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

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

3-Hour Black Canyon Tour by Motorized Raft with Optional Transport
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Float down the Colorado River with a guide on this stress-free tour from Las Vegas, a great choice for nature lovers and first-time visitors. Take a gentle ride aboard a motorized raft as you explore the Black Canyon National Water Trail. Enjoy views of Hoover Dam and the canyon’s spectacular natural scenery, and keep an eye out for native wildlife such as desert bighorn sheep and ospreys.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Explore the Black Canyon National Water Trail with a guide
Float down the Colorado River on a motorized raft
Views of Hoover Dam and the bypass bridge from the river
Hassle-free round-trip transport from select Las Vegas hotels (if option selected)
What to expect
Your morning begins with pickup from select Las Vegas hotels in an air-conditioned coach and a short drive to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. On arrival at Lake Mead, check in and head down to the riverbank below Hoover Dam to board a motorized raft for your 3-hour float through Black Canyon, a natural gorge of the Colorado River. Your guide points out features of the dam and shares interesting facts about the area during the 12-mile (19-kilometer) ride through the canyon. Enjoy views of Hoover Dam and the bypass bridge overhead, and keep an eye out for native wildlife such as desert bighorn sheep, great blue heron, eagles, ospreys, and more. Then stop to have lunch (included) on a riverside beach. Finish your Colorado River float on the Arizona side of the river at Willow Beach, and then hop back in the coach and end your tour with hotel drop-off in Las Vegas.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14684P1
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Float Trip • Lunch • Live commentary on board • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Round-trip Transportation (depending on option selected)
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
268 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Float Trip • Lunch • Live commentary on board • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Round-trip Transportation (depending on option selected)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
268 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Vegetarian option is 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    268 Lakeshore Rd
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Black Canyon River Adventures
    Stop: 3 hours
    Your adventure begins on the outskirts of Boulder City in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. You will travel down the Lower Portal Road, the original road used by the construction workers of the Hoover Dam to board the raft. Three hours are spent exploring 12-miles of history, beauty and wonder as you glide through the Black Canyon National Water Trail. Experience the waterfalls, hot springs and other geological wonders. This trip is fully narrated by experienced, knowledgeable guides who offer incredible history of the Hoover Dam and the Back Canyon National Water trail. A refreshing stop along the way at a side beach will give you the opportunity to stretch your legs, swim or play in the cool clear water of the Colorado River. Lunch is included in a take-home, insulated souvenir bag. Your tour will end at the Willow Beach Marina in the scenic Mohave desert of Arizona, where you will board your shuttle back to where you started from. ~ Don't Forget Your Camera ~
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  • You'll end at
    268 Lakeshore Rd
    268 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA
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Michael Vitali
5 contributions
Sheep, falcons, and an excellent guide ... Oh My!!!
Feb 2020
My wife and I visited on 2-29-2020 and had an awesome trip. Our guide, (his name escapes me at this point) was knowledgeable and fun. He was always telling "dad" jokes while keeping us interested in the trip - we were fascinated by the history and information we learned.

I have been rafting with Black Canyon River Adventures twice now and both times it has been a 5 star experience. They really do know how to do it right. If you have the least bit of interest in learning about the dam, the river, and the history of the area, you owe it to yourself to check out this trip with this outfitter.
Written 4 March 2020
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Rae
3 contributions
HIGHLIGHT OF MY VISIT
Feb 2020
This was the highlight of my trip to Nevada. The guide was personable and knowledgable. The lunch was better than expected. Even got to see some horned sheep!
Written 2 March 2020
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Written 4 March 2020
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Christismylife5
Larose, LA48 contributions
Awesome tour !!! A must do while in Vegas !!
Nov 2019
WE had an amazing trip down the Colorado River with our guide Leslie who knew so much history about the Hoover Dam and the Black Canyon. The views were amazing and we even spotted two horned goats in the mountains. Look for the white butts !!
Written 16 December 2019
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Jan G
1 contribution
Best tour Ever
Nov 2019
We have traveled from Africa, Europe and all over America. This is absolutely the best tour that we have ever done. From the raft to the excellence of the guide this tour is definitely a 5 star tour. The scenery is unmatched and most inspiring This is a tour that should not be missed if you get to this area. A great bang for the buck.
Written 23 November 2019
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Margaret S
Elburn, IL4 contributions
Best trip ever!
Nov 2019
Joe was our bus driver from Vegas hotel. Stopped at Boulder airport to pick up 3 more people. There were 12 of us total. Reed was our raft pilot. Very knowledgeable on all the dam and river information. Stopped many times to point out things and tell us about the history of the building of the dam and the people who lived there. Answered any questions we had. Told us about the animals and birds in the area. Saw big horn sheep, eagle and swallow nests. Told about the geology and plants in the area. Very interesting and entertained us with his jokes! Lunch was just enough to eat and long enough to dip our feet in the river. Joe retrieved us at the marina and stopped at a park on the ride back to Vegas to view a herd of big horn sheep. Like up close(20 feet) and took our pictures. Great guy!
Written 20 November 2019
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Amanda M
Concord8 contributions
Calm river ride on the Colorado
We enjoyed this tour, we had a beautiful day, it was calm and sunny in the canyon. Our trip guide was Matt, he was excellent and had a great voice for narrating our journey. He gives some great education on how the Hoover Dam was built. He points out wildlife to include big horn sheep and various birds. This outfit is the only one allowed at the base of the Hoover Dam. So many amazing views in Black Canyon. There are several stops along the way and a chance to get your feet in the Colorado River. We would definitely recommend this tour.
Written 30 October 2019
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MuchHadhamPieClub
London, UK43 contributions
Perfect for a family adventure
Oct 2019
This trip is about six hours in TOTAL. The transfer from Vegas is 45-60 minutes. We were with Kevin in a great Mercedes minivan. The children loved it.
The river trip is about 3 hours. About the max length of time my children could stay engaged. We did the longer white water rafting and helicopter trip with older children, but that would not have worked for the younger ones. This trip was ideal for kids under 12.
Written 25 October 2019
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Mysty23
7 contributions
Calm journey, great views
Oct 2019
I booked this trip with trepidation as my 80+ mum has mobility difficulties. Pleasantly surprised to be picked up in a limo van complete with disco lighting and bar (only water), we were then taken to near Lake Mead where reusable water bottles were issued and washrooms visited before getting another (less luxurious) bus to the foot of Hoover Dam.
This is a restricted area with a view few get to see, there is a steep rocky path to the raft; but the staff were superb in assisting my mum onto the raft. Leslie the guide was very informative and friendly with 28 years experience we were in safe hands. Your feet will get damp, but unless you're sitting at the bow, it's raining, or you choose to swim at the lunch stop (I did, it's worth it) you won't get wet as it's a very smooth steady ride. You can sit astride the side inflatable tubes (most made a dash for these) or on padded benches in the middle. Lunches are handed out in a souvenir cool bag and quite tasty, Leslie was also quick to hand out the damp towels and ensure water was topped up. Only drawback was the lunch stop as the height of the front of the raft to ground was a struggle for some (and too much for my mum). The same limo van was waiting at Willow Creek for the journey back to Vegas. Highly recommend for a chilled getaway from the bright lights and spectacular views of the Colorado River.
Written 11 October 2019
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johnwright13
Hailsham, UK17 contributions
A thrill ride with a difference
Sep 2019 • Solo
Great fun - be prepared to get wet, unless you’re located back by the pilot. The ride starts with a transfer to the super secure area at the base of the Hoover Dam. After boarding and a safety talk, there is a lot of info about the dam itself. Then it’s off down the Colorado River, with stops at significant points along the way. If you are happy to get really immersed (literally) in the experience, get yourself a front facing seat on one of the inflatable pontoons. It’s so worth it. You won’t be disappointed........😮
Written 28 September 2019
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Punkin69
Pensacola, FL9 contributions
Great experience!
Sep 2019
From beginning to end this guided tour was awesome! Matt was our tour guide on raft and was very knowledgeable. Joe was our driver back to Hoover Dam Lodge where we were not staying but it was the easier for Uber to get us so that was good. We had purchased a few things at Willow Beach marina and I accidentally left in the limo van after trip. We didn't notice for 3 or 4 days afterwards that we had forgotten so we chalked it up to lost items :( BUT on Thursday a lady called from the tour company saying Joe had brought them back and wanted her to call us. We were so happy to have our items we purchased AND that they remembered who we were. We went right down to pick up and ran into Joe and was able to say thank you to him personally. This is a top notch tour in Vegas and anyone will love! Just one thing, the water is freezing cold :) and a little breezy so you get wet!
Written 18 September 2019
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mthomas17
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Off season perfection
Perfect for Valentine’s Day weekend. Saw less than 10 people the whole time. It was lovely. So nice and convenient
riles414
riles414
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Great Beauty calm waters and very informative
We were picked up at our hotel and driven to the launch site. We walked a few yards to our awaiting boat. There wer
Vlynngandbdouglasg
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90 minute raft on Hoover Dam Tour/Black Canyon/Colorado River on Pink Jeep Tours Hoover Dam Top to Bottom Tour.
This is so awesome, to see the Dam from this perspective is the absolute best! Russ was our Captain and he made th
Phoenixflight
Phoenixflight
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Excellent experience!!!
This is one of the best experiences i have had. The views were simply amazing and my guide Mr.Russ is the best guid
Dana H
Dana H
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Great day!
The river tour is on a large raft that goes down the Colorado River on the release side of the Hoover Dam. Smooth w
electrician513
electrician513
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In depth info on Hoover Dam
Russell our raft man was excellent he explained the area in detail and gave lots of history on the area and the bui
tonyd676
tonyd676
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Great day out rafting on the Colorado river
When you visit Las Vegas put this trip on your bucket list, you won’t be disappointed. We’ve been twice and it was
Mick R
Mick R
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Quality day out
A Fabulous day out ; timely pick up by a friendly driver , quick registration and then a great day mooching down th
MaryB566
MaryB566
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No worries!
I have taken river tours that say “smooth” raft ride and got bounced nearly off the raft. This is not the case with
V-Dog
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Black Canyon River Adventures 3-hr rafting tour
My husband, myself and our two teen sons took the rafting tour around Lake Mead/Hoover Dam and really enjoyed it. O
Tom S
Tom S
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Great Adventure
This is a great time but call them direct price is really $117.00 They guide was knowledgeable and fun lunch was ve
608KellyC
608KellyC
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Great trip outside of Vegas
Really enjoyed this trip & our tour guide Matt was fab, he knew so much & was more than happy to answer questions.
allIdoistravel
allIdoistravel
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Really worthwhile Colorado river experience
We've been meaning to take this trip for years and took advantage of having visitors to finally do it. From now on
CassieMinn
CassieMinn
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So much fun!
I recommend booking this excursion to anyone! It was so much fun and the views were unlike any other! We had an exc
geordie315
geordie315
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If you like the water and rocks this is a must
First off, this is a big motorized raft and I mean 35+ people. I was expecting a smaller raft and a bit more of an
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