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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 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 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
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    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 travellers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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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Ashley wrote a review Yesterday
Moore, Oklahoma1 contribution
We had a great time! Scott was an excellent guide. He always made sure we had water to drink and he had plenty of snacks. Being picked up and dropped off at our hotel on the strip was very convenient. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2020
Alaina K wrote a review 2 Aug
4 contributions
A fun activity to do as a group or as a solo traveler! The water was refreshingly cool and a perfect way to beat the heat. An outdoorsy gem for those wanting to experience more than just the strip!
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Date of experience: August 2020
Angela A wrote a review Jul 2020
Pacifica, California26 contributions2 helpful votes
We actually just visited this week (July 2020) and I love this trip!! Our guide Edgar was so friendly and helpful. This was my first time in a kayak and he was patient and helpful. The water was so clear and beautiful. I would definitely do this again. I cannot wait to do it
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1 Helpful vote
Angie W wrote a review Jul 2020
San Diego, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
My best friend and I had no idea what to expect when we book this tour. We got picked up by Michelle in the morning she was such a delightful your guide form the beginning. Once we started the ride she informed us of what to expect. Along the ride Michelle also gave us a great
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1 Helpful vote
Dinah M wrote a review Jul 2020
Spencer, Oklahoma8 contributions2 helpful votes
I loved this tour. My husband and I traveled to Vegas for our anniversary but did not want to be on the strip. This is a great activity if you are in the area. Our tour guide Edgar was very nice, and respectful. There were no other people on the tour with us, so Edgar took us to
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2 Helpful votes
About the operator

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By: River Dogz
Gary K
Fun Times on The Colorado River
When we took the kayaking trip, the temperature was 112 degrees so we were thankful that the water temperature was
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Scott is awesome!
My gals and I drove out from Los Angeles, and our guide Scott was such a great host! Definitely a nice time kayakin
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Great time, even in the heat!
Our tour guide Michelle was knowledgeable, helpful, and energetic every step of the way! The hydro bikes were easy
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Senior Trip
We brought 4 teenagers for their senior trip. We had a great time! This was our favorite excursion of our trip. I
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We did the emerald caves kayaking trip and it was just phenomenal! All the staff there were super friendly and our
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Mallory D
Great way to get away from the craziness of the world and enjoy God's beautiful creation.
It was our first time to kayak and everything went smoothly and we felt comfortable from the get go. We were picke
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Great Tour
We really enjoyed this trip. Matt and Mike were great. They kept us entertained and safe. I would highly recommend
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Great fun for the whole family
We loved kayaking and hydro-BIKING the Colorado River to Emerald Cove. Edgar was a great guide for our group (and p
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Amazing kayak experience
It was awesome! Our tour guide/kayaking guide was Michelle and she was great! Gave us a nice tour of Boulder City a
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Buyer Beware - Cancellation Fee
Booked, Prepayed Full Day Tour through Trip Advisor site, RiverDogz cancelled night before trip because they did no
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Great Tour
The tour was excellent with a lot of fun with the guides Bret and Nathan. They were very knowledgeable about the ar
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Amazing experience
The scenery was amazing. Edgar was a great guide and very informative. The Emerald cave was beautiful in the afte
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Margaret C
Covid Getaway
Great great weather great friends. Awesome guide wish it was longer wish we could of got into cave.....We will do
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Highly recommend for relaxing half-day!
The kayaking was great and our guide Bret was friendly and knowledgeable. The pacing was relaxed and perfect. Would
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Seeing Nevada in a different way
I and my friend went memorial day. We were to go Sunday before but the park was to full. Matthew was great at offer
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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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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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