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Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas

Boulder City, United States
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From USD 149.00

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


Kayak down the Colorado River on this half-day tour from Las Vegas. Spend ample time on the water taking in the amazing sights of the Black Canyon of the area and maybe even spot wildlife like bighorn sheep, coyotes, or bald eagles as you paddle along. Visit beautiful beaches, a cave, and enjoy snacks and bottled water included on your tour.
  • Half-day kayaking tour on the Colorado River from Las Vegas
  • All necessary equipment, snacks, and bottled water included
  • Las Vegas pickup and drop-off from select hotels included
  • This tour isn’t recommended for people with back problems or serious medical conditions

What's Included

  • All necessary kayak equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select Las Vegas Strip hotels
  • Professional guide
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • $25 National Park entrance fee (only if meeting at Willow Beach Marina)
  • Personal gear (dry bags, water shoes, etc.) May be available for purchase before tour at office.

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Blazin' Paddles
    18000 US-93, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA

    The operator is located inside the Hoover Dam Lodge. If you wish to bypass the shuttle and meet directly at the river you can do so, but the national park will require a fee of $25 per vehicle if you don't have a national park pass. Please enquire if you would like this option

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

The complimentary shuttle picks up at select hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. Please ensure you are on time to your given location out of respect to other guests on tour. Failure to be on time could result in a loss of the tour without refund. These specified hotels have quick and easy access for the shuttle to get through the busy strip, so you can spend less time in traffic and more time on the river! Travelers may also meet at the office located inside The Hoover Dam Lodge Casino. There is free parking and is last to be picked up and first to be dropped off from the shuttle. Travelers may meet at launch destination (25804 Willow Beach Rd, Willow Beach, AZ 86445) *National Park vehicle entrance fee is $25 (payable direct to the National Park Service)

What To Expect

Get picked up from your Las Vegas hotel or, if you prefer, you can also meet at the local operator’s office, which is a short drive from the Strip.

Once your guide has assigned everyone in your group a kayak, start your journey by paddling upstream into Black Canyon. Enjoy beautiful sights as you travel through and stop for a snack. Make your way to Emerald Cave where you can take a dip in the emerald-green-colored water before going back to Willow Beach. Call it a day and get shuttled back to your hotel.

Please note: In order for the local operator to obtain the necessary permits for this tour ALL traveler names must be provided as they appear on a government-issued ID such as a driver's license or passport. Your tour will not be confirmed unless all names are provided. Please ensure all names are spelled correctly, names cannot be changed once reservation is submitted.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Swimsuits, layers, and closed toe water shoes are strongly advised.
  • No lockers provided. Recommended to protect any electronics from water. Dry bags, waterproof phone cases, and other last minute needs are available for purchase at our office location.
  • Requires some athletic ability but good for all skill levels.
  • SELECT hotel pick-ups are offered for this tour. The local operator will help organize the closest pick up if your hotel is not on the list.
  • Pick up time starts two hours before tour time.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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:How can I arrange hotel pickup for the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?

A:Pickup is available from many Las Vegas Strip hotels. When booking your tour, please select your hotel from the list. Be sure to call the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm the exact pickup details.

Aug. 2021

Q:What if my hotel is not listed for pickup?

A:Hotel pickup is only available from the hotels listed in the "Tour Details" section at checkout. Please select the closest hotel to your location. Once confirmed, call the phone number on your ticket to confirm your pickup details.

Aug. 2021

Q:How far from Las Vegas is the departure point for the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?

A:It generally takes a little over an hour to get from Las Vegas to Willow Beach. Please be sure to confirm your pickup details by calling the local operator at least 24 hours prior to departure.

Aug. 2021

Q:How much is the National Park Entrance fee?

A:Entrance into the park is $25 per vehicle, however, this is included in the tour package price.

Aug. 2021

Q:Can I participate in the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas if I've never kayaked before?

A:Whether this is your first time in a kayak or you are a seasoned veteran; all skill levels are invited to enjoy the Black Canyon! The crystal clear water of the Colorado River is quite tame in this area since you will be paddling between two dams.

Aug. 2021

Q:What kind of distance do we kayak during the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?

A:This tour is approximately 4 miles round-trip on smooth, mostly flat water.

Aug. 2021

Q:What should I wear for the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?

A:Wear closed-toe water shoes or sneakers that can get wet. Dress according to the weather, ideally in athletic / outdoor-type clothing that dries fast. Wear your swimsuit under your clothes. Also, bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Aug. 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?

A:You will need a government-issued picture ID. You might want to bring cash to spend at the Marina store or for gratuities. Please leave bulky items at home, in your hotel, or car as there is no storage area. Bring a towel if you plan to swim.

Aug. 2021

Q:Will I be in a single or a tandem kayak during the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?

A:You may choose between a single or tandem kayak (based on availability). If you have a preference, please list it in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout; otherwise, you can make your request on the day of departure.

Aug. 2021

Q:Why would I want to select a tandem (double) kayak for the Half-Day Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon from Las Vegas?

A:If you have never been kayaking, weigh less than 120lbs, or it’s been a while since you’ve hit the gym; you may want to use a double kayak. Not only are double kayaks easier to paddle, but they are also less likely to flip.

Aug. 2021

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Michael did a phenomenal job from teaching us to kayak to sharing history and tidbits about the area while floating through the Colorado river. Could not recommend this more!


924 reviews
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Kayak trip in May
Nigel_S, May 2023
Arranged at short notice whilst in Las Vegas after doing the Grand Canyon with viator. Web chat sorted the booking out quickly and the kayak company sent all the detail’s through for where to meet at our hotel with photos of the pick up point which was a great help. Transport arrived at planned time and Ray greeted with a great smile and lots of enthusiasm. On the way explained what we would be doing. Once at water kayaks we’re ready a comprehensive safety brief and we were off on our 4 mile adventure. Good tip is to book early tour time and you will get to emerald cave before the rest of other kayak groups.
KRISTINA_E, May 2023
It was awesome and super fun. Our tour guide was very friendly and provided lots of good information. He even remembered our names! I enjoyed the water guns. You will get wet lol. So dress accordingly and make sure to put your stuff in a waterproof bag. It is a workout though. Your shoulders and arms will be sore if you are not physically fit. Good thing we used a tandem. My advice is Choose a good kayaking partner. Lol We even had some time to do a little hike to take pictures. Such a gem that is so close to Las Vegas.
Kayak tour
Shyla_G, May 2023
It was a great trip, just the right length and time. Seth, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the river and area and also super entertaining!
Response from Host, May 2023
Woot! A perfect day on the river! So glad to hear that Seth was a good fit for your group! Thanks so much for your 5 star review!!
Scenic, Black Canyon kayak trip
Bob_S, May 2023
Beautiful scenery, crystal clear water and if you were tired or hung over jump in the 55° water will wake you write up Our tour guide Blake did an excellent job and it was great having a smaller group so we could cover more of the river than a larger group.
Response from Host, May 2023
Swim time is fun time! The cool water of the Colorado is your 'air conditioning' on this tour. A great way to beat the heat and play outdoors at the same time! Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour!
The best activity of our trip!
Noah_S, May 2023
Michael did a phenomenal job from teaching us to kayak to sharing history and tidbits about the area while floating through the Colorado river. Could not recommend this more!
Response from Host, May 2023
We love hearing reviews like this because there is so much information to share about this area. Taking a day off the strip to see the river is amazing! Thanks so much for your recommendation!
Best Day ever!!! Loved it!! ❤️🛶
Melissa_A, May 2023
This was the best experience/ day ever!! Jamaica was our tour guide and we loved her! She was very informative and knowledgeable about the history. The water was so clear and the landscaping was magnificent! We got to see lots of big horn mountain sheep. The beach stop was cool! You can get out and cool off in the water and take a little hike up and take in the view and scenery! Absolutely best day ever! We will definitely do this tour again our next trip back! Jamaica made this experience the best!! Highly recommend!!
Response from Host, May 2023
Wow! So amazing you hear you enjoyed your experience. The views and clear water can be so breathtaking. Jamaica will be glad to hear she helped make your trip memorable. Looking forward to seeing you again.
amazing experience
MILI_M, May 2023
Greg our tour guide was amazing, the views espectacular, emerald cove worth the wait. loved the hole experience.
Response from Host, May 2023
Greg will be thrilled to know you enjoyed the tour and the Emerald Cave/Cove experience! He is a wonderful guide and wants everyone to enjoy the tour. Thanks so much for your review.
Great Trip!
Chase_M, May 2023
This is our second time kayaking with blazing paddles and the staff is great! We had a very difficult trip, winds were VERY strong at times. Our guide was wonderful, Ray, and did her very best to make sure we were all hanging in there. I might suggest that on those tough days, maybe a second guide to help. We did lose inexperience kayakers and that held up the group for a while until they could get back to shore with our guide. She worked her butt off to take care of all of us! Thank you Ray!!
Response from Host, May 2023
What a day! You are great to put this this review up because Safety is our priority on every tour. Ray is so full of energy and enthusiasm and works very hard to make the tour good for everyone. Thanks again for the wonderful review and the 5 stars!
Great experience!
Yoana_G, Apr 2023
Ray - our guide - was so sweet and helpful the entirety of the trip!! She helped me into her boat while I was struggling to steer and was able to get me to and from the emerald cave. Amazing views, beautiful water, and we were able to see some wildlife too
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Glad you were able to see all the awesome things the Black Canyon has to offer! Ray is amazing!
Nice time away from the strip!
Pam_B, Apr 2023
June was fantastic! He made the trip interesting & was very friendly. Did an awesome job - you are very lucky to have him as an employee!!
The most incredible experience of our lives.
Deborah_C, Apr 2023
We all had the most amazing day. Celeste our guide was so knowledgeable, she made our whole day perfect.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Happy Endings! Thanks so much for this review of your experience. This is what we hope for all our guests. We appreciate the 5 star review!
We loved it!
Dianna_A, Apr 2023
We had a great time. It was only 60 degrees but with layers we were not cold at all. The water was calm and the scenery was just gorgeous. I would do this again. Our guide Christalynn was great!!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
So happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the gorgeous Colorado River! We love to take in the scenery whenever we can. Christalynn is the best!!
Great view, worst guide
Ran_Z, Apr 2023
The overall experience was great, very natural, many wild lives. But the guide was not caring enough at all, and he didn’t know what he should do in his job, he just kayak and drive, but provided no good experience to me and my friends at least.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks for sharing your experience with us. It sounds like the Black Canyon did not disappoint with its amazing scenery! We did receive your input earlier and will be sharing it with our Team to make sure that your feedback is heard. We grow and learn with input from our guests. Thanks for sharing your experience and please know that we work hard to improve every day.
So beautiful and awesome
Krista_B, Apr 2023
We had an amazing time with our Guide Ray! She was awesome. Even watched her rescue a man who wasn’t in our group that tipped over his kayak. Would do this every time I come to Vegas!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Ray is so awesome! Happy to hear you enjoyed your time. Hope to see you next time you visit Vegas!
Mike_A, Mar 2023
New favorite Vegas attraction! Outstanding views, great staff and well worth the time and money . Will be back.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Happy to hear you enjoyed your time. Always good to find an attraction away from the packed Vegas Strip! Hope to see you back soon.
Heidi_H, Nov 2022
Had a great time! Cindi was so nice getting us set up, detailed directions sent to me and made sure we were going to have a wonderful time. Seth was our guide. He was absolutely the nicest, funniest and best guide I’ve ever had on any excursion. I would highly recommend Blazzin Paddles. Will definitely be planning another excursion w/them when I’m back in Vegas!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Woot! We love hearing that you had a seamless experience and a wonderful time! This is our goal for our guests....easy fun! We look forward to seeing you on a tour in the future when you return! Thanks so much for this review!
A beautiful half day excursion on the water
Arianna_B, Oct 2022
The tour guide picked me up sharp at my hotel. She was as pleasant and informative. Helped with the boat putting in the water. Although the wind was strong at times the paddling was enjoyable and we had a great experience. Snacks and water were provided and we had a great time.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks so much for your feedback on your tour with us. Everyone here works hard to coordinate your experience and we love to hear that things went smoothly. Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the beauty of the river and the Black Canyon and had a great time. Thanks for the 5 star review!
Excellent adventure
Janice_L, Oct 2022
Our tour guide, Seth, was amazing and very knowledgeable! This was a great experience and I’m so glad we did this while visiting Las Vegas!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback on Seth! The tour is a perfect way to get off the strip and relax in the outdoors and experience the beauty of the Black Canyon. We look forward to seeing you in the future!
1/2 day kayaking trip
Karen_R, Oct 2022
Our guide Ray was incredible! She was very knowledgeable, fun and went out of her way to make our experience a good one. Ray’s attention to detail about everything was impressive. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for a fun activity on the water. Thank you for everything Ray!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for the praise for Ray, she is amazing and really works hard to make the tour perfect for everyone! Vacation time should be a time to enjoy and relax and Ray can make that happen on her tour. So glad you enjoyed the experience!
Vamsi_K, Oct 2022
Must do activity if you are going to Vegas. We did the tandem and it was amazing experience. Seth, our guide, was amazing. Overall an amazing experience. 5hours well spent
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Seth is amazing! So glad you enjoyed your tour, thank you for the wonderful review!

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