Water activity

Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Clear-Kayak Tour

Activity provider: OutdoorsterLV
Water activity

Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Clear-Kayak Tour

Activity provider: OutdoorsterLV
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Embark on a 4-mile guided ClearView-Bottom kayak tour to the Emerald Cave in Black Canyon with an optional shuttle from Las Vegas. Enjoy wildlife viewing and a short hike to the historical site.

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Duration 4.5 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup time at 8:00am (*PST*). Guides will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. The following list is where you should wait for pickup, depending on the pickup location chosen: Bally's Hotel (Rideshare, north entrance) Circus Circus Hotel (Las Vegas Blvd entrance) Bellagio Hotel (Bus Pickup) Treasure Island (Rideshare/bus pickup area) Excalibur Hotel (bus pickup area) MGM Grand (tour pickup area) Golden Nuggets Hotel (Rideshare pickup area)
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


2.5 - 6 hours
  • Las Vegas

  • 1 hour
  • Willow Beach, Arizona (kayaking)

  • Emerald Cave (swimming, kayaking)

  • 1 hour
  • Las Vegas

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Enjoy a one-of-a-kind kayaking adventure in ClearView-Bottom Kayaks
  • Discover the wonders of the Emerald Cave and Black Canyon
  • Learn more about the natural history of the area alongside your guide
  • Immerse yourself in the natural landscapes with 3-4 hours on water
  • Keep an eye out for local wildlife such as sheep and bald eagles
Full description

Take a day trip to experience the Colorado River's majestic Emerald Cave on a scenic kayaking tour that includes snacks and optional round-trip transportation from Las Vegas. Meet your guide at Willow Beach to get prepared for the day, get a quick lesson, and jump onboard your clear-bottom kayak.

Start with a pickup from one of the resort hotels on the Las Vegas strip and travel towards Willow Beach, Arizona for your guided kayaking tour. Upon arrival at the canyon, receive a quick kayaking lesson from your guide and get ready for your adventure.

Enjoy the underwater views through your glass-bottom kayak. Paddle towards Emerald Cave, with a break to stop and admire the fantastic views of the entire canyon. Keep a lookout for wildlife species such as the Desert Big Horn Sheep, blue heron, and bald eagles.

Enter the Emerald Cave and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Take the opportunity to swim in the Colorado River, before heading back to the starting back for your return transfer back to Las Vegas.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Tour guide
  • Clear-bottom kayak
  • Safety equipment
  • Unlimited iced drinks
  • Snacks
  • Drybag and 2 waterproof phone cases (available for purchase on-site for $20)
  • National park admission (free for Valid Military ID or NPS Card)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Find the meeting point located after the toll booth. As you continue to drive you will see water, kayaks, and trailers on your left. Once at the location you will be able to find parking located in the parking lot next to the water. Your guide will be wearing a light green shirt with the logo of the local partner written on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Waterproof bag

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour is weather-dependent for safety reasons, all start times are subject to change
  • It is recommended to bring a dry bag, as you are not allowed to dive in and retrieve your items in any way or form if they have been dropped into the river
  • The OutdoorsterLV team is not responsible for diving in and retrieving any items that may have been dropped into the river during your tour, due to the safety of the team
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 193 reviews

Review summary

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Boating in the desert is an amazing experience for me and my friends. The weather was cloudy in the morning(it is pretty suitable for boating), but it became sunny when we arrived the cave (so lucky!)☀️ The lake is really really beautiful, and you could see the bottom of the lake. It is transparently green. The guide is a polite, friendly young guy. He always helped us open the door and asked your feelings. It is very nice and kind. You guys can definitely trust him! We have a wonderful day. Thank you, Gage M!

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March 16, 2023

We had such an incredible day, our guide, Jordan, was absolutely brilliant! What a guy, so informative, patient and a great laugh! The scenery was amazing, what a brilliant part of the world. You will get wet feet so bring crocs. Really great journey to and from vegas. We even got a stop in Boulder City and saw a bunch of Long Horn Goats!! Thank you Jordan, we will be back!

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November 30, 2022

Sam was great, very personable. Communication was clear and I had no questions going into the trip. The clear bottom kayaks were technically clear but there's not much you can see, possibly better in the summer months when the light is shining, but was too focused on paddling to really notice anyway. We saw a herd of bighorn sheep and a kit fox when we stopped in the beach, weather cooperated and group was small which made the experience more personal. Sam offered to take pictures and gave interesting facts throughout, he seemed to genuinely enjoy his job.

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November 11, 2022

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