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Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day

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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience the serenity of Emerald Cave, a picturesque natural attraction on the Colorado River. This kayaking tour takes a small group max of 15 people paddling up the river with a guide. Stop for snacks and swimming along the way. Round-trip hotel transport is provided from Las Vegas to Willow Beach in Arizona.
  • Kayaking tour on the Colorado River follows a gentle section to Emerald Cave
  • River guide ensures the safety of a small group limited to 15 paddlers
  • Kayak, paddle, PDF, snacks, and bottled water are provided for you
  • Transport is provided from Las Vegas hotels to Willow Beach Marina
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Transportation from select hotels on the Strip, park entrance fees included with Hotel PickUp option
Snacks
Bottled 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.
Can choose between single (1 person) or tandem (2 person) kayaks
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Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Self Drive to Willow Beach
9/8/2021 - 12/14/2022
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hotel Pick-up
9/8/2021 - 12/14/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Please arrive 1 hour 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.If your hotel is not on the pick up list, please pick the hotel that is closest to your original hotel, if you are unsure on which hotel is closest for you, please give River Dogz a call!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers 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.
  • Be advised that Emerald Cave is not a paddle through cave but more of a grotto style.
  • Weight limit is 260 lbs
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY River Dogz
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How early before the Departure time will I be picked up for the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:Pickup from Las Vegas Strip Hotels begins at approximately 9:30 am. Pickup at the REI in Henderson is approximately 10:20 am. You will be contacted prior to your departure date to confirm your exact pickup time.
Mar 2021
Q:
Where is the meeting point if we choose to meet at Willow Beach for the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River?
A:If you are meeting us at Willow Beach, you can come directly to the Willow Beach Marina, Willow Beach Arizona.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do I need kayak experience to enjoy the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:No - beginners are welcome, however, you must be in at least a moderate physical condition to complete the tour.
Mar 2021
Q:
How far do we kayak during the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:Over the course of approximately 5 hours, we will cover a distance of 4 miles (6.4 km.)
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:We recommend packing light, but make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, quick-dry clothing, appropriate shoes (no flip-flops), any medication you require, and a waterproof bag if you bring any electronics with you (Ziplock bags work well.)
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I wear on the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:Dress in light, quick-drying warm layers. Water shoes or sneakers are best. NO FLIP-FLOPS. Wear a long-sleeve shirt and long shorts, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a large hat. You may also want to wear your bathing suit under your regular clothes.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do I need to bring food or water with me on the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:No - We provide bottled water and snacks for your convenience.
Mar 2021
Q:
What happens if there is bad weather on the date of my Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:If the weather conditions are not conducive to an enjoyable kayak tour, we may cancel your reservation. If this happens, you may either reschedule or receive a full refund.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are the guides knowledgeable on the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:Yes! Our experienced guides have wilderness first aid and CPR certifications. They also have extensive knowledge of the history of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Lower Colorado River, geology, wildlife, and plants.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a weight limit to participate in the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas?
A:Riders cannot exceed 280 lbs for single kayaks or 450 lbs combined weight for double kayaks.
May 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Half Day.

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  • "You’ll need water socks, hat, sunscreen, and be wearing your bathing suit under your clothes." See review
  • "I've done kayaking before, so this tour is fairly easy to go 2 miles upstream and 2 miles back." See review
  • "Pick up at your hotel which is great in this weather." See review

Reviews

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1,388 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
A must do!!!
Melissa_H
, Dec 2021
Amazing excursion!!! Beautiful scenery, cool history, smooth and easy trip, and beyond fabulous guide, Preston
star-5
Beautiful day trip
Melinda_K
, Dec 2021
The entire day was wonderful! Michelle was awesome. Can't wait to come back and try another paddle trip.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We cant wait to have you again either! So happy Michelle gave you a wonderful day on the water, we will let her know.
star-5
Great Day at Emerald Cave
Patricia_R
, Nov 2021
Had a great day on the Colorado River! Michelle was fantastic and added great stories and background to our journey to the Emerald Cave! Definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for your kind words. Michelle has some great stories, and Im so happy you enjoyed your trip.
star-5
Rocky day in the Colorado River via Kyaking
Jacqueline_M
, Nov 2021
I am rating this tour a "5 Star" due to our tour guide and trooper Ted and his team member on that particular tour day. Ted and team member did an "amazing" job in such a rough day across the Colorado river. Very windy day! As for the excursion, that day Viator Company should have cancelled the tour and/or better informed us of how rough the waters were going to be due to 25+ mile winds. Again, Ted and team member did a "superb" job as our tour guides. Viator Company needs to be considerate with its customers.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Wow what a windy day indeed! Sometimes mother nature hands us a fun one. Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and I will pass this along to Ted. Hope to see you again on your next trip!
star-5
One of a Kind Vegas Excursion
Tana_R
, Nov 2021
I would highly recommend this day trip! They made transportation easy, and picked us up right at our hotel. The drive was great, and we learned a lot about the area from our amazing host Michelle! Kayaking exceeded my expectations. The river and mountains were beautiful and there is so much to see and learn about the route. Me and my fiancé had a great time and said it was one of the most memorable things we did on our trip to Vegas!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
So happy to be a big part of your trip, and could offer a fun adventure for you and your partner. We will let Michelle know you enjoyed your trip, hope to see you again!
star-4
Michelle was an awesome...
Rich_H
, Nov 2021
Michelle was an awesome guide. Weather was beautiful and river was very nice. Cave was a little crowded, but still awesome!!!!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
So sorry to hear that the cave was crowded during your visit, but very happy to hear you had a great time with Michelle!
star-5
Superb
Ross_B
, Nov 2021
Great trip - would recommend to anyone visiting the Las Vegas area ! Tour guide was very knowledgeable also
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Wonderful to hear that you had a wonderful time! Hope to see you again during your next visit to Vegas!
star-5
10/10 experience, must try if you are newbie for kayaking!
YuNien_C
, Nov 2021
We loved it so much! We are totally newbie but our guide is not only professional but also very knowledgeable and informing us every little history along the river and some nature knowledge. We feel this is one of the life time thing you must do if you are new to kayaking! And some notes is be sure to bring some shoes for water sports! and if it's possible come around Thanksgiving season that the water is cool and weather is super nice! Shout out to River Dogz LV whole crew! they did a wonderful jobs! Thanks again!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
That's so amazing to spend your Thanksgiving day kayaking with River Dogz! We're so grateful you had such an amazing time, especially as a beginner. We highly recommend for beginners to definitely experience this tour :)
star-5
Great time with like minded people and with a very informative guide.
Robert_B
, Nov 2021
The beauty of the Colorado River,the great exercise, and swimming in the 50ish degree waters. The group was great and so was the tour guide.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
It's definitely an unforgettable experience when you're swimming in a 50 degree river! Thank you for hanging out with River Dogz :)
star-5
Great adventure!! Our guide Ted, was outstanding!!!!!!
Karen_L
, Nov 2021
Kayaking to emerald cave. Beauty of the area. Talking to Ted along the way. Highly recommend this adventure.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for your kind words of our guide :) We appreciate your recommendation, and we're grateful you had a great adventure with River Dogz!

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