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About Evolution Expeditions
One of the longest-running outfitters guiding excursions through the Black Canyon on the Colorado River, we offer full and half-day trips for paddlers of all skill levels. Our experienced guides will provide you with a wealth of knowledge about the river, flora, fauna, and history of the surrounding area. All guides and staff are trained in Wilderness First Aid/CPR, environmental preservation, and practice Leave-no-Trace ethics. Our mission is to provide our guests with an enhanced educational, safe, and exciting kayaking experience on this breathtaking waterway.
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Kayak Emerald Cave Express

- Three hours (start times vary)
- Year-round
- Complimentary shuttle service ( on hold due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines)
- Paddle distance: up to 4mi/6.4km
- Emerald Cave
- Historical sites
- Wildlife viewing
- Complimentary bottled water, juice, & snacks
- Professional tour guide(s)
- Touring kayak with rudder
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3 hours
from $129.00

Kayak Emerald Cave

- Four hours (10:00am – 2:00pm)
- Year-round
- Complimentary shuttle service ( on hold due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines)
- Paddle distance: up to 6mi/9.6km
- Emerald Cave
- Historical sites
- Wildlife viewing
- Complimentary bottled water, juice, & snacks
- Catered lunch included
- Professional tour guide(s)
- Touring kayak with rudder
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4 hours
from $159.00

Kayak Hoover Dam

- Seven hours (7:00am – 2:00pm)
- Year-round
- Permit included (ADVANCE BOOKING SUGGESTED)
- Complimentary shuttle service ( on hold due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines)
- Paddle distance: 12mi/19.2km
- Wildlife viewing
- Sauna cave
- Hot spring pools
- Emerald Cave
- Historical sites
- Bottled water, juice, & snacks
- Catered lunch
- Professional tour guide
- Touring kayak with rudder
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7 hours
from $249.00
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Melodee M wrote a review Sep 19
Tacoma, Washington66 contributions13 helpful votes
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We totally enjoyed our trip to Emerald Cave. Anthony and Bridget were exceptional guides. They were fun, professional, very informative and capable. The pace was good, the paddle enjoyable and appropriately challenging, and we learned a lot too. Snacks and lunch were of good quality and generous. This is a great excursion in memory making!
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Kayc K wrote a review Sep 18
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This was my first time Kayaking ever and it was absolutely amazing! Shay our guide was fun, insightful, and patient. She definitely made the experience worth while. I would recommend this company to anyone thinking about Kayaking especially for first timers.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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denamarie2020 wrote a review Sep 16
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This tour was amazing, the tour guides were very helpful and made things fun and interesting. This was the first time my group has ever been kayaking and we would definitely do it again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jasmine wrote a review Sep 15
Hesperia, California1 contribution
Our tour guide Stewart at Evolution Expedition was informative, fun and kind he was knowledgeable about the entire area and provided great information on our mini hike to the historical site. He provided delicious snacks and cold water for us on our walk. I am not an experienced kayaker and he provided us with guidance and tips, made sure our experience was fun and easy. I would definitely recommend Kayaking if you are in the area of Las Vegas, it is only 20 mins away, and it is lots of fun.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Rickskourtney wrote a review Sep 14
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Our guide was extremely nice and made the journey easy. The waters were beautiful! The half day express trip was the perfect amount of time for us to experience kayaking the Colorado River and seeing the emerald waters.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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