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Half- or Full-Day Kayaking Tour on the Colorado River from Las Vegas

  • Half- or full-day kayaking tour on the Colorado River from Las Vegas
  • Choose between a half-day or full-day tour
  • Pick between two different departure times
Half- or Full-Day Kayaking Tour on the Colorado River from Las Vegas
From $134.99
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Half-day Tour (4-miles/6.4km round-trip): After hotel pickup you will arrive at Willow Beach where your guide will get you prepared for the day ahead. After you are fitted into your kayaks you'll star
From $134.99
7am; Full-day Kayak Tour
7am departure; Full-day kayaking tour; includes National Park fees, snacks, lunch, bottled water and all necessary equipment
From $185.00
12:30pm Half-Day Kayak Tour
12:30pm departure; includes half-day kayaking tour, National Park fees, snacks, bottled water and all necessary equipment
From $134.99
Kayak down the Colorado River on this half- or full-day tour from Las Vegas. Since you pick between a 4-mile (6.4-km) trip or a 12-mile (19.3-km) trip, it’s up to you how much time to spend on the water. Both options give you amazing sights of the area, and you might even spot wildlife as you paddle along. The main difference is the full-day allows for more stops and also offers lunch — the half-day experience only offers snacks.
What to Expect

No matter which option you picked for this kayaking tour on the Colorado River, it’ll start the same way — getting picked up from your Las Vegas hotel. If you prefer, you can also meet at the local operator’s office, which is about 30 minutes from the Strip.  

From there, if you’re on the half-day tour, you’ll arrive at Willow Beach. 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.  

If you’re on the full-day tour, you’ve got a much longer tour in store filled with gorgeous views. Launch your kayak at the base of Hoover Dam, and follow your guide to a historical overlook one mile up the river. Here, you may see some of the regions’ wildlife, including bighorn sheep and bald eagles.

Continue to Black Canyon, and admire your surroundings. Afterward, reach a 100-degree hot springs, and then break for lunch on a beach. Your last stop is at Emerald Cave. Head to Willow Beach to 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.
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Reviews (123)
1 - 5 of 111 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best time you can have clothed and in a kayak

So far the best kayaking trip I've been on. The sites were beautiful and the river peaceful. Our tour guide Lauren only made the trip better. She was extremely helpful and a joy to hang around with for the full day tour. Pickup and drop-off...More

Thank CapnRedBeard96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cold, Windy Day

My friend and I chose the coldest, windiest day to do this kayaking experience and it was still a blast! Seth and Lauren were great to be around and full of knowledge and fun conversation. I felt right at home with those two. Not to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank oh_deanna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Seth and Joey bag-a-donuts Rock!

Awesome trip! The guide rocks, (Seth) very knowledgeable on the area! Leave all the damn Hoover dam jokes at home! Thanks Seth! Fritz and Fritz's Mom!

Thank localyokell25
Liz W, Front Office Manager at Blazin' Paddles, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This awesome review made us laugh so hard! So happy we were able to make such an awesome trip for you!

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile
Don’t miss this!

We did the half day tour. To be honest, this being the first time in Vegas for my wife, we were actually contemplating cancelling this in order to have more time exploring Vegas. However, the moment we got into the water, we were so glad...More

Thank Mouli511
Liz W, Front Office Manager at Blazin' Paddles, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

So glad you decided to join us and were able to explore a different side of Vegas! Thank you coming out!

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Full day on the River with Ryan, best day of our trip

We elected to do the full day after reading reviews and are all extremely glad we did. The full day is the way to go in order to experience the hikes, and the hot springs etc. Ryan is an amazing guide and truly dedicated. From...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ray1green2018
Liz W, Front Office Manager at Blazin' Paddles, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Thank you for such kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip out with us. Ryan is truly passionate and deeply cares about this work! We appreciate you coming out with us.

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October 11, 2018|
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Response from McCallum4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Pick the hotel closest to you and they will send you directions as to where they will pick you up. It was super easy!
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October 11, 2018|
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Response from Irenic | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I think so. Call the office and ask questions they are very helpful
September 29, 2018|
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Response from Russ T | Reviewed this property |
As reported by, Kat - all of that is included in the fee. They do all the work, you just need to provide your full government name
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