ABOUT US     SHARE     CONTACT US            
Choose Your Adventure
1/2 Day SUP
1/2 Day Lake Mead
1 Day Colorado River
1 Day Black Canyon
2 Day Sand & Snow
2 Day Ringbolt Run
3 Day Bighorn Classic
4 Day Eldorado Gold

Rentals & Shuttles
Black Canyon
Lake Mead
Camping Gear

Lessons & Instruction
Kayak 101
Rescue Course
Kayak Rolling
Canoe Course
CPR/AED/First Aid
Wilderness First Aid

Historic Tunnel Trail

Valley of Fire
Hot Springs
White Rock Canyon

Waivers & Releases
Trail Maps & Info
Local Weather

Driving Directions
Used Equipment

Press & Media
Reseller Info
Group Sales

Book Your Trip
Sit-on-top Kayak Rentals
Sit-on-top Kayak Rental
SUP Sit-On-Top Sit-Inside Performance Canoes Camping

SOT Kayak Rentals

Sit-on-top kayaks are stable, practical & strong. Easy to get in and out of, they are a popular choice for beginners or those seeking a less confining ride.

SOT's are very basic and are best enjoyed on day trips. If you are camping, you need to pack light - there's not much storage for bulky overnight gear. Most overnight paddlers rent canoes so no luxury is left behind.

Rental Includes: SOT kayak, paddle, PFD, map, & round-trip shuttle service. Reservations required. To learn more about kayaking in Black Canyon, visit the Self-Guided Black Canyon trip pages.

Skill Level: Beginner Friendly
Boat Stability: Very Stable
Ease of Entry: Super Easy
Comfort: Indeed
Speed: Average
Tracking: Average
Max Paddler Weight: 300 lbs.


We offer shuttle service for experienced paddlers bringing their own boats. Type III Coast Guard approved PFDs are required to be worn in Black Canyon at all times. SUP paddlers can use waistpack inflatable Type V PFDs if preferred. 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 kayaks 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 kayaks or packrafts 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.

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

(all prices per person)

First Day:  $90 person
Addt'l Days:  $30 person
Permits:  $32
Shuttle:  (Free w/rentals)

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

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

(all prices per boat)

Single:  $60 boat
Double:  $90 boat

Departs: 10:30am
Take-out: 3pm
Offered: All Year

(all prices per boat)

Single  (4 Hrs):  $40 boat
Single  (8 Hrs):  $50 boat
Double (4 Hrs):  $65 boat
Double (8 Hrs):  $75 boat

Morning: 10am - 2pm
Evening:   2pm - 6pm
Full Day: 10am - 6pm

Departs: Daily
Offered: All Year

(all prices per boat)

Single:  $50 (24 hrs)
Double:  $75 (24 hrs)
Add'l Days:  $30 (24 hrs)

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

Camping overnight?
We rent sleeping bags, tents,
stoves, and more...

View More Photos

© Desert Adventures; All Rights Reserved
Desert Adventures