Arizona’s West Coast is where adrenaline meets tranquility, a water paradise where fun knows no limits. The wide-open waterways of Lake Havasu and the Lower Colorado River offer breathtaking space for adventures in boating, fishing, wakeboarding, kayaking, paddleboarding, flyboarding and swimming.
Men’s Journal named Lake Havasu City, “America’s Best Lake Town for Water Sports.” And for good reason. Lake Havasu City is known as “The Personal Watercraft (PWC aka ‘jet ski’) Hub of the World.” Hop on a PWC and enjoy exploring the area’s beautiful beaches, coves and other coastal attractions.
When you’re feeling a need for speed, satisfy your craving along 60 miles of navigable waterways with no speed limits in sight (except in no-wake zones). And for maximum fun and amazement, enjoy the thrills from watching PWC competition at the highest level at the IJSBA International Jet Ski World Finals.
With high-performance boats, laid-back pontoons and boat tours, a visit to Lake Havasu is incomplete without experiencing its miles of wide-open waters.
The easiest, fastest and most affordable way to get on the lake is by putting $2 toward a ticket on the sleek Havasu Landing Ferry. You’ll soak up the stunning scenery on a swift ride across the lake, from just north of the London Bridge to Havasu Landing Resort and Casino and back.
For a truly unforgettable excursion exploring the beauty, history and wildlife of Lake Havasu and the Lower Colorado River, check out Sunset Charter & Tour Co. Their tour menu includes Sunset Experience, Copper Canyon Tour, Lighthouse Tour and private charters.
You can also take the helm of a boat or PWC yourself through one of the friendly and helpful people at Lake Havasu City’s rental facilities like Arizona Watersports, Inc., Havasu Adventure Co. and London Bridge Watercraft Rentals. Or hire a captain who can take you on a private tour wherever and for as long as you want.Find all the ways to float your boat.
Lake Havasu has been ranked in the “Top 10 Best Bass Lakes in the Western U.S.” four years in a row (2016–2019) by Bassmaster magazine. It’s a year-round fishing paradise where the fish are big and quick to bite. Anglers enjoy the lake’s scenic natural beauty as they haul in largemouth and smallmouth bass, striped bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappies and flathead catfish. The remarkably healthy ecosystem thriving in the lake ensures its sustainability for plenty of healthy fish. Hook up with a guide, or toss a line in from a dock, and decide for yourself what makes Lake Havasu a premier fishing destination in the Southwest.
If you want to get to the heart of Lake Havasu City, the Bridgewater Channel should be among your first stops. Not only will you find the world-famous London Bridge spanning this stretch of calm water, you’ll enjoy waterfront shopping and dining, watercraft rentals, and plenty of beach and park space for fun in the sun.Kick back at Bridgewater Channel.
Head north to the epic Topock Gorge, known as the “mini Grand Canyon,” and stop to chill at The Sandbar where boaters congregate in the middle of the Colorado River. Or head south to check out the picturesque Copper Canyon, a popular party spot and other favorite places like Steamboat Cove, Skiers Island, or Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge at the southernmost part of Lake Havasu.
Every direction you go, check out the many lighthouses lining the shoreline—each a replica of a famous U.S. lighthouse. And, of course, with 400 miles of coastline, you’ll find plenty of fantastic beaches on Arizona’s West Coast, too.