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Address: 1647 Nevada Hwy Ste A, Boulder City, NV 89005
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+1 702-293-5026
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are a full service outdoor adventure company. Our trips include...

We are a full service outdoor adventure company. Our trips include kayaking, canoeing, stand-up-paddle boarding, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, ATV tours and horseback riding. Our adventures are available in areas such as Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon as well as the entire Lake Mead National Recreation Area. We specialize in guided trips from beginner to advanced, but we also have self guided trips, equipment rentals, wilderness medicine courses, and lessons available in most all of the disciplines. We have availability daily with free transportation from the Las Vegas strip available with all of our guided tours. We also have corporate and large (15+) group tours available.

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Black Canyon Kayak Day Trip from Las Vegas

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Blacks Canyon Kayaking

Last week my wife and I took went on a guided Kayaking trip down Blacks Canyon on the Colorado river, with the guys from Desert Adventures. I have to say it was probably the... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Chris G
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Mareeba, Australia
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Mareeba, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Last week my wife and I took went on a guided Kayaking trip down Blacks Canyon on the Colorado river, with the guys from Desert Adventures. I have to say it was probably the highlight of our entire trip to Las Vegas. From go to whoa it was well organised and a hell of a lot of fun. We got... More 

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Thank Chris G
Kayak_Las_Vegas, Public Relations Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello Chris!! We are so very glad to hear that we made your vacation that much better. All of us here strive for that, and it is amazing to have that praise come back to us, we really appreciate it! Thank you! We hope to see you again soon for another #DesertAdventure! More 

Mandeville, Louisiana
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My husband and I rented two single kayaks for a self-guided black canyon day trip. They handled our permits/paperwork and loading and unloading of the kayaks. Everyone we encountered was super helpful and friendly. They provided us with all the gear and river maps. It was very windy when we went making it a tough 11 mile paddle. The trails... More 

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Kayak_Las_Vegas, Public Relations Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello! We are so glad to have been able to accommodate you and your spouse on the trip. It is always delightful to hear when we are doing a great job and when guests enjoy themselves and the beauty of the surrounding area. As much as we wish we could control the weather around here, some days the odds are... More 

Paris, France
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Last weekend we went on a paddle down the Black Canyon with 20 people. Desert Adventures always responded promptly to questions in the process of securing the rental and made the steps abundantly clear in how to acquire the permits to launch at the Hoover dam. All in all a wonderful experience with a great team of professional and fun... More 

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Kayak_Las_Vegas, Public Relations Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello Eric! Thank you very much for your feedback! We are pleased to hear we brought our "A" game, and even more pleased to hear that you enjoyed the beauty of the Black Canyon. We look forward to seeing you on your next #DesertAdventure! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Thank you so much for helping us get our F150 and trailer out of that muck at the lake. We couldn't have done it without all of your help and truck pulling us. Can't thank you enough for getting up and helping us. I know you were busy and you didn't have to help us. But you did! So thank... More 

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Kayak_Las_Vegas, Public Relations Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello Nia! We were very happy to be able to get you guys back on your way. We know it must have been an awful situation to be stuck in the mud like that, and we only did what we hope any decent group of people would have done. Their best to help! More 

nyc
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had a blast. Perfect amount of land and water! We were FORCED to visit Vegas for a family event and decided we must find something anti Vegas. This excursion was the perfect thing. Even though it was almost 120F, our guide Reed made the perfect adjustments so we wouldn't evaporate. Hitting the water after an easy mostly downhill trail... More 

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Kayak_Las_Vegas, Public Relations Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello! We are glad that we could make your time here pleasurable! Looking forward to getting you and your family out for another #DesertAdventure! More 

Sierra Vista, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Last minute trip to Lake Mead. We rented a couple of Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle boards. Staff was very friendly and super helpful. One member of our group had never gone Kayaking before and our Guide took a little time to give her some impromptu lesson.

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Thank Sarah M
Kayak_Las_Vegas, Public Relations Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello Sarah! We are so glad that we could get you and your group out on the water. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you and your group again soon for your next #DesertAdventure! More 

Hockessin, Delaware
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452 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I want to thank Patton for keeping our reservation straight and helping us with our Kayaking plans. We started the afternoon approx. 1:15pm for the 2:00pm (4 Hour Kayak Rental) at their Boulder City location. We met Darrell who trailered our Kayaks to Lake Mead. Darrell was instrumental in our enjoyment on this trip giving us tips on navigating the... More 

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Kayak_Las_Vegas, Public Relations Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your kind words about Patton and Darren. We are very pleased that you all enjoyed despite the windy conditions that day. We hope you will think of us in the future for your next #DesertAdventure!! More 

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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

About this outfit. We rented kayaks for our family of five to kayak on Lake Mead. The staff were extremely helpful and explained everything we needed to know. We paid in advance to reserve our kayaks and we were emailed a receipt with explanation of how the reservation would work on the day of our rental. I had to make... More 

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Kayak_Las_Vegas, Owner at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed the Lake, it is so nice this time of year. Family kayaking is the way to go in the summer. Thanks for the nice feedback and hopefully we will see you again next time you go paddling! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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111 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This trip was simply fantastic. You start in Boulder City, just a short drive outside of Las Vegas. (Maybe 30 minutes from the strip.) They do offer hotel pickup for those who aren't mobile themselves. The tour itself starts right the base of Hoover Dam. It's so close to the dam that you have to go through security gates and... More 

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Thank Eric A
Kayak_Las_Vegas, Owner at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Just wanted to say thank you for the detailed review of what to expect on a guided 1-day Black Canyon trip. Your description helps others know what to expect, and we are happy to hear Gary took care of you! More 

Timmins, Canada
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50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

My wife and I kayaked the Black River Canyon for the second time with Desert Adventures, and I would recommend this trip for anyone visiting the Vegas area. Paddling this 13 mile strip of water is a day you will never forget. Bighorn sheep, birds of prey, natural desert surroundings and the best view of the Hoover dam you will... More 

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Kayak_Las_Vegas, Manager at Desert Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Derek, glad you returned for round two - and thanks for the great review. Next time you visit us, please make sure you request a Jackson Journey touring kayak and we will make sure you get it. Not sure why there was a change, it could be a number of things...but if you want to paddle a touring boat... More 

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