The Black Canyon Raft Tours

Black Canyon raft trips can be enjoyed as either full-day or half-day trips down the Colorado River. A river trip down the Colorado River is the ideal way to unwind, relax and enjoy the beauty and unique geography of the area. Tours are picked up from a variety of locations in Las Vegas and bring you right to the launch ramp at the base of Hoover Dam.

These raft tours provide a unique adventure in the Nevada Desert exploring the beauty of the Colorado River on a motorized inflated raft, enjoy spectacular views of some of the areas major attractions including Hoover Dam and Mike O'Callaghan Pat Tilman Memorial Bride. You will enjoy learning all the secrets and facts about the river and canyon from your knowledgeable guides as you take a relaxing float along "the Colorado".

Black Canyon Raft Tour

Black Canyon Raft Tour along the Colorado River

TOTAL TOUR TIME: Approximately 5 hours (not including Las Vegas transfers)

CHECK IN TIME: Pick up at Las Vegas hotels between 8:00 am - 9:00 am. Check in by 9:30 am at the Hacienda Hotel on Highway 93 South.

MEALS & BEVERAGES: A box lunch including a turkey wrap, chips, apple, cookie and water is provided.

TOUR DETAILS: This is an extremely rare view of the Hoover Dam that very few people have the opportunity to see. Guests board large comfortable rafts that have been carefully constructed with safety in mind. Rafts have multiple air chambers and are outfitted with all of the Coast Guard required and recommended safety equipment.

  • Daily tours March 1 through November 30
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays during December, January and February.
  • Private charters may be booked any day.
  • Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Tour Prices:

Passenger Type Black Canyon Raft 
Tour Rate
Including Transportation to/from selected Las Vegas Hotels
(Includes NPS $5 Entrance Fee)
$92.00 $141.00
Youth (13 - 15) $87.00 $136.00
Child (5 - 12) $58.00 $107.00
4 Years & Under Free Free


Hoover Dam Postcard Tour

Black Canyon Postcard Rafting Tour

TOTAL TOUR TIME: Allow 1.5 hours for this tour - includes a 30-minute river raft float

CHECK IN TIME: Check in is 30 minutes prior to the tour time at the check in counter at Hacienda Hotel. The trip departs at approximately 10:00 am, 11:00 am and 12:00 pm.

TOUR TRANSPORTATION: All Black Canyon Trips use comfortable inflatable rafts.

CHECK-IN & TRANSFERS: Trip departs and returns from the Hoover Dam Lodge. 

TOUR DETAILS: You'll see the original water line to Boulder City, dynamite storage bunkers used during construction and get a view of the dam exclusive to the passengers escorted down the Lower Portal Road by Black Canyon River Adventures staff. 

  • Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
  • No Transportation to/from Las Vegas Hotels is offered.

Tour Prices:

Passenger Type Black Canyon Raft 
Tour Rate
(Includes NPS $5 Entrance Fee)
Youth (13 - 15) $33.00
Child (5 - 12) $33.00
4 Years & Under Free


TOUR POLICIES: Rate does not include gratuity. Rate is quoted in U.S. dollars. There is no charge for the raft trip or lunch for children 4 years of age and under. Visitors 12 years and younger are required to wear life-jackets which are provided by Black Canyon River Adventures. 

*Adult price includes the $5.00 National Park entrance fee. Any person under 16 years of age will not be charged an entrance fee. Entrance fee is waived for passengers holding National Park Passes, Golden Age, Eagle or Access passes.

**Transportation rates include round-trip transportation of guests between Las Vegas hotels and Black Canyon/Willow Beach River Adventures check-in desk located in the Hacienda Hotel. This transportation service is provided separate from the raft trip and is outside the governance of the National Park Service.

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