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Willow Beach, United States
Kayak Emerald Cave Express from Las Vegas

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Get outdoors and explore a spectacular natural wonder—the Emerald Cave on this kayaking adventure. After setting off from Willow Beach Marina, paddle along the Colorado River past interesting sites such as a 1920’s era government project, the Black Canyon, and finally—the picturesque Emerald Cave. Traveling on a kayak allows you to access remote hard-to-reach nature spots without the worry of getting lost as a guide takes care of the navigating.
  • Soak up scenic coastal views and exercise at the same time
  • Travel on a kayak to the Emerald Cave and the Black Canyon
  • Lots of fantastic photo opportunities along the way
  • Flexible options—pick from a single or a tandem (two-seater) kayak
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We provide top of the line kayaks and equipment
$25/vehicle to park at marina.(Military or Nat'l Park Pass are free)
Private transportation

Departure Point

25804 N Willow Beach, Willow Beach, AZ 86445, USA

Please meet us at the Paddle craft launch beach.

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We offer single or tandem (2 seater) kayaks. Please let us know what kayak type you would like.
  • The Emerald Cave is just a small cutout of the mountain for a great photo op!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • What size life vest do you need? S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3XL
  • Our shuttle service is on hold due to COVID. Have reliable transportation to meet us.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Evolution Expeditions
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How far from Las Vegas is the departure point for the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:It generally takes a little over an hour to get from Las Vegas to Willow Beach. Please be sure to confirm your pickup details by calling the local operator at least 24 hours prior to departure.
Sep 2021
Q:
How much is the National Park Entrance fee?
A:Entrance into the park is $25 per vehicle. This is waived for National Park Pass holders and military with ID.
Sep 2021
Q:
Can I participate in the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour if I've never kayaked before?
A:You may start as a beginner, but you will likely end the trip as a confident kayaker! Many guests are first-time paddlers. You will use a lightweight, fast kayak equipped with rudders for easy steering and receive safety rules and instructions.
Sep 2021
Q:
What kind of distance do we kayak during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:This tour is approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) round-trip on smooth, mostly flat water.
Sep 2021
Q:
What should I wear for the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Wear water shoes or sneakers that can get wet. Dress according to the weather, ideally in athletic / outdoor-type clothing that dries fast. Wear your swimsuit under your clothes. Also, bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Sep 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:You should bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring a towel if you plan to swim.
Sep 2021
Q:
Will I be in a single or a tandem kayak during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:You may choose between a single or tandem kayak (based on availability), but any requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance. If you have a preference, please list it in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Sep 2021
Q:
Will I get wet during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Yes. You will definitely get wet (at least up to your knees.) The river is 53°F/10.5°C year-round. It is refreshing during the heat of summer, but too cold for winter swimming. Bathing suits are recommended if you wish to swim.
Sep 2021
Q:
Can I bring my young child with me on the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:For safety reasons, children under 5 years old are not recommended for this kayak tour.
Sep 2021
Q:
Will I see wildlife during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:There is always a possibility of seeing some of the desert wildlife during your tour. All guides are habitually on the lookout to spot bighorn sheep, coyotes, eagles, and much more for you!
Sep 2021
Q:
Will I be able to swim during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Definitely! There will be a stop at a beach for time to swim and hang out during the tour.
Sep 2021
Q:
How stable are the kayaks used during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Most days, the river is flat water with no rapids. Depending on the wind, weather, and flow rates, there can be choppy water, rolling waves, and even large swells, but the kayaks are stable, and your guide will be present to assist you at all times.
Sep 2021
Q:
How experienced are the guides during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:All guides have been paddling personally and professionally for years and are proficient in the history of the area, wildlife, plants, weather patterns, and river currents. All guides have passed intense training programs to assure a safe & fun trip.
Sep 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own snacks/drinks with me on the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Snacks, juice, and bottled water are provided, however, you may bring your own if you'd prefer. Note: alcohol is not permitted at any time before or during the tour.
Sep 2021
Q:
Should I bring my camera with me on the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Absolutely! You will have breathtaking scenic views all day. There are storage compartments on your kayak. However, they only work when you fit the cap on correctly. To protect your camera, please bring a dry bag or waterproof phone case.
Sep 2021
Q:
Can I bring my pet with me on the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:For safety reasons, animals of any kind are not permitted in the kayak.
Sep 2021
Q:
What time can I expect to be back in Las Vegas after the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:The tour typically returns to Las Vegas at approximately 4 PM. Please note, this is an approximate return time.
Sep 2021
Q:
What if the weather is bad the day of my Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Tours run rain or shine. However, in rare cases of weather that is deemed unsafe, the tour may be canceled. If this happens, you may reschedule or receive a full refund.
Sep 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kayak Emerald Cave Express from Las Vegas?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Emerald Cave Express from Las Vegas.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kayak Emerald Cave Express from Las Vegas?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Emerald Cave Express from Las Vegas.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kayak Emerald Cave Express from Las Vegas?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Emerald Cave Express from Las Vegas.

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  • "The kayak trip was beautiful, the guide Ester was amazing and even though the paddling/rowing seemed exhausting at times, was well worth the adventure and memories we made!" See review

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star-5
Best excursion in Vegas!
LauraLee_P
, Nov 2021
Sebastian and Jon made our trip the best. We had six in our group and everyone said it was their favorite experience in the week we stayed in Vegas. These guides were friendly, professional, talkative, informative, and worth every penny PLUS big tip!
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Surreal
Carolyn_B
, Nov 2021
The view are amazing. Color of water. Ashley was great, informative about the lake and sights. Would recommend her to others.
star-5
What really matters
John_S
, Nov 2021
We enjoyed the canwhat really mattersdid conversations of our children carried over the water. Our city kids enjoyed being in nature.
star-5
Amazing experience and...
Tiffany_C
, Oct 2021
Amazing experience and time especially with our tour guide Jayden! The cave was beyond beautiful we would def do it again. It was tranquility and so peaceful
star-4
Great trip!
Jenn_D
, Oct 2021
John and Aaron were so nice and well informed. They were great with the beginner kayakers in our group and really made the trip enjoyable.
star-5
Good times
Geoffrey_M
, Oct 2021
We had an awesome time with Aaron and Ashley they were fantastic guides. Great energy fun times definitely coming back next time I am Vegas. You can’t go wrong with kayaking on that beautiful river!
star-5
Fun kayak trip on flat river
Susan_M
, Oct 2021
Wet flat, easy water if you can row 4 miles. Aaron was a great guide. Go early because a line develops for the cave that can be over an hour long.
star-5
Thank you Ashley
Anonymous
, Oct 2021
We had an amazing time thanks to Ashley she was a marvelous guide and helped us all the way along thanks again and we'll see you next time
star-5
Satisfactory trip
Jason_B
, Oct 2021
It was educational and exerciseing. Our guide Jalen was funny and informative. I would recommend this to anyone.
star-5
Great location and views....
Roberto_A
, Sep 2021
Great location and views. guides are friendly and they give you freedom to kayak around the lake at your own.

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