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Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Kayak down the Colorado River on this half-day tour from Las Vegas. Spend ample time on the water taking in the amazing sights of the Black Canyon of the area and maybe even spot wildlife like bighorn sheep, coyotes, or bald eagles as you paddle along. Visit beautiful beaches, a cave, and enjoy snacks and bottled water included on your tour.
  • Half-day kayaking tour on the Colorado River from Las Vegas
  • All necessary equipment, snacks, and bottled water included
  • Las Vegas pickup and drop-off from select hotels included
  • This tour isn’t recommended for people with back problems or serious medical conditions
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Kayak Tour
All necessary kayak equipment
Hotel pickup and drop-off from select Las Vegas Strip hotels
Air Conditioned Vehicle
Professional guide
National Park fees
Bottled water
Snacks
Gratuities
$25 National Park entrance fee (only if meeting at Willow Beach Marina)
Personal gear (dry bags, water shoes, etc.) May be available for purchase before tour at office.

Departure Point

18000 US-93, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA

The operator is located inside the Hoover Dam Lodge. If you wish to bypass the shuttle and meet directly at the river you can do so, but the national park will require a fee of $25 per vehicle if you don't have a national park pass. Please enquire if you would like this option

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Get picked up from your Las Vegas hotel or, if you prefer, you can also meet at the local operator’s office, which is a short drive from the Strip.

Once your guide has assigned everyone in your group a kayak, start your journey by paddling upstream into Black Canyon. Enjoy beautiful sights as you travel through and stop for a snack. Make your way to Emerald Cave where you can take a dip in the emerald-green-colored water before going back to Willow Beach. Call it a day and get shuttled back to your hotel.

Please note: 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 ensure all names are spelled correctly, names cannot be changed once reservation is submitted.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Swimsuits, layers, and closed toe water shoes are strongly advised.
  • No lockers provided. Recommended to protect any electronics from water. Dry bags, waterproof phone cases, and other last minute needs are available for purchase at our office location.
  • Requires some athletic ability but good for all skill levels.
  • SELECT hotel pick-ups are offered for this tour. The local operator will help organize the closest pick up if your hotel is not on the list.
  • Near public transportation
  • Pick up time starts two hours before tour time.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Blazin Paddles LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How can I arrange hotel pickup for the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:Pickup is available from many Las Vegas Strip hotels. When booking your tour, please select your hotel from the list. Be sure to call the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm the exact pickup details.
Aug 2021
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What if my hotel is not listed for pickup?
A:Hotel pickup is only available from the hotels listed in the "Tour Details" section at checkout. Please select the closest hotel to your location. Once confirmed, call the phone number on your ticket to confirm your pickup details.
Aug 2021
Q:
How far from Las Vegas is the departure point for the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:It generally takes a little over an hour to get from Las Vegas to Willow Beach. Please be sure to confirm your pickup details by calling the local operator at least 24 hours prior to departure.
Aug 2021
Q:
How much is the National Park Entrance fee?
A:Entrance into the park is $25 per vehicle, however, this is included in the tour package price.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I participate in the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas if I've never kayaked before?
A:Whether this is your first time in a kayak or you are a seasoned veteran; all skill levels are invited to enjoy the Black Canyon! The crystal clear water of the Colorado River is quite tame in this area since you will be paddling between two dams.
Aug 2021
Q:
What kind of distance do we kayak during the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:This tour is approximately 4 miles round-trip on smooth, mostly flat water.
Aug 2021
Q:
What should I wear for the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:Wear closed-toe water shoes or sneakers that can get wet. Dress according to the weather, ideally in athletic / outdoor-type clothing that dries fast. Wear your swimsuit under your clothes. Also, bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Aug 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:You will need a government-issued picture ID. You might want to bring cash to spend at the Marina store or for gratuities. Please leave bulky items at home, in your hotel, or car as there is no storage area. Bring a towel if you plan to swim.
Aug 2021
Q:
Will I be in a single or a tandem kayak during the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:You may choose between a single or tandem kayak (based on availability). If you have a preference, please list it in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout; otherwise, you can make your request on the day of departure.
Aug 2021
Q:
Why would I want to select a tandem (double) kayak for the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:If you have never been kayaking, weigh less than 120lbs, or it’s been a while since you’ve hit the gym; you may want to use a double kayak. Not only are double kayaks easier to paddle, but they are also less likely to flip.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I participate in the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas if I don't know how to swim?
A:If you are willing to face your fears of the water, you are welcome to join the tour. It is the law enforced by the National Park Rangers to be wearing your life jacket when on the water at all times, so it is not required that you know how to swim.
Aug 2021
Q:
Will I get wet during the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:The answer to this one is easy, YES! Best-case scenario you will be getting at least knee-deep in the water! Please dress accordingly in bathing suits and non-cotton t-shirts. Fast-drying athletic clothing is always best.
Aug 2021
Q:
Do we visit Emerald Cave during the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:Absolutely - Emerald Cave is a very beautiful part of the tour. The cave itself is relatively small and is popular due to the water lighting up in beautiful emerald green colors. Note: lighting is subject to good (sunny) conditions and time of day.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I bring my young child with me on the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:Kids 14 and up, who are athletic, have been very successful on their own in a single kayak on the half-day tour unless the wind comes up. Children under 14 should be in a double kayak with a parent.
Aug 2021
Q:
Will I see wildlife during the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:There is always a possibility of seeing some of the desert wildlife during your tour. All guides are habitually on the lookout to spot bighorn sheep, coyotes, eagles, and much more for you!
Aug 2021
Q:
Will I be able to swim during the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:Absolutely! There will be at least one stop at a beautiful beach where you can enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River!
Aug 2021
Q:
How stable are the kayaks used during the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:You will be in a top-of-the-line 15 -17 foot touring kayak that glides smoothly on the water. Flipping, although rare, does happen from time to time. All of our guides are trained to get you back into your boats safely and in a timely fashion.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own snacks/drinks with me on the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:Snacks and bottled water are provided, however, you may bring your own if you'd prefer. Note: alcohol is not permitted at any time before or during the tour.
Aug 2021
Q:
Should I bring my camera with me on the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:Absolutely! You will have breathtaking scenic views all day. There are storage compartments on your kayak. However, they only work when you fit the cap on correctly. To protect your camera, please bring a dry bag or waterproof phone case.
Aug 2021
Q:
Is there a weight or height limit to participate in the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:There is no set weight limit because fitting in a kayak has more to do with your body shape than your weight. The porthole seats in the kayaks are about 18in width (hip to hip).
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I bring my dog with me on the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:Pets are not allowed on kayak tours for safety reasons.
Aug 2021
Q:
What time can I expect to be back in Las Vegas after the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:Typically, you are returned to the Strip approximately 4.5 - 6 hours after your chosen departure time. Please note, that return time is dependent on how many drop-offs there are as well as traffic and other variables.
Aug 2021
Q:
What if the weather is bad the day of my Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:Tours run rain or shine. However, in rare cases of weather that is deemed unsafe, the tour may be canceled. If this happens, you may reschedule or receive a full refund.
Aug 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas.

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  • "Bring sunscreen and be prepared to get wet as some areas when you get out the water is above the knees." See review
  • "Beautiful trip and great guides - very easy unless you have a shoulder injury." See review

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Kayaking!!
Dara_H
, Oct 2021
The guide Celeste was amazing! The view was indescribable . Great group of strangers that became friends!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are always so excited to hear from our guests. Celeste certainly is amazing and we are glad as a group you all had a great time. Thank you so much for coming out with us and for taking the time to write a review!! ~ Kelly
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Beautiful outdoor adventure!
Beth_E
, Oct 2021
Beautiful scenery and water…. Our guides mike and Jerod were informative, helpful, polite and made the trip fun and interesting!
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Beautiful scenery
Gayla_C
, Oct 2021
Our guide was great, she was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Celeste was very helpful with the kayak what would be more comfortable
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Kayaking on Colorado River
Amanda_P
, Oct 2021
First time kayaking.. Mak was our guide. She took time to point out sights and was very personable. She was great. Highly recommend this trip.
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The Florida crew!
Kristy_S
, Sep 2021
An excellent break from the fast paced Vegas strip. We will definitely come back. Celeste was a very fun and informative guide.
star-5
This experience is an...
Kathy_B
, Sep 2021
This experience is an absolute must for a day trip while in Las Vegas. The views were spectacular and the kayaking was easy for non-kayakers. Our guides, Jamaika and Jared were wonderful.
star-5
A great day!
Angelina_B
, Sep 2021
Had a great day! Everyone was very nice and friendly. It was a wonderful experience. I’m planning on trying the twilight tour.
star-5
Breathtaking!
David_D
, Sep 2021
Greg was an Amazing tour guide! He was full of stories and history on the ride to and from the Black Canyon and about the Colorado River and the Black Canyon! The kayaking was Wonderful and the river and the canyon are Breathtaking! Definitely, one of the highlights of our trip! Don’t miss this!
star-5
Great time
Lorraine_I
, Sep 2021
Celeste and John were terrific. Celeste is an excellent guide, both she and John were informative and entertaining. Great time.
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Kayaking
Jacqueline_H
, Sep 2021
What an awesome day on the water. Views were spectacular! Thanks to Greg, our guide, for a wonderful day!

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