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How to book a tour for Antelope Canyon

By Ryan / September 16, 2015

To book a tour for Antelope Canyon, first you need to decide if you want to do Lower, Upper, or the water section of Antelope Canyon.

Lower Antelope Canyon

If you want to do Lower, then there are two companies

Ken’s Tours lowerantelope.com

SUMMER HOURS:
Third Week in February – First Week in November
8 AM – 5 PM
Tours begin at 8:30 AM, leaving every half hour; last tour leaves at 4 PM

WINTER HOURS:
Second Week in November – Second Week in February
9 AM – 3 PM
Tours begin at 9:30 AM, leaving every half hour; last tour leaves at 2 PM

Lower Antelope Canyon Tours

No website, but you can give them a call at 928.640.1761


Upper Antelope Canyon

If you want to do Upper, than there are 3 companies. All the services and prices are basically the same, so go for the best time slot for you.

Time (AZ) Hrs Company Website Tel
Antelope Canyon (non-photo)
8:00 AM 1.5 Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours antelopecanyon.com 928.645.9102
8:30 AM 1.5 Tsosie’s Slot Canyon Tours antelopeslotcanyon.com 928.645.5594
8:30 1.5 Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours navajoantelopecanyon.com 928.380.187
9:30 AM 1.5 Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours antelopecanyon.com 928.645.9102
10:30 AM 1.5 Tsosie’s Slot Canyon Tours antelopeslotcanyon.com 928.645.5594
10:30 AM 1.5 Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours navajoantelopecanyon.com 928.380.1874
11:30 AM 1.5 Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours antelopecanyon.com 928.645.9102
12:30 PM 1.5 Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours navajoantelopecanyon.com 928.380.1874
1:00 PM 1.5 Tsosie’s Slot Canyon Tours antelopeslotcanyon.com 928.645.5594
1:30 PM 1.5 Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours antelopecanyon.com 928.645.9102
2:30 PM 1.5 Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours navajoantelopecanyon.com 928.380.1874
3:00 PM 1.5 Tsosie’s Slot Canyon Tours antelopeslotcanyon.com 928.645.5594
3:30 PM 1.5 Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours antelopecanyon.com 928.645.9102
4:00 PM 1.5 Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours navajoantelopecanyon.com 928.380.1874
4:30 PM 1.5 Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours antelopecanyon.com 928.645.9102
5:00 PM 1.5 Tsosie’s Slot Canyon Tours antelopeslotcanyon.com 928.645.5594
Antelope Canyon Photo
10:30 AM 2.5 Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours antelopeslotcanyon.com 928.645.5594
10:30 AM 2.5 Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours navajoantelopecanyon.com 928.380.1874
11:30 AM 2.5 Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Adventures antelopecanyon.com 928.645.9102
1:00 PM 2.5 Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours antelopeslotcanyon.com 928.645.5594
2:30 PM 2.5 Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours navajoantelopecanyon.com 928.380.1874

 


 

Antelope Canyon via Lake Powell

If you want to do a water tour, there are two companies that do tours to Antelope Canyon on Lake Powell

Antelope Point Marina – An Antelope Canyon boat tour on a 30′ pontoon, this tour is operated out of Antelope Point Marina. The tour is much smaller and more intimate. It is also much shorter (mostly because Antelope Point is located right next to Antelope Canyon)

antelope-canyon-boat-tours

Wahweap Boat Tours

  • 1½ hour trip – several departures a day during peak season
  • Canyon is over 10 miles long, you will see approximately 4 miles of the canyon wall before it narrows
  • See stunning towering Navajo Sandstone geologic formations
  • Pass Glen Canyon Dam, the second largest concrete arch dam in the United States
  • Due to fluctuating water levels, this tour may be longer than advertised.

We recommend you bring your own lunch or snacks as they do not offer any food. Complimentary coffee, water & lemonade are provided.

lake-powell-boat-tours

Tour Schedule (Wahweap)

Times Dates Rates
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
April 1 – October 31 Adult: $45.00
Child (Age 3-12): $30.00
10:30 am – 12:00 pm November 1 – February 28
(Wednesday and Friday only)
Adult: $45.00
Child (Age 3-12): $30.00

 

 

 

About the author

Ryan

Ryan is an avid hiker and long time resident of Page, AZ. What he lacks in spelling and grammatical expertise he makes up for with extensive knowledge from a lifetime of questionable choices and the ability to ask for help from great editors

8 comments
Neal - February 19, 2017

Ryan – Thank you for all the helpful information! Is there an ideal time of day you recommend scheduling a tour for the best lighting in the canyon? Best regards! Neal.

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    Alley Keosheyan - February 21, 2017

    Hi Neal,
    Ryan is on holiday, but I lived in that area for many years, so I’m happy to help you!
    Prevailing wisdom is that Antelope Canyon is best seen at mid-day when the sun is almost directly overhead. If you’re wanting to see the shaft of light in Upper Antelope Canyon, that holds especially true. However, be prepared to share the canyon with a lot of other people with the same thing in mind! If you don’t care for crowds, then consider touring Antelope Canyon during one of the “off” times, such as earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon. No light beams, but the colors of the canyon will still be beautiful, though slightly darker. Also, the light beam phenomena only occurs in late spring-summer-early fall. If you’re traveling here in the next couple of weeks, the shaft does make an appearance, but doesn’t extend all the way to the canyon floor.
    Hope that helps ~ have fun!
    Alley Keosheyan

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Paul Kristoff - March 24, 2017

Ryan,

Thank you for all the wonderful information. I was wondering if the light beam would be available in late April (29th-May 2) and also if the beams appeared in the lower canyon?

This is not quite on the slot canyon but on horseshoe bend. Is it better to do sunrise of sunset as far as photographing?

Thank you so much.

Paul

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    Alley Keosheyan - March 27, 2017

    Hi Paul and thank you for visiting our site. Ryan is out of the office at the moment, but I’m happy to answer your question! The light beams typically begin appearing in Upper Antelope Canyon at mid-day in mid-March and continue through early October. They do occur in Lower Antelope Canyon, too, but not to as dramatic effect as they do in Upper. In late April/early May, you might also find that while the shafts of light make an appearance, they might not extend *quite* all the way to the canyon floor, but I wouldn’t let that be a deterrent by any means. The canyon is beautiful any time of year, or day!
    As for Horseshoe Bend, opinions differ on best time to visit, but the general consensus is that mid-day is something of a bust for photography because the sun overhead washes out the colors of the canyon walls. Just after sunrise and just before sunset are recognized as prime time to visit due to the angle of the sun. Just before sunrise, and just after sunset, the ‘bend will be in shadow, but that still doesn’t stop people from snapping away. For more details on the best time to visit Horseshoe Bend, read this piece on our sister site, HorseshoeBend.com http://horseshoebend.com/best-time-visit-horseshoe-bend/
    While you’re here, think about taking part in other fun activities such as the Colorado River Discovery Smooth Water Float Trip or a scenic air tour
    Happy traveling!
    Alley

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      Paul Kristoff - March 28, 2017

      Alley,,

      Thanks,

      Paul

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        Alley Keosheyan - April 1, 2017

        You are most welcome! 🙂

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Ashley Fisher - April 17, 2017

Do you have a recommendation on a hotel that is nearby this area? I’m doing the full hike with the antelope canyons, horseshoe bend and Zion all included. If you have a suggestion on a unique place to stay that would be most helpful. I’d rather a more rural, rustic place rather than your typical hotel.

Thank You
Ashley

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    Alley Keosheyan - April 18, 2017

    Hi Ashley and thanks for stopping by.
    If you’d prefer to avoid chain hotels and motels, you’ll be happy to know that there are many options for doing so in the Page, AZ area. Start by checking on vacation rental homes. Granted, the majority are within the town of Page itself, but our location in and of itself is very unique and rural, with beatiful views around every turn. Vacation Rentals By Owner, or VRBO for short, is a good site with a variety of options, from rooms within a home, to luxury “villas” with all the bells and whistles.
    If you want to go a little further off the beaten path, check out the Paria Outpost, situated between Page, AZ and Kanab, UT on US89. They have a small room that they rent out to travelers, and the price includes a cooked-to-order breakfast. Paria Outpost Bed & Breakfast
    Hope that gives you some ideas to start your planning.
    Alley

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