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3 hours


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



$139 / person


3 hours

About the Experience

A quick kayak sampler on the crystal waters of Lake Mead. Great for all skill levels (including those with no experience).

Kayak to the Boulder Islands, a set of mountain tops that have been exposed by the fluctuating water levels at Lake Mead.

Stop for a quick hike to the top of the islands, where 360 views await. Enjoy a light snack while exploring the coves where many birds winter and nest. You have the opportunity to see Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Clark's and Western Grebes, and many others.

Be sure to wear a bathing suit in summer months; the water temperatures are perfect for swimming. A professional guide will be at your side to offer instruction, stories, local history, and the information about construction of the Hoover Dam. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your kayaking adventure on Lake Mead.


- Kayaking
- Hiking
- Swimming
- Wildlife Viewing
- Photography


Easy - Moderate (depending on wind)


Beginner friendly, family friendly, no previous experience required. Minimum age: 6+ years

Izzy Collett

Packing Your Gear

Come prepared. 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, which will help keep you comfortable while enjoying the outdoors.

Packing List

- Shorts or pants and shirt (not cotton)
- Dress in layers
- River sandals or water shoes (no flip flops)
- Swimsuit (wear under clothes)
- Hat and sunglasses
- Towel (optional)
- 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
- Gloves

* Gratuities for guides range from
10%-20% of trip cost

Kayaker near the Boulder Islands on Lake Mead

Mahan Deeds

Kayakers taking a break for a swim near Boulder Islands

Mahan Deeds


- High performance kayak with rudder
- Paddle and life vest
- Safety equipment
- Professional Guide
- Basic paddling instruction
- Bottled water
- Light snacks (no lunch)
- A dry bag for your essentials

*Gratuity not included

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