Las Vegas

Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

Las Vegas, United States
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From USD 159.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Escape the flashing lights and bustling casinos of Las Vegas and spend a day in the great outdoors on this private tour to Emerald Cave. Leave the Strip behind and head to the Arizona side of the Colorado River to start your kayaking tour. Paddle to a shallow cave that shimmers in shades of green when the sunlight hits just right and capture a few photos before heading back.
  • Spend a day in the great outdoors on this day trip from Vegas
  • Travel to Arizona and kayak to the Emerland Cave
  • A delicious lunch and round-trip transfers are included
  • A private guide and vehicle ensure a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Lunch

    Meeting And Pickup

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

    Meeting point

    • Las Vegas
      Las Vegas, NV, USA

      Just tell us your hotel, and we will be there!

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    09:30 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    We are able to pick up guests from all hotels near, or on the Vegas Strip and Downtown Freemont. Last pickup time time is around 9:30 am. Around 6:30 (PST) the night before your tour you will receive a text stating where at your hotel, what time and even the drivers contact information! :D

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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    Q:Where will I be picked up for the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour?

    A:We offer pick-up from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box during checkout. We will let you know your pickup details no later than the day before your adventure.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:What will I see during the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour?

    A:When paddling the Colorado River upstream into Black Canyon, you may see Desert Big Horn Sheep or possibly even Bald Eagles. Then upon arrival, you can enjoy the beautiful green waters of Emerald Cave before your group kayaks back!

    Apr. 2021

    Q:How long will we spend on the water during the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour?

    A:We are on the water for around 4-5 hours, with plenty of time to swim, eat, hang out and just enjoy the day!

    Apr. 2021

    Q:How large is the group for the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour?

    A:This tour will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:What should I wear on the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour?

    A:We recommend dressing in layers and wearing your swimsuit under your clothes. Summer months are brutally hot, but with the water at Black Canyon at a chilling, yet refreshing 52-54 degrees this makes for excellent “jumping in the water” conditions.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:Can I participate in the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour if I cannot swim?

    A:Yes, you can! It is mandatory for guests to wear life jackets and our guides will patiently help you enjoy your tour to the fullest! If you cannot swim, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout so we can plan accordingly.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:Are there vegetarian options available for lunch during the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour?

    A:Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout. We will do our best to accommodate your requests.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:Is the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour handicap accessible?

    A:Due to the nature of kayaking, all guests must have upper-body mobility and the capacity to walk enough to enter/exit kayaks.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:Can I bring my small children on the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour?

    A:The tour is limited to guests age 8 and above. For safety reasons, we cannot accommodate children under 8 years old.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:Is there a weight limit to participate in the Emerald Cave Kayak Tour?

    A:There is not a specific weight limit, however, we ask that anyone over 275 lbs contact us at the phone number on your ticket after confirming your reservation to best accommodate you.

    Apr. 2021

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    Featured review
    The whole experience was beautiful. Greg and Dina were the best guides. They were both so sociable, informative and very kind. They are both great down to earth people. Best part of our vegas trip. Thankyou so much Dina and Greg.


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    Don't miss out on this!
    Brenda_B, May 2023
    If I could give a 10, star I would. We had an amazing experience! Our tour Guide was Blair and cannot say enough good things about him! He's entertaining and knowledgeable. There were some high winds and he was sure to make sure everyone was comfortable and safe. He goes above and beyond and you can tell he loves what he does. You absolutely don't want to miss out. So glad we chose to go with this tour above all others.
    Outstanding Colorado River and Emerald Cave Experience
    Leola_H, Apr 2023
    Our tour operator, Blair was extremely safety conscious and had quality kayaks and related equipment. His knowledge of the Colorado River and the surrounding habitat was exceptional. Blair developed great rapport with a youngster who was on the tour. Great "bunwiches" and plenty of water. His Wilderness First Aid qualification was reassuring.TedLee
    Stephen_D, Apr 2023
    What an amazing day. VERY well organized. The tour guide was a BLAST, very funny, great stories and tons of interesting facts. He kept our group chatting, interacting and engaged. (meanwhile other groups were very silent and seemed bored) Not us - VERY MEMORABLE DAY - thanks to Blair & Christine. Made new friends with the others in my group. These guys know how to plan the exact time to be in the cave to obtain the PERFECT sunlight for the PERFECT green pics that I shared. I cannot thank them enough!
    Amazing experience!
    Alicia_B, Nov 2022
    This was amazing trip and our tour guide, Scott, was even more so. Scott was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, flora and fauna, and provided lots of lily tel stories about the area. He was patient very helpful with our group of beginner kayakers. He took a lot of photos which was appreciated, and made sure we made it on time to see the sun shining into the cave. He even went above and beyond when he dove into the water to get my sunglasses I accidentally dropped inside the cave!! Scott brought us for a little walk up the cliff during our lunch break to a spot with amazing view of the lake. The kayaking itself was fun and peaceful and the right amount of length as I was just getting tired by the time we got back. I would definitely recommend this adventure!
    So much FUN!
    Amy_S, Oct 2022
    Scott was a GREAT tour guide, we had so much fun!!! Scott was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and river!!!
    Awesome Kayaking Adventure!
    Paige_S, Sept 2022
    Blair and Adventure Out Vegas were professional, personable and an all out pleasure to deal with! It felt like we were out with friends in the small group atmosphere! HIGHLY recommend!!!
    Great day out
    Paul_M, Sept 2022
    Blair was great helpful informative and made the whole experience great fun. I would 100% recommend and book again.
    Blair was awesome
    Darren_C, Sept 2022
    Blair was an excellent tour guide. He was polite, funny, and knowledgeable. He made the day. You’d be crazy to choose any other tour company. It was more than worth ur time and kk eh. Great job Blair.
    Lauren_N, Sept 2022
    The cove and stop at the beach! So surreal!!! Nothing like a hot day in the Desert and taking a dip in 55 degree water! Be present the whole time and pay attention to the scenery while paddling!
    Venture Out Vegas
    Jim_h, Aug 2022
    Blair the tour guide was great! From start to finish. Pickup was at hotel we stayed. Other tours only had pickup at a couple hotels. Supplied everything you needed to have a great kayak tour of the Colorado River.
    Super friendly guys and amazing service.
    Ashley_L, July 2022
    Super friendly guys and amazing service. The two guilds were talkative and made the experience so fun. Gave great facts about the around and answered all questions. Had a blast!
    Emerald cave was...
    Charlize_F, July 2022
    Emerald cave was absolutely our favorite part. Dexter and Blair was very helpful and fun ! Was a fun experience
    Chloe_S, July 2022
    Wow. Wow. Wow. This experience was absolutely incredible. It was my first time traveling to America and I’m so glad I came across this tour. It was by far the most amazing thing I’ve done in my life to date. The water was so blue, the emerald cave literally glistened green in the sun. The food the tour guys brought us was incredible. Everything was 10/10. My partner even bought a Shirt from the guys as a souvenir. The guys on the tour were the most kind, interesting men Ever. Great chat, really made you come out your shell. We saw a Cayote 5 minutes into the tour which was so cool. The photos they take of you as-well are sick! I’ve told all my friends and family about it, there so buzzing to book it when they travel to the USA next year. Keep up the good work, you deserve all the best!
    This was a great rip. ...
    Christopher_B, July 2022
    This was a great rip. Everything was taken care of. We just had to get in the kayak and enjoy the views. It was a great experience. I would travel with them again.
    Dexter and Blair were...
    Susan_D, July 2022
    Dexter and Blair were excellent tour guides. The scenery was awesome and so was the emerald cave. No need to bring water, sunscreen or lunch these guys do it all. I would def
    Very fun experience
    Iffat_I, July 2022
    Dexter and blare was great helped us tremendously with kayak lesson. Kept us entertained through the whole kayak experience
    A+ Kayak Experience
    Stephanie_G, June 2022
    Fabulous trip, guides, group, views, food, etc.I can’t say enough. I went solo and the shuttle helped.
    The Best Grand Canyon Kayaking Tour
    Tracey_H, June 2022
    We have a saying that's used a lot in the UK and that is "If Carlsberg did" ..... I'm pretty sure if Carlsberg did Kayaking tours, this would be it. Without doubt the best day out as both Blair and Dexter, our guides, were on point from the get go. Very knowledgeable, a great sense of humour which got everyone, attentive with continuous checking on us all to make sure we were ok, courteous and professional. These two guys along with the beautiful canyon made our day really special, thank you. They even made sure we were cooled down by bringing the special rehydration tools with them 😉 If you're thinking of booking a kayaking trip then look no further as you've reached the best place right here 👌 Pete & Trace (England)
    Perfect day trip!
    Angela_W, June 2022
    What an amazing day! So much care and consideration for their travelers, tons of sunscreen and water bottles, and handmade sandwiches. Perfectly sized group so everyone had the best time. Beautiful views and great company!
    Great time!
    Jaclyn_D, June 2022
    We loved the experience. Water was beautiful and our tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. Would do it again. I would definitely book with venture out Vegas.

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