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Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Escape to the Grand Canyon for this full-day sightseeing adventure. Enjoy a scenic, 1-hour, round-trip flight from Las Vegas to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, flying over the famous Hoover Dam and beautiful Lake Mead along the way. After returning over the Mojave Desert and other natural wonders, choose between either a float trip down the Colorado River, through Black Canyon with a boxed picnic lunch and an optional swim at a secluded beach or a fun-filled kayak trip from Willow Beach. Bottled water and all transportation, including a Las Vegas hotel pickup/drop-off, are included.
  • Take a helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
  • Enjoy a smooth raft ride or a kayak trip down the Colorado River
  • Beat the heat on the cool waters of the Colorado River
  • Picnic lunch and bottled water included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Travel by helicopter and take a float trip on the Colorado River for an additional perspective of the canyon.
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70-minute (approx.) round-trip flight in a state-of-the-art helicopter
Colorado River Float OR Kayak Trip
Round-trip transportation by deluxe van
Bottled water and boxed lunch (Rafting Trip Only)
All taxes and fees
Gratuity is optional
Lunch (Kayak Trip Only)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all Las Vegas Area Resorts & Hotels, if your hotel is not listed we will confirm the pickup details with you directly.

Your Colorado River and Grand Canyon sightseeing tour begins with a hotel pickup in Las Vegas. Head to the Boulder City Municipal Airport for your 1-hour round-trip flight through the Grand Canyon's West Rim.

After boarding the helicopter, pass over sites such as the famous Hoover Dam, a modern marvel of engineering; the aqua waters and sandstone shorelines of beautiful Lake Mead; and Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano, before soaring along the winding path of the mighty Colorado River and into the incredible landscape of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

After leaving the Grand Canyon, the return flight will include panoramic views of the rugged Mojave Desert wilderness and more before arriving back in Boulder City.

From there, take a short drive to the Colorado River launch area for a boat float at the base of the Hoover Dam. Climb aboard a comfortable raft, and meander along the river through the Black Canyon. Keep an eye out for bighorn sheep, osprey, and great blue heron in their natural setting. Then stop at a secluded beach to take an optional dip in the clear water, and enjoy a picnic box lunch.

The trip concludes with a Las Vegas hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Hoover Dam
After hotel pickup, board your state-of-the-art helicopter for a 70-minute (round-trip) scenic air tour of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Your flight will take off from Boulder City, where builders of the Hoover Dam (formally the Boulder Dam) lived during the dam’s construction in the 1930s. Enjoy panoramic, 180-degree views of the impressive Hoover Dam, the bypass bridge and Black Canyon, and fly past the extinct and colorful volcano, Fortification Hill.
Pass By:  
Hoover Dam Bypass
Fly around the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge
Pass By:  
Fortification Hill
Fly over the extinct volcano known as Fortification Hill
Stop At:  
Colorado River
Then descend beneath the rim of the Grand Canyon as you fly over the mighty Colorado River, past million-year-old geological rock formations.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Grand Canyon West
Make sure to have your camera ready, as around every corner you’ll see cathedral buttresses and pillars with amazing natural vivid colors. After leaving the Grand Canyon, enjoy views of other natural wonders in the wilderness of the rugged Mojave Desert.
Stop At:  
Black Canyon City Visitor's Center and Chamber of Commerce.
Upon landing in Boulder City, if you choose the rafting trip, you'll take a short drive down to the Colorado River launch area for your river float at the base of the Hoover Dam and the newly constructed bypass bridge. Here you'll be greeted by your friendly guide, who will help you board your comfortable river raft or kayak. Float or paddle down the river and through the Black Canyon, with high walls that will leave you breathless! Enjoy a picnic lunch at Willow Beach. Keep your eyes open for desert bighorn sheep, osprey, and great blue heron in their natural setting.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Willow Beach
If you choose the Kayak option, your day will start with hotel pick up and then a drive to Willow Beach on the Colorado River, just a little way down from Hoover Dam. Board your kayak and paddle 4 miles (approximately 3 hours) along the banks of Colorado River. Opportunites to views local nature is common as you may view the amazing agility of the mountain goat and soaring splendor of various eagle breeds. Please Note: Lunch is not included in this option. Following your kayak trip, you'll take to the skies on your helicopter tour through the Grand Canyon.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (112 kg/17.85 stone) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Please note if you choose the Kayak Tour it does not include lunch and you will start from Willow Beach not the base of the Hoover Dam and will not see the Hoover Dam from the river.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We recommend you bring sunglasses, sunscreen, towels & hats
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY 5 Star Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip.
Q:
Are there any special requirements for pregnant women on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight?
A:
We recommend pregnant women consult a medical professional, however, we have safely flown thousands of pregnant women.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a minimum age to fly on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
Any age is welcome—infants under 2 years on the day of travel fly as a lap child.
Mar 2021
Q:
On average, how long before my scheduled flight will I be picked up from my hotel for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight?
A:
Approximately 1.5 hours prior to the departure time depending on hotel location.
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Q:
How long after the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight is finished will I be back at my hotel?
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Approximately 1 hour.
Mar 2021
Q:
I don't need transportation for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight - how do I let you know?
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There is free parking at our terminal. Let us know if you are driving yourself in the "Special Requirements" box during checkout. You can also let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Mar 2021
Q:
Where is the meeting point for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
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The meeting point for this tour is 1421 Airport Rd. Suite 110- Boulder City, NV 89005.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the terminal for self-driving customers on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight?
A:
Yes – parking is free.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do you accommodate seating requests on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
You can make requests; however, seating location is based on weight and balance calculations determined at flight departure time.
Mar 2021
Q:
What happens if I am over the weight limit at check-in for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight?
A:
For comfort & safety, Passengers exceeding 250 lbs will be required to purchase an additional seat at 100% of the applicable retail price. Passengers exceeding stated body weights may be off-loaded at the time of check-in without a refund.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I take pictures with the helicopter before/after my Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight w/ Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
For daytime helicopter tours, we allow photos before and after with the helicopter.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do I need a photo ID for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
Yes, all guests over 18 must provide valid photo identification such as a driver's license or passport.
Mar 2021
Q:
What do I need to bring with me on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
If aged 18, we require photo identification. We also recommend bringing your camera/cellphone, wearing sensible footwear, layered clothing, sunglasses, and during the hotter summer months, hats and sunscreen may also be suitable.
Mar 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
We recommend wearing comfortable layered clothing and sensible footwear.
Mar 2021
Q:
Should I eat before the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip or wait until afterward?
A:
You should do what makes you most comfortable. However, if you suffer from travel sickness, we recommend you consult a medical professional for advice on anti-sickness medicine available over the counter.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the helicopter capacity on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
Our helicopters hold six passengers: four seated in the rear row and two seated in the front row next to the pilot.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I arrange a private helicopter for just my party for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight?
A:
Yes, in order to have a private helicopter, you may purchase all six seats.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do you do anything to celebrate any special occasions on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight?
A:
Yes, we can offer add-ons such as birthday cake, champagne, photos, private options, messages, flowers, etc. (at additional cost) Feel free to mention any requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
What type of aircraft do you use on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
We operate currently using the Airbus AStar AS 350 B2 model helicopter.
Mar 2021
Q:
May I bring food/drink on board with me on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
We allow bottled water onboard the aircraft.
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Q:
Can my child sit on my lap during the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
No, only infants under the age of 2 can travel on laps per FAA regulations.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can a child fly without an accompanying adult on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
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Children under 17 must have an accompanying adult.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring my service animal on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
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No, unfortunately, we cannot allow service animals on board the helicopter.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring a medical oxygen tank on board on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight w/ Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
The oxygen tank must be approved by the Federal Dept. of Transportation for it to be carried in the aircraft.
Mar 2021
Q:
What happens if there is bad weather the day of my Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayak Trip?
A:
If we have to cancel due to bad weather, we will attempt to reschedule your tour or provide a full refund.
Mar 2021

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Peaceful day trip
Glenn_H
, May 2021
Kayaking on the Colorado River was the best part of our Vegas vacation. The guides were great, the views were amazing and the river was peaceful. On our next trip to Vegas, we will do the full day Kayak that starts from the Hoover Dam and goes downstream all day.
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A MUST do!!!
Lisa_L
, Apr 2021
We had an amazing time. It was our honeymoon and guides were amazing!! All the interesting info you want and none of the cheesy stuff. You will not regret it!!
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Great Heli ride
Janette_S
, Apr 2021
Great Heli ride but rafting was canceled due to covid restrictions :(. Pilot was funny and flying out of Canyon was breath taking. Drinks were generous. Make sure you have CashApp to tip everyone.
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Great flight Incredible kayak guides.
Margaret_B
, Mar 2021
Smooth and beautiful flight. Shay and Jess were great guides for the river kayaking. Shay Jess Shay Jess Shay Shay Shay Jess Jess Jess Shay Jess Shay Jess Shay Shay Shay Jess Jess Jess
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Incredible Views!!
Jamie_S
, Sep 2020
Jimmy the helicopter pilot was friendly, funny & knowledgeable. The flight was phenomenal and hit on all the beautiful points of the canyon. The staff was nice & friendly. We booked a flight & pontoon trip but there was only kayaking. If I hadn't called to ask a question about changing facilities, I wouldn't have known about the change from pontoon to kayaks. It was WORTH the change. Kayaking was amazing & the guides were great. The lunch after the trip, on the bus, heading back to our hotel was very good!
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Great Tour!
John G
, Oct 2019
The helicopter flight was fabulous. I highly recommend the pilot, Brandon Foss. We had a couple of nervous passengers, and Brandon was very soothing, very knowledgeable. The raft float was nice too. We saw a mountain sheep, bald eagle and more.
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Good mix. Relaxing.
andrewcalafato
, Sep 2019
A 70 mins helicopter flight over Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon - superb scenery. Very nice pilot feeding us with information about history and facts on the area. Only little downside, seating is 2 in front and 4 in back, with 2 in the back middle unable to take nice pictures. A landing with rotation half way would have been great. Then we waited for a bus to pick us up for for the next part, being served with snacks and drinks, and given the option to purchase souvenirs. Nice staff. Then a luxury bus took us from AirPort to a meeting place, then to the base of Hoover Dam, for a slow rafting ride down Colorado river. Little snack supplied, and cold water available all the way. Bus and raft drivers were both feeding us with info on the area (which was consistent :) ). Relaxing time enjoying nature and scenery, including a dip in the fresh river. Possibility to take countless pictures of nature while riding through the different parts of the river. Overall a superb experience.
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Birthday Tour
kdbriggs
, Sep 2019
Both of our guides were friendly and very knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend these tours to my friends and family.
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Fantastic.... top to bottom!!!
byronhathaway
, Jul 2019
We had such an awesome experience. The helicopter flight was about 1 hr 20 min (longer than we anticipated) and the pilot was phenomenal. Very professional and knowledgeable. The rafting trip was soooo wild..!! Incredible scenery and wildlife (mountain goats and hawks) and the guide was insanely cool (Jeff a.k.a Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs). Made it very enjoyable with commentary and facts to created a very memorable experience.
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Fab Vegas trip
richardsard
, Jul 2019
Amazing - top hosts for both the river float and heli trip. A great half day+ tour and the pickups worked perfectly. Thanks.
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