How to Prepare for a Guided Boat Trip on Lake Powell

If you’ve booked a guided boat trip for Lake Powell, you may think that’s all you have to do. However, to make the best of your trip, you should make some preparations in advance, especially if you booked a fishing excursion. Making preparations may seem overwhelming at first, but there’s nothing to worry about. Here’s everything you need to know on how to prepare for a guided boat trip on Lake Powell:

If You Plan on Fishing, Have a License

Fishing is one of the many activities that Lake Powell is known for, and if you’ve booked a guided fishing trip, you’ll want to make sure that you will be legally allowed to do so. This means you need to make sure you obtain a valid fishing license before your guided excursion. On Lake Powell, you can fish with one of two licenses: an Arizona or a Utah fishing license. This is because Lake Powell lies between both states.

Know When Your Trip Starts

This is an important one. You want to know at what time your guided boat trip is going to start. At Lake Powell Guide Services, when you book a guided trip with us, your Captain will tell you exactly what time he’s going to start. This will ensure you can be up and ready to go for your guided trip on time. You’ll also want to know where your trip is starting from. This should be information you were given at the time you booked your trip. If you don’t have this information, be sure to reach out to your Captain for more information or contact the guide company directly.

Don’t Starve Yourself

No matter where you booked your guided boat trip through, chances are that you’ll be out on the water around lunchtime. You’ll want to pack enough food and drinks for your entire party for lunch, otherwise, it may become difficult to focus on your trip over your hunger. It’s also smart to pack several snacks to have throughout the day because once you’re out on the water, you’ll be there until your guided trip is over.

Check the Weather Beforehand

The last thing you want is to book a guided photography boat trip on a day where it will be raining all day long. That’s why checking the weather beforehand is so important. But keep in mind that on Lake Powell, storms can come out of nowhere and leave just as quickly. Just because you booked your guided tour on a day that is meant to be sunny, doesn’t mean you won’t experience any inclement weather. Be prepared for anything by packing rain gear just in case.

Don’t Forget the Essentials

You’ll also want to remember to pack several different essentials. Here’s a list of some of the things you may want to bring with you during your guided boat trip:

  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Towels
  • Life jackets
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses

Book Your Trip with Lake Powell Guide Services

If you haven’t selected the perfect guided boat trip for your visit to Lake Powell, you still have plenty of time to do so. At Lake Powell Guide Services, we offer several different options for boat excursions for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a fishing trip, a photography trip, or even a guided camping trip, we have it all. Check out our services for all of the excursions we offer before selecting the right one for you or contact us today for more information.