About Black Canyon Adventures
Book an exciting trip with Black Canyon Adventures and enjoy the natural beauty of Las Vegas while spending time on the water with your friends and loved ones. This sightseeing provider offers a three-hour rafting tour on the Colorado River with access to unmatched views of some of the nation’s most profound landscapes. From incredible photo opportunities to once-in-a-lifetime glimpses of architecture, canyons, and wildlife, this is one Vegas-area attraction you can not miss.
Experience Historic and Natural Wonders
Your tour will start near the base of the historic Hoover Dam where you will travel the same road used by the workers who built this massive structure in the early 1930s. You will approach the raft launch site, providing you with a great view of the bridge. From there, your group will descend through the steep walls of Black Canyon, floating on the calm, clear water. The canyon’s towering 2,000-foot cliffs were created by volcanic activity over millions of years. The resulting gorge was formed by uplift, erosions, and geographic movement. This area of the river features geological phenomenon such as waterfalls, massive rock cliffs, and hot springs.
Keep your eyes open for the area’s animal residents, including bighorn sheep, osprey, and great blue heron. The Hoover Dam area is also home to coyote, ground squirrels, desert tortoises, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and tarantulas. Native plants include cacti, creosote, brittlebush, and mesquite trees that create a so-called “pygmy forest.”
During this tour, your group will enjoy lunch on a secluded beach accessible only by boat. You’ll be able to wade in the river’s cool waters and enjoy the breathtaking views as you relax on the shores.
The excursion ends at Willow Beach Harbor, which is located on the Arizona side of the river where it meets Lake Mojave. Guests can take advantage of our unique gift shop and snack bar/grill before returning. You’ll find kayak and canoe rentals, souvenirs, fishing equipment, groceries, picnic supplies, and more.
Know Before You Go
Check-in begins between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. Shortly after checking in, the trip commences, taking place on a safe raft with plenty of room to sit comfortably. These watercraft are completely outfitted with life vests and other Coast Guard-recommended safety equipment. Each guest will be provided with a box lunch filled with a tasty turkey wrap, apple, chips, cookie, and water.
Throughout your trip, your knowledgeable guide will provide narration about the sights unfolding before you. From wildlife facts to details of Hoover Dam’s construction and the Black Canyon’s formation, he or she will be happy to answer your questions about this unique landscape.
Start Exploring Today
Fees for excursions with Black Canyon River Adventures include the National Park Service admission cost. Need a ride? You can also arrange round-trip transportation on our air-conditioned tour buses directly from your Las Vegas hotel. Get the lowest prices with tickets starting at just $114 when you book directly through our partner site.