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Ambassador Guides & Outfitters, Inc. IconAmbassador Guides & Outfitters, Inc.

100 Lake Shore Drive, Page

5.0 30 reviews

  • Avatar Sara Gibbs ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    My son and I fished with Capt. Bill last week while in Lake Powell. Such a great experience, beautiful views, and a fun time. Capt. Bill was very knowledgeable, experienced, and he even kindly encouraged my son and I's competition … More to catch the most fish. I would highly recommend Ambassador Guides and Capt. Bill. To add to the experience, when coordinating with his wife Judy, she was great in getting us set up, but went above and beyond to help us out while in Page, AZ. The day before the guide, we had our Antelope Canyon tour cancelled and she was able to last minute get us hooked up with another tour for same price, AND that tour was AMAZING! So thank you both, Capt. Bill and Judy- you guys were great and really made our stay in Lake Powell adventurous.
  • Avatar Jim Radloff ★★★★★ a year ago
    We had a great time with Captain Bill! Once we got to our fishing spot, we were catching fish in less than five minutes. For over 2 hours we were reeling them in one right after the other. Captain Bill is professional, polite, and a … More great fishing guide. We would highly recommend you book your Lake Powell fishing trip with Captain Bill.
  • Avatar John Little ★★★★★ a year ago
    Bill was great. We spent a great day on the water with him and he helped us learn why he was doing, what he was doing and he did a great job on putting us on good quality fish. His boat was in great and the ride was good even when we … More encountered rough water. My 83 year old dad was comfortable the entire trip and landed numerous fish. Bill's interaction with my wife, 14 yr. old son, and my dad were all good. A great time was had by all.
  • Avatar Janette Mccahan ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had a wonderful weekend with Captain Bill and Co-captain Judy. There is nothing better than getting away and having the tranquil beauty of the lake. The weather was wonderful, the fish were biting, and the scenery was spectacular! … More Thank you for sharing your expertise and patience! And the fish was delicious!
  • Avatar Rock Clonts ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Great weather and great company made a wonderful day on the lake! Captain Bill guided us to spots where with patience we caught over 30 fish for the day. Would have given him 6 stars but had to dive to the bottom of the dock for my own … More phone, as retrieval fee was not included;). Was a great time and would do it again! Thanks Bill!
  • Avatar Jacob Brown ★★★★★ a year ago
    We had a great time w/ Capt. Bill. Caught fish and had some laughs. Will def use again! Not to mention Bill is the first guide to be credentialed on Powell.
  • Avatar Lexie’s craft Kingdom ★★★★★ a year ago
    Bill is a great guy and great guide. Between the three of us we probably caught 50+ stripers.
  • Avatar Robert Manzoni ★★★★★ a year ago
    Our group fished with Captain Bill in late June. He picked 6 us up from our houseboat in the morning. Took us out for a half day striper fishing. We caught 38 strippers ranging from 3 to 6 lbs. We kept 6 fish which Captain Bill filet right … More on his boat. This couldn't have gone any better and would highly recommend Ambassador Guide service to anyone looking to hire a guilded trip on Lake Powell.
  • Avatar Paul Burke ★★★★★ a year ago
    Yesterday 6/25/21 my father and I had our annual Father’s Day fishing trip with Bill and Judy at Ambassador guides. It was amazing as always. We have been going on and off the last 15 years and we never go wrong. We are always on the fish … More and have a great time and great laughs. Always have stories to tell. This year was the nest cause we got to tell Bill about another guide service we tried that wasn’t anywhere near the experience we have with Bill and we joked about it most of the time. 😂😂😂 Thank you so much Bill and Judy for everything you guys do!! Looking forward to this fall or next year at this time to enjoy it again!!
  • Avatar Sue Stinson ★★★★★ a year ago
    Awesome trip. Capt. Bill shares his knowledge and experience of fishing and Lake Powell from the time you meet until departure. The lake is gorgeous and he placed us in an area where you were catching fish as soon as your line hit the water. … More We plan on visiting again in the near future. Highly recommend Ambassador Guides!!!!
  • Avatar Jeff Wensler ★★★★★ a year ago
    Great Guide, beautiful place and catching fish! Bill is our type of guide with our family, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Had a blast and would use his services again!
  • Avatar Catherine Ellis ★★★★★ a year ago
    This was one of my best guided experiences ever! And, we've done a lot! Captain Bill was professional, personable and a boat-load of fun! I would highly recommend Ambassador Guides to anyone for a Lake Powell experience!
  • Avatar Darren Clonts ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had an amazing fishing trip thanks to Bill. It was so much fun, Bill is very knowledgeable about Lake Powell and knew all of the spots to take us fishing. He was also great company! This was one of the best fishing trips I’ve ever … More been on in my life. It was so fun reeling in the striper bass, they really like to fight!
  • Avatar Kurt Greenway ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Wow! One of the best guided fishing tours ever. Bill McBurney is the expert’s expert when it comes to fishing in general and specifically Lake Powell and the Colorado River.Bill was extremely kind and patient with my 11 year old son. Bill … More knows Lake Powell like the back of his hand. Bill can squeeze more fishing into five hours than others would do in a season. I will definitely be back with my son to try and learn fly fishing.Thank you again, Bill, for making our vacation very special.
  • Avatar kristina sealander ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had a fabulous, incredible day on the water with Captain Bill! He is a very skilled and thoughtful guide , and gave us exactly the kind of trip we could only dream of! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our excursion... fishing and … More soaking up the spectacular vistas of this gorgeous lake, and getting to know a super guy! We highly recommend Ambassador Guides for a well deserved ‘attitude adjustment’ any time, and can’t wait to return for fun and enjoyment on Lake Powell with Captain Bill!
  • Avatar Lizzy Stroud ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We had a wonderful visit to Lake Powell, and fishing all thanks to Captain Bill! Thank you for a great morning and wonderful experience! Thank you for contributing to new wonderful memories for both Max and Grant.
  • Avatar Justin Bro ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    My daughter and I went out with captain Bill today and we had a great time. Bill is very knowledgeable about fishing and Lake Powell. He paid special attention to my 10 year old daughter and make sure she had a great time (which she did). … More I will definitely be reaching out to Bill and Ambassador Guides the next time I am at Lake Powell!
  • Avatar Gary Lasko ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Had a very enjoyable morning on the Lake with Capt. Bill. He was prompt, friendly, and put us on some great hard fighting Smallmouth Bass. We had a blast!! We highly recommend Ambassador Guides and we will be back!! Thank you Capt. Bill … More for a great day of fishing on Lake Powell!!
  • Avatar Erika Howerton ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We had a lot of fun fishing with Bill this morning on Lake Powell! He put us on the fish, set up our rods, provided the right bait and made sure that all of us caught a few fish and had a good time. We caught almost 20 striped bass / small … More mouth bass between the 4 of us. My kids (12 & 16) thought Bill was awesome.
  • Avatar Don Ciotti (DonCiottiRS) ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I have done 2 trips so far with bill, and it has been the best experience each time. The amount of knowledge that bill has of Lake Powell is unbelievable. He put us on fish even in some difficult conditions. Bill is also the most genuine … More and nice person I have ever met. I will definitely be doing a third fourth even fifth trip with him because he will put you on fish and make it a day you will never forget no matter how experienced of a fisherman you are.-Jerome Donlon
  • Avatar Kenneth Mulligan ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    I've fished with Captain Bill since he guided on the Colorado River back in the 80s. He was a superb guide then and still is on Lake Powell. I have fished for stripers on the fly rod and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Bill makes … More this type of fishing both an adventure and fun time. Lake Powell is immense. Bill knows every detail of the lake and most important knows where the fish are.If you haven't caught a 5 pound striper on a fly rod you are in for a fantastic fight. Bill will put you on to some amazing fishing. Like fishing everywhere, there are good days and slow days. The best part of this experience is the scenery. Lake Powell is nestled in a sea of immense natural beauty. Imagine fishing in the Grand Canyon---that is Lake Powell in a nut shell.Captain Bill knows this lake, its history and where to find fish. He has a keen insight into life, living and fishing. Fish with Captain Bill! You'll thank me later.Ken
  • Avatar Catherine Reidy ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    The highlight of our trip out west was sightseeing and fishing with Captain Bill on LP. Thanks for making our trip spectacular. I always felt Judy & Bill were so organized and trustworthy during the planning but never expected so much … More fun and an amazing adventure. This would have never been achieved with any other company.
  • Avatar Jim Lahey ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Bill and Judy are the best team out there. This was my 3rd trip over the years with Bill, and I can say he puts you on fish, fully understands the anglers' experience level, and teaches to that. We caught stripers, smallmouth, and … More catfish using a variety of techniques. Bill is also a very safe and careful boat operator. Highly recommended.
  • Avatar Nathalie Fisher ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Capt. Bill shared his bright smile and wealth of experience with us on a wonderful fishing trip on July 1st. Capt. Bill found slurping stripers that weren't in the mood for action but he quickly changed tactics and put us on a nice … More school of 3 - 5 lb. stripers that provided great action, many smiles, and lasting memories! Thank you, Bill, and we will see you next year!
  • Avatar peter ryan ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Capt Bill was great. Even though our trip was at the hottest time of the year, we still caught fish and had a great time enjoying the scenery on Lake Powell. Would definitely book with them again.
  • Avatar Thomas Payne ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    My dad and I went on a half day charter with Captain Bill. Unfortunately a big storm blew through the night before and the ambient temp dropped 10 degrees the day we were to fish. With high winds conditions were less than favorable. However … More Bill worked hard to get us on fish, and his efforts were much appreciated. Will be coming back to try again
  • Avatar Elizabeth Stark ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Could not have planned a better day on Lake Powell with Capt. Bill. Not only did we bring home a load of striper filets, but had so much fun the entire day. Bill has renamed me “Gracie.” Wonder why?
  • Avatar Don Anderson ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I had an enjoyable day on the water. Captain Bill shared experience and knowledge with me about the lake and habitat, also helped with a few tips on my fly rod casting. It was a great day. Thank You.
  • Avatar Michael Franz ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Great people, 30+ years of experience, you can’t go wrong with Bill. Never caught more fish anywhere. Highly recommend!
  • Avatar Bradley Henningsen ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Outstanding guide service! Put us on fish right away. What a blast!! Bill is the best!!

Some comments from of our previous years:

    • Spent 2 days on lake powell fly fishing for stripers.  we chucked streamers and boated approximately 60 fish each day.  Bill’s boat accommodates 3 fly fishermen very well.  Bill knows Lake Powell and was savvy to where to find the fish and how to rig up to catch them.  We fished in beautiful canyons in clear water.  when we were there, the fish were holding in 10-20 feet of water, and were aggressive.  Had a blast, and have already booked our next trip!! Gaylen Z.  Salt Lake City, UT   3-21-18

 

    • Being in the bait business, I have customers constantly asking about Guide Services?  I always recommend Ambassador Guides & Outfitters as Bill McBurney is a true professional and will put you on the fish. Brad Hehhingsen, Stix Liquor & Sporting Goods, Page, AZ  2-2018

 

    • Dear Judy and Captain Bill,Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help in making our stay in Lake Powell very special. We really appreciate the help and guidance you gave us on what to see and do and where to eat around town.As for the fishing, what Captain bill doesn’t know about fishing the stunning waters of Lake Powell just isn’t worth knowing! We both had a great day on the boat both fishing and sightseeing so much so I had to come back for a second days fishing which was just awesome, one of the best days I have ever spent fishing !Thanks again and look forward to coming back soon !All the best!
      Terry & Johanna, UK

 

    • Have been fishing with Capt.  Bill almost everyone of the past dozen plus years– and we ALWAYS catch a lot of fish.  Bill knows where to put you on the fish- which are the best lures / bait and their presentations and how to get them — always a lot of them–into the boat.
      Ed, Los Angeles

 

    • I just wanted to say that Ambassador guides is the best fishing guide business out there. My Dad and I have been fishing with Bill for many years and we have enjoyed every trip. Bill is a top notch, very friendly and makes every trip enjoyable for me and my Dad. We would recommend Ambassador guides to anyone. Thank you and we plan on seeing you really soon!!!!
      Paul – Surprise, AZ

 

    • Sent my dad as a father of the bride gift and he absolutely loved it. started in the morning came back happier than ever around sunset. Captain Bill was excellent and they caught many fish which we cooked up that very night. he cant wait to go again.
      Ken, Tempe, AZ   March 2015 (many years prior as well)

 

    • I have fished with Ambassador in late October 2013. The weather was perfect. The boat clean and easy to fish from. Captain Bill provided the tackle and knowledge for an excellent day of striper fishing. He’s a savvy guide with a bit of Robert Duvall in his personality. Using a combination of experience, skill and a very fishy sixth sense, Captain Bill finds fish when others are wondering the lake aimlessly. On the day I fished I hooked 20+ stripers in the 4 to 8 lb range. @ZenRiverTrout