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Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas provided by Desert Adventures

Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas

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Overview
Paddle through Nevada’s Black Canyon, a natural gorge in the Colorado River, on this kayak day trip from Las Vegas. A great choice for nature lovers, this tour includes short guided hikes to explore caves and hot springs and a picnic lunch on a riverside beach. Marvel at the canyon’s natural scenery and keep an eye out for native wildlife. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off are included for a seamless experience.
Highlights
  • Kayak the Black Canyon section of the Colorado River with a guide
  • Ideal for all experience levels—including beginners
  • All kayaking equipment, lunch, snacks, and bottled water are provided
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from select Las Vegas hotels
What to Expect
Start your tour with early morning pickup from select Las Vegas hotels in an air-conditioned vehicle for a short drive to Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Meet your guide and head to the kayak launching point on the riverbank below Hoover Dam. After a short safety briefing, hop in your kayak and paddle downstream along the Black Canyon section of the Colorado River. Stop at Sauna Cave, where you can choose between two short guided hikes or opt to wait for your group on the riverbank. The easy trails lead to hot springs where you can swim. Kayak for several more miles, and then stop for lunch on a secluded riverside beach. After a final stop at Emerald Cave, finish your paddling trip on the Arizona side of the river at Willow Beach. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Las Vegas.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Desert Adventures, 1647 Boulder City Pkwy suite a, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All necessary equipment (life vest, helmet, kayak)
  • Permit (non-refundable once booked)
  • Professional guide
  • Safety and paddling instruction
  • Lunch, bottled water and snacks
  • Dry bag for personal belongings
  • In-park transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Important: In order for the local operator to obtain the necessary permits for this tour ALL traveler names must be provided as they appear on a government issued ID such as a driver's license or passport. Your tour will not be confirmed unless all names are provided.
  • Please note once reservation is confirmed the local operator is required to purchase a launch permit (USD 34). This is non-refundable.
  • All travelers MUST bring a government issued ID on the day of the tour
  • WE DO HAVE A REFUND POLICY THAT IS DIFFERENT THAN THE OPTION TRIP ADVISOR GIVES YOU!
  • LAUNCH PERMITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERRABLE.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 48 HOURS OF TRIP.
  • Cancellations made at least 14 days in advance will receive a full refund, minus a 6% processing fee.
  • Cancellations made within 7-13 days will receive a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made within 3-6 days will receive a 25% refund.
  • Any changes in date, time, or name will require the purchase of new permits at full price, and may incur a rescheduling fee.
  • Routes and trips are proposed and may change.
  • We reserve the right to change routes, cancel, or reschedule trips due to weather, wind, or unsafe conditions. Desert Adventures does not cancel trips due to rain.
  • If the trips departs as scheduled, the above cancellation policy will apply.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A hearty boxed lunch is included. Our sandwich options are: Ham, Turkey, BLT, PB&J, Veggie Wrap, Chicken Caesar Wrap or Chef Salad
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Patricia A wrote a review Oct 2020
Los Angeles, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time as it was our first time kayaking and Kristen our guide was great it made our trip memorable we had lots of pictures and the hot springs were wonderful .
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from DesertAdventures2, General Manager at Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Wow! That's great news! Thank you for the great review. We are so happy that you had a good time and hope that we can take you on another adventure soon! :-)
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thecatladyprofessor wrote a review Aug 2020
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I highly recommend this trip - even if you go solo as I did! The scenery is gorgeous and it is such a rewarding outdoor experience. Also, Antonio was an AMAZING guide - request him and you won't be disappointed! ||| Give this guy a raise, will ya, Desert Adventures? :)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from DesertAdventures2, Front Office Manager at Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas
Responded 24 Aug 2020
We're so happy you enjoyed your trip. We think Antonio is pretty amazing too! We hope you join us again soon!
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Phil Giordano wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions
Highlight of our Vegas experience. Neil, our knowledgeable, friendly and patient guide was fantastic. The cool water of the Colorado made 105 degree day comfortable; enough to enjoy the hot springs before mid day. The scenery and wildlife, breathtaking; the history, humbling.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from DesertAdventures2, Front Office Manager at Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas
Responded 22 Jul 2020
Awesome!! We're so glad that you had an amazing time on the river! Thank you for spending the day with us.
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Teresa R wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
quiet paddle with enough stops to enjoy a momentary stretch. our guides were so kind and knew so much about wildlife and the canyon.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Kayak_Las_Vegas, Guest Relations Manager at Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you for coming out with us on a Desert Adventure! The Black Canyon is a great place for a quiet paddle. Hope to see you again in the future!
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River S wrote a review Jan 2020
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This is one of the best things we did in Vegas! You will see a truly unique and personal view of Hoover Dam. We stopped and did some light hiking to enjoy the mountainous canyon views and enjoyed a dip in the hot springs. The area was breathtaking, and the water was clean and
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from DesertAdventures2, Guest Relations Manager at Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Thank you for coming out with us in December! It definitely is a colder time of year but as you saw the river was not crazy with boats and the hot springs are amazing to soak in. Mahan is a great guide. We will pass along your kind words. Hope we will see you again soon!
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kaitlyn15marie
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Amazing Scenery!
We had such an awesome time the first time around we decided to go a second time. This is a perfect get aways. We d
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MissinTexas1
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Great Trip
We had a great time on our 2 day 1 night canoe trip. This operation is organized and had us on the water nlt 0900 h
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LoganMcConaughy
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Super Fun!
*Everybody* involved with this trip was really friendly, even quite early in the morning- from pickup to drop off.
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davemmevad1
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Fantastic vacation, everything we could have wanted and more!!
My 20 year old son and I just got back from a 4 day trip (they call it El Dorado Gold on their website) with Desert
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tablefor42020
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Outdoor Vegas adventure
My husband and i had a great day on the water kayaking with desert adventures We would highly recommend this trip
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vacayeachday
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Best part of our Las Vegas getaway
A must do day trip while in Las Vegas! Staff was amazing- from the shuttle driver, kayak guide, and all their help
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uphillh
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EPIC!
Loved how helpful Jake Heaman was picking us up and dropping us off! You can tell he's passionate about his job by
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ameebyrd
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Amazing Kayaking Trip
We had a wonderful trip. It was beautiful and there were so many things to see. Lunch was great. We enjoyed getting
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Meander315069
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Best Las Vegas touristy thing to do
Honestly I thank god I did a little more research and found this company!!! There employees make it. Really good pe
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dgoldh20
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Worth it
Gianni was an excellent guide. This was a perfect escape and a well spent day. Highly recommend this trip.
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myndas2018
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One FABULOUS adventure that will bring us back another day!
wow! This is was a FABULOUS excursion! We have lived in Vegas for 25 years and had no idea about this hidden trea
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tsgarp54220
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Desert adventures kayak Black Canyon
Antonio was a terrific guide. We had a great time on the water. Anyone with even minimal experience in kayaking w
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assessmenttraini2016
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I loved this tour of the Colorado River....
Tour the Colorado River by kayak if you can. You will see things you never expected. It is beautiful, and far more
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MillerOD
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Escape from the strip.
One of the best tour operators I have used. First communication was great. They told me what I needed and why. Th
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SFgirl2006
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Amazing Hike!
Who knew that Vegas had such an incredible experience off the strip? I had a blast exploring this gorgeous part of
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Key Details
  • The Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, and 3 more
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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