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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 20-07-07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-07 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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Popular mentions
Nikkia H wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
Our tour guide Kylee was bomb. She made sure everyone was comfortable. She wasn’t a awkward conversation starter. An she did amazing.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Alex McCord wrote a review Jan. 15
4 contributions
I had Kylee as my guide and she was great! She had great energy and not to mention took great photos. I would recommend this trip to anyone in Vegas
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Charles H wrote a review Jan. 13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania6 contributions
Very cool views and very knowledgeable instructor. Me and the wife had a hell of an adventure. This will def get your arms in shape. He also brought us some drinks while on the way. Very chill cool guy !
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Date of experience: September 2020
Shelby O wrote a review Jan. 12
2 contributions
Tyler is very knowledgable on the area and surrounding areas. He does an excellent job including everyone no matter their skill level with kayaking. Does a great job observing everyones fatigue level to judge where breaks will be taken. ALSO he is a master behind the camera,
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Date of experience: January 2021
Karen Garcia wrote a review Jan. 10
Albuquerque, New Mexico3 contributions
This adventure was worth every penny I’m so glad we did it (myself & my 13yr old on a tandem kayak) Tyler is so amazing he kept us laughing, took us on a lil walk to a scenic spot where the view was breathtaking, he took amazing photos the entire time and made sure we were well
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Date of experience: January 2021
About the operator

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Very Satisfied!
I had Kylie as my guide and she brought great energy to the trip. She was very helpful and took great pictures. I w
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Kayaking with kylee
Kylee was awesome! She’s welcoming, friendly, and energetic. She shared a lot of interesting facts about Nevada and
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Beautiful river and well organized tour
We had a very good time today, Kylee was nice and knowledgeable! And the scenery was worth seeing!! Thank you !
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River Dogs
Tyler was an awesome guide. Great personality and service. Fun, quick, easy half day on the river. We had incredibl
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Great Vegas Hiking trip
Great guides. Zach and Kylee were knowledgeable and fun. Would recommend strongly recommend. To get off the strip f
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Zach and Kylee were amazing! They were fun to talk to, and they brought us to all the good spots. I would 10/10 rec
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Vals Birthday
Tyler is an awesome guide. We were picked up from our Hotel, was running a little late but Tyler waited patiently.
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Tons of fun, scenic views and our tour guide Kylee was amazing. Lots of information and animal sightings throughout
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They are very professional, as soon as I booked my reservation, I got a phone call the following day to confirm the
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Breathtaking Experience
The trip was amazing, there is nothing quite like seeing the beautiful mountains in the river. Our tour guide Tyler
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A must do!
Experience was amazing. Scott and Deanna were the best tour guides and added bonus. Breathtaking views especially
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Worth It!
Really great experience, will definitely recommend to my family/friends! Such beautiful scenery, very nice staff, d
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Amazing!! Don’t miss this adventure
tyler was fantastic! he was friendly & knowledgeable. the tour is beautiful & very very great for the price! they p
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Must do while in vegas
This is a must do.. We enjoyed our time out with Zack who was very patient & nice & willing to go the extra mile fo
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Yes Yes Yes!!
Awesome trip from Vegas!! Took granddaughters, 6 and 9, and they loved it. Our guide Scott was fantastic with the
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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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