Water activity

Willow Beach: Black Canyon Kayak Tour with Guide and Snack

4.8 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: Blazin Paddles LLC

Willow Beach: Black Canyon Kayak Tour with Guide and Snack

Activity provider: Blazin Paddles LLC
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From US$ 99 per person

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Discover the scenic splendor of Black Canyon and the Colorado River on a kayaking adventure. Take in breathtaking views, abundant wildlife, and the Emerald Cave. Learn about the region's history.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Get your heart pumping as you enjoy a breath of fresh air on the Colorado River
  • Explore Black Canyon at your own pace by paddle power on a kayaking adventure
  • Spot native animals, such as desert big horn sheep and bald eagle, on the shore
  • Experience peace and serenity as your paddle in the green waters of Emerald Cave
  • Make unforgettable memories surrounded by nature on a tour in the great outdoors
Full description

Explore Black Canyon under your own steam on a guided tour. Kayak along the Colorado River, spotting wildlife, such as bald eagles, as you go. Enjoy incredible views of the river and surrounding landscape. Discover the river's history and marvel at the stunning rock formation at Emerald Cave.

Arrive at Willow Beach and prepare for the day ahead as your guides help you into your kayak. Paddle upstream into the narrow channels of the Black Canyon. Continue for about 1 mile, scouring the banks as you go to spot a variety of wildlife, including native desert bighorn sheep and bald eagles.

Then, stop at a historical overlook for awe-inspiring views of the legendary Colorado River. Listen as your guide shares the immense history of the river over the past 100 years. Enjoy a snack before setting off for the stunning rock formation of Emerald Cave on your way back to the starting point.

  • Guide
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet by the orange kayaks at the primitive beach at Willow Beach Marina. After the toll booth, keep driving until you see water and orange kayaks on your left. Park in the dirt parking lot to your right or the paved parking lot next to the water.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water shoes
  • Waterproof bag

Not allowed

  • Jeans
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • This activity involves 4 miles of kayaking
  • This tour is refundable up to 24 hours before the starting time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 68 reviews

Review summary

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Both of our guides, Blake and Jamaica, were terrific! They were personable, professional, answered our questions and provided information about our surroundings along the way. We stopped for a snack and water break at an historic, scenic spot along the way. We went into a small cave and then headed back. We were provided with water pistols to have fun or get wet if we were hot. It was the perfect length trip and lots of fun.

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October 8, 2022

Ray was awesome! She was the best guide! Very knowledgeable on the places she took us! She had plenty of water and snacks for us and stopped twice on the way back to split up the trip! That was extremely helpful! She was also very personable! It was nice to know that she remembered our names! Definitely recommend Blazin Paddles and Ray as your guide!

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September 21, 2022

We booked our travel adventure online and it was seamless from beginning to end. We received updates and information leading up to the tour. Our tour guide (Ray) was amazing. She led the group with expertise and shared knowledge about the area along the way. It was a fabulous adventure and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

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August 3, 2022

Product ID: 397179