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Half- or Full-Day Kayaking Tour on the Colorado River from Las Vegas

  • Half- or full-day kayaking tour on the Colorado River from Las Vegas
  • Choose between a half-day or full-day tour
  • Pick between two different departure times
Half- or Full-Day Kayaking Tour on the Colorado River from Las Vegas
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Half-day Tour (4-miles/6.4km round-trip): After hotel pickup you will arrive at Willow Beach where your guide will get you prepared for the day ahead. After you are fitted into your kayaks you'll star
12:30pm Half-Day Kayak Tour
12:30pm departure; includes half-day kayaking tour, National Park fees, snacks, bottled water and all necessary equipment
7am; Full-day Kayak Tour
7am departure; Full-day kayaking tour; includes National Park fees, snacks, lunch, bottled water and all necessary equipment
Kayak down the Colorado River on this half- or full-day tour from Las Vegas. Since you pick between a 4-mile (6.4-km) trip or a 12-mile (19.3-km) trip, it’s up to you how much time to spend on the water. Both options give you amazing sights of the area, and you might even spot wildlife as you paddle along. The main difference is the full-day allows for more stops and also offers lunch — the half-day experience only offers snacks.
What to Expect

No matter which option you picked for this kayaking tour on the Colorado River, it’ll start the same way — getting picked up from your Las Vegas hotel. If you prefer, you can also meet at the local operator’s office, which is about 30 minutes from the Strip.  

From there, if you’re on the half-day tour, you’ll arrive at Willow Beach. 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.  

If you’re on the full-day tour, you’ve got a much longer tour in store filled with gorgeous views. Launch your kayak at the base of Hoover Dam, and follow your guide to a historical overlook one mile up the river. Here, you may see some of the regions’ wildlife, including bighorn sheep and bald eagles.

Continue to Black Canyon, and admire your surroundings. Afterward, reach a 100-degree hot springs, and then break for lunch on a beach. Your last stop is at Emerald Cave. Head to Willow Beach to 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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Perfect half day trip!

My fiance and I signed up for the half day trip. We had never done anything of this nature and I was skeptical as to how enjoyable this kayak trip would be in such extreme heat. To my surprise the cool water of the river...More

Thank trlewis826
Reviewed 5 days ago
Blazin' Paddles Half Day Tour

Our family did the half day tour of the Colorado River on Wednesday, July 25th. My family consisted of myself, my husband, and our two teens ages 14 and 16. We were picked up at the Cosmopolitan Hotel on the strip. Our bus was about...More

Thank jenzo2002
Ryan B, Owner at Blazin' Paddles, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Jenzo, I am very glad to hear that you had a good time once you were on tour with us! I am sorry however that you were not able to have a 5 star experience with us, as we have very high standards for...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lauren and Morgan were AWESOME!!

We signed up for the half day tour through the canyon. We were amazed at how beautiful it was, and loved every minute. The price was such a good deal, included drinks and snacks, and the guides really topped it off for us. Lauren and...More

Thank katieannbashara
Reviewed 1 week ago
Hot Days and Cold Water - The Showdown!

When it is 113 on the official National Park weather board, you get a little nervous that you signed up for a half day of kayaking on the Colorado river. Literally don't sweat it. Morgan from Blazing Paddles picked us up in a sweet Mercedes...More

1  Thank paul h
Reviewed 1 week ago
Morgan Great guide

The views and water were awesome... our guides Morgan and Lauren we awesome. Highly recommend...bring the whole family

Thank hecbaz2018
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Estefania G
1 August 2018|
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Response from Colleen B | Reviewed this property |
We did not have the cliff jump on the half day tour.
6 June 2018|
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Response from BeaMore | Reviewed this property |
Definitely need a government issued ID because there is a security check when you put in at the base of the Hoover Dam. I don't know if there is a minimum age, so check the website of Blazin' Paddles for information. Take... More
8 April 2018|
Response from Thunder_Deity | Reviewed this property |
No, I took the half-day tour and we didn't got to the Hoover Dam.
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