Imagine embarking on a breathtaking journey through the awe-inspiring landscapes surrounding the iconic Hoover Dam. Get ready to create unforgettable memories as you explore the wonders of the Colorado River on an exhilarating kayaking adventure with UpStreamPaddle.
Sample Itinerary: Colorado River Kayak Tour
Begin your day with a pickup from your Las Vegas hotel around 10 am. As you cross the Pat Tillman Bypass Bridge into Arizona, a sense of anticipation fills the air. Your destination is Willow Beach, the starting point of your extraordinary kayaking experience on the Colorado River.
Ready to Launch
The adventure begins as you paddle past the Fish Hatchery, heading towards a historic trailhead. Take a moment to immerse yourself in the beauty of your surroundings as you embark on a short hike with awe-inspiring views. Explore ancient ruins, adding a touch of history to your journey before returning to your kayaks.
Explore Black Canyon & Emerald Cave
Back on the river, the emerald-green waters of Black Canyon guide you through a narrow channel, concealing the hidden gem known as Emerald Cave. Keep an eye out for desert big horn sheep, bald eagles, coyotes, and striped bass as you capture the perfect photo along the way. Nature’s wonders will mesmerize you at every turn.
Indulge in a Delicious Lunch
As you venture beyond Emerald Cave and the catwalk, a pristine sandy beach beckons you for a well-deserved picnic lunch. Feast your eyes on million-dollar views while savoring a mouthwatering meal. Take a refreshing swim in the inviting green waters of the Colorado River before kayaking back to Willow Beach. Your day concludes around 6 pm with a drop-off at your Las Vegas Strip hotel.
Sample Itinerary: Full Day Black Canyon Kayak Tour
Your day commences early in the morning as you meet your guide and prepare for an exhilarating ride down the Lower Portal Road, the exclusive route to the base of Hoover Dam. Witness the grandeur of the mighty dam as you descend 1,100 feet in elevation.
Ready to Launch
Following a brief safety briefing and basic paddling instruction, you’ll acquaint yourself with your trusty kayak. Once on the water, the true adventure begins! Your knowledgeable guide will unveil hidden treasures such as Gold Strike Canyon, Lone Palm Canyon, Arizona Hot Springs, and the famous Emerald Cave. Prepare to encounter remarkable wildlife, including big horn sheep, bald eagles, coyotes, and more.
Relax in the Natural Hot Springs!
Don’t forget to pack your bathing suit for a relaxing soak in the rejuvenating natural hot springs. Indulge in the scenic beauty while reclining on a secluded beach or rock, basking in million-dollar views as you savor a delightful picnic lunch.
Explore Emerald Cave
Paddle through the enchanting waters and venture into the mysterious Emerald Cave. Marvel at the historic catwalk, which adds a fascinating element to your journey. As the day draws to a close, an air-conditioned shuttle will transport you back to your Las Vegas Strip hotel from Willow Beach.
Please note that these are sample itineraries, subject to change due to rapidly-changing conditions such as weather. Rest assured, we will do our best to provide you with a remarkable experience by showcasing all the highlights, although the order may differ.
These incredible kayak tours are designed for adventure-seekers who are ready to embrace the thrill of exploration. Prepare to assist with carrying boats and gear, as well as entering and exiting your kayak multiple times a day. Our experienced guides will provide safety instructions and guidance throughout the tour, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned kayaker or a beginner, our guides will cater to all fitness levels and expertise.
If you’re uncertain about which tour is right for you or have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you embark on the adventure of a lifetime.