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Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day

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Safety measures
icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience the serenity of Emerald Cave, a picturesque natural attraction on the Colorado River. This kayaking tour takes a small group max of 15 people paddling up the river with a guide. Stop for snacks and swimming along the way. Round-trip hotel transport is provided from Las Vegas to Willow Beach in Arizona.
  • Kayaking tour on the Colorado River follows a gentle section to Emerald Cave
  • River guide ensures the safety of a small group limited to 15 paddlers
  • Kayak, paddle, PDF, snacks, and bottled water are provided for you
  • Transport is provided from Las Vegas hotels to Willow Beach Marina
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Transportation from select hotels on the Strip, park entrance fees included with Hotel PickUp option
Snacks
Bottled water
Air-conditioned vehicle
We have 2 styles of life jackets available, a wide range of top brand kayaks to fit your needs, light fiber flex paddle and amazing professional guides who will take great care of you.
Can choose between single (1 person) or tandem (2 person) kayaks
Gratuities

Departure Point

25804 N Willow Beach, Willow Beach, AZ 86445, USA

1 hour drive to Willow Beach Marina from the Las Vegas strip.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Self Drive to Willow Beach
9/8/2021 - 2/1/2023
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hotel Pick-up
9/8/2021 - 2/1/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

25804 N Willow Beach, Willow Beach, AZ 86445, USA

11am-12p launch time, subject to change based on weather and season. We will let you know 24-48 hours in advance what time to meet us at Willow Beach Marina.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Self Drive to Willow Beach
9/8/2021 - 2/1/2023
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hotel Pick-up
9/8/2021 - 2/1/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We have the right to cancel a booking if there are not enough travelers
  • Please be advised we pick up from Las Vegas about an hour before the departure time
  • Most days our tours fill up but in the event we don’t have enough travelers to fill the minimum numbers your day we will offer another date or refund you 100 percent of your money.
  • Be advised that Emerald Cave is not a paddle through cave but more of a grotto style.
  • Weight limit is 260 lbs
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY River Dogz
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How early before the Departure time will I be picked up for the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:Pickup from Las Vegas Strip Hotels begins at approximately 9:30 am. Pickup at the REI in Henderson is approximately 10:20 am. You will be contacted prior to your departure date to confirm your exact pickup time.
Mar 2021
Q:
Where is the meeting point if we choose to meet at Willow Beach for the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River?
A:If you are meeting us at Willow Beach, you can come directly to the Willow Beach Marina, Willow Beach Arizona.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do I need kayak experience to enjoy the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:No - beginners are welcome, however, you must be in at least a moderate physical condition to complete the tour.
Mar 2021
Q:
How far do we kayak during the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:Over the course of approximately 5 hours, we will cover a distance of 4 miles (6.4 km.)
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:We recommend packing light, but make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, quick-dry clothing, appropriate shoes (no flip-flops), any medication you require, and a waterproof bag if you bring any electronics with you (Ziplock bags work well.)
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I wear on the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:Dress in light, quick-drying warm layers. Water shoes or sneakers are best. NO FLIP-FLOPS. Wear a long-sleeve shirt and long shorts, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a large hat. You may also want to wear your bathing suit under your regular clothes.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do I need to bring food or water with me on the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:No - We provide bottled water and snacks for your convenience.
Mar 2021
Q:
What happens if there is bad weather on the date of my Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:If the weather conditions are not conducive to an enjoyable kayak tour, we may cancel your reservation. If this happens, you may either reschedule or receive a full refund.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are the guides knowledgeable on the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:Yes! Our experienced guides have wilderness first aid and CPR certifications. They also have extensive knowledge of the history of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Lower Colorado River, geology, wildlife, and plants.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a weight limit to participate in the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:Riders cannot exceed 280 lbs for single kayaks or 450 lbs combined weight for double kayaks.
May 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You’ll need water socks, hat, sunscreen, and be wearing your bathing suit under your clothes." See review
  • "I've done kayaking before, so this tour is fairly easy to go 2 miles upstream and 2 miles back." See review
  • "Pick up at your hotel which is great in this weather." See review

Reviews

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1,444 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Just go for it.
Christine_W
, Jan 2022
Nice tour. The kayak was perfect. It had padding so your butt was soft. We brought a towel Aldo to sit on so it stayed warmer as the water is cold. We forgot water shoes, they had some but we chose to take our shoes and socks off to walk on the rocks and the water to get into the kayak. The paddling is tiring, but my daughter did mist of it. Michelle taught us how to paddle smart. Open hand and push more than pull. Awesome tip. 3 guides went qith and were great friendly people.
star-5
Everything was perfect...
Vedlie_M
, Jan 2022
Everything was perfect it's was my first time kayaking that was amazing, Preston with Riverdogz did an amazing job by explaining everything and make sure we enjoy every moment. My vacation went well with Viator highly recommended.
star-5
Great little getaway!
Daniel_B
, Jan 2022
Great little escape! On vacation and book while we were in Las Vegas, this was definitely one of the highlight wile we were there, tour guide ( Preston ) perfectly timed our arrival to Emerald Cave and very informative. Highly recommend this tour. Thank you River Dogz.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
We are glad you enjoyed your trip and we will share the message with Preston, thank you and have a wonderful day! :)
star-5
Awesome trip!
Susan_L
, Jan 2022
Kayaking with the family on the Colorado river was really fun and relaxing! Went in the middle of December and weather was perfect. Zack, our guide was very knowledge and had snacks for us! It was a perfect short get away from the Las Vegas strip. Pick ups and drop offs to the hotel was convenient.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
We are glad that you had an amazing trip with your guide Zack. Thank you for the kind review and remember that we also do paddle board, Hydrobikes and hiking tours as well! :)
star-5
It was a very fun...
Tucker_H
, Jan 2022
It was a very fun experience & the guides were super informative! Definitely will return next time we are in town.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for the review Tucker, we hope to see you again soon! :)
star-5
Fun day of Kayaking!!
Lisa_H
, Dec 2021
This was a wonderful tour for the entire family! The scenery was beautiful and our tour guide Adam was great! He was so knowledgeable of the area and made us feel comfortable throughout the tour. I highly recommend this tour and we will be back!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review and the awesome words for Adam, he rocks! :) We do love our beautiful state and the amazing outdoors!
star-5
Great Family Activity!
Farrah_L
, Dec 2021
We took our two teenage daughter and we all had a great time. Our guide Ian was very helpful and knowledgeable. A little chilly in December but the experience was worth it.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
We are glad you enjoyed the trip and hope it was an amazing experience for everyone, keep us in mind for your next summer kayak trip! ;)
star-4
Emerald cave
Christina_F
, Dec 2021
Tour guide, Preston, was great. Overall, fun experience if you love to kayak. Only reason not rated 5 stars, was Emerald Cave was a little underwhelming, obviously not the tour guides fault.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hello and thanks for booking with River dogz :) Sorry the lighting isn’t perfect this time of year and the weather was not the best . The Grotto is best for pictures in the spring , summer and early fall . Let us know when you are back in Vegas and let’s get you the picture in Emerald Cave you wanted :)
star-5
Preston was awesome, I...
Josh_H
, Dec 2021
Preston was awesome, I had a great time! Definitely recommend this excursion! I would absolutely do this tour again!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you and yes Preston is awesome! :) Please give us a call for your next adventure and we will make sure you get the best deal possible! :)
star-5
Ian was our guide and...
Tammy_C
, Dec 2021
Ian was our guide and made the tour very enjoyable. He knew a lot about the history of the area and taught us about the flora. We felt very safe considering we both can’t swim and hubby was new to kayaking. Awesome experience and beautiful scenery.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
We are glad our guide Ian did an amazing job at making y'all feel safe and comfortable, and we hope to see you again in the future! :)

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