One of our most popular trips for those seeking a challenging adventure. Bighorn sheep, hot springs, and caves.
About the Experience
Our most popular kayak adventure! This exciting and adventurous day on the river is the best value for those wanting the most "bang for their buck." This section of Black Canyon is moving flat-water, it is not a whitewater trip. It is one of our more demanding kayak tours, so be ready for a big day.
As you meet your guide and prepare for the day, you will receive proper gear and instruction for the launch site. The descent to the river is 1100' in elevation, where the mighty Hoover Dam presents itself.
After a short briefing you will get acquainted with your kayak. Once you are on the water, your guide will touch on basic paddling strokes.
As you make your way past waterfalls and quiet canyons, you may see big horn sheep, bald eagles, or coyotes. Remember to wear a bathing suit for soaking in the natural hot springs. Your day will also include a picnic lunch on a beach that will provide you with million dollar views. Paddle into Emerald Cave and check out the historic catwalk.
Your day ends at Willow Beach, where an air-conditioned shuttle will transport you back to your hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
ACTIVITIES & HIGHLIGHTS
- Hot Springs
- Slot Canyon Hikes
- Wildlife Viewing
Moderate - Strenuous (depending on wind)
SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
Beginner friendly for those seeking a highly adventurous activity. Recommended age: 12+ years.
Packing Your Gear
Come prepared. You could be travelling from the desert floor to mountain tops, and back down again. Temperatures can vary greatly, so it is best to be prepared for all types of weather conditions. We have put together a recommended gear list for you, to help make your journey comfortable and enjoyable.
- Shorts or pants and shirt (not cotton)
- Dress in layers
- River sandals or water shoes
- Swimsuit (wear under clothes)
- Hat and sunglasses
- Towel (optional)
- Photo ID (cannot launch without it)
- Spending cash for souvenirs & tips*
In cooler months (Nov-March) add:
- Base layer (polypro, capilene, etc.)
- Fleece top (for warmth)
- Wool socks
- Windproof/rainproof jacket
- Ski type beanie/hat
* Gratuities for guides range from
10%-20% of trip cost
- High performance kayak with rudder
- Paddle and life vest
- All safety equipment
- Professional Guide
- Basic paddling instruction
- Lunch and snacks
- Bottled water
- A dry bag for your essentials
- Hotel Transportation
*Gratuity not included