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.

Premier Camping Sites 45 Minutes from Las Vegas at Lake Mead RV Village

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LAKE MEAD RV VILLAGE OFFERS PREMIER RV SITES, VIEW OF BEAUTIFUL
DESERT LAKE, JUST 45 MINUTES FROM LAS VEGAS

 In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, visitors traveling to Las Vegas via RV this year can explore one of the United States’ most visited national parks, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Forever ResortsLake Mead RV Village, offers two locations: Boulder Beach, located just 45 minutes from Las Vegas, as well as Echo Bay, located 95 minutes from Las Vegas. Both offer RV travelers magnificent views of the beautiful lake and its varicolored surrounding landscape.

Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach offers Wi-Fi at most sites, a Bocce ball court, horse shoe pits, picnic areas with barbecue grills, 24-hour laundry facility, onsite propane for purchase and a convenience and gift store. Nightly rates include cable TV service and begin at $30 ($45 for lakeview); weekly rates begin at $180 ($240 for lake view) and monthly rates begin at $575 (no lake view sites are available for monthly use and a six-month maximum length of stay applies). Well-behaved pets are welcome. Reservations at Boulder Beach may be made by calling +1 (702) 293-2540.

At Echo Bay, RVs have access to free Wi-Fi, large restroom and shower facilities, free launch ramp, barbecue and fire pit areas, recreation room with a 40-person capacity, 24-hour laundry facility and convenience and gift store. Echo Bay offers the closest overnight RV accommodations to Valley of Fire State Park—home to extraordinary red rock formations and ancient petroglyphs—making it a convenient place to stay before or after an active day of exploration. Nightly rates begin at $28, weekly rates begin at $154 and monthly rates begin at $462 (a six-month maximum length of stay applies). Reservations at Echo Bay can be made via telephone: +1 (702) 394-4000.

In addition to camping, activities available at Lake Mead include boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, hiking and biking. Black Canyon River Adventures’ smooth-water raft tours depart daily from Lake Mead RV Village and launch just below Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. These five-hour, 12-mile raft trips cost $97 for adults with special pricing for children under 16. Reservations may be made at www.BlackCanyonAdventures.com.  

For boating and kayaking, Forever Resorts’ Willow Beach Harbor, located 23 miles from Lake Mead RV Village, offers a variety of motor boats, canoes and kayaks for hourly or daily rental; hourly boat rentals start at $25 per hour. In addition, bicycle rental shops located near Lake Mead in nearby Boulder City, Nevada, make exploring the park with a scenic bike ride simple.

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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 @ForeverResorts.