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Willow Beach: Black Canyon Kayak Tour with Guide and Snack

1. Willow Beach: Black Canyon Kayak Tour with Guide and Snack

Explore Black Canyon under your own steam on a guided tour. Kayak along the Colorado River, spotting wildlife, such as bald eagles, as you go. Enjoy incredible views of the river and surrounding landscape. Discover the river's history and marvel at the stunning rock formation at Emerald Cave. Arrive at Willow Beach and prepare for the day ahead as your guides help you into your kayak. Paddle upstream into the narrow channels of the Black Canyon. Continue for about 1 mile, scouring the banks as you go to spot a variety of wildlife, including native desert bighorn sheep and bald eagles. Then, stop at a historical overlook for awe-inspiring views of the legendary Colorado River. Listen as your guide shares the immense history of the river over the past 100 years. Enjoy a snack before setting off for the stunning rock formation of Emerald Cave on your way back to the starting point.

From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

2. From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

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 and Bald Eagles. Continue for approximately 1 mile, and then stop at an historical overlook for awe-inspiring views of the legendary Colorado River. Listen to an explanation about the immense history of what the river has been used for over the past 100 years. Enjoy a complimentary snack before setting off for the stunning rock formation of Emerald Cave on your way back to the starting point.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 214 reviews

This trip was awesome an amazing experience with great views . Me and my fiancé used a tandem kayak. It was easy to use , and we had stops a long the river with some Colorado river history , our guide Ray was very sweet and informative . Overall great trip would definitely recommend !!!

Such a lovely day. Our guide, Melissa was informative but still allowed for quiet enjoyment of the scenery. She absolutely made the trip. Such a sweet spirit with a true appreciation for the outdoors. Take the early morning trip and ask for her!!

Chad was an amazing guide. He was knowledgeable, funny and extremely helpful. We had never kayak before and he made us feel very comfortable. The sights were beautiful but he really made the trip excellent! Highly recommend.

Fun tour. Our guide , Chase was knowledgeable and made us feel safe. Snacks and water were provided. The scenery was beautiful and the cave was really cool! My boys (15,16) and I had a great time!

Our tour guide was awesome. We had a great experience. We will come again.