Lake Mead Mohave Adventures returns to the river: Travel Weekly
Just in time for Southern Nevada’s warm spring weather, Lake Mead Mohave Adventures will resume leisurely rafting trips on the Colorado River next month, ending a two-year hiatus.
Tours, formerly known as Black Canyon River Adventures, were discontinued in March 2020 due to the pandemic. The renamed Hoover Dam Rafting Adventures Hoover Dam Raft Tour and Hoover Dam Postcard Tour will begin Thursday through Sunday beginning March 3.
Motorized inflatable rafts glide calmly through the serene Black Canyon and allow for up-close photos at the base of the 726-foot-tall Hoover Dam. Guides discuss the history of the dam as well as the geology and wildlife of the area, including desert bighorn sheep, osprey, and great blue heron.
“After two years of disruption to operations due to Covid, we look forward to welcoming back our valued guests to experience these unique excursions along the Hoover Dam and Colorado River,” said Chad Taylor, Director of Sales and Marketing for Lake Mead Mohave Adventures. “Customers find the experience ‘enjoyable, relaxing and inspiring’.
The 3-hour Hoover Dam Raft tour includes stops along the shore below the dam and a light lunch. Guests check in at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Mead RV Village, end the rafting tour at Willow Beach Marina & Campground, and return in air-conditioned buses over the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which spans the Colorado River at above the Hoover Dam. Tours are conducted in rafts that can accommodate up to 80 people.
Lake Mead Mohave Adventures offers excursions on motorized inflatable rafts. Photo credit: Lake Mead Mohave Adventures
The tour is free for children 4 and under and starts at $110 for children 5-15 and $140 for guests 16 and older. The price includes the entrance fee to the national park. Round-trip transportation to and from Las Vegas hotels is also available for $80 per person.
The 90-minute Hoover Dam Postcard Raft Tour, which begins at 10:30 a.m. at Hoover Dam Lodge in Boulder City, Nevada, also includes unique views of the dam (which opened in 1936) and the bridge (2010). (Boulder City is located about a half hour southeast of Las Vegas.)
This tour, free for children 4 and under, is priced at $49 for children 5-15 and $69 for guests 16 or older. Tours are conducted in rafts that can accommodate up to 20 people. Snacks and drinks are included.
Hoover Dam Rafting Charters
Hoover Dam Rafting Adventures also offers customizable charters starting at $1,725 for groups of up to 150 passengers.
Tours will continue throughout the summer. Depending on demand in the fall when the weather cools, Lake Mead Mohave Adventures will reassess the number of days per week it will offer tours, Taylor said.
Travel advisors interested in booking tours receive a login to the order portal and receive a net rate of 20% of the tour price each time they book a Hoover Dam Rafting Adventures tour.