Las Vegas

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Boulder City Tour with Private Option

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Hoover Dam And Surrounding Area

From $95.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Visit the Hoover Dam with ease on this half-day tour from Las Vegas. Drive through Boulder City, with stops at Hemenway Park, the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge overlooking the dam, Hoover Dam, and the Lake Mead Lakeview Overlook. Choose from morning or afternoon departures and enjoy a more personalized experience with a semi-private or private tour capped at just six guests.
  • Half-day Hoover Dam tour from Las Vegas
  • Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Includes snacks and bottled water
  • Round-trip transfers from select Las Vegas hotels

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Parking Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Visitor Center Tour
  • Power Plant Tour

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

What To Expect

Boulder City (Pass By)

Hemenway Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hoover Dam

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Lake Mead - Lakeview Overlook

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Operated by Las Vegas D-Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How can I let you know where to pick me up for the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead & Historic Boulder City Tour w/Private Option?

A:Pickups are offered from most hotels on the Strip. Please select the hotel where you're staying in the "Traveler Details" section at checkout and the local operator will contact you to coordinate your pickup details.

Dec 2021

Q:Do you offer pickup or drop off at the airport for the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead & Historic Boulder City Tour w/Private Option?

A:Airport pickup and/or dropoff is unfortunately not available.

Dec 2021

Q:What is the difference between the Private and Semi-Private tour?

A:Semi-Private tours include a mix of guests (up to 6 people total.) Private tours are private just for your group (up to 6 people total.)

Dec 2021

Q:Can I bring my child on the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead & Historic Boulder City Tour w/Private Option?

A:This tour is not recommended for guests under age 10.

Dec 2021

Q:Is the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead & Historic Boulder City Tour w/Private Option handicap accessible?

A:The vehicle used for this tour does not have a wheelchair lift or ramp, however, folding wheelchairs and walkers can be accommodated. This tour covers terrain including concrete walking paths and some stairs which may be difficult for some guests.

Dec 2021

Q:What should I wear during the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead & Historic Boulder City Tour w/Private Option?

A:Hiking or athletic shoes are recommended. Dress according to the season: Long pants and a warm jacket are appropriate during cooler temperatures (Oct. - Feb.) and shorts, a light shirt, and a hat are appropriate when it's warmer (Mar. - Sept.)

Dec 2021

Q:Do we go inside the Hoover Dam during the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead & Historic Boulder City Tour w/Private Option?

A:Entry inside the Hoover Dam is not included. You will stop at the Hoover Dam Museum as well as the Hoover Dam Overlook on the O'Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge for some amazing photos.

Dec 2021

Q:Will I see wildlife during the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead & Historic Boulder City Tour w/Private Option?

A:There is a good chance of seeing bighorn sheep, who come down into Hemenway Park to graze, however, as they are wild animals, no guarantees can be made.

Dec 2021

Q:Are there restrooms available in the Valley of Fire State Park?

A:Yes, there are restrooms available at several stops including at Hemenway Park in Boulder City.

Dec 2021

Q:How strenuous is the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead & Historic Boulder City Tour w/Private Option?

A:This tour is not strenuous. There is minimal walking, mostly on concrete pathways with some stairs to reach some of the best viewpoints, but no actual hiking or trekking.

Dec 2021

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Fun for the family as well as educational!
Sherry_H, Mar 2024
Darrin picked us up right on time. We visited the Pat Tillman/Mike O’Callahan bridge, which is amazing in terms of both architecture and beauty. Walked to the marker and had one foot in Nevada, the other in Arizona. Visited Boulder City, the dam and had a stop at a lovely gift shop, as well as stops at scenic overlooks.Darrin was an encyclopedia of information… he obviously enjoys his job. We were not rushed at any time during the tour. Would definitely recommend!
Great tour
Tim_G, Mar 2024
Our tour guide Darren was awesome. Took his time explaining and showing us all the important sites. I would definitely recommend
Great trip! Darren is experienced, kind and knowledgeable. Exceeded our expectations
Mardelia_M, Mar 2024
Darren was amazing! A relaxing and knowledgeable guide. The tour and stops exceeded our expectations, and he was extremely knowledgeable pointing out things we wouldn’t have known to see, and explaining the history and engineering of the dam and surrounding areas.
Great adventure to Hoover Dam!
Ron_L, Mar 2024
Our guide picked us up on time, and he was a safe and good driver. He knew much about the area, which made the drive interesting (and it was fun to get out of Las Vegas for a bit). He offered us water and a lot of facts about the dam. When we arrived at Hoover Dam, he explained to us what we saw, gave us time to explore, brought us to a family-owned gift shop, and drove us back to Las Vegas. He was great!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Ron, Thank you so much for booking with us and for writing a review! We are thrilled you had a great adventure to Hoover Dam!
Incredible Trip
Corlin_L, Mar 2024
Darrin was awesome. My girlfriend and I were able to spend about 3 hours with him as we traveled from Vegas to the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Boulder City and it was incredible experience. UNLV should hire Darrin to teach a course. He is that knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Corlin, We are thrilled you had an incredible trip to Hoover Dam with Darrin. Thank you for booking with us.
Knowledgeable Guide!
ransosar, Feb 2024
The detailed knowledge our guide shared with us about the history of Boulder City, the Hoover Dam Construction, the added protection added after Pearl Harbor, Lake Mead, etc was fascinating. We enjoyed the driving tour of Boulder City, the chance to walk across the bridge for a great view of the dam, etc Darren was prompt and resourceful (lots of traffic on the return). All in all a fantastic visit to Hoover Dam!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
ransosar, We are thrilled you enjoyed your Hoover Dam Tour with Darren! Thank you for booking with us!
I wanted a personal tour...
Michael_H, Jan 2024
I wanted a personal tour of the site with someone who had been there and knew his way around. Darren took us all over the dam site and pointed out specific things of interest. I am an engineer who spent my life working on dams. I know Darren knows what he is talking about. I would go with him or recommend him to a colleague.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Michael, Thank you so much for your recommendation and for booking with us!
Fantastic tour...well worth the trip!
Susanne_S, Jan 2024
Darrin was a wealth of information...made for an amazing tour guide! We stopped at a great little park where Bighorn sheep wander...such a neat little side-stop.
Darren was Top Notch!
shunsinger, Dec 2023
The private tour was really nice compared to being in a large group. Darren was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend and do again!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you so much for your recommendation and for booking with us!
Perfect tour
art_a, Nov 2023
Knowledgeable tour guide. Picked us up from our hotel. Had snacks and water too. Would recommend to friends.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Art, Thank you for booking with us and for writing a review! We appreciate your recommendation!
Amazing Time
Makita_J, Oct 2023
My friends and I had an amazing time on this trip. Our guide Darrin was friendly, knowledgeable, and shared so much history and culture about Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Lake Mead, and Las Vegas.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Makita, We are so happy to hear you had an amazing time on your Hoover Dam Tour! Thank you for booking with us!
Highlight of our trip
Robert_G, Oct 2023
Our guide Darren was outstanding. So knowledgeable, so nice (I had some issues) patient, accommodating, real great guy. We wanted to hang out with him the rest of the day! Great driver as well.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Robert, Thank you so much for writing a review about your outstanding experience with Darin on your Hoover Dam Tour!
Hoover dam tour
TJ_C, Oct 2023
Great time. Great company. Great photos. Was on time and responsive. Light walking was nice. Comfortable ride.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
TJ, We are thrilled you had a great time and got great photos on your Hoover Dam Tour! Thank you for booking with us!
Our guide was Darren. It...
Eleanor_F, Sep 2023
Our guide was Darren. It was a very pleasant and informative experience a.d we highly recommend the tour itself and Darren specifically.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Eleanor, Thank you for your recommendation and for booking a tour with us!
Great time/fun trip.
Jason_H, Sep 2023
Darren was great. He was really knowledgeable and helpful. Pickup was on time and since it was just 4 of us, he was flexible about our needs. Recommended if you want to check out Hoover Dam.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Jason, Thank you so much for your recommendation and for writing a review! We greatly appreciate it!
Great visit to Hoover Dam
NewYork, Sep 2023
This tour was exactly what we wanted. We were in Vegas for a Blues festival and didn't have much time to sight see. So we booked this 3 hour tour to see the Hoover Dam and we were lucky because it was just the two of us! Our tour guide, Darren was superb! He was so knowledgeable and patient. As we drove through Boulder City he knew the history and make up of the town. We didn't see any Bighorn sheep on the way out so he made sure to return on our way back. Sure enough there was one grazing at the park. If you go on this tour please ask for DARREN! You will not go wrong! He made the trip fun. Definitely worth the money and then some.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are thrilled you had such a great time on your Hoover Dam Tour with Darren! Thank you so much for booking with us!
Darren was very...
Trever_W, Sep 2023
Darren was very knowledgeable about everything, highly recommended.i would definitely do this again next trip.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Trever, Thank you so much for your recommendation! We are so happy you enjoyed your tour!
Viewing the damn in...
Alex_P, Aug 2023
Viewing the damn in person, along with hearing the history about it from our tour guide. He was really nice and helpful.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Alex, We really appreciate you booking with us and for writing a review! Thank you!
Great trip, Darin was...
robert_s, Jul 2023
Great trip, Darin was very knowledgeable and personable. Mojave is a sight, and the Dam remains iconic. Won't feel like a long three hours in the slightest!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Robert, We are thrilled you enjoyed your Hoover Dam Tour with Darin! Thank you for booking with us!
Great Day
Melissa_B, Jul 2023
Great trip great Conversation! Plenty of Water and Snacks. Lake Mead was low but very pretty. That is enough do not make me write do much. Shame on you!!!!!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Melissa, Thank you for writing a review and for booking with us. We are glad you enjoyed your Hoover Dam Tour!
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