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“Amazing moonlight experience.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Evolution Expedition

Evolution Expedition
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: During your holiday, be sure to place kayaking and hiking on your list of things to do while in Las Vegas – you'll be glad you did. We are an outdoor adventure, site seeing tour company, specializing in guided Kayak, Hiking and wake board tours on Lake Mead and below the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. When hiking through deep canyons or kayaking on the Colorado River to geothermal hot springs, look for diverse wildlife that could include Desert Big Horn Sheep, Coyotes, Ring-tailed Cats and Kit Foxes. Bird lovers, we have Osprey, Bald Eagles and Falcons. Being a migratory route for water fowl there are several different species that change with the seasons. Being outdoor enthusiast and passionate for our environment, our kayak Las Vegas tours is more than just taking people kayaking on the Colorado River. We are creating memories that will last a lifetime. Our guides are CPR and Wilderness First Aid certified. We are professionally trained and have extensive knowledge of kayaking and hiking in the back country. We offer complimentary pick-up/drop-off to your hotel via our spacious and comfortable Transit vans. Our professional drivers have safety in mind as they transport you to and from your adventure. To experience one of the finest Las Vegas kayaking tours available, contact Evolution Expeditions. Be sure to bring your camera along to capture the beauty of nature that awaits you.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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“Amazing moonlight experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We booked online to do a moonlight kayak trip on Lake Mead during our honeymoon trip to Vegas.

This trip was definately the highlight of our honeymoon. We were picked up by Dan and were then informed that we were the only ones on this trip! A private tour: excellent!

We put our kayaks onto the water just before the sun set and spent time paddling around and taking in the sunsets. Dan was chatty and interesting and made us feel at ease.

We then stopped on a beach on one of the islands and had a paddle in the lake under the full moon: amazing experience! Dan then lit a fire and we ate s'mores whilst we dried off in front of the flames.

Worth every penny!

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LasVegasKayakTours, Manager at Evolution Expedition, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
the Moonlight paddle is amazing, I like that tour cause you get out of the summer heat and the lake is so nice right now for swimming!
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Barnum, Minnesota
2 reviews
“First time kayaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

My wife and I had an extra day in Vegas and wanted to try something different so we booked the webbed foot tour. Our guide Rod picked us up at the hotel that morning and drove us south of the dam. We put in at the marina. The water was very clear and cool. You could see the trout swimming under the kayak. The fall weather was perfect.
Rod was very knowledgable on the plants,animals,history and lore of the area, it made for very good conversation. We even gleanned some new campfire recipes and other places to visit.
After paddling several miles upstream we stopped for a great shore lunch and investigated a small canyon. On the return trip there where moments of complete silence as we where just in the zone and paddles in sync. It was a great trip. We would do it again.

Visited October 2012
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LasVegasKayakTours, Manager at Evolution Expedition, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
I love to paddle in the fall, here it's just like summer and the 1/2 Day Webbed Foot Tour is a great way to see the beauty in the Black Canyon on the Colorado River.
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Hampshire, UK
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“Hoover dam tour - Well worth the early start”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Had a fantastic day kayaking downstream with mike. Being picked up from the hotel at 5:15am was a bit of a shock, but our day out on the water more than made up for it. We were complete novices but Mike and Rod made sure we were ok, the kayaks even had a foot operated rudder which made manoeuvring much easier. The pace Mike sets can only be described as easy and the whole day just felt relaxing and peaceful (and it was a whole day)
This is a trip we would do again and again.

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LasVegasKayakTours, Manager at Evolution Expedition, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
5:15 in the morning isn't that bad... :) thats why we pick you up! All of our kayaks have a rudder to steer you down the Colorado River with ease you should check out the 1/2 day Colorado River Tour below the Hoover Dam, it' s a great paddle too!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Hoover Dam - Kayak trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

The early meet up for this trip is a killer but it is totally worth it.

The trip starts with stunning views of the base of the Hoover Dam, before kayaking down stream on nice calm waters to visit a spooky sauna cave, hot spring waterfall, stunning scenery, with a few quirky tales of the hoover dam hermit.

The kayaking is easy to pick up, the first time climbing in is the worst but after that its plain sailing or paddling.

The staff were all excellent, Leanne our guides bubbly enthusiasm and local knowledge made the trip even better, and she made sure everyone was well looked after from start to finish.

I would really recommend this to anyone who wants to have a little adventure whilst seeing a world landmark. Teenage children would love this to but its not really for anyone younger in my view.

I would love to do this again one day when my kids are older.

Mark

Visited October 2012
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LasVegasKayakTours, Manager at Evolution Expedition, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
I like to start early in the morning 'cause you can tell people almost anything and they believe you.
LOL well kind of kidding! It sounds like you had a great time, thank you for sharing about your tour on the Colorado River. We also have 1/2 day kayak tours on Lake Mead that your kids would love!
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“Perfect day on the water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Our full day kayaking trip starting at the base of the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River was supurb. In addition to the perfect kayaking, the side hikes to hot springs waters was unique and great fun. Our leader, Scott was very knowledgeable and pleasant company. Even the food provided was great!

Visited September 2012
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LasVegasKayakTours, Manager at Evolution Expedition, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Launching at the base of the Hoover Dam is always a "aww" moment for me, Scenery is amazing and we appreciate you sharing your day with us!
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