Recent Searches
Clear

Salt River Kayaking Trip

|
Badge of Excellence
|
Mesa, United States
Salt River Kayaking Trip

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
0 Adults1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

The Tonto National Forest is the largest in Arizona and the Lower Salt River runs right through its heart. On this tour, admire the natural scenery from the water on a thrilling kayaking excursion. Set out from Saguaro Lake, paddle along the Salt River, and look out for native wildlife, including the park’s herd of wild horses.
  • Spectacular views of Tonto National Forest from the water
  • Incredible wildlife sightings including the Salt River wild horses
  • No kayaking experience necessary: full instruction provided
  • Choice of tour departure times throughout the day
Saved to wishlist!
Transport by air-conditioned shuttle
Gratuities

Departure Point

13020 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Maximum weight is 275 lbs
  • No tandems available
  • Dress to be in the heat and to get wet!
  • Participant must be comfortable with an unguided river excursion
  • Must sign a waiver prior to arrival (will be emailed to you after booking)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Saguaro Lake Ranch, Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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:
What is the maximum group size during Salt River Kayaking Trip?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Salt River Kayaking Trip.

Traveler Photos

Reviews

5.0
star-5
758 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 758 reviews
star-4
Was about a 3 hour ride...
Taylor_D
, Sep 2021
Was about a 3 hour ride not 2 hours but was very beautiful! The stFg is very friendly and helpful so treat them well. Look for wild horses in the water!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
So happy you had beautiful views, saw the wild horses, and enjoyed the ranch. We look forward to having you out here again. Thank you for the review!
star-5
Fantastic time.
Yoshae_F
, Sep 2021
Everything we needed was communicated so efficiently. When we got there the orientation was prompt and concise, giving all the time we needed in the river. The river was so peaceful and just enough current at certain areas to make it interesting. Would definitely do again.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
How wonderful you had such an easy going experience while out here. We look forward to having you back for more fun river rides.
star-5
Fun and affordable!!
Deb_M
, Sep 2021
This was a nice little chunk of nature away from the city, but easily accessible from Phoenix. The rapids were a bit scary (mostly because I didn’t want the phone to fall in the water and be lost inside its waterproof bag when I fell out). Thankfully none of us fell out, but we were expecting a calmer ride. In hindsight the rapids were fun and added adventure, just needed to secure the phone better before hitting them! I really enjoyed this experience. Would be nice if other people wore masks when we packed into the very full van to go back. With a little luck, nobody will get sick from it. Thanks for considering my input.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for the positive review. We will address some of your recommendations to our staff. We hope to see you out here at the ranch again.
star-5
Great fun for all skill levels.
Dawn_M
, Sep 2021
Truly awesome. Having never done kayaking before, I was a little bit nervous for this to be unguided, but it was unfounded. Although there were a couple rapids to go through which made it all the more fun, it was great fun for even a beginner. The views were amazing, we got to see some wild horses overall just had an amazing time.
star-5
2 thumbs up & a big toe
RuthAnn
, Sep 2021
Staff was very friendly & accommodating especially since we had the possibility of not making it at appointed time due to flight in. Water level was great, water temperature refreshing, wonderful breeze and spectacular scenery.
star-5
Do it! So fun!
Peachy_M
, Aug 2021
Me and my 2 friends from LA had a blast. We were so happy to see the wild horses a couple times during the adventure. Easy instruction for maneuvering in your kayak. 1st little set of rough water wasn’t expected. I got stuck on a rock and was fine but a bit dicey for a few seconds. Kayaks were great. We went for the 2 hour adventure started at 8am. Actually started on the River at 8:30a. They asked to wear your mask during instruction which nobody did and wasn’t necessary because you were outside but the bus ride back was hot and uncomfortable and no one wore masks with 11 people in there. Next time would love to do the 4 hour with snacks.
star-5
Weekend Trip
Molly_M
, Aug 2021
This was such a beautiful experience! I can't wait to come back and do it again!! I wish I would've brought my phone to take pictures of the amazing scenery!
star-5
The staff was so friendly...
Mary_M
, Aug 2021
The staff was so friendly and it was a great time for mom, dad and our 22 year old son. Lived in AZ for 34 years and cannot believe it took us so long to enjoy the Salt river wit this kayak trip. Don’t wait to try it like we did.
star-5
Great morning activity
Angela_A
, Aug 2021
We had a wonderful experience. The river was easy and the scenery beautiful. The staff was friendly, informative and prompt. I would definitely do this again!
star-5
Super fun!
Jennifer_I
, Aug 2021
Beautiful scenery, good for all levels of kayakers, and friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this activity

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
Salt River Kayaking Trip
Salt River Kayaking Trip

star-5758

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$50.00

star-5269

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$99.00

star-518

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$55.00

star-4.5248

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$99.00

star-52

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$46.16

star-4.568

4 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$109.75

star-518

3 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$95.00

Explore Similar Things to Do