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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Colorado River
Gold Strike Canyon Hot Springs
Willow Beach
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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 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
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Fantastic alternative to a typical Vegas experience

My best friends organized a Vegas bachelor party for me along with another of our friends who is also getting married soon. Instead of just staying on the strip the whole weekend and never seeing any semblance of nature or the wild (other than herds...More

Thank AndyLexKY
Reviewed 1 week ago
Kayak Trip

We had a great day on the water with Biscuit. We enjoyed some history. The views were awesome. Soaked in the Hot Springs. Great lunch. These guys are great. This is a must do!!!! I will do it again.

Thank carpenterbillneilsen
Kayak_Las_Vegas, General Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there! Great to hear that you had a good time. Biscuit is one of faves as well! We hope to see back on the water again soon! -Joyce

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile
Adventure day

What a fantastic trip, from start to finish. Our guide Rick was fantastic. A good guide makes a trip along with great views of the hoover dam and black canyon. You can see why the ratings for this trip are so high. If you love...More

Thank dazb0169
Kayak_Las_Vegas, Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

We're so glad you had a great time! We agree, Rick is a fantastic guide. Thank you for enjoying the river with us! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile
Great adventure and well worth the money

Myself and three colleagues went out to do this on our second day in Las Vegas. I would recommend to do this if you can. Its a full day, we were picked up at 5.45am and dropped back at the hotel around 6pm. You launch...More

3  Thank emma l
Kayak_Las_Vegas, Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Hi Emma! We're so glad you had an amazing trip! Thank you for leaving an awesome and informative review for others. Hydration is key, especially in our HOT summers! See you next time!

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile
A super day on the water

Loved the small group, the guides catered for the hot weather and the location was well worth the trip. It would have been handy to know before we left that we would need to take everything with us in the kayak- we couldn’t leave anything...More

1  Thank Emma H
Kayak_Las_Vegas, Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Hi Emma! Thank you for your review and suggestion. We will work to be more clear to guest to bring only what is needed. Yes, waterproof phone cases are great, and we sell them at our shop! We're so glad you had a great time!

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I got picked up sometime between 5:30 and 6:00am from my hotel.
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