The ideal outdoor adventure begins in the water. No matter what kind of marine recreation you enjoy, from fishing and jet skiing to kayaking and swimming, Boulder City offers endless outdoor fun. Dive into your next aquatic adventure with these five options you can find around the city.  

Lake Mead

Experience Lake Mead 

The enormous and glimmering lake at Lake Mead National Recreation Area provides endless water fun for every kind of adventurer. Take a leisurely swim in the refreshing water from one of the sandy beaches. Rent a watercraft or a kayak to navigate the waters on your own schedule. Explore the depths with your scuba diving gear, or cast your line in hopes to catch trout, catfish, bass and more. 

Jet Ski

Go by Kayak or Canoe

For a more intimate way to explore Lake Mead, rent a kayak or paddle boat from Desert Adventures. Tap into your explorative side and make your way to coves and beaches that can only be reached by small watercraft, like Emerald Cove, a grotto with luminescent water. Take to the water on a self-guided tour that comes with all the gear you need to really enjoy a wet and wild adventure. 


Borrow a Boat

For adventure both on and off the water, head to Lake Mead Resort Marina. You’ll find a floating restaurant and lounge, as well as rental access to watercraft of all kinds. Whether you’re entertaining the group or simply want to take a leisurely voyage with a couple of friends, rent everything from pontoons and sport boats to water skis and knee boards, ensuring you’re equipped for a full day of fun. 

Lake Mead Cruise

Embark on a Cruise

For those who prefer a luxurious, climate-controlled experience, book one of Lake Mead Cruises to sightsee in style. The seasonal Dinner Cruise offers a delectable meal as you cruise into the sunset and dine under the stars. Or kick off Sunday fun day with brunch and a champagne toast aboard the paddle wheeler, Desert Princess

Hoover Dam

Don’t Miss Hoover Dam

Your Boulder City trip simply isn’t complete without experiencing Hoover Dam. Instead of admiring the art deco wonder from land, take to the lake to see the sights from the water. When you take a historic tour with Black Canyon River Adventures, you’ll get an up close and personal glance at the dam, while being led on an intimate jaunt to hard-to-reach beaches, coves, hot springs and more along the Colorado River. If you still haven’t seen enough, watch the water move beneath you via Vegas Glass Kayaks as you paddle from Hoover Dam to the beloved Willow Beach where you can lounge and relax in the sun. 

In Boulder City, the fun never stops, so book your wet and wild adventure and plan for a dam good time!