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This is Our Story

Founded in 2004, Desert Adventures is deeply intertwined with the mesmerizing currents of the Colorado River. Our journey has expanded to encompass kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking, all while emphasizing continuous learning through our immersive field courses. We're driven by a singular mission: delivering a truly authentic and unforgettable experience.

As a close-knit community of passionate explorers, we're united by the river that shapes our lifestyle. Our ethos is built on stewardship, enlightenment, mutual respect, and sheer joy.

We cherish the bonds we form, both with fellow adventurers and with nature itself. Embracing diversity and creativity, we dream ambitiously, act responsibly, and pursue our passion with unwavering love and dedication.

Our Mission

Our mission transcends the conventional. At Desert Adventures, we're devoted to crafting kayak tours and other adventures that are more than just experiences—they're memories, lessons, and stories waiting to be shared. The essence of our tours lies in the intimacy: smaller groups, undivided attention, and personal touches that make each adventure truly unique.

This is our real job.

two paddlers in an orange kayak in black canyon

Your Outdoor Adventure Experts

With a passion for exploration and a commitment to exceptional service, we offer a range of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of outdoor enthusiasts. Our services include:

Guided Tours

Explore the breathtaking beauty of Lake Mead and beyond with our expert guides leading activities such as stand-up paddling, kayak tours, canoe expeditions, hiking & backpacking, biking, and multi-sport/multi-day adventures.

Our professional guided kayak tours and canoeing adventures are suitable for all ages and group sizes. Whether you have a few hours or several days to spare, our river adventures offer unbeatable fun. Some of our popular kayaking tours are as follows:

Adventure Packages

Immerse yourself in fully guided outdoor experiences with all the necessary equipment, transportation, delicious meals, and comfortable hotel stays at the Best Western in Boulder City, NV. We ensure that every detail is taken care of, allowing you to focus on making lifelong memories. Some of our exclusive adventure tour packages include:


Develop essential outdoor skills through our range of courses, including DIY Rentals/Shuttles, Kayak 101, Kayak Safety & Rescue, Rolling, Intro to SUP, Intro to Canoe, CPR/AED/First Aid, and Wilderness First Aid, all led by our experienced instructors.

DIY Rentals / Shuttles

Prepare for your self-guided kayak adventure with our convenient equipment rental and shuttle services, available for locations such as Lake Mead, Willow Beach, and Black Canyon.

Hoover Dam Kayak Tour: Ensure access to this extraordinary location within a strict security zone, exclusively available through local outfitters. Secure your non-refundable and non-transferable permit at $32/person ($16 for those 15 and under or America The Beautiful pass holders). Be prepared for efficient loading and a 15-minute launch window.

What Makes Us Special

The magic of Desert Adventures lies in the details:

Skilled Local Guides

Every guide at Desert Adventures is an expert, not just in leading the way, but in making each tour a rich tapestry of stories, insights, and experiences.

Handpicked Adventures

Our adventures, especially our sought-after kayaking tours, are meticulously curated to ensure they capture the essence of the Southwest's beauty and thrill.

Hidden Gem Destinations

With us, you'll venture beyond the known, exploring hidden corners near Las Vegas that promise awe and wonder at every turn.

Moreover, our commitment to the environment is unwavering. By championing sustainable practices, we ensure the natural treasures we adore today are preserved for generations to come.

izzy collett rowing a raft in the grand canyon

Our Team

As much as we have in common, we are also amazingly unique! 

joyce kehoe near havasupai creek in the grand canyon
joe hjortshoj rapelling off sandstone cliff

What People Are Saying

“This was the best part of our Vegas vacation. I can't believe we never knew about these cool places off the Strip.”

- Shanna Barney

“I slept under the stars for the first time and it was magical. Waking up to fresh coffee was a nice touch. ”

- Jason and Krista Noles

“They made everything so easy! The food was great, our guide Gianni kept us laughing, and the canyon is spectacular.”

- The Robertsons

Join Us in Exploring

Dive into the heart of the American Southwest and create memories that last a lifetime. Ready to embrace the thrill, wonder, and beauty of the outdoors? Desert Adventures is here to guide your journey. For reservations or inquiries, reach us at:

1647 Boulder City Pkwy Ste A,

Boulder City, NV  89005

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