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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
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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 - 12/14/2022
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hotel Pick-up
9/8/2021 - 12/14/2022
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 - 12/14/2022
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hotel Pick-up
9/8/2021 - 12/14/2022
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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1,384 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great Day at Emerald Cave
Patricia_R
, Nov 2021
Had a great day on the Colorado River! Michelle was fantastic and added great stories and background to our journey to the Emerald Cave! Definitely recommend!
star-5
Rocky day in the Colorado River via Kyaking
Jacqueline_M
, Nov 2021
I am rating this tour a "5 Star" due to our tour guide and trooper Ted and his team member on that particular tour day. Ted and team member did an "amazing" job in such a rough day across the Colorado river. Very windy day! As for the excursion, that day Viator Company should have cancelled the tour and/or better informed us of how rough the waters were going to be due to 25+ mile winds. Again, Ted and team member did a "superb" job as our tour guides. Viator Company needs to be considerate with its customers.
star-5
One of a Kind Vegas Excursion
Tana_R
, Nov 2021
I would highly recommend this day trip! They made transportation easy, and picked us up right at our hotel. The drive was great, and we learned a lot about the area from our amazing host Michelle! Kayaking exceeded my expectations. The river and mountains were beautiful and there is so much to see and learn about the route. Me and my fiancé had a great time and said it was one of the most memorable things we did on our trip to Vegas!
star-4
Michelle was an awesome...
Rich_H
, Nov 2021
Michelle was an awesome guide. Weather was beautiful and river was very nice. Cave was a little crowded, but still awesome!!!!
star-5
Superb
Ross_B
, Nov 2021
Great trip - would recommend to anyone visiting the Las Vegas area ! Tour guide was very knowledgeable also
star-5
10/10 experience, must try if you are newbie for kayaking!
YuNien_C
, Nov 2021
We loved it so much! We are totally newbie but our guide is not only professional but also very knowledgeable and informing us every little history along the river and some nature knowledge. We feel this is one of the life time thing you must do if you are new to kayaking! And some notes is be sure to bring some shoes for water sports! and if it's possible come around Thanksgiving season that the water is cool and weather is super nice! Shout out to River Dogz LV whole crew! they did a wonderful jobs! Thanks again!
star-5
Great time with like minded people and with a very informative guide.
Robert_B
, Nov 2021
The beauty of the Colorado River,the great exercise, and swimming in the 50ish degree waters. The group was great and so was the tour guide.
star-5
Great adventure!! Our guide Ted, was outstanding!!!!!!
Karen_L
, Nov 2021
Kayaking to emerald cave. Beauty of the area. Talking to Ted along the way. Highly recommend this adventure.
star-5
Fun day kayaking to Emerald Cave!
Thomas_B
, Nov 2021
Fun time! Ted was our guide. He picked us up promptly at the hotel and was very knowledgeable. Kayaking was awesome! Beautiful scenery and great family time!
star-2
I informed my trainer...
Priyanka_D
, Nov 2021
I informed my trainer that it was mu first time and I was kinda nervous. Still he left me all alone and I couldnt look for him anywhere when I need help in the water.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello from River dogz ! After investigating this guests review we have Talked to her guide and the Floater assist guide ! They both wrote statements that you had a safety briefing and basic paddle instruction. Your Guide in his statement said my floater came up to assist you going up River since you were not paddling with the rest of the groups already relaxed pace ! My floater towed you up to the cave and placed you back with your guide . My guides keep radios for safety to assist ! The floater was watching you the whole time and you were not out of sight at all . He was close by. Your guide switched off with the floater and even towed you back from the cave. So I am sorry you feel this way but you were not left alone and my guides towed you to safely back to the Marina paddle craft beach ! We provided you with a top of the line new kayak, light weight paddle and our life vests are also new . We check all our equipment for safety as well ! Very sorry you feel this way but You did have assistance.

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