What do I need wear and what should I bring?

We always recommend closed toe water shoes or sneakers you do not mind getting wet because, we will be on desert terrain with a lot of different sized rocks, in and out of the water. Dress accordingly to the weather, it is normally best to wear athletic and outdoor type of clothing that dries fast. During our warmer months, you will have the opportunity to swim! You can wear your swim wear under your clothes. We always also recommend wearing a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen (sunburn is never fun)!

Blazin’ Paddles does not provide any lockers. The less you bring will be better. If you have personal belongings you are able to store them in your kayak hatches; however, we can not guarantee it will stay dry. If you need to protect any of your belongings from getting wet, please use some type of waterproof protection. We do sell waterproof phone cases ($6) and dry bags at our office (starting at $15) before tour. On the full-day tour you will need a government-issued picture ID. You might also want to bring a little cash to spend at the Marina store after your trip or for gratuities. Please try to leave purses and handbags and other bulky items at home, in your hotel or car, as we again we do not have lockers for belongings.

Your wonderful pets!

We love all of our pets and we know you do, too. However, that may not be the case for all of our guests, so please leave your pets at home. It is our policy not to allow pets on our kayak tours.


Although we do not offer child rates, children of certain ages and abilities are welcome on our tours. We do not have hard and fast rules, but we like to discuss these issues with parents before booking. On the full-day tour, children 16 years and older are usually fine in a single kayak, provided that they either have previous kayak experience or are very athletic. The full-day tour may not be technically difficult, but it is a long strenuous day. Children less than 16 years old should be in a double kayak with a parent for the full-day tour. The full-day tour is not suitable for kids under 14. Similar policies apply for the Twilight Paddle, not because it is strenuous, but just because it is a tour designed for adults. The half-day tour is where kids have the most fun. Kids 14 and up, who are athletic, have been very successful on their own in a single kayak on the half-day tour unless the wind comes up. We’ve had children as young as 8 on the half-day tour, but children under 14 should be in a double kayak with a parent. If the weather report calls for any wind during your tour, we strongly advise families to use double kayaks for all of their children. Unaccompanied kids 16 & older may be booked on our half-day tour with the prior approval of the Blazin’ Paddle Head Guide.

Do you have items we might need for tour for purchase?

After we pick everyone up, we stop at our store inside the Hoover Dam Lodge to fill out liability waivers and use the restrooms before we head to the river. You will have the opportunity to purchase any last minute merchandise at that time.

Our most popular items for purchase: water shoes $20 / dry bags $13-$95 / phone protectors $6 / hats $16-$21

*all items are subject to availability*

Is a camera worth bringing?

Absolutely! You will have breathtaking scenic views all day, no matter which tour you decide to go on. You will have compartments on your kayak that will be able to store your personal belongings. However, these compartments only work as well as you fit the cap on correctly. If you are worried about ruining your camera please bring a dry bag, or purchase a waterproof phone case ($6) at our store before embarkation.

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