Your next stop, at river mile 62.75, is Goldstrike Canyon. Here, hike up a stream that leads to a hot springs pool. From there, after paddling downstream approximately 1 mile, disembark at Boy Scout Canyon. With the help of a rope, climb up through a gushing waterfall to find more secluded hot pools. Later along your journey, if time allows, stop at Arizona Hot Springs Beach. From there, take an approximately 2-mile round-trip hike to Petroglyph Wash to see images pecked by ancient people into the dark desert varnish that covers large boulders.
As the sun gets lost behind canyon walls, jump out on the Nevada side at a beach between mile markers 59 and 58, and pitch your tent on sandy hills. Watch the last remnants of the sunset while eating dinner around a campfire (your guide service will provide wood, or bring your own). Popping embers and the sound of water lapping on the beach is a relaxing lullaby for day's end.
On day two, there are more slot canyons to be explored. On the Arizona side at mile 53.5, look for ruins of a homestead built for workers who gauged river levels. Here, you also can see the cliffside catwalks and a cable car that carried them to the gauging station on the Nevada side of the river.
On the final stretch to Willow Beach, mile 52, look for Canvasbacks, coots, and other waterfowl. This is a good place to end your kayak trip, with arrangements already made for transportation back to Boulder City, or wherever you are headed next.