserts in the bow and stern and a removable skeg, the STAR Paragon Inflatable Kayak handles and tracks like a hard-shell with the stow-ability we've grown to love in inflatables.
  • Non-bailing, high-pressure drop-stitch floor insert gives the boat the rigidity of a hardshell kayak.
  • Bow and stern rigid keel inserts provide outstanding tracking and stability for efficient flatwater touring.
  • Adjustable high-back kayak seat and foot braces add support and can be repositioned to accommodate your body, gear and paddling style.
  • Equipped with the bungee deck rigging for storing gear while keeping it accessible.
  • Stash gear under the bow and stern splash covers for protection in choppy water.
  • Removable fin contributes additional tracking efficiency when needed.
Single Inflatable $35

Single XL Inflatable Kayak (STAR Paragon XL Inflatable Kayak)

With 16 more inches of length, the STAR Paragon XL Inflatable Kayak has the hauling capacity for extended flatwater tours with the same tracking and efficiency that rivals a hard-shell boat.
  • Recommended for campers and larger people.
  • Bow and stern rigid keel inserts provide outstanding tracking and stability for efficient flatwater touring.
  • Non-bailing, high-pressure drop-stitch floor insert gives the boat the rigidity of a hardshell kayak.
  • Adjustable high-back kayak seat and foot braces for added support can be repositioned to accommodate your body, gear and paddling style.
  • Stash gear under the bow and stern splash covers for protection in choppy water.
  • Equipped with the bungee deck rigging for storing gear while keeping it accessible.
  • Removable fin contributes additional tracking efficiency when needed.
Single Inflatable XL $45

Single Inflatable Kayak (Zeppelin Aero 12′6″ Graphite Inflatable Kayak)

The result of a timely tryst between a highly utilitarian father and a swiss army-like mother, the Zeppelin is the most versatile kayak in the BOTE waters. A self-draining hull and removable floor chamber differentiate the Zeppelin from its stablemates. The Zeppelin Aero 12'6" Graphite Inflatable Kayak the most versatile kayak in the BOTE waters.
  • This is a great kayak for the more experienced kayaker.
  • The elevated design of the Aero Paddle Seat and self-bailing floor of the Zeppelin keeps you comfortable and dry during your long awaited time on the water.
  • The Zeppelin Aero is a great option for the whole family to spend time on the water together.
  • Constructed with our Aero Technology™ to ensure peak rigidity and performance.
Single Inflatable $35

Tandem Inflatable Kayak (STAR Paragon Tandem Inflatable Kayak)

Because paddling with a buddy is always more fun, the STAR Paragon Tandem Inflatable Kayak features rigid inserts to create a traditional keel-shaped hull, a removable skeg for efficient tracking, and room for two paddlers.
  • Designed for two paddlers, the Paragon Tandem includes two high-back kayak seats and two sets of foot braces, which can all be adjusted to accommodate the paddlers' needs.
  • Non-bailing, high-pressure drop-stitch floor insert gives the boat the rigidity of a hardshell kayak.
  • Bow and stern rigid keel inserts provide outstanding tracking and stability for efficient flatwater touring.
  • Equipped with the bungee deck rigging for storing gear while keeping it accessible.
  • Stash gear under the bow and stern splash covers for protection in choppy water.
  • Removable fin contributes additional tracking efficiency when needed.
Tandem Inflatable $55

Fishing Inflatable Kayak (STAR Rival Fish Inflatable Kayak)

It's easy to Catch the Adventure™ on the STAR Rival Fish Inflatable Fishing Kayak. Features out-of-the-box rigging options, plenty of room for a cooler and tackle box(es), plus the stability for standing and sighting fish.
  • The rigid performance of drop-stitch construction combines with a 12'6" footprint, 6" thick drop-stitch deck and 9" side tubes for outstanding stability.
  • Using top-quality Leafield™ C7 inflation valves, the floor inflates to 8 PSI and side tubes inflate to 3 PSI.
  • Comfortable aluminum-framed suspended-mesh seat elevates anglers for optimal visibility and easier standing.
  • Collapsible seatback for easy transport.
  • Screened drain port under the seat eliminates standing water on the deck.
  • Stern fin plate accommodates interchangeable fins.
Fishing Inflatable $45

Standup Paddle Board (NRS Cruz XL Inflatable Sup Board)

A durable and cost-effective SUP board, the NRS Cruz XL is the perfect inflatable paddle.The XL Cruz is wider and longer, offering a little more stability for the wobbly rookies or a solid platform for larger paddlers.
  • Highly stable and beginner friendly from the start, we added six inches to the length and gave paddlers four more inches of width to the Cruz XL We guarantee even the most novice of customers won’t be unhappy on this board.
  • Toned down without the bells and whistles of more expensive boards the Cruz SUP has basic outfitting for lower cost and easier maintenance.
  • With 261 liters of air volume, the 5-inch-thick Cruz XL provides optimal performance and stability for paddlers up to 220 pounds.
  • Double sidewall construction for increased durability and streamlined aesthetics. The heavy-duty PVC drop-stitch construction stands up to abrasion and abuse.
  • We added a sturdy webbing handle in the center of the board for easy carrying and two handles, one on the front and back, to aid during an unexpected swim.
  • Five stainless D-rings give you basic options for attaching gear and a leash.
Paddle Board $35

Returning Your Kayak

We make it easy!

You will finish your trip at the Lees Ferry boat launch and ramp. Simply carry your Kayak a short distance to a spot that your captain will point out to you and leave the Kayak, paddle and PFD there to be picked up by our staff.

Before Or After Your Trip

Either before or following your Kayak Horseshoe Bend adventure, you will get a better perspective of where you are going – or where you’ve been – by viewing it from Page, Arizona.

How to get to Horseshoe Bend:

The overhead view of Horseshoe Bend is best seen from Mile Marker 545, Highway 89.

Things to Know:

  • The overlook is 4,200 feet above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet above sea level.
  • Wear good tennis shoes or hiking boots. No flip-flops or open-toe shoes!
  • It is a 3/4-mile walk from the Horseshoe Bend overlook parking area to the viewing site.
  • There are no guard rails, so use obvious caution.
  • Bring water.
There can be wind, so during cooler days consider bringing a sweater or jacket.

SUPPORT BOAT RENTAL

If you are kayaking in a group – or plan on overnight camping – rent one of our 18-foot custom river boats as a baggage, gear or trip Support Boat.

These boats were designed specifically for the Colorado River and are fitted with a 40-hp, 4-stroke Mercury Marine engine with Jet Drive for shallow water operation … no worries about prop damage or loss.
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