Las Vegas

3-Hour Black Canyon Tour by Motorized Raft with Optional Transport

Boulder City, United States

From USD 140.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Escape from Las Vegas to experience the Black Canyon on a gentle 3-hour raft tour on the Colorado River. Board your motorized raft at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and relax as your guide steers the boat along the Colorado River, providing a smooth trip through the canyon landscape. Soak in the scenery of Hoover Dam, tall rock cliffs, caves, and riverside beaches as your guide shares commentary about the wildlife and history of the region. Includes boxed lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Las Vegas.
  • 3-hour Black Canyon River tour by motorized raft, from Las Vegas
  • Ride in comfort on a motorized raft piloted by an expert guide
  • See Hoover Dam and learn about its engineering
  • Explore the natural beauty of the Colorado River and Lake Mead National Recreational Area
  • Keep an eye out for animals like big horn sheep and eagles
  • Includes lunch, guide, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Las Vegas (if option selected)

What's Included

  • Float Trip
  • Lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • NPS Park Entrance Fee
  • Gratuities
  • Round-trip Transportation (depending on option selected)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 268 Lakeshore Rd
    268 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Boulder City

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Hoover Dam (Pass By)

Willow Beach

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Willow Beach Marina

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian & Gluten Free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Is hotel pickup included in the 3-Hour Black Canyon Tour by Motorized Raft with Optional Transport?

A:Round-trip transportation is offered (if option selected) from most major Las Vegas hotels. Please select the appropriate hotel upon checkout. If you choose the no-transportation option, you will have to make your own way to the departure point.

Aug. 2021

Q:How far from Las Vegas is the meeting location for the 3-Hour Black Canyon Tour by Motorized Raft with Optional Transport?

A:The Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino is about 30 miles from the strip/downtown Las Vegas. Drive time is about 45 minutes.

Aug. 2021

Q:Is free parking available at the departure point for the 3-Hour Black Canyon Tour by Motorized Raft with Optional Transport?

A:Yes, there is plenty of free parking at the Lodge.

Aug. 2021

Q:Are there any age limits to participate in the 3-Hour Black Canyon Tour by Motorized Raft with Optional Transport?

A:There are no age limits. This rafting tour can accommodate everyone from infants to seniors.

Aug. 2021

Q:Do I need prior experience before joining the 3-Hour Black Canyon Tour by Motorized Raft with Optional Transport?

A:No. The rafts are motorized and fully guided so all you need to do is relax and enjoy.

Aug. 2021

Q:Will I get seasick during the 3-Hour Black Canyon Tour by Motorized Raft with Optional Transport?

A:This is a gentle, smooth water trip. Unless you are prone to get seasick, you should not have a problem.

Aug. 2021

Q:Are life jackets provided/required during the 3-Hour Black Canyon Tour by Motorized Raft with Optional Transport?

A:Yes, as per Coast Guard regulations. Only children 12 and younger are required, but there are plenty for everyone.

Aug. 2021

Q:Is there designated seating in the raft during the 3-Hour Black Canyon Tour by Motorized Raft with Optional Transport?

A:No, the rafts have bench-style seating and seats are not assigned.

Aug. 2021

Q:What is the included lunch and can I bring my own with me?

A:Standard lunch is a turkey pesto wrap, apple, chips, and cookies. Note: this menu is subject to change.

Aug. 2021

Q:Do you offer vegetarian or other dietary options during the 3-Hour Black Canyon Tour by Motorized Raft?

A:Yes - you may opt for Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Peanut-Free, Dairy-Free, and Vegan lunch options if requested in advance. Please notate any dietary requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Aug. 2021

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188 reviews
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Giovonni Rocks!!!!
Nancie_S, May 2023
The boat driver Giovonni was awesome, he did a wonderful job of telling us history and information about each stop we made. He was fun in between. He made the tour the best part even though the tour itself was awesome.
One of the best!
Gretchen_R, May 2023
I have been to Las Vegas numerous times, and this was by far one of the best experiences. I have enjoyed while in Nevada. Sarah, our guide was absolutely wonderful. The views are breathtaking and the entire experience is something that I would recommend to everyone.
Would see again.
Monica_T, May 2023
Get your hat, sunblock, and camera ready to experience one of the best tours ever!! Loved every minute. Excellent tour guide.
fun day on the colorado river!
Giovanna_T, May 2023
friendly tour guide, very knowledgable, great weather, beautiful sights, great lunch, punctual, clean raft
Deception .... expedition cancelled !
Louise_L, May 2023
My friend and I were in the bus for the expedition when we received a call that the trip was cancelled - the guide did not show up apparently! What a deception ! We came from Montreal (Quebec, Canada) - I had done this activity a few years ago and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Vegas..... I wish they had offered an alternative for the day, but did not. They offered to reimburse and a 50% if booking in the next year but we cannot go back so easily! They should have offered a compensation right away along with reimbursement!
Terrific, clean, safe memorable tour
Roger_M, May 2023
Clean, safe river rafting adventure, captain Giannis is an encyclopedia of information about Colorado River, black canyon. Most highly recommend this tour. We have used 4 X Always great time.
You Will Thank Me Later!
Leslie_T, Apr 2023
The Very Best Tour!! Take this one instead of the kayak, your arms will thank me later!! Our tour guid Misty was super awesome!! Money well spent!!
A Dam Good Way to Spend the Day!
Deborah_K, Apr 2023
Matt, our guide, was fabulous! He made the trip so enjoyable by sharing all of his knowledge of the dam and the river. The lunch was very good and the amount of time on the river was perfect for us.
Stunning experience
Tracey_H, Apr 2023
This was a truly stunning experience. The Colorado River is gorgeous. We were the only boat on the river (other than the kayaks) and the team had us feeling very special and privileged to be able to take the trip. Thoroughly recommended. Thank you for having us. 3 hours well spent.
Great views
Danny_H, Mar 2023
Beautiful views of Hoover Dam and the river. Our guide was excellent. This is a quiet trip away from the action of Las Vegas.
Brilliant day our guide was great
Andy_W, Oct 2022
All of it , start to finish guide was fab, very memorable experience. My wife booked this tour for my 60th birthday, and couldn't of wished for a better day , my wife says she will always remember the guide with the funny hat.
Yvette_D, Oct 2022
Everyone should see Hoover Dam from the bottom up and take unique and very interesting motorized raft trip down Colorado River. Everything from checking-in to shuttles to / from drop off points to guided rafting trip was fantastic, safe, and enjoyable. The description and history by our guide Russ of Hoover Dam and Colorado River was very interesting and informative. Frank and Yvette
Anniversary trip
vsmith01, Oct 2022
This was a great ride down the river. Our tour guide Matt was very informative. We really enjoyed this trip and would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys being outside. Our driver Victor was a trooper and very amazing. We had a car breakdown on the way back into Vegas and he handled it great. We all had him laughing in hopes to cheer him up. He did a great job of handling the breakdown and all of us who were in the vehicle, haha. Shout out to you Victor, your amazing!
Was an awesome trip.
Jeff_S, Oct 2022
Swimming in the river off a desolate beach. Had the most entertaining an informative raft pilot. Great lunch and met some new friends.
Enjoyable tour.
Margaret_Y, July 2022
Great experience. Dave (captain crash) was excellent and fun. He made the tour very enjoyable. Well done.
Great boat ride and lots of history about the Hoover Dam and River.
Suzette_S, June 2022
Great boat ride. Lots of fun. Ron was a blast as the driver. Knows a lot about the river and history of the Hoover Dam. It wasn't horribly hot or sunny so made the day great. Boat was fun to be on and lunch was good too. If you take the trip make sure you bring sun screen and a hat. VP transport was good Victor wonderful driver also.
Worth the trip
JAMES_F, Apr 2022
The experience was breathtaking the guides were informative, friendly and entertaining. The raft was comfortable and accommodating
Won big with this trip!
Ami_M, Apr 2022
Best money I've spent in Vegas. Truly a wonderful adventure. I sat in front and let my feet get wet. Pack some sunscreen, maybe a hat. Our tour guide was excellent.
The guide was fun and...
Sandra_M, Apr 2022
The guide was fun and informative. It was Beautiful and peaceful. The transportation was nice as well.
The best tour ever!!!
Carla_F, Apr 2022
I’m really happy with my experience in this tour and with all employees. The place is beautiful and the guide make a very good job.

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