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This is a must do trip. The scenery is fantastic, the guide (Gerry) was very knowledgeable and great fun. We went in August, it was exceptionally hot, but they provided cold towels, unlimited water and a good lunch. We stopped a couple of times for a dip in the Colorado, which was very cold, but refreshing. This company are apparently the only ones able to start by Hoover Dam, which is a wonderful sight on its own. Transfers from Vegas were seamless and I cannot recommend this trip highly enough.
This day was a perfect experience. From the ease of being picked up and dropped off at our hotel, to the perfect weather, packed lunch and our experienced knowledgeable raft pilot, Jerry - we had a wonderful day. We were there in the middle of summer so it had the potential to be super hot but we all smothered on the lotion and there happened to be a nice breeze coming up the river, which cooled us to the point of thinking the weather was perfect. Certainly recommended as a welcome one-day escape from the crowds and bustle of Vegas!
OMG! So much fun! Our guide, Jerry was wonderful. So funny, informative, helpful and just great! The ride was all we had imagined. The lunch was good and we appreciated our lunch bag as a souvenir. If we ever go back we are doing it again!
Great scenary, cool breezes and frequent sightings of big horn sheep and red-tailed hawks. The guide knew her stuff, was helpful and friendly. I'd recommend it to individuals and families.
We had a great time! Wonderful weather and a great guide (Dennis). I'd really recommend it to anyone that wants to get the feel of the canyon and river without the stress and wetness of whitewater rafting. Pick up and drop off at the hotel in LasVegas was really convenient and relaxing. Well worth the cost all the way around!
I think our guides name was Brian....retired Principal....he made the trip educational as well as fun. He was knowledgable and knew where to see the wildlife. It was beautiful and well worth the time and money.
Very good relaxing tour. Our guide was awesome. He had a great knowledge of the canyon and the surrounding area, but also had a great personality and kept things interesting. It was well worth the time we took from our vacation to do this tour.
tour guide was great, explaned all the different aspects of the landscape, you don't realize how big the Hoover Dam is until you see it from the bottom up, though its not the Grand Canyon, still awesome, we stopped with our bagged lunch and were able to walk around for a bit, the water was way to cold to swim, but we did wade up to our ankles, might do this again, great family day
My wife and myself liked the trip very much. From the time the Viator driver picked us up at our hotel to the return, the staff were very professional and attentive. The operator of our raft was very knowledgable and also seemed to care about the enviroment based and the individuals that were on his raft. Black Canyon was my wife's and my fourth excursion (three were in Rome) with Viator and we highly recommend them. It should be noted, we will be taking another tour with them in November.
Had a great time, beautiful views, great weather. It was such a relaxing day and a great way to see a little of the Hoover Dam if you don't want to do a full day tour. You have about 30 minutes for lunch where you stop and can just sit and relax or go for a swim or paddle. Keep an eye out for the mountain sheep too! Tour guide was great, very funny and knowledgable making little stops through the canyon to tell us stories.
Our pick up at our hotel was prompt and we were soon on our way to the Colorado River. Our guide for the trip was Dennis who was such a nice guy and what he didnt know about the river/dam/grand canyon wasnt worth knowing! after a brief and amusing safety talk we were on our way down the Colorado. the raft was big,safe and pretty comfortable and is in no way dangerous so its ideal for kids and older people. If you sit at the front of the raft theres a good chance youll get wet...and as it was very sunny (85f) we sat right there and although we did get soaked it was refreshing and an hour later we were dry!! We had our packed lunch at a little beach on the river,caught some sun (there is virtually no shade on this tour) and paddled in the very cold water! a great tour and a great guide too.
was a beautiful incredible day trip. so glad we took the time to go when we were in vegas. dennis, our guide, was absolutely great and knowledgeable. highly recommend!!
I had a ball. Soaked but happy. The guide was so helpful as my foot was bothering. Found out it was broken again when I got home. I loved the scenery and the fun we had. Everyone on the raft seemed to enjoy it.
Had a great time, the weather was hot but on the river it was bearable. If you want to get wet sit towards the front, we were in the middle which was just enough splash. Lunch was very good, had a turkey sandwich, chips, apple and a cookie. Our guide was very informative and we saw a lot of wildlife. We recommend this to anyone of any age! Was a nice break from the activity of Las Vegas.
fab day from start to finish, very good guide on the raft brill weather lots to see take your camera. well worth the money
This was a gentle raft ride that started near Hoover Dam and ended at Willow Beach, AZ. Our guide was excellent and the boat was very comfortable. He made sure that we were hydrated along the way and handed out cold, wet, towels to put around our necks to keep us cool. He was very informative about nature as well as the historical aspects of the canyon. We stopped at a beach along the way for a picnic lunch and had time to swim if we chose to do so. The scenery was beautiful and all in all a very enjoyable day.
This trip was awesome!! Our guide, Brian, made the trip fun and memorable. We would definitely do this again. Thank you!!
excellent guide, passionate about nature and adventure! Will recommend it to everybody!
The trip was fantastic and after being to Vegas 7 times already, this was the trip that topped them all! Organized, fun, not over the top cost and when I added a last minute passenger, everything was taken care of well. Thank you, i'll definitely use again!!
The Black Canyon River float was a highlight of our Las Vegas trip. Transportation to and from our hotel to the Colorado River was easy and efficient. The time on the river was glorious, with many natural wonders to wow us. We saw bald eagles, golden eagles, peregrine falcon, blue heron, as well as several sightings of big horn sheep. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative. There were 11 in our group, 8 of these in their 20's. This contingent would have preferred less talk and more quiet time on the raft to savor views. I understood where they were coming from but appreciated the education nonetheless. Thanks to all at Viator for a memorable river trip.