Blazin’ Paddles provides full day and half-day professionally guided kayak tours so that you can safely enjoy the beauty of the Black Canyon and walk away with amazing memories of this sustainable adventure on the Colorado River.
From our comfortable Mercedes Sprinter to our lightweight carbon-fiber paddles, we lead with excellent, clean equipment unparalleled by competitors. We provide a quality experience at a reasonable price.
Blazin’ Paddles supports the National Park’s mission to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
We help the National Park Service achieve that mission by providing our guests with a safe, informative and enjoyable experience. We believe in leaving no trace in our tour operations. Take only pictures and memories and leave nothing behind.
Guest and employee safety is our main concern.
All of our guides are trained in river rescue, wilderness first-aid & CPR. Our head guide is a Wilderness first-aid instructor and we staff a Rescue 3 International swift water rescue technician.
Great Customer Experience.
We believe that our customer’s experience begins well before they get on the river. We love what we do and we want to share that enthusiasm and passion with our guests from the moment they first call us and through every opportunity we get to touch their lives.
Invest in our people.
Professional guides are the heart of our company. We believe in continuous professional development and Blazin’ Paddles encourages our guides to seek higher professional certifications and qualifications and to pursue life-long learning goals.
Blazin Paddles management has decades of experience in adventure sport and travel management.
This experience includes owning and managing a whitewater rafting company in Alaska and developing and managing off-road tour products and cruise line shore excursions. One interesting fact about Blazin’ Paddles is that, quite by coincidence, our company has developed a unique connection with Alaska – almost all of our staff has lived in Alaska at one time or another. We have a great team, all of whom share a love and passion for adventure, travel and what we do. Our guides are absolutely fascinating. We have guides who have worked with Tibetan refugees in India, guides who are All-American athletes, guides who have starred on Reality TV shows, and guides who have traveled around the world. We look forward to sharing the Black Canyon of the Colorado River with you.
Our Tours & Services
We offer Individuals, families, small groups and amateur kayakers full day, half day or nighttime entertainment on the Colorado River. Come enjoy a different desert experience and check off the Hoover Dam, kayaking and the Colorado from your bucket list all in one day.
Curious to try kayaking? Want to see the Hoover Dam from a unique perspective? Or maybe desert wildlife is your thing. Let us take you on a journey down the beautiful Colorado River. Our complimentary shuttle service will pick you up at your Strip hotel, and transport you to the launch site in one of our Mercedes Sprinters. Your knowledgeable guide will start you on your paddle down Black Canyon, stopping and pointing out numerous historical artifacts. If adrenaline is more of your thing, we have a couple amazing cliff views that you must see for yourself. Finally, enjoy snacks before heading back to Willow Beach.
Full Day Black Canyon – 12 mi one way (7am departure)
Half Day Black Canyon – 4 mi round trip (10:30 am departure)
Half Day Black Canyon – 4 mi round trip (12:00pm departure)
Twilight Paddle – 4 mi round trip (evening departure)