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Las Vegas

6-Hour Black Canyon and Colorado River by Motorized Raft Tour from Las Vegas

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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.
  • 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
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up time at Hotel locations will be included in your confirmation.
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Float Trip
  • Lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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