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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
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    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 travellers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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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Mari wrote a review 17 Sep
Spring, Texas12 contributions
The views are everything in this trip. We did a total of about 5 miles long. They provided us with water and snacks! We recommend to take water shoes and definitely clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Our tour guy was very informative and made our trip extra fun ! We highly
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Jerry A wrote a review 16 Sep
3 contributions
What a great time. Views are incredible. Was able to see a bald eagle. Water is so clear you can see great rock formations deep below. Our guide Kylee was GREAT!!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
Kent Y wrote a review 14 Sep
Leesville, Louisiana2 contributions
Zack was a great tour guide. Most in the group were novice kayakers and he was very patient and ensured we were safe and had a great time. Zack was very thorough pointing out points of interest along the route and making sure we stopped to hydrate. He also picked us up from
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Date of experience: September 2020
Nicole-Alejandr... M wrote a review 13 Sep
2 contributions
Such a fun experience. Zack made sure we had a blast and was an awesome guide. Definitely a must do while in Vegas!
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Date of experience: September 2020
Becca M wrote a review 12 Sep
1 contribution
I have nothing but good things to say about this experience. It was the perfect combination of being active and being relaxing. I loved spending the day outside and being on the river felt very serene. Kylee was our tour guide and she did an excellent job making everyone feel at
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Date of experience: September 2020
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By: River Dogz
This was an AMAZING experience!!! The company as a whole was so professional. Trip advisor over booked my original
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Great experience
Our guide was amazing! Kylee was caring and very knowledgeable. The experience was great. The drive was not long
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Be a hydrobike in a lake full of kayaks!
They hydrobike was great! I THOUGHT that the entire group would be on hydrobikes, but it was just myself in the gr
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So worth it!
Loved it! Totally worth the money! Tyler was our guide and did a stellar job. Loved the smaller group dynamics.
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It was a beautiful trip. Everything was perfect. Tyler, our guide, was awesome. He was very friendly and knowledge
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Always Epic with River Dogz!
The perfect get away from the city! This is a must do for anyone who lives in Las Vegas or for those visiting 😎
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Beat the heat!!
A great way to spend a hot afternoon in Las Vegas. The water was cool, refreshing and beautiful. Tyler was a great
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Perfect trip
We celebrated my husband’s 50th birthday with a kayaking trip with a great group of friends. What an excellent adve
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AMAZING! The best day!
If you’re in the Las Vegas area, you’ve GOT to do this river tour and definitely try to get Kylee as your guide! Sh
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Amazing views, terrible tour
I wanted to say I loved this tour, but that was not the case. It had awesome views, but I was very disappointed wit
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Great time to get away from the Casinos and enjoy nature.
Matt and his staff are great. Very professional and to the point. No hidden charges. When I made our reservation I
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Great afternoon!
Fantastic day and no downside. Impressed with every aspect. Excellent communication beforehand and throughout. Our
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Fun !
This is the funnest experience I have ever had ! Megan is A Gem ! Everyone is nice and willing to help you out !
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Loved it!
Great tour, especially thanks to our guide Edgar. Was a comfortable pace and we had freedom to explore a bit, diffe
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Our tour guide Scott was awesome. He had tons of knowledge about the river and the history of it as well. He also m
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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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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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