May 10, 2022

Kayak Las Vegas: What to Expect on Our Kayaking Tours

kayak las vegas with father and son in the colorado river

Kayaking in Las Vegas with family and friends is always time well spent. You get to escape city life and see a side of Nevada (and beyond) that you never knew existed. And it's not just about paddling, either. Mother Nature shows up with breathtaking scenery, interesting wildlife, and opportunities for exploring the land by foot via hiking and hot springs.

If you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors with like-minded people, book a guided Las Vegas kayak tour with your newfound friends. Evolution Expeditions makes the experience more exciting for beginner kayakers and advanced paddlers alike. You’re sure to have a memorable excursion with all the safety gear you'll need, basic knowledge taught by your guide, and a thrilling destination to paddle toward.

Excited to kayak in Las Vegas and explore everything our beautiful surroundings have to offer? Here are five things you can expect during our kayaking tours!

Kayak Las Vegas with Us: What to Expect from Our Tours

1. Expert Tour Guides

Safety always has been, and always will be, our top priority.

Not all people interested in kayaking are well acquainted with the basics, rules, and safety guidelines. How do you get back on course when you abruptly lose control? What if the kayak capsizes? Like other outdoor sports and activities, unexpected things can happen while in the middle of a kayaking expedition. This is where our experienced team comes in.

Our guides are highly trained and experienced. Before becoming lead guides, they undergo training programs, tests, and certifications to ensure the safety of their tour groups. In addition, with reliable communication devices always on hand, we’re constantly ready to conduct rescue in case of an emergency.

A Las Vegas kayak tour guide teaching tour participants

Plus, we handle all of the logistics of your trip, including securing the necessary permits. All you have to do is show up and have a good time.

2. An Adventure Within an Adventure

Kayaking is one of the most satisfying ways to connect with nature. You won’t just paddle your way through the waters when you book a kayaking tour with us. You’ll also immerse yourself in the great outdoors by engaging in other activities like hiking, swimming, and nature-gazing. 

Depending on your preferred tour package, you can visit beaches, caves, waterfalls, and hot springs. Night kayaking is also possible! Start your tour at 5:00 pm when the air is cooler. Watch the gentle sunset, build a campfire, and revel in a catered dinner of your choice. Then, we’ll wrap up the tour by lighting our kayaks and traversing the waters as the sky sparkles with stars. It’s an adventure within an adventure.

Under the watchful eyes of your tour guide, you won’t miss a single detail of your tour.

3. A Beginner-Friendly Experience

Your safety is our number one focus. If you're new to kayaking, we can provide you with the basic knowledge and skills required to get started. A high percentage of our tours are composed of beginner kayakers, so you can feel confident that our guides will thoroughly introduce you to this sport and ensure a smooth, safe trip. 

There are many types of kayaks to choose from. Since we deal with many newcomers, we have chosen fast, lightweight kayaks with rudders to help you stay on course. Also, before launching the kayak, we'll teach you basic paddling instructions and safety rules to avoid out-of-boat incidents. Of course, advanced kayakers are welcome to join us, too!

Remember, accidents may occur even in calm waters. Whatever happens, our guides are always ready to help you stay afloat and steer in the right direction. 

A Las Vegas kayak tour guide helping child put on a safety vest

We paddle through waters that are more quiet and smooth, so you’ll always be able to better maintain control over your kayak. Want to paddle with a friend? Ask us about tandem kayaking.

4. Seeing the Greener, Less Popular Side of Las Vegas

Whether you were born and raised in Nevada, recently moved to the state, or are a tourist looking for a fun activity, fall in love with a new side of Las Vegas through kayaking.

Las Vegas has always been known for its five-star hotels, fine dining restaurants, world-class entertainment, and luxurious resorts and casinos. But not everyone who visits here spends most of their time gambling, shopping, and attending concerts. Instead, many choose to see its less popular, greener side for fun outdoor activities.

When you go on a kayak tour with us, you'll see a part of Vegas you never knew existed. You'll get to see Emerald Cave and paddle around Boulder Islands in Lake Mead. If you're prepared for a full-day kayak tour, explore the Black Canyon from the base of the Hoover Dam. Expect to see waterfalls, hot springs, slot canyons, and a sauna cave. Spending time away from the city will ward off stress and lift your mood.

Yes, we live in the desert. But when you look at the area from a different perspective, a whole world of novelty awaits.

Group of paddlers kayaking in Las Vegas

5. An Exciting Physical Challenge

Kayaking is a peaceful outdoor activity people of all fitness levels can do, but it also requires good upper body performance. Paddling becomes even more challenging during winter due to the huge amount of energy your body exerts just to stay warm. So, whether it's the cold or hot season, you need to prepare your body for a physically demanding yet exhilarating outing. Our knowledgeable guides will provide you with the correct equipment and tips on maintaining proper form while in the waters. Challenge your body as you enjoy the wilderness!

Book a Las Vegas Kayak Tour Today

The most beautiful, serene parts of Las Vegas can't always be accessed by foot. Kayaking will take you through different remote attractions, with lots of hiking, exploring, and sightseeing in between. No matter how many times you visit Sin City’s greener side, you get a different and mesmerizing experience every time.

Ready to strap on your life vest and hit the water? Check out Evolution Expeditions’ full list of Las Vegas kayak tours, or feel free to contact us for more information. Beyond the desert, excitement awaits.

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