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From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Half-Day Kayak Tour

Activity provider: River Dogz

From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Half-Day Kayak Tour

Activity provider: River Dogz
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From US$ 133 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the beauty of Emerald Cave on the Colorado River. This 4-mile guided kayak tour includes picturesque natural attractions, wildlife viewing, and a short hike to the historical site of the River Gauger’s Home.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
• Pickup takes place from certain addresses in Las Vegas. The driver will pick you up at a designated area provided the day before your experience takes place. • The driver will be in a white passenger van with the local partner's logo on the door • The driver will wait for a maximum of 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time


  • Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off from select casinos on the Las Vegas Strip
  • Explore the unforgettable grotto-style Emerald Cave by kayak with your guide
  • Kayak along a scenic portion of the Colorado River
  • Hike the historical site of the Guager's residence
  • Learn about the history along the Colorado River from your experienced guide
Full description

Swap the lights of Las Vegas for one day on a nature day trip and guided kayaking adventure in nearby Arizona. Travel to beautiful Willow Beach, surrounded by steep canyon walls along the Colorado River, the site of your kayaking activity. A great escape into rugged nature for the day. Start with a hotel pickup from the Las Vegas Strip. After arriving at Willow Beach Marina, get fitted for your kayak and away you go with your guide. Paddle north on the crystal clear Colorado River while your guide points out wildlife and geological features in your surroundings. Arrive at the Emerald Cave about 2 miles in — explore the grotto-syle cave with pristine green-colored waters. Remember your waterproof camera, you’ll need it. Next, take a short hike to visit the historical site of the River Gauger's home that overlooks the river for a great photo opportunity and amazing views. Here your guide will share history about the River Gaugers. After a quick pit stop for some snacks and refreshments, head back to the river with cool, flowing water that stays at 12 degrees Celsius (53 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round. Soak up the picturesque natural attractions as you meander your way back to your launching point, before catching your ride back to Sin City.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from the following hotels: Venetian, Bellagio or MGM Grand
  • Professional experienced guide
  • 4-mile kayak tour
  • Snacks and water
  • Performance kayak
  • All safety equipment
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
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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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  Emerald Cave is a grotto-style cave
  •  This tour is weather-dependent for safety reasons
  • You will be in the water for approximately 3.5 hours
  •  By booking a tour, you assume all risks of your participation in this Activity, whether known or unknown to you, including travel to and from the Activity or any events incidental to this Activity. You also agree to the release of images/video for River Dogz to use at their discretion
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 143 reviews

Review summary

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Our guide, Jessica, was amazing. Nice relaxing ride, was not rushed at all. She was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information along the way. Great scenery and she also got a lot of pictures for us. Highly recommend taking this trip, they do provide water and healthy snack so that was also very nice. There is a shop there before you depart to purchase a waterproof phone case that is still functional when using your phone for a very reasonable price, $16. Can’t say enough about this experience, absolutely amazing!

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November 21, 2022

We had a great time! Jessica was our guide and was awesome!! She picked us up on time and conversed with us. The cave is not really a cave but a cove. The pics are deceiving. But the Colorado River was beautiful and the company was nice and overall had an awesome day!!

November 6, 2022

A storm has come up while driving to the Emerald Caverns. So we couldn't go to the Emerald Caves. The return trip wasn't easy due to the wind and we didn't feel comfortable at times and had to make quite an effort rowing. We were surprised that the trip took place - with today's possibilities, such a storm should be foreseeable.

August 22, 2022

Product ID: 392765