Emerald Cave Clear-Bottom Kayak Half-Day Guided Tour with Optional Shuttle

Willow Beach, United States

From USD 109.00

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The beauty of Emerald Cave is a 2-mile paddle up the Colorado River. Be amazed by the gorgeous scenes of nature, wildlife sightings and enticement of a dip in the water. En route, we'll take a short hike above the river and visit a historic river gauger site. Once at Emerald Cave, we'll stop to enjoy the beauty and take some great photos before we head back.
  • Embark on a 4-mile round trip guided paddle up the Colorado River
  • Swim, soak or simply savor the beauty at Emerald Cave
  • Enjoy a short hike above the river for amazing views
  • Optional shuttle add-on is available

What's Included

  • Hotel Round -Trip Shuttle (depending on option selected at checkout)
  • WFA and CPR Certificated Tour Guide
  • Single or Tandem Ocean Kayak (select option)
  • Single or Tandem Clear-View Bottom Kayak (select option)
  • Safety Equipment
  • Unlimited Iced Water and Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • National Park Admission $20 (Free for Valid Military ID or NPS Card)
  • Water Bag and Waterproof Phone Case - $18.99 if purchased before your booked date, $20 in person

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

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

    For guests who meet the activity provider at Willow Beach Marina. After the toll booth, keep driving until you see water and kayaks/trailers on your left. Park in the paved parking lot next to the water. The guide will be wearing a light green or white shirt with "OutdoorsterLV" written on it.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pickup time is at 8:00 AM (PST). The following list is where you should wait for pickup, depending on the pickup location chosen: Bally's Hotel (Rideshare, North Entrance) / Circus Circus Hotel (Las Vegas Blvd Main Entrance) / Bellagio Hotel (Bus Pickup) / Treasure Island (Rideshare/bus pickup area) / Excalibur Hotel (bus pickup area) / MGM Grand (tour pickup area) / Golden Nuggets Hotel (Rideshare pickup area)

What To Expect

Las Vegas

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Willow Beach

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Operated by OutdoorsterLV

Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
Was a brilliant and beautiful day. Can totally recommend doing this fantastic experience. Don our guide was great. Full of information and support. We got picked up from fremont street and he sent us a picture of the car and a picture of the spot to wait. So everything was so very easy. Best way to spend a day.


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Amazing experience
Amir_A, May 2023
The hole trip was amazing the clean water an best part is the cave an the just to look at the mountains an the animals you get to see
Kaedan_M, May 2023
This experience is a complete 20/10. Zach our guide was the best guide we have ever had in all our years of traveling with Hawaii being recent. We will never forget the day we had!
Best tour ever
YaLecia_L, May 2023
Gage was the best from pick up, the knowledgeable tour, and drop off... Gage was very educational and engaged with everyone on our tour! We're already planning our next trip. The water was so amazing and the views were beautiful!
Isobel_F, May 2023
Visiting all the way from Australia with my best friend and we both had the most wonderful time! We were lucky enough to score Gage as our host, he was incredibly accommodating and made the tour both fun and interesting as he was well educated on the area! The scenery is absolutely unreal, photos will never do this magnificent location justice. Very rarely leave reviews but was so very grateful to Gage for this divine experience, highly highly recommend going!
Best part of our annual friends getaway!
Heather_J, May 2023
This area has beautiful scenery and the water is calm and clear. Our tour guide, Kwame, was amazing! I highly recommend him as a guide. He was very paitient, fun, and shared the history of the river. This might have been our first time kayaking as a friends group, but it won’t be our last!
The real Vegas.
Hayden_K, May 2023
Jordan was an awesome guide! Beautiful trip, and very convenient. We came to Vegas for volleyball, but this was more our speed. Totally worth it!
Christian was great. Very...
KHALA_W, Apr 2023
Christian was great. Very friendly & knowledgeable. The views were awesome! Definitely an arm workout. Glad we did it.
Amazing views and a relaxing beautiful day
katy_c, Apr 2023
Was a brilliant and beautiful day. Can totally recommend doing this fantastic experience. Don our guide was great. Full of information and support. We got picked up from fremont street and he sent us a picture of the car and a picture of the spot to wait. So everything was so very easy. Best way to spend a day.
Jheri_H, Apr 2023
This was AMAZING!!!!!! My tour guide was Don and he made it SPECTACULAR!!!! This excursion was the ABSOLUTE highlight of my trip. Beginner friendly, Non-Swimmer friendly, Plus-Size Diva friendly ♥️ ✨️ ❤️ The views were BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! I loved every minute of it!!!
Best day Kayaking
Debby_D, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Dom was brilliant. The whole day was really good fun and he certainly helped make it fun. Would highly recommend to others 👍
Would do this all over again! Excellent experience!
Christina_W, Mar 2023
We had an amazing time on our very first kayaking trip! The weather was perfect and our guide Jordan was patient and knowledgeable about the area. This trip was a highlight during our four day visit to Vegas!
Excellent way to spend a day on the river!
Jonathan_H, Mar 2023
Jordan was great! Very informative, conscious of the group at all times while were kayaking and overall, a good guide. The distance was perfect and allowed for time to take amazing photos of the river, rock formations and the Emerald Cove. Well worth the cost and time commitment.
Spectacular day & great guide, Jeremy
Rachel_C, Mar 2023
Our excursion was great from start to finish because of our guide, Jeremy. Great guy! Spectacular scenery and really enjoyed the kayaking up and down the river, especially into emerald cave! Would 100% recommend. Shuttle was swift and on time as promised too. Loved it!
Mikala_L, Feb 2023
Zach was our tour guide and provided an amazing experience! Would definitely recommend and would love to go again! It was beautiful weather and spending time on the water was amazing!
Wonderful experience!
Christopher_P, Feb 2023
We love to kayak. The experience of kayaking on the Colorado, with the crystal clear water, is superb. Our guide, Gage, shared his vast knowledge of the area.
recommended if u want something fun in LV
suet_m, Jan 2023
Highly recommended if u want something beyond Casino in Las Vegas. Bery special experience, and its not hard even for new beginner like us! There r snacks, water unlimited provided from our guide. We were having a great time with Jorden. He is friendly, fun, knowledgeable. And always offer us helps for photos too!
Emerald cave tour with Zach
Gilles_T, Dec 2022
Incredible experience, all made possible by our guide Zach who went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. I recommend the company and I Highly recommend Zach.
Beautiful city escape
Nitu_G, Dec 2022
Sam was an amazing guide - patient, courteous and extremely knowledgeable about the local area. Beautiful views and Sam was great company... all in all a lovely day out.
Awesome Day !!!!
Doug_A, Nov 2022
We had an amazing time. Everything about the guilted kayak tour is perfect. You dont have to be an expert - it’s a day you won’t regret Sam is an expert and very passionate and patient lol 😆. You will be back to do it again !
Wonderful trip!!
lane_c, Nov 2022
Jordan was the best tour guide and fun to kayak with!! My kids loved it more than anything else that we have done so far. Beautiful scenery along the river!

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