Rated 5 out of 5 by Costi Great day out
Day started with a raft ride down the Colorado River, if you have Brian as your captain you will be in for a ball, he really made the tour. The little picnic lunch was adequate for what you needed and the best bit was you get to keep the little lunch bag - I do love a freebie. Be prepared to get a little wet if you sit at the front of the raft or on the outer rim, but that's all part of the fun. After the raft ride ( about 2 hours ish) we then got picked up and taken to the Hoover Dam, plant tour included, with plenty of time to look round. I would definitely recommend this tour
October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KeithCarol Excellent tour guides from pick up to drop off.
Excellent experience. River rafting was unbelievably beautiful. Our knowledgeable guide made sure everyone had enough water and cooling towels. Tour of the Dam has certainly been curtailed since 9/11, but it was very educational. Would highly recommend this tour!
October 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eagleeyedoug A Trip Worth Taking
Although the rip got off to a poor start when the Rafting Co. van picked us up 30 minutes past the quoted pick up window of 20 minutes, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Seeing Hoover Dam from above is awe inspiring, seeing it from water level is beyond description. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the dam, the geology of the region and the flora and fauna. The stage was set when the guide indicated that he had not seen mountain sheep in his past three trips up and down the canyon. The group was excited when I spotted a long sheep not far from the river with about an hour to go. The trip was made when the guide spotted a group of a dozen with about a mile to go in the trip.
After the float down the Colorado, we hopped in a comfortable Ford Expedition for the trip back to the dam and the opportunity to see the power plant and exhibitions.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KatandSteve An incredible experience!
Had a great time - our guide was thoroughly knowledgable about the river, its history and wildlife. Pace was great. All aspects of booking the trip, including the reminder call the evening before, were timely and appreciated.
We would thoroughly recommend this day trip to all!
August 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Geeorge This tour was informative and fun.
Our captain, Brian, made our river trip very enjoyable. He was knowledgeable and just plain funny. Lunch was good and stops were well planned.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DayTripper Beautiful Scenery, Incredible Engineering!
I really enjoyed this trip. The canyon rafting was superb. The guide was informative and friendly. The natural scenery was wonderful. The only way it could have been better, was if more time was available on the breaks to have a wander around the area a bit more.
The tour of the dam was good. I think the time given to look around was a bit too long (2 hrs), after such a long time on the rafting - I was getting tired!
The bus guide was very helpful and provided interesting information about the area and general Nevada history.
I would recommend this tour, but if there was a longer rafting experience available, I would choose that instead.
March 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JKSC Hoover Dam and River Rafting Tour
Overall a good tour, but some things to know. The tour only includes the Hoover Dam Power Plant and not the Dam tour. You will have time to look around the structor on the outside.
The raft tour is gentle and is something anyone can do. No rapids or anything like that, but be prepared to get wet a little. Mainly just spray.
The only issue we had was booking the tour. To be fair we booked less than 24 hours in advance by phone and we did get what we asked for, Only down side was it took 42 minutes (most of the time on hold) to get the tour booked. Again to be fair I have no idea what was going on behind the scene and we were booking less that 24 hours in advance.
March 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hawgs A must do to really appreciate the Dam tour and what it's done for the Colorado River.
Had a great time on the Colorado River for about 3 hours, and then took our tour of Hoover Dam. You need to do both in order to realize what the Dam did for the Colorado and what an engineering feat the Dam itself is. Could have stayed on the River for hours longer. The only thing that wasn't mentioned in the brochure write-up was that there is not a dock at the River entry point. For those of us that are a little older and with less than perfect joints, it was a surprise. Luckily it's only a few yards, and our guide Brian was very helpful. Loved this tour!!!
January 23, 2013