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Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas provided by River Dogz

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Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Experience the Colorado River’s majestic Emerald Cave on a scenic kayaking tour that includes round-trip transportation from Las Vegas to the river. The excursion is led by a guide who shares paddling techniques and offers security for first-time kayakers. Along the way, the guide points out wildlife and geological features so you can learn about your surroundings while enjoying the float.
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Willow Beach Marina
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    After getting fitted for your kayak, you'll launch from Willow Beach Marina, Arizona and then paddle north on the Crystal clear Colorado River to the picturesque Emerald Cave, for a round-trip of 4.5-miles. You'll will stop twice along the way for breaks and wildlife sightings,swim or just to take pictures. This includes a short 15 minute hike above the River on a bluff with amazing views and history of the River Gaugers.
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  • Kayak along a tranquil section of the Colorado River and explore the Emerald Cave
  • A small-group tour ensures the guide can look out for each paddler
  • Provided equipment and snacks make the tour hassle free
  • Enjoy worry-free round-trip transportation from Las Vegas to the marina
Important Information
Departure Point
Las Vegas, NV, USA Willow Beach, AZ 86445, USA REI, 2220 Village Walk Dr Ste 150, Henderson, NV 89052, USA
4–5 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Private transportation directly from your hotel plus Your park entrance fees are Paid by River dogz
  • Wide range of tasty snacks to include five types of granola and proteins bars, a large selection of chips and fruit
  • Premium bottled spring 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.
  • We have single kayaks and tandem two person kayaks to choose from
  • Parking Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Willow Beach Marina
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Be advised that Emerald cabe is not a paddle through cave but more of a grotto style.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ariana wrote a review 18 Oct.
1 contribution
We literally had the best time. Tyler Meeks was our guide and he was AMAZING. The water was stunning, felt absolutely amazing. It was so scenic and peaceful. The little hike was fantastic too. I would 100% do this again. Hands down. Thank you, Tyler!
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Nick B wrote a review 18 Oct.
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I had such a great experience. My favorite part about the kayaking trip was the scenery. It was so beautiful. The tour guide was very nice and helpful! She was able to show and tell us a lot of the history.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Raelin B wrote a review 18 Oct.
4 contributions
Today was my favorite part of the vacation. Kylee was so helpful and so down to earth. It was an amazing experience that I won’t forget ☺️
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Date of experience: October 2020
Andra W wrote a review 17 Oct.
1 contribution
There are no caves to explore on this tour. There is a small indentation in one cliff wall, no deeper than the length of a canoe. You can see the back of it. When we went, there were more than 20 kayaks crowded around it and our tour guide skipped it saying that it wasn't a cave
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Date of experience: October 2020
Jolene S wrote a review 17 Oct.
2 contributions
Our driver/tour guide was Kylee and she was great! She was very funny from the start of the tour and it was cool that she gave us some pretty cool facts about Hoover Dam and Boulder City on the way to the river. Definitely recommend if you’re in the Vegas area or even so, live
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Date of experience: October 2020
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By: River Dogz
Amazing trip!
Amazing guides and views. We took in so much and even first timers got the hang! The scenery was spectacular!
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A great river day!
We had such a blast! Our tour guide, Tyler, was the BEST. Pickup was on time, the ride out was smooth and easy, and
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Tyler was THE best tour guide!! I couldn’t remember the last time I went kayaking but had SO much fun and felt so c
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Memory making!!!
Absolutely one of the best things to experience! Kylee was our guide and can’t say enough wonderful things about he
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Checked off our bucket list!
I had the most amazing trip with Tyler! He was super knowledge and made the trip a blast! We got a work out going u
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Scott was an awesome guide!
This was one of the cooler things my friends and I did on our trip. The water was such a beautiful emerald color an
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Great Day of Kayaking on the Colorado River!
The tour guide, Scott was phenomenal and he made the experience extra special. The weather and river conditions,
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We loved River Dogz!
Our Emerald Cave kayak trip was the highlight of our Vegas trip! Kylee was a fabulous guide who gave us historical
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Emerald Cave
Amazing experience! They accommodated my last minute request to kayak same day & thoroughly enjoyed my day. Michele
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Beautiful trip enhanced by a great guide
Pre-booked. 3.5 hour trip on Lake Mead as part of our first "pandemic vacation" to Vegas. The instructions and co
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100% recommend
Awesome experience! Definitely worth the money- incredible views & very convenient being that they pick you up fro
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Escape from Covid 19 and NYC!
Excellent lead-up communication by Dina with clear directions and expectations. Run professionally and guides, incl
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Colorado river
Our tour guide was excellent. It was a fun day. The only thing I would suggest is to prepare for a 6 hr. Trip, in
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Amazing kayak experience
Amazing day with loads of fun with Scott as our guide. The trip length was perfect. The cave and views along the wa
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This was an AMAZING experience!!! The company as a whole was so professional. Trip advisor over booked my original
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4–5 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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