Explore the Hoover Dam by bus, kayak, raft or even by helicopter!
Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. Originally known as Boulder Dam from 1933, it was officially renamed Hoover Dam by a joint resolution of Congress in 1947. The dam was named after President Herbert Hoover.
Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume (when it is full). The dam’s generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year.
3 Hour Tour – Excellent!“We went on the 3 hour tour last week and enjoyed it immensely. The big powered raft was smooth with beautiful scenery, and as a bonus, provided close-up views of Hoover Dam that are stunning. The staff were all excellent and we got to see some big horn sheep too. As Las Vegas locals, we highly recommend this tour.”
from TripAdvisor, May 2018read more
Superior Tour Guide
I want to especially acknowledge our tour guide. He was superior. He made it very enjoyable with his wonderful personality. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting.”.
– Bobbi Traveled June 2012 Hoover Dam Tourread more
Went the Extra Mile
Not only did our guide show us where to go on tour but also assisted other customers. He really made everything go smoothly and went the extra mile for everyone.
– Suzanne Traveled November 2012 Hoover Dam Tourread more
Favorite Part of my Trip
I live in DE and it was my first trip to Vegas. As much as I liked seeing the Casinos…my favorite part of my trip was the bus tour to the Hoover Dam. Our tour guide, Spencer, was wonderful. I truly loved all the info on Nevada he provided. He talked about employment, utility bills, cost of living, Nevada proving grounds, 5 types of rattlesnakes, 3 types of scorpions, the movie star homes, you name it. He was a pleasure to be around all day. Thanks for the great memories!
-Donna Traveled April 2013 Hoover Dam Tourread more
Enjoyed the Tour Very Much
Being first timers to Las Vegas we enjoyed the tour very much. Our Driver Spencer was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information.
-Joe Traveled March 2013 Hoover Dam Tourread more
Best Kayaking we have Ever Done
My wife and I went on the 1 day Black Canyon kayak trip, and it was the best kayaking we have ever done! Will highly recommend anyone going to the Las Vegas area to take one of your trips.
– Danny Traveled August 2012 Colorado River Kayak Tourread more
Highlight of our Trip
My wife and I have seen Wayne Brady, Phantom of the Opera and three different Cirque du Soleil productions. I golfed three different days while in Vegas, and we ate at some fabulous restaurants. While we enjoyed everything, we both agree the highlight of our trip was kayaking down Black Canyon with Desert Adventures. We look forward to booking with you again on our next trip to Vegas!
– Derek R. Traveled May 2012 Colorado River Kayak Tourread more
We are elderly (70’s) seasoned river/lake/white water kayakers from Upper Michigan. The day long guided trip in Black Canyon was well worth the money! Easy paddling with time to explore Sauna Cave, Mack’s Grotto, the falls and bask in the 100 degree comfortable heat soaking in the beauty of the Colorado and its ancient canyon banks. We sat in awe as fifteen big horn sheep showed themselves during the trip. One came down to the river for a drink within 10 feet of the kayak; three others within 20 feet put on a butting heads act for us. A great guide with a delightful sense of humor enriched the trip with history, geography, geology, and cultural lessons. Shuttle service to and from hotel, sturdy kayaks, attention to safety and even a souvenir water bottle all added up to top satisfaction!
– LaDena Traveled July 2013read more