40th Birthday Float

January 4, 2016 - 3 minutes read

Join Nick and Joseph on a birthday float to celebrate our 40th birthdays. The park gives out a certain number of permits each day on the river, so the more friends that come, the more fun it will be.


Flights: 4/7 and 4/10

April 7 book Alaska Flight 616 or 600 at 6:50pm or 7:45pm
Arrive at 9:13pm or 10:04pm, Las Vegas, NV
Flight time is 2h19m

April 10 book Alaska 611 at 7:55pm
Arrive at 10:24pm, SEA Seattle, WA
Flight time is 2h29m

Transportation from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam Lodge

We’ll rent 2 vans in Las Vegas for everyone to get to and from the Hoover Dam Lodge, just past Boulder City and split the cost. If you want to find your own way, just let us know your plans.

Lodging for Thursday Night

Hoover Dam Lodge
18000 Highway 93
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 293-5000

Floating and Camping

We’ll have 2 nights and 2.5 days of floating and camping. Along the way you can fish, soak in hot springs, hike, and explore caves. The average temps will be in the high 70s and there are no rapids.

Gear Lists

Kayak Las Vegas Gear List


Either bring your own or we are looking into a few sharing options, including shipping food down, catering with a guiding service, or from a restaurant.


Bring your own tents, etc. or rent them from the outfitter. It may get down into the 40’s at night so some warm clothes will be important too.


We’ll get off the river at 1pm and it will probably take an hour or more to get packed up, checked out and shuttled to the hotel. We reserved a room at the hotel under “Nick Spang” to shower and change before heading back to Las Vegas.

If we have time for a bite, L and O found the most amazing tacos in Las Vegas. It’s always packed and unique. Separate lines for each meat, with dude slicing and preparing each taco to order in front of you.

Tacos El Gordo
1724 E Charleston Blvd Downtown Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 251-8226


Black Canyon Water Trail.org
Big Flickr Photo Set
National Park Service
Kayak Las Vegas Guides
Bird and Hike.com

Est. Costs: ~$547

Flight to Las Vegas $320
Boat and Gear rental $97
Hotel $45
Car Rental Share $30
Dry Bags $5 each
Food $50

$97 per person includes boat rental, paddle, life vest, permit, transfer from Boulder City for a canoe with 2 people per boat and $112 for kayak. This is for 3 days, 2 nights rental.

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