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Half-Day Emerald Cove Kayak Tour

Willow Beach, United States
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  • 4 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
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  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel Pick-up and Dropoff (if option selected)
  • Can choose between single (1 person) or tandem (2 person) kayaks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

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!

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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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

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Traveler Tips

You’ll need water socks, hat, sunscreen, and be wearing your bathing suit under your clothes.
I've done kayaking before, so this tour is fairly easy to go 2 miles upstream and 2 miles back.
Pick up at your hotel which is great in this weather.
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Preston was great! So...
Morgan_Y, Aug 2022
Preston was great! So patient, professional and light hearted. It was a great day on the river and I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking nature. The pickup and drop off on the Vegas strip was seamless as well. Kiddos all around for a great operation.
The perfect orginized groupe
Mark_B, Aug 2022
Greatings from the the Netherlands roos and mark Perfect day Danny hope to see you soon again including the whole groupe
Excellent tour!
Joselyn_S, Aug 2022
This was an AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Paul- our tour guide grew up in Vegas and knew the in’s and out’s and history of Vegas. He did everything to make us comfortable and safe. He is an amazing tour guide.
A Must do adventure!
Ann_M, Aug 2022
The water was unbelievably beautiful. It was a very well organized trip and our guide, Michelle, was incredible.
Justin was informative and very personable. He made the experience better.
Robert_H, Aug 2022
Going into the cove and meeting some of the other tour members. Being on the river was very relaxing.
Beautiful views, good...
Yorlin_F, Aug 2022
Beautiful views, good company and the tour guides (especially Paul) were just awesome! The whole experience was made easy and enjoyable for sure.
Joey is the best tour guide around!
Kendra_R, Aug 2022
Hi, went to the Emerald Cove w/ my friend. Our tour guide was Joey & he was the actual best. Joey was filled w/ info, personable & had water/foods, what more can you ask for?! The lake was beautiful & quite peaceful to say the least. The cove is small but still satisfying to see, the colors were fascinating. The tour guides bring snacks, I mean that's plenty.. you don't want to have a bunch of full on lunches in your kayak. The shuttle to the lake was easy. Totally worth the money, my friend & I had a blast. Request Joey, he rocks.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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
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!
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.
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!!
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.
leonardo_v, Jul 2022
Just awesome The view the the staff and the guide couldn’t be betters just perfect thanks for everything


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