Let me start with how friendly and helpful the staff is at the marina store, they are the best! They are wonderful when you check in early for boat rental and still have a smile and great attitude when you check out. And the marina staff are first rate that help you and guide you with whatever you are renting.
The pontoon boats are very nice and spotless. I wish they offered a little more shade, so don’t forget your hat and lots of sunscreen. We also have rented a canoe and it was very good as well. We will try a kayak next.
This is also one gorgeous part of the Colorado River, and the views spectacular. We canoed to Emerald Cave and back, stopping at many small beaches so we could cool off in the very cold water, but it was 110 out and you have to wear a vest while canoeing, so it’s quite refreshing! With the pontoon boat, we went to the other side of the river and went all the way to Nelson, where we got to see the cliff divers and then hung out in a cove where we saw owls sitting in cutouts in the rocks. Really cool, and we also saw Big Horn sheep on our canoeing expedition, so keep yours peeled for the wildlife!
Taking a boat out on this area of the river is always a pleasure, and it’s never super crowded, even on a Saturday or holiday weekend, but reservations are a must.
Thank you Willow Beach Marina and all the staff for making this a fabulous destination from the Las Vegas Valley (or from anywhere). A true getaway from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.