Black Canyon River Adventures Offers Free Rafting Trips for Science is Everywhere Day, April 29

BLACK CANYON RIVER ADVENTURES OFFERS FREE SMOOTH WATER RAFTING TRIPS FOR SCIENCE IS EVERYWHERE DAY, APRIL 29

Space Is Limited; Reservations Available Beginning 8 a.m., April 21

Black Canyon River Adventures, in conjunction with the Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival, is offering the Black Canyon/ Hoover Dam Postcard tour, a short smooth-water river rafting excursion on the Colorado River,  on Science Is Everywhere Day, Sunday, April 29. The experience is FREE, but registration is required. Reservations may be made beginning on April 21 at 8 a.m. by calling (702) 278-0606.

 

The tour includes spectacular views of Hoover Dam and the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, as well as the majestic, rugged landscape of the area. Guests check in at the Alan Bible Visitor Center for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area (10 Lakeshore Rd., Boulder City, NV), and from there are transported down the historic Lower Portal Road to the Black Canyon Water Trail of the Colorado River. From that point, guests will board a motorized raft piloted by a guide for a 30-minute float trip. All guests should allow for 1.5 hours total for this tour from the park service parking area and back. Available tour times are 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on April 29; each tour time accommodates 45 guests.

 

ABOUT BLACK CANYON RIVER ADVENTURES

This unique excursion takes place aboard a motor-assisted raft that allows guests to leisurely enjoy and learn about the history, desert wildlife and beauty in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. The tour takes place along the portion of the Colorado River designated as the Black Canyon National Water Trail by the National Park Service in 2014.

 

Both full-day (4.5 hour) and “postcard” tours (1.5 hours) are available. The full-day trip covers 12 miles of the Colorado River and culminates at Willow Beach Marina on Lake Mohave in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. A boxed lunch and transportation back to the departure point is included.  Transportation back to your hotel is also available. The postcard tour stays within ½ mile of Hoover Dam and offers spectacular photographic opportunities of the dam and the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial (bypass) bridge completed in October 2010.

 

ABOUT FOREVER RESORTS

Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world. The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations, including houseboating adventures. For more information, go to www.ForeverResorts.com, www.Facebook.com/ForeverResorts or follow on Twitter: @ForeverResorts.

Raft with Santa on the Colorado River this Christmas Eve

RAFT THE COLORADO RIVER WITH SANTA THIS CHRISTMAS EVE

Bring the Family for this One-Day-Only Experience with Black Canyon River Adventures, Sunday, Dec. 24

 A festive new tradition has charted its course on the Colorado River: Black Canyon River Adventures’ annual Rafting with Santa experience returns Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24. The 12-mile journey along the mighty Colorado River makes an extraordinary way for families to enjoy the excitement of the holiday season in a raft piloted by jolly old St. Nick or his helpers.

This special trip is being offered for one day only this year and will include:

  • Santa Claus and his helpers will pilot the rafts on this smooth-water river adventure
  • Ground transportation provided by one of Santa’s elves
  • Gifts for each passenger
  • Boxed lunch and bottled water for a picnic stop on a sandy beach along the way
  • Complimentary cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas music at Willow Beach Marina, where the river trip ends

This unique excursion takes approximately 4.5 hours (6.5 hours including transportation to and from Las Vegas) and departs from the base of Hoover Dam aboard a motor-assisted raft. Guests will enjoy and learn about the history, desert wildlife and beauty in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. The tour meets at the Lake Mead RV Village in Boulder City; out-of-town guests may arrange for round-trip transportation from their hotel.

The “Rafting with Santa” tour departs at 10 a.m. Guests are asked to check in by 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Mead RV Village, located at 268 Lakeshore Road, Boulder City, NV 89005. The cost for adults (16 years and older) is $97; for children 13 to 15 years, $87, and for children 5 to 12 years, $58. Children under 5 are free. Round-trip transportation to and from a Las Vegas-area hotel is $49 per person.

To make reservations for this tour, go to www.BlackCanyonAdventures.com or call (800) 455-3490.

ABOUT BLACK CANYON RIVER ADVENTURES
This unique excursion takes place aboard a motor-assisted raft that allows guests to leisurely enjoy and learn about the history, desert wildlife and beauty in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. The tour takes place along the portion of the Colorado River designated as the Black Canyon National Water Trail by the National Park Service in 2014.

Both full-day (6.5 hour) and “postcard” tours (1.5 hours) are available. The full-day trip covers 12 miles of the Colorado River and culminates at Willow Beach Marina on Lake Mohave in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. A boxed lunch and transportation back to the departure point is included.  Transportation back to your hotel is also available. The postcard tour stays within ½ mile of Hoover Dam and offers spectacular photographic opportunities of the dam and the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial (bypass) bridge completed in October 2010.

ABOUT WILLOW BEACH RESORT AND MARINA
Willow Beach Harbor is located approximately 45 minutes from Las Vegas and is the culmination point for Forever Resorts’ Black Canyon River Adventure flat-water rafting trips. From here, visitors may explore the Colorado River’s 235 miles of shoreline and the myriad opportunities the region offers for hiking, boating and fishing. Its marina offers a variety of power boat rentals, as well as canoe and kayak rentals, a fishing pier and boat launch ramp. Camp sites (tent and RV) are also available.

ABOUT FOREVER RESORTS
Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world. The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations, including houseboating adventures. For more information, go to www.ForeverResorts.com, www.Facebook.com/ForeverResorts or follow on Twitter: @ForeverResorts.

A Dozen Digital Detox Destinations for Post-Election Escape

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A DOZEN DIGITAL DETOX DESTINATIONS: PERFECT ANTIDOTES FOR
ELECTION-WEARY SMARTPHONE ADDICTS

-Head to Chisos Mountains Lodge in spectacular Big Bend National Park—it’s one of
“Eight Great American Winter Road Trip” destinations.

-Delve into a stunning slot canyon on a Forever Adventure Hummer Tour in Kanab,
Utah.

-Relax on a 12-mile smooth-water float trip down the Colorado River with Black
Canyon Adventures.

-Escape on tranquil Lake Powell, Lake Mead or Lake Mohave for a Forever Resorts
houseboat getaway.

-Explore Yellowstone National Park on an exhilarating winter snowmobile tour.
-Head to remote Isle Royale on Lake Superior, America’s least-visited national
park…and many more.

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Come Nov. 9, no matter the outcome, millions of Americans will let out a long exhale, comforted by the knowledge that at least two years separate them from another Presidential campaign season. It’s a perfect time to go someplace wild and remote, where Wi-Fi and cellular coverage is limited-to-nil—but no one really minds. After all, these are destinations where plenty of revitalizing scenery and cleansing outdoor recreation ventures beckon. Forever Resorts, a National Park Service concessioner operating resorts, attractions and tours in majestic park lands around the United States, offers plenty of reasons to put the devices down at these 12 idyllic locales:

  • Black Canyon River Adventures – All-day smooth-water float trip down the Colorado River, departing from the base of Hoover Dam. Striking grottos, hot springs, wildlife, majestic rock formations and historic narrative from river guides make this a memorable tour. Open year-round.
  • Callville Bay Resort and Marina, Lake Mead – Escape the Strip for a day aboard a party pontoon boat and bring along a ski boat for some wakeboarding fun on the side. Houseboats also available for 2-day rentals and longer. Open year-round.
  • Cedar Pass Lodge, Badlands National Park – Enjoy unobstructed views of the Badlands’ sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires from in this historic lodge, as well as hiking, wildlife viewing, fossil hunts and stargazing in the park. Open mid-April to mid-October.
  • Chisos Mountains Lodge, Big Bend National Park – The only lodge in Big Bend National Park, offering extraordinary landscapes and varied hiking opportunities. Big Bend was recently named one of “Eight Great American Winter Roadtrips” by US News & World Report. Open year-round.
  • Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina, Lake Mohave – Houseboats, kayaks, power boats and superb fishing on crystal-clear waters. Open year-round.
  • Forever Adventure Tours, Kanab, Utah – Hummer tours of area natural landmarks, including Peekaboo Slot Canyon, the Grand Staircase, Coral Pink Sand Dunes and scenic Kanab Overlook. Open year-round.
  • Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim – The only lodging inside Grand Canyon’s North Rim is perched right on the rim affording dazzling views from terrace seating overlooking the canyon. Also offers access to the iconic park’s hiking, mule rides, ranger interpretive programs and junior ranger programs. Open mid-May to mid-October.
  • Lake Powell Houseboating – Explore this lake via houseboat, powerboat or kayak and investigate its stunning slot canyons on foot. Otherworldly red rock landscapes surrounding the lake make this a true desert gem. Open year-round.
  • Mad River Boat Trips, Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Shoot the rapids on the wild and scenic Snake River on Class II and III rapids or take a scenic float trip a via guide-powered raft. Raft trips may be combined with ATV tours, horseback riding and wildlife-viewing tours of nearby Grand Teton National Park. Open late May through mid-September. 
  • Rock Harbor Lodge, Isle Royale National Park – On the shores of Lake Superior, accessible only by boat or seaplane. See historic lighthouses, tour an ancient copper mine, witness dazzling displays of northern lights and venture out on the lake via canoe, kayak or motor boat. Open early June through the end of August.
  • Scenic Safaris, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks – take a snowmobile or cozy snow coach tour in the winter, or enjoy fly fishing, ATV rides and wildlife tours in the summer. Open year-round.
  • Temple Bar Marina, Lake Mead – The “hidden gem” of Lake Mead rents lakeside rustic fishing cabins and offers tranquility unmatched by other areas of the lake. Open year-round.

ABOUT FOREVER RESORTS
Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world.  The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations, including houseboating adventures.  For more information, go to www.ForeverResorts.com or www.Facebook.com/ForeverResorts, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ForeverResorts.