Water activity

From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Blazin Paddles LLC

From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Blazin Paddles LLC

From US$ 149 per person

Experience the scenic splendor of the Black Canyon on a 4-mile kayak adventure. Spot abundant wildlife, visit the Emerald Cave and learn about the history from an expert guide.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up is available from select Las Vegas Strip Hotels ( Aria, Bellagio, Caesar's Palace, Circus Circus, Encore, Excalibur, Flamingo, Golden Nugget, Mandalay Bay, Paris, Sahara, Stratosphere, Treasure Island) or alternatively you can meet at the local operators office in Boulder City, via your personal/rental vehicle approximately 30-minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Explore the stunning Black Canyon by kayak
  • Look for native wildlife, such as Desert Big Horn Sheep
  • Kayak into the narrow channels of the Emerald Cave
Full description
Following pick-up from your approved hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, escape the city and journey by comfortable Mercedes Sprinter to the start point of your kayak adventure into the Black Canyon. Arrive at Willow Beach and prepare for the day ahead as your guides help fit you into your kayaks. Paddle upstream into the narrow channels of the Black Canyon, and scour the banks to spot a variety of wildlife, including native Desert Big Horn Sheep, Bald Eagles and Coyote. This tour includes visits to an historical overlook with awe-inspiring views of the legendary Colorado River, a visit to Emerald Cave and viewing the 100 year old river gauging station. Learn the history of the river and its many uses over the past 100 years from our knowledgable Guides as they lead this 4 mile out-and -back paddling tour. Enjoy a complimentary snacks and bottled water and enjoy the river as it unfolds before you.
  • Shuttle service to and from approved hotels on the Las Vegas Strip
  • Snacks and water during the trip
  • Guide
  • Permits/Entry fee to access the National Park
  • Gratuity for the guides and staff
  • Waterproof dry bags, water shoes, hats, etc. are not given or included. Some last minute needs may be available for purchase at the office location before tour
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sportswear
  • Waterproof bag

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • You must be 12 years old or above to take part. Minors must be accompanied by a parent
  • Pick-up will take place approximately 1.5 hours before the tour start time. (Total duration with half day tour is 6 hours, round-trip with pick-up and drop-off from Las Vegas Strip)
  • The less you bring is better as there are no lockers provided. It is recommended you protect any electronics from water. Drybags, waterproof phone cases, and other last-minute needs may be available for purchase at the Blazin' Paddles store.
  • This tour requires some physical activity and is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • The shuttle service is only available at select designated hotels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 196 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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This was a great your. We love kayaking so it was lots of fun to kayak somewhere new. The river was crystal clear and the canyon walls above were beautiful. It was an easy paddle so even people who haven't kayaked before could participate and the guides were very helpful if anyone needed a hand.

November 3, 2022

Blazing Saddles was very organized and friendly. Transportation was included from Vegas, but we drove there to include sightseeing at Hoover Dam. The kayaking trip was great guided by Mike and Jared. Mike was the guide and was funny and thorough with attention to everyone’s experience on the River. Mike also included a few stops along the way to discuss the history, plant life and generally give us a break from rowing. GREAT TRIP!! The water is crystal clear and emerald color.

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October 16, 2021

Our first Kayak experience was educational and fun! For our 1st time (tandem kayak)the 3 hr. tour on the water was a great introduction on the Colorado river. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided lots of information as we traveled to and from Willow Beach. We were picked up at a hotel in Las Vegas and it took about 30 minutes to arrive. Instructions were given for getting in/out of the kayak, paddling, and putting on/off your life jacket, plus other little tidbits on the kayak itself. Emerald Cave was much smaller than I expected (from the website pics) and to see the colors the westerly sun needs to hit the inside of the cave for all the colors. Overall I'm happy we had the adventure!

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September 23, 2021

Product ID: 71707