Mesa: 2-Hour Kayaking Trip to Foxtail

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

Mesa: 2-Hour Kayaking Trip to Foxtail

From US$ 55 per person

Enjoy the cool Arizona water and marvel at the beautiful wilderness within the Tonto National Forest as you kayak on the Lower Salt River. Keep your eyes peeled for local flora and fauna along the way.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Float down the Salt River below thousand-foot cliffs and beside majestic Saguaro Cacti in the Sonoran Desert
  • Keep your eyes open for wild horses, deer, great blue herons, osprey, bald eagles, and other native wildlife
  • Hop aboard a sit-on-top kayak, perfect for all levels of paddlers
  • Enjoy a hassle-free trip with a shuttle service and comfortable launch area
Full description
There is no better way to escape the summer heat than to go kayaking on the Lower Salt River. As you cruise below cliffs and past beautiful desert scenery, look out for native wildlife. The sit-on-top kayaks are very stable and easy to maneuver; after a 15-minute orientation, you'll be ready to go.  This self-guided float is the most convenient way to explore the area. Park your car at Saguaro Lake Ranch, no Tonto Pass required, and launch from a private kayak beach. Embark on an around 2-hour float. At the end of the route, staff will be waiting to gather the kayaks as you board an air-conditioned van to return to the ranch.
  • Single, sit-on-top kayaks, paddle, and personal flotation device
  • Instructor orientation
  • Approximately 2-hour trip of 5 miles to Foxtail
  • Return shuttle via air-conditioned van
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People over 275 lbs (125 kg)
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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Meeting point

Check-in at the main office: Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, 13020 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215, USA

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Water shoes

Know before you go

  •  Minimum of 2 guests per trip or the local partner reserves the right to cancel the trip
  • Launch times are 7:45 AM-11:00 AM (subject to days and availability)
  •  Single kayaks only, no doubles
  •  Previous kayaking experience is not required
  •  Kayaks have a 275-pound weight limit and a 4' 6'' minimum height limit
  • You cannot bring your own kayaking equipment
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

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The kayaking experience was good. It was a lovely way to spend a hit Arizona afternoon. The downside of it was that there were so many tubers on the river at the same time - partying and such! It was so busy. Also, I was expecting a guide to go with the group to point out interesting things along the way, but we were given instructions at the start and told where they would pick us up at the end.

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September 19, 2021

Took my 12 year old granddaughter on the 7:30 trip. Great location at the base of the dam after driving through picturesque Saguaro Ranch Lodge. The check in was very easy. A quick instruction session on on your way. The trip is more of a float trip, with some paddling. This was my granddaughter's first attempt at kayaking and she did fine. We saw vultures, ducks, egrets, and wild horses. A great first trip.

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August 2, 2021

Extremely friendly, courteous, professional service and the event itself was so much fun! Thank you for being so accommodating.

July 26, 2021

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