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From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Half-Day Kayak Tour

4.8 / 5

92 reviews

Activity provider: River Dogz

From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Half-Day Kayak Tour

Activity provider: River Dogz
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 133 per person

Experience the beauty of Emerald Cave on the Colorado River. This 4-mile guided kayak tour includes picturesque natural attractions, wildlife viewing, and a short hike to the historical site of the River Gauger’s Home.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
• Pickup takes place from certain addresses in Las Vegas. The driver will pick you up at a designated area provided the day before your experience takes place. • The driver will be in a white passenger van with the local partner's logo on the door • The driver will wait for a maximum of 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time


  • Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off from select casinos on the Las Vegas Strip
  • Explore the unforgettable grotto-style Emerald Cave by kayak with your guide
  • Kayak along a scenic portion of the Colorado River
  • Hike the historical site of the Guager's residence
  • Learn about the history along the Colorado River from your experienced guide
Full description

Swap the lights of Las Vegas for one day on a nature day trip and guided kayaking adventure in nearby Arizona. Travel to beautiful Willow Beach, surrounded by steep canyon walls along the Colorado River, the site of your kayaking activity. A great escape into rugged nature for the day. Start with a hotel pickup from the Las Vegas Strip. After arriving at Willow Beach Marina, get fitted for your kayak and away you go with your guide. Paddle north on the crystal clear Colorado River while your guide points out wildlife and geological features in your surroundings. Arrive at the Emerald Cave about 2 miles in — explore the grotto-syle cave with pristine green-colored waters. Remember your waterproof camera, you’ll need it. Next, take a short hike to visit the historical site of the River Gauger's home that overlooks the river for a great photo opportunity and amazing views. Here your guide will share history about the River Gaugers. After a quick pit stop for some snacks and refreshments, head back to the river with cool, flowing water that stays at 12 degrees Celsius (53 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round. Soak up the picturesque natural attractions as you meander your way back to your launching point, before catching your ride back to Sin City.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select casinos on the Las Vegas Strip
  • Professional experienced guide
  • 4-mile kayak tour
  • Snacks and water
  • Performance kayak
  • All safety equipment
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  Emerald Cave is a grotto-style cave
  •  This tour is weather-dependent for safety reasons
  • You will be in the water for approximately 3.5 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 92 reviews

Review summary

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Michelle was our tour guide and we had the best time! Very welcoming. It was my first time kayaking and she made it very easy to learn. Not to mention the FANTASTIC views. We kayaked 4 miles and we stopped for snacks and a little hike break midway. Highly recommend this tour!

May 24, 2022

My daughter and I had a great day on the river kayaking tandem. Windy conditions were expected for the afternoon so the company started out tour earlier than normal to try and beat the weather. For the most part we were successful, only catching the high winds at the very end. There is nothing they can do to control the weather but they tried to plan around it which was very much appreciated.

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May 21, 2022

zach was our tour guide, he was very engaging and knowledgable and made ti feel like we were old friends and he was taking us around as a native. we went in Feb, the temp was 70s with a good breeze and it made it wonderful under the sun. it was not the busy time of the year so the river was not packed and we took our time!

February 11, 2022

Product ID: 392765