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Address: 1647 Nevada Hwy, Ste. A, Boulder City, NV 89005
Phone Number: 702-293-5026
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We are a full service outdoor adventure company. Our trips include...

We are a full service outdoor adventure company. Our trips include kayaking, canoeing, stand-up-paddle boarding, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, ATV tours and horseback riding. Our adventures are available in areas such as Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon as well as the entire Lake Mead National Recreation Area. We specialize in guided trips from beginner to advanced, but we also have self guided trips, equipment rentals, wilderness medicine courses, and lessons available in most all of the disciplines. We have availability daily with free transportation from the Las Vegas strip available with all of our guided tours. We also have corporate and large (15+) group tours available.

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Black Canyon Kayak Day Trip from Las Vegas
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Hoover Dam Mountain Bike Tour
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Lake Mead Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lesson

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Surf and Turf Tour

We had a blast. Perfect amount of land and water! We were FORCED to visit Vegas for a family event and decided we must find something anti Vegas. This excursion was the perfect... read more

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a blast. Perfect amount of land and water! We were FORCED to visit Vegas for a family event and decided we must find something anti Vegas. This excursion was the perfect thing. Even though it was almost 120F, our guide Reed made the perfect adjustments so we wouldn't evaporate. Hitting the water after an easy mostly downhill trail... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last minute trip to Lake Mead. We rented a couple of Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle boards. Staff was very friendly and super helpful. One member of our group had never gone Kayaking before and our Guide took a little time to give her some impromptu lesson.

Thank Sarah M
Hockessin, Delaware
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297 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to thank Patton for keeping our reservation straight and helping us with our Kayaking plans. We started the afternoon approx. 1:15pm for the 2:00pm (4 Hour Kayak Rental) at their Boulder City location. We met Darrell who trailered our Kayaks to Lake Mead. Darrell was instrumental in our enjoyment on this trip giving us tips on navigating the... More 

Thank DiAlJo
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About this outfit. We rented kayaks for our family of five to kayak on Lake Mead. The staff were extremely helpful and explained everything we needed to know. We paid in advance to reserve our kayaks and we were emailed a receipt with explanation of how the reservation would work on the day of our rental. I had to make... More 

Thank FamilyofFiveMD
Kayak_Las_Vegas, Owner at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed the Lake, it is so nice this time of year. Family kayaking is the way to go in the summer. Thanks for the nice feedback and hopefully we will see you again next time you go paddling! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trip was simply fantastic. You start in Boulder City, just a short drive outside of Las Vegas. (Maybe 30 minutes from the strip.) They do offer hotel pickup for those who aren't mobile themselves. The tour itself starts right the base of Hoover Dam. It's so close to the dam that you have to go through security gates and... More 

Thank EricReign1
Kayak_Las_Vegas, Owner at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Just wanted to say thank you for the detailed review of what to expect on a guided 1-day Black Canyon trip. Your description helps others know what to expect, and we are happy to hear Gary took care of you! More 

Timmins, Canada
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40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My wife and I kayaked the Black River Canyon for the second time with Desert Adventures, and I would recommend this trip for anyone visiting the Vegas area. Paddling this 13 mile strip of water is a day you will never forget. Bighorn sheep, birds of prey, natural desert surroundings and the best view of the Hoover dam you will... More 

Thank Derek R
Kayak_Las_Vegas, Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Derek, glad you returned for round two - and thanks for the great review. Next time you visit us, please make sure you request a Jackson Journey touring kayak and we will make sure you get it. Not sure why there was a change, it could be a number of things...but if you want to paddle a touring boat... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I don't even know where to start on this one. 11 of us on the2day ring bolt run on 14/15-6. 1/2the group is very outdoorsy, M. And I were sober the whole trip, so don't think the alcohol is doing the talking. The only positive thing I will say is that the lady on the phone was extremely nice and... More 

Thank Bella M
Kayak_Las_Vegas, Owner at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Bella M, I read your review a few days ago and felt it was important to do some research before responding. From the sounds of it, your group struggled with many things on your Black Canyon kayak trip, some of which included the weather and wind. It certainly does not help when you don't have the equipment you reserved,... More 

Reston, Virginia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Just completed amazing kayak trip down the rugged Colorado River gorge from the foot of Hoover Dam to marina 12 miles downstream with Desert Adventures. Along the way our guide Jake pointed out a pair of bighorn sheep and many types of exotic waterfowl and led us on hlkes up several slot canyons to thermal pools. Air temperature was 100+... More 

Thank jimrva
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Great day on the water, with a fantastic group of guys who run the Desert Adventure, We did the self guided trip. Very reasonable and the guys who helped launch us were very informative about the river. Wonderful day trip. Meet at the Boulder dam casino left our cars, we were driven down to launch site and then picked up... More 

Thank Patti G
Las Vegas, Nevada
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51 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Great company. They have shoes or whatever you need for Kayaking and you can rent a water proof camera. Gary was a awesome guide. I can't wait to do it again. They also give you a lunch as well. Only thing i would recommend is more options for food allergy.

Thank Christine L

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