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From Las Vegas: Guided Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

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Activity provider: Evolution Expeditions
Water activity

From Las Vegas: Guided Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Evolution Expeditions

From US$ 119 per person

Paddle through Black Canyon with top-of-the-line kayaks on this guided tour from Las Vegas. Take a plunge in the Colorado River, visit historical landmarks, and venture inside the Emerald Cave.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Paddle through 900-foot volcanic canyon walls
  • Snap pictures in the stunning Emerald Cave
  • Hop in the Colorado River for a swim
  • Visit the historical sites afoot and afloat
  • Get plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities
Full description

Spend a day surrounded by clear water and natural landscapes on this guided kayaking tour starting from Las Vegas. Paddle along the Colorado River and see the Emerald Cave. This is a great tour option for both beginners and advanced paddlers alike.

This kayaking tour paddles onto the Colorado River at various times in the morning, starting from Las Vegas and taking off into the water at Willow Beach, Arizona. An early morning tour lets you beat the heat and the crowds.

The moment the paddle dips into the Colorado River, you'll be transported back in time. Paddle past historic sites of the 1920s era government project that gave life to the desert southwest.

Venture into the Black Canyon narrows to explore the river that exists only an hour outside of the busy lights of the Las Vegas strip.

Arrive at Emerald Cave and learn how to back up your kayak into the cave to get some unbeatable photos of the emerald green water. The cave itself is the cherry on top of a spectacular afternoon on this picturesque section of the river.

  • Certified river guide
  • Kayak, paddle, and life-vest
  • Water, juice, and snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Park entry fee
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet at the Willow Beach Marina. You will need to show up 20 minutes before your tour start time. Make sure you have reliable transportation to get to this tour. Ride shares do not work.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Choose an early morning option to beat the heat and the crowds
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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Tolle Tour, netter Guide. Es lohnt sich früh aufzustehen und die Tour um 8 Uhr zu buchen. Auf jeden Fall eine Erfahrung wert.

August 14, 2022


Tolle Tour - gutes Preis Leistungsverhältnis - rund 2 Meilen zur Emerald Cove, und wieder zurück mit kleinem Stop in einer Bucht zum Schwimmen. Es gab ausreichend Wasser und eine große Auswahl an Snacks..

August 8, 2022


Super Guide! Auf jeden Fall für Morgens gehen, ansonsten wird es zu voll.

August 7, 2022


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