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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 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
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is available from most hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. Pick up from your Hotel is generally between 5:30 and 6:00am. We will call you the day before to give you a more exact pick up time.
Departure Time
6:00 AM
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
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Neil river guide AWESOME. Bob driver awesome. I did the 12 mile kayak. It is all day and if windy is strenuous. Worth every penny. Bob showed us all the good stuff. Extra hot springs. Sorry Bob not sore today....
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Response from DesertAdventures2, Guest Relations Manager at Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas
Responded 3 weeks ago
Glad to hear you had a great time on the river with our guide Neil. Hope to see you again soon!
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Our guide was Antonio, he was super knowledgeable and made us feel right at home on the water. You launch from the bottom of the Hoover Dam, be prepared to hustle here, you only have 15 minutes to get in the water. We paddled a ways and hiked to some amazing hot springs. Lot's
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Response from DesertAdventures2, Guest Relations Manager at Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas
Responded Sep. 29, 2019
Hello! We are happy to hear you had a great day on the river with Antonio! Hope to see you again soon!
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Antonio was a pretty awesome guide. We saw goats, lizards, and a bald eagle on our adventure. I love the landscapes along the river that you can only see there, it's also not incredibly hot this time of year, water was 54 degrees. I would definitely recommend this kayaking
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Response from DesertAdventures2, Guest Relations Manager at Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas
Responded Sep. 23, 2019
Hi Lori! We are happy to hear that you had a great time on your trip with Antonio. Sounds like you had a perfect day! Come see us again soon!
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Fantastic day from start to finish - our guide Tom was such a gent and showed great patience and motivated us every inch of the way - if you are thinking of doing this trip - do it
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Response from DesertAdventures2, General Manager at Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas
Responded Sep. 10, 2019
Hello! We are thrilled but not surprised to hear that you had a great trip! We hope to see you back for another adventure soon. :-)
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We rented kayaks from Desert Adventures and had a self-guided kayak trip for 12 miles from below Hoover Dam to Willow Beach. We really enjoyed the trip but because it is hot make sure you take plenty of water. The scenery was spectacular, and we had a wonderful time. You do
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Response from DesertAdventures2, Guest Relations Manager at Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas
Responded Jul. 17, 2019
Hello Rhonda, Thank you for choosing Desert Adventures for your self-guided kayaking trip. We are glad you had a great time and can't wait to hear from you again!
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Key Details
  • Desert Adventures
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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