Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Black Canyon Kayak Day Trip from Las Vegas. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This tour is excellent. A great day away from Vegas. Our guide was a fountain of knowledge and very helpful. I would highly recommended it and October is a perfect time to go.
Pick up at 6AM- Very punctual. Tight time table due to park entrance times. Driver was was friendly and knowledgeable about trip and local information. Shop was organized and professional and friendly. There was a question about which boat would be best for us and we were allowed to try the option for fit without problems. Black canyon was beautiful paddle and we had great weather. Trip is 12 miles long and there is not much current so be ready for 8 hours of paddling. Guide was great-nice guy.
Simply breathtaking! And if you get the right guide (go for Jon or Mac), it makes the experience that much better!
It was great, prompt pickup from our hotel, all equipment was supplied, guide was knowledgeable, food and drink supplied was fresh and most importantly the guide went at our speed. There were no extra fees, no lines or mass of people, just a small organized group. My whole family enjoyed the day long trip even the ride back to the hotel. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be outdoors and for some relaxed kayaking and hiking.
For me this tour was perfect. I only cut a star because it might not be for everyone, and I can see some days being less enjoyable. It's a lengthy day (6:00am to 6:00pm). Most of that is spent on the river, of course. High points: the view of Hoover Dam from the river below. The clarity of the water (amazing). Lunch (you pick from a menu when you book the trip, and the food is deli-made, and fresh). The scenery. Hot springs (keep your face out of the water and don't splash any up your nose - brain melting amoeba have caused deaths in the past). Comfortable pace, with time to get out of the kayak occasionally and explore). Your very own souvenir water bottle to take home. The included weaponry. Theoretical low points: some days might be windier (usually from downstream, impeding progress), excessively sunny, or chilly (our day was overcast with a light breeze, and that kept the temperature pleasant and not overly hot, even if it reduced the scenic splendor slightly). The length (for some, the scenery may not change often enough to prevent some boredom). No rapids (except occasional swells from passing tour boats). The water is somewhat swimmable if the day is nice, but quite chilly year-round - 55-60 degrees, since it comes from the bottom of the lake. Refreshing, perhaps, it it's a hot day.
If you like a day spent outside, away from the chaos and griminess of Vegas, and don't mind water, this is a nice break without the 4 hour commute to the Grand Canyon. It's no Grand Canyon, of course, but you get to feel like you got enough of it. Much-preferred by me to the tour boats that run the same stretch of the river, but that's my taste. Others might want to see the river sitting in a tour boat with 30 other older people, see the dam, stay dry, and get back to their slot machine, but that's not a very intimate experience.
There are primitive restroom facilities at one stop on the river (the hot spring break).
Really enjoyed the adventure, the guides (Mike and Daniel) were very knowledgeable with the history and happenings of the black canyon. The inclusion of the water shooters was a great idea and brought the entire group together for a fun trip.