Emerald Cave Kayak Tour with Optional Hotel Pick-up from Las Vegas

25804 N Willow BeachWillow Beach, AZ 86445
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Experience the Emerald Cave kayak tour, a 4-mile journey from Willow Beach Marina through Black Canyon on the Colorado River. Enjoy stunning views, wildlife, and historic sites like the River Gauger's Home. This tour includes an expert guide, snacks, and safety gear, with self-drive or Las Vegas Strip hotel pick-up options. Perfect for a refreshing escape!

up to 6 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Enjoy a moderate kayak tour to Emerald Cave with breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife.
  • Includes performance kayak with rudder, all safety equipment, snacks and bottled water.
  • Hotel pick-up from Las Vegas Strip hotels to Willow Beach Marina can be provided if option is selected. Pick-ups begin 90 minutes before launch time.
  • National park entrance fees are included with the hotel pick-up option only.
  • Choose between single (1-person) or tandem (2-person) kayaks.
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a large-brimmed hat for sun protection, as well as a small dry bag for personal items.
  • Dress in long-board shorts or bathing suit, with water shoes, Teva-style sandals or sneakers (no flip-flops, please). Light, quick-drying layers are recommended during the winter.
  • Must be 14+ years old and over 100lbs to paddle alone. Children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak.


from Emerald Cave Kayak Tour
Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Emerald Cave on a kayak adventure from Las Vegas with River Dogz. Picture yourself paddling through the crystal-clear, emerald-green waters, surrounded by breathtaking canyon walls. This unforgettable experience offers you a unique chance to connect with nature and rejuvenate your spirit.

Whether you choose the self-drive option or prefer the convenience of hotel pick-up, this Emerald Cave Kayak Tour has you covered. Expert guides will lead the way, sharing fascinating insights about the area's geology, wildlife, and history. No prior kayaking experience is needed and all the necessary equipment and instruction is provided to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

Departing from the Willow Beach Marina, you'll paddle along a four-mile route through the Black Canyon on the Colorado River. With each twist and turn, you'll have the opportunity to view wildlife, stunning scenery, and historical sites, such as the River Gauger's Home.

The highlight of the tour is Emerald Cave, a small grotto tucked into the walls of the Black Canyon along the Arizona side of the Colorado River, just 10 miles downstream from the Hoover Dam and two miles up from Willow Beach.

This grotto offers a mesmerizing experience. As sunlight peaks over the canyon's towering 600-foot walls, it illuminates the riverbed's verdant algae, creating an emerald spectacle that transforms the grotto entrance into a captivating scene.

Ready to embark on your Emerald Cave adventure? Book your tour today and start making unforgettable memories!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

How long is the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour?

The Emerald Cave Kayak Tour lasts approximately 3.5 to 4 hours, not including travel time from Las Vegas.

What should I bring on the tour?

Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and a waterproof camera. It’s also advisable to have a small dry bag for personal items. Zip lock bags also work well for this purpose.

Where does the tour meet?

You will meet your River Dogz guide at Willow Beach, located at 25804 Willow Beach Road, Willow Beach, AZ 86445. Willow Beach is situated 15 miles south of the Hoover Dam and accessible via U.S. Highway 93.

Are hotel pick-up and drop-off available?

Yes, hotel pick-up and drop-off is available at hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. Alternatively, you can choose the self-drive option.

Are food and beverages provided?

Yes, your tour includes fruit, snacks and bottled water.

What should I wear?

Dress in light, quick-drying warm layers during winter. Opt for water shoes, Teva-style sandals, or sneakers (no flip-flops, please). Long-sleeve shirts can be helpful, and consider wearing long-board shorts or a bathing suit underneath your clothing.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

Children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak, or at least 14 years old and 100lbs to paddle alone.

Is prior kayaking experience required?

No prior experience is needed. Your guide will provide instruction and ensure everyone is comfortable before starting the tour.

What is included in the tour?

The tour includes a professional guide, performance kayak with rudder, all safety equipment, snacks, fresh fruit, water. Please note that the national park entrance fees and transportation are included with the hotel pick-up tour option only.