Kayaking expedition through the beautiful Black Canyon
Great views of the Colorado River from a historic overlook
Incredible desert wildlife like bighorn sheep & bald eagles
Experienced & knowledgeable guide leading your way
Excursion that can accommodate different fitness levels
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided kayak tour of Black Canyon on the Colorado River, 4 miles (6.4 km) round-trip
Kayaking equipment & life vest
Snacks and bottled water
Complimentary round-trip shuttle transportation from designated hotels on the Las Vegas Strip
Live tour commentary provided in English
Personal gear such as waterproof dry bags, water shoes, hats, or sunscreen
National Park vehicle admission, if guest prefers to meet at the launch site, Willow Beach Marina
What you can expect
Experience the incredible beauty of the Colorado River on this awe-inspiring kayaking expedition just 45 minutes out of Las Vegas. A 4-mile (6.4-km) round trip takes you out through the stunning Black Canyon, with stops at a historic overlook and the enchanting Emerald Cave.
The journey starts at the idyllic Willow Beach, where you take your gear and kayak and paddle out with your expert guide. Check out the towering walls of Black Canyon as they rise around you, framing the spectacular desert landscape and the serene waters of the river. You can spot bald eagles wheeling overhead, and bighorn sheep along the banks, as you make your way upstream.
Make a pit stop to gaze down on the mighty river from a historic overlook, and then discover more breathtaking beauty at Emerald Cave—named for its green waters that glimmer like emeralds when the sun hits at just the right angle. After you've explored this magical cavern, it's time to start paddling back downstream to end your adventure with a return to Willow Beach.