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Canoeing Black Canyon
Black Canyon Canoe Photo
SUP Sit-On-Top Sit-Inside Performance Canoes Camping

Canoe Rentals

Canoes are a favorite among overnight paddlers, scout troops, and large groups with coolers to haul. Easy to enter and exit, a canoe will carry just about anyone and anything. What they lack in speed, they make up for in stability. Canoes hold all the luxuries, have no confining spaces, and are the preferred choice for camping trips.

Boat Stability: Most Stable
Ease of Entry: Super Easy
Carrying Capacity: 500-600 lbs.
Speed: Faster than a tortoise
Tracking: Average
Max Paddler Weight: 300 lbs.

Rental Includes: Canoe, paddle, PFD, map, & round-trip shuttle service. Drybag rentals available for $5.

Seatbacks: Our canoe fleet is quite large and boats will vary based on manufacturer yearly updates. Our fleet has canoes with seatbacks, and canoes without. Some boats will vary in color or shape. Please know your group may have a variety. If you have a preference, please let us know at the time of reservation. Although we cannot make guarantees, we will do our best to accomodate requests. If you absolutely require a seatback, we suggest you bring your own.

**Scout troops, youth groups, and church organizations may be eligible for discounts. Please visit our Group Sales section for details or call us with questions.


We offer shuttle service for experienced paddlers bringing their own canoes. Type III Coast Guard approved PFDs are required to be worn in Black Canyon at all times. Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) decals are required for most boats, which can be purchased online at Nevada Division of Wildlife (NDOW).

Our trailers are built for kayaks, canoes, and SUPs. Certain boats that weigh more than 90 lbs, or are built with pedal drives, or have major fishing attachments cannot be transported without risk of damage to the equipment, our trailers, and our staff. We do not transport pedal drive kayaks due to their size and weight. When making a reservation, you will be asked to provide the specific make/model of your paddlecraft to verify it will fit on our trailers. We do our best to accomodate every request, but in some cases it just won't work.

All inflatable boats must be fully inflated and ready to go at the designated meeting time. If you show up with a cheaply made inflatable rowboat, giant pool toy, or inner tube you will not be allowed to launch. Oar rafts are prohibited, even without frames.

Paddlers are not allowed to tow additional items behind their boat from the Hoover Dam launch site. Paddlers who wish to tow items must launch with them inside their boat. Once paddlers float downriver past the security cable and out of the security zone, items can be towed.

PRO TIP: Would you like your vehicles waiting for you at the take-out? We can shuttle your vehicles or provide a front-end pick up so you can load-and-go when you come off the river. Give us a call and we can help you with logistics. Our knowledeable staff members are ready to assist.

NOTE:   Black Canyon rentals require each paddler obtain a $32 NPS permit, which are limited and sell out quickly - even 6 months in advance!   Call us at 702-293-5026 to secure your permits today.

*AIS decals are required for all private vessels and can be purchased online from Nevada Division of Wildlife for $8.

(all prices per person)

First Day:  $80 person
Addt'l Days:  $30 person
Permits:  $32
Shuttle:  (Included)

B.Y.O.Boat: $50 Launch*
B.Y.O.Boat: $75 Round Trip*
AIS Decal: $8 Required

Put-in: 7am / 8am / 9am
Take-out: 4:00pm
Departs: Daily
Offered: All Year

(all prices per boat)

Canoe:  $90 boat

Departs: Daily 10:30am
Take-out: 4pm
Offered: All Year

(all prices per boat)

Canoe  (4 Hrs):  $55 boat
Canoe  (8 Hrs):  $65 boat
Morning: 10am - 2pm
Evening:   2pm - 6pm
Full Day: 10am - 6pm

Departs: Daily
Offered: All Year

(all prices per boat)

1st Day:  $65 (24 hrs)
Add'l Days:  $30 (24 hrs)

NOTE: Straps are the renter's responsiblity and may be purchased in our store if needed.

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