Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada! The landlocked state is known for its casinos, live entertainment, celebrity chef kitchen, miles of desert, and plenty of attractions for adults and kids alike. Some refer to it as Disney World for adults, but it really is one of those destinations that has something for everyone — even boaters! Yup, despite being in the middle of a desert, there is one reservoir about 30 miles east of Las Vegas called Lake Mead where you can get on the water and cruise around by boat!
Keen to get on the water in the desert? Las Vegas boat rentals are available with Click&Boat! We have plenty of vessels ranging in size and purpose for cruising around Lake Mead.
Well, there’s only one place to boat in Las Vegas and that’s Lake Mead! It’s about a 30-minute drive east of Sin City. Lake Mead is part of the largest man-made reservoir that’s formed by the Hoover Dam; it’s a crucial water source for millions of people out west. (The Hoover Dam, a now popular attraction, is used for flood control in the Colorado River.)
Lake Mead is on the Colorado River and shared by Nevada and Arizona, so when you’re boating, you can quite literally be in two states at once! The lake is broken up into different bodies of water that are ideal for water sports such as boating, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, and wakeboarding. You can even fish in Lake Mead as it hosts striped bass, catfish, rainbow trout, crappie, and more.
The landscape surrounding the lake is incredible as it’s home to the junction of three out of four American deserts: the Mojave, Great Basin, and Sonoran Deserts. The Lake Mead National Recreation Area hosts a variety of wildlife that you won’t find anywhere else in America. Getting on the boat and cruising around the lake makes for an excellent day trip from Las Vegas!
Boat rentals in Las Vegas, NV - aka the middle of the desert - are not your average experience. It’s better! Most boat rentals in Lake Mead come with a captain, which is great for you as a guest because you can sit back, relax, and enjoy being on the water without worrying about navigation.
If you opt into hiring a captain or crew, it might cost a little extra than if you choose to rent a bareboat. The addition of water toys, length of charter, age/model of the boat all affects the price of a Las Vegas boat rental. On average, private boat rentals in Las Vegas, NV start at $2,000/day for 12 passengers.
We could write a book about all of the fun things to do in Las Vegas! There are attractions for every age and every type of person. If you haven’t been to Las Vegas before, you may have a preconceived image of what it might be like from the movies (*cough* The Hangover). But it’s more than a place to party!
Sin City hosts restaurants by celebrity chefs, live music entertainment, Cirque de Solei performances, casinos, roller coasters, arcades, ziplines, high-end shopping, world-class spas, luxury hotels and resorts, nightclubs, gun ranges, boat rentals, race car tracks, pool parties, museums, helicopter tours, Grand Canyon tours — if you can dream it, Las Vegas has it. And yes, it’s a true 24-hour city. Here are the best things to do in Las Vegas:
Click&Boat has a filter that allows you to search for private boat rentals with a captain in Las Vegas! When you rent a boat with a captain, you can enjoy more of the boating adventure without worrying about navigation — Lake Mead is huge! So it can be tricky to navigate if you’re unfamiliar with the area.
Enjoy your private boat rental in Las Vegas for a full day or half a day! Your charter may come with additional water toys so that you can jump in the lake and cool off from the heat of the desert. Speak with your captain before you rent a boat in Las Vegas so that you know what’s included!
In Las Vegas, privately owned boats are available for rental. See other boats in the area.