canoe river trip launching in black canyon near las vegas

Gabriel Chavez

Canoe Expeditions

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Canoe tripping is a popular way to enjoy lakes and rivers, whether it is a few days or a few hours. Desert Adventures offers daily tours at Lake Mead and Willow Beach, as well as canoeing on the Colorado river below Hoover Dam.  

 

Multi-day river trips are the best way to experience all the magic the canyon has to offer. Enjoy a freshly prepared meal around a crackling campfire, watch the sunset from the bank of the river, and awake to the smell of fresh ground coffee.

 

Canoes allow us to carry luxuries that kayaks don't afford. There is room for comfy plush sleeping pads, roomy tents, and ice chests to keep foods fresh and drinks cold. This is especially important during summer months when temperatures soar. 

Our guides favor canoes for overnight trips for several reasons. These boats are stable, easy to load, and have a comfortable seating position (which is great if you have bad knees or back aches). If you are nervous, don't worry - we can show you how to paddle efficiently as a team, with good communication and proper technique

The Bighorn Classic is our most popular trip and great for most ages.  Families with children younger than 12 will probably do best on the Ringbolt Run adventure, while the Eldorado Gold trip is best suited for adults. 

NOTE:  Hoover Dam launches require the purchase of a $32 non-refundable permit to access the launch site.  Call us for availability and to purchase.

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Anything you canoe, I canoe better.

CANOE ADVENTURES

Three day river camping trip  canoeing in Black Canyon

BIGHORN CLASSIC CANOE TRIP

Our most popular canoe expedition trip. Three days of hiking, hot springs, and sleeping under the stars.

Price

$699 / person

Duration

3 days

Canoe group on a multiday river trip in Black Canyon with Desert Adventures

ELDORADO GOLD CANOE TRIP

Our most adventurous and remote canoe trip. Hiking, hot springs, caves, and exploring tunnels of a historic mine.

Price

$929 / person

Duration

4 days

Sunset Canoe Tour

SUNSET CANOE TOUR
LAKE MEAD

Enjoy watching the sun slowly set over the River Mountains from your own canoe on Lake Mead.

Price

$169 / person

Duration

4 hours

Canoer in Emerald Cave

EMERALD COVE
CANOE TOUR

A quick canoe sampler with some amazing scenery and opportunities for wildlife sightings.

Price

$139 / person

Duration

3 hours

Canoeing on Lake Mead at Boulder Islands

BOULDER ISLANDS
CANOE TRIP

Approximately 3 hours of paddling on Lake Mead, to several islands.

Price

$139 / person

Duration

3 hours

Canoe group floating down the river on a camping trip

RINGBOLT RUN CANOE CAMPING

A great introduction to overnight canoe camping on the Colorado river, packed with hiking and hot springs.

Price

$449 / person

Duration

2 days

Canoe group paddles on the Colorado River from Willow Beach

COLORADO RIVER
CANOE TRIP

Spend the day exploring the historic area in Black Canyon. Spectacular scenery, wildlife, hiking, and lunch!

Price

$199 / person

Duration

Full Day

Canoeing tour at Lake Mead, near Las Vegas

LAKE MEAD
CANOE TOUR

Approximately 4.5 hours of paddling, hiking, and swimming on the crystal waters of Lake Mead.

Price

$169 / person

Duration

4.5 hours

a tent on a sandy river bank with orange cliffs at sunset

CANOE TOURS INCLUDE

  • Professional Instructor / Guide

  • Tandem canoe

  • Paddle

  • PFD

  • Drybag for essentials

  • Lunch and/or snacks

  • Bottled water

  • Round trip transportation from Las Vegas for most trips​

 

     *(Gratuity not included)

MULTI-DAY TRIPS INCLUDE

All of the above, plus:

  • Tent

  • Sleeping bag and pillow

  • Super comfy sleeping pad

  • Camp chair

  • All kitchen and cooking equipment

  • All meals, drinks, snacks during trip

  • Any multi-sport equipment

“Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”     ― Walt Whitman

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