Desert Adventures

Boulder City

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In a Nutshell

Learn kayaking basics during three hours of classroom and in-water instruction that covers strokes, stability, and safety

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Promotional value expires Oct 14, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Appointment required 24hr in advance; subject to availability. Subject to weather. Must be 14 or older. Maximum 10 per class. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$39 for a Kayak 101 Class (a $79 Value)

Held April through October, Desert Adventures’s three-hour Kayak 101 classes teach basic maneuvering and safety skills. Each course is split into classroom and in-water portions that cover rudimentary techniques applicable to touring, sit-on-top, and all other types of kayak, as well as hollowed out rubber duckies. Students learn paddling motions and safety tips before pushing off into still waters to practice stability, wet exits, and simple rescues. Each session holds a maximum of 10 students and includes all necessary gear, though participants should bring their own swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen.

Desert Adventures

After noticing a lack of guided outdoor-excursion opportunities, James Dingess founded Desert Adventures in 2004 to help locals and visitors to take advantage of Nevada’s stunning natural landscapes. What began as a small paddling outfit with a handful of kayaks and a single employee has since expanded to include ATV, mountain biking, and time-travel adventures led by knowledgeable guides. Desert Adventures stays true to its kayaking roots with a fleet of 125 shells and half- to four-day Colorado River runs. Guides also lead multiday, multisport excursions combining various activities, as well as high-speed ziplining tours that careen from the top of Red Mountain to the base of Bootleg Canyon. Most adventures accommodate all skill levels, but some carry experience or age restrictions.

Customer Reviews

Thank you for a wonderful day! You guys were great!
Teresa C. · June 26, 2012
Very nice and friendly staff.
Charyn · May 13, 2012
Awesome staff!
Brittney G. · May 4, 2012
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    Boulder City

    1647 Nevada Hwy.

    Suite A

    Boulder City, Nevada 89005


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