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Willow Beach, United States
Half-Day Emerald Cove Kayak Tour
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icon4 to 5 hours  (approx.)
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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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Snacks
Bottled water
Hotel Pick-up and Dropoff (if option selected)
Can choose between single (1 person) or tandem (2 person) kayaks
Gratuities
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Willow Beach Marina , 25804 N Willow Beach, Willow Beach, AZ 86445, USA

It is a 1-hour drive to Willow Beach Marina from the Las Vegas Strip. Launch times are 11:30am, 12:15pm or 12:45pm from Willow Beach. These are subject to change based on weather and season. The operator will let you know 24-48 hours in advance what time to meet them at Willow Beach Marina.

  • The Venetian Resort , 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Bellagio Las Vegas , 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109-4303
  • MGM Grand , 3799 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • This activity will end right where it started.Please keep in mind our launch times are: 11:30, 12:15, and 12:45 Pickup times vary, we try to pick up an hour and a half before your launch time :) If your hotel is not on the pick up list, please pick the hotel that is closest to your original hotel, if you are unsure on which hotel is closest for you, please give River Dogz a call!
    • 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.
    • By booking a tour, you assume all risks of your participation in this Activity, whether known or unknown to you, including travel to and from the Activity or any events incidental to this Activity. You also agree to the release of images/video for River Dogz to use at their discretion
    • 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 Half-Day Emerald Cove Kayak Tour?
    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 Half-Day Emerald Cove Kayak Tour.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Emerald Cove Kayak Tour?
    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 Half-Day Emerald Cove Kayak Tour.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Emerald Cove Kayak Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

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

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

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    • "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

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    star-5
    Must do trip while in Vegas
    Stephanie_C
    , Aug 2022
    Beautiful weather our guide Adam was very informative and made the experience a fun one.We saw some big horns to start the day. Was beat seeing wildlife then and we saw some lizards on the kayak portion as well. Adam made sure everyone had enough water and made slower participants feel included by getting those who were faster paddlers to wait up. Because of this it was a relaxing pace as we paddled then waited at several points.
    star-5
    Wonderful trip.
    Vivian_K
    , Aug 2022
    It’s a wonderful trip. We all had a good time. Beautiful view. Our tour guide is very nice and patient.
    star-5
    Great day!!
    Candace_B
    , Aug 2022
    We had a great day out on the water with our guide Ian! The company stayed in touch regarding pick up times and locations, Ian was right on time for pick up and was very knowledgeable and entertaining! The whole crew at the beach made you feel very comfortable and were very helpful. The scenery was beautiful and Ian made sure everyone was taken care of with water, snacks, etc. We had an amazing day and I'd highly recommend this tour and this company to anyone!
    star-5
    Highly recommend kayaking adventure
    David_M
    , Aug 2022
    We had an amazing time on the Colorado River. Our tour guide was Ian and he was amazing from the time he picked us up to dropping us off. He narrated about the history of places we drove and shared facts about the landscape. Once on the river his knowledge continued and we had a lot of fun. Our whole group chatted how much fun it was on the return trip.
    star-5
    Ian our guide was a great...
    Chandler_L
    , Aug 2022
    Ian our guide was a great made the trip very enjoyable he was always asking if we needed anything water etc. he was also a wealth of information about the river and canyon.
    star-5
    Scenic adventure!
    DANIELLE_S
    , Aug 2022
    The scenery is out of the movies., its absolutely spectacular. I took 2 teenagers and we were all in single kayaks. I totally recommend this trip. Its a memory we will not forget. Tour guide Adam was the best and took great care of everyone in the group.
    star-5
    unbelievable amazing
    Luis_M
    , Aug 2022
    kayaking and swimming in the Colorado river was amazing and our guid preston was super fun and knowledgeable about all the landmarks plant species etc… it was an amazing trip i will be bringing my parents on this trip next time i’m in vegas!!!
    star-5
    Beautiful And fun trip
    Andrew_J
    , Aug 2022
    Absolutely beautiful place to kayak down the Colorado river. Water was cold but after a hot afternoon, it was very refreshing to take a dip. Juston is a great guide, providing us with really good historical information. He guided us through the river pointing fun facts. Highly recommend this trip. We thoroughly enjoyed it
    star-5
    Beautiful nature experience
    Annaleise_N
    , Aug 2022
    We had the best time getting out of the big city and into nature with our amazing tour guide Ian! He was so knowledgeable about the area and went above and beyond to make sure we were all having a great time. Would highly recommend this beautiful kayak tour exploring the Colorado river. Thank you!
    star-5
    I'm gonna sleep well tonight!
    Anthony_B
    , Aug 2022
    I went with my 21 & 18 year old boys, leaving the wife at the hotel. Ian was a great guide sharing lots of interesting facts about our surroundings. Happy to answer many questions. Weather was great. Views breathtaking. Thoroughly recommend this trip.
    star-5
    Great Experience!
    Donna_D
    , Aug 2022
    I traveled with a group of six and had Preston as our tour guide. My whole family loved the kayaking tour! We were able to chose from double or single kayaks and moved at our own pace throughout. We took a break on the way back after Emerald Cove for a swim and snacks (fruit, cereal bars, chips, etc.) which were provided by our guide. All around a great experience. Highly recommend!!
    star-5
    Awesome experience!
    Jennifer_D
    , Aug 2022
    Awesome experience! Highly recommend! We spent a picture perfect day on the Colorado. The emerald cove was stunning! The green color of the water felt unreal.
    star-5
    Perfection
    leonardo_v
    , Jul 2022
    Just awesome The view the the staff and the guide couldn’t be betters just perfect thanks for everything
    star-5
    All that I wanted it to be!!
    Karla_C
    , Jul 2022
    Our guide Adam was great! He was so helpful, had the right vibe and energy for our group! This was a perfect trip for many first timers in our group. The scenery was beautiful and the water refreshing! If you are on the fence about doing this trip….definitely do it!!!!
    star-5
    Great kayaking experience!
    Andrea_C
    , Jul 2022
    Great tour! Paul was a great guide, very knowledgeable about the area, courteous and a lot of fun! The tour itself, really showed the real beauty of the area. Be prepared for a full half day of paddling. Highly recommend this tour.
    star-5
    Great trip
    Fidel_L
    , Jul 2022
    Amazing tour guide, beautiful scenery. And great weather. Bring a lot of sunscreen, make sure you protect your neck, nose, arms, and legs. Otherwise you will be sunburned like us. Have some scarf around neck. Imo water is way too cold for swim.
    star-5
    McKenna was an excellent...
    Jeffrey_B
    , Jul 2022
    McKenna was an excellent guide. She spent time which each one of the participants individually. We took three tours this week - she was by far the best guide. As for the memorable parts. The overall experience and the view from the hike.
    star-5
    Fun on the Colorado River
    Debra_F
    , Jul 2022
    It was the best day ever. I was concerned the heat might be excruciating, but the breeze on the water made it so comfortable. The water was unbelievably clear. Our guide, Preston, was knowledgeable and fun. Truly recommend this excursion!
    star-5
    Love
    Judith_P
    , Jul 2022
    Beautiful day and a beautiful place. Our guide was great. Adam, Thank you for a great day!! And for all the pictures.
    star-5
    River is beautiful
    Carolyn_D
    , Jul 2022
    Adam was wonderful, patient, good instructor. I enjoyed the trip, the cave and tan. Everyone in Vegas should go at least once. Thanks.

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