2 Hours Water to Wine Kayak Trip from Cottonwood

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Combine The Fun Of A Verde River Float Trip With Wine Tasting

From $181.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket


The perfect mix of outdoor adventure and relaxation, this tour combines a kayaking excursion with wine tasting in Arizona’s Verde Valley. Paddle down the Verde River in a kayak and stop at a vineyard for a sommelier-led tasting. Feel safe with a guide who can offer paddling and safety tips, as well as sharing information on the river’s flora and fauna.
  • Combine two fun activities—kayaking and wine-tasting—on this guided tour
  • Enjoy a leisurely paddle along the Verde River—suitable for all abilities
  • Taste wines from Arizona’s premier wine-growing region: the Verde Valley
  • Receive $20 credit to spend at the winery on tastings, snacks, or gifts

What's Included

  • Use of Inflatable kayaks, paddles and PFD's
  • Landing and facility fees
  • $20.00 Wine Tasting Credit Per Person (wine tastings, food or gifts)
  • Guides
  • Gratuities
  • Must be 21 year old and photo ID requied for any wine tastings

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 3445 S Grapevine Way
    3445 S Grapevine Way, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, USA

    We meet you at the Alcantara Vineyards where you can park in designated Water to Wine parking, change into clothes if you need to in the outdoors changing rooms and meet your guide and shuttle driver who will take you and the other guest upstream about 15 minutes where your boats will be and your river adventure begins.

End point

  • 3445 S Grapevine Way
    3445 S Grapevine Way, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, USA

    River trip floats back to the vineyard where you parked your vehicle.

What To Expect

Verde River

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Alcantara Vineyards and Winery

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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We had a great time on the water, then wine tasting. Great combo package. The staff was great and very informative with the group.


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Was just okay
Kendra_K, Sep 2023
We loved the inflatable kayaks and going down the river. It was fun and beautiful! The tour guide sent us a text message with directions the day before. There were two separate addresses in that message and neither one led to the right place. So this added stress and frustration. We ended up just Google-ing the name of the winery, which gave us the correct directions (Alcantara Vineyards). The kayaking was a highlight. Bring drinks! The winery is definitely a rip off and inflated the price of this tour. Next time I would just pay to kayak through the tour company and skip the winery. The wine tasting was very small portions and didn’t come with anything (no snacks/cheese/crackers); just 4 shot glasses of wine. There was live music which we liked.
So much fun
Margaret_S, Sep 2023
it was a great experience, my first time kayaking. Loved it! Matt gave very good instructions for our group and off we went.
Will do this again
Dottie_A, Sep 2023
Do this. Pure fun and relaxing and great wine and kayaking the gentle river was beautiful can’t say enough good things. The hostesses were friendly and happy and guides were truly fun
Fun and relaxing time for all
Marianne_I, Sep 2023
Fun, easy felt very safe. Water was a little low and slow but overall we had fun. Beautiful nature. We were able to ride to the beach walk up to winery and listen to live music while sitting outdoors in a beautiful setting.
MEcation Perfection!
Karen_W, Sep 2023
I had such an exciting, fun, challenging, beautiful, thrilling experience kayaking down the Verde. My guide Emily was incredible! Her excitement for nature and and all things beautiful was contagious. It really was an experience I'll never forget. The wine tasting afterwards at Alcantara was the perfect cherry on top of this experience. I did a tasting, had the individual cheese plate and the caprese which were both great and while I sat outside to enjoy all of the above I was greeted by some resident vineyard cats playing around. My goal in life is to become a resident cat at Alcantara. My experience overall was wonderful! Thank you!
Wear flip flops
Denise_G, Sep 2023
View was great. rapids were fun. Unfortunately my back rest deflated. I suggested flip flops. I wore sneakers and tried to walk to the bathroom at the end & ended up with 60+ thorns. Vineyard was really cute & cheese plate was really good
Fun in the Sun in Arizona!
Renee_J, Sep 2023
We had a great time on the water, then wine tasting. Great combo package. The staff was great and very informative with the group.
Fun adventure!
Mateo_B, Aug 2023
Such a fun and unique adventure!! Time on the river was amazing and we even got to see an owl with its nest! The winery is beautiful and everyone there is so nice! Great wine too(:
We had a great time...
Nicole_K, Jul 2023
We had a great time kayaking on the verde river! It was a great experience for my sister’s bachelorette!
The best trip on the Verde River!
Michelle_D, Jun 2023
We have done this Water to Wine trip every year for the past 3 years, this was definitely the BEST trip! Our guide, Matthew was awesome! The water level was the best it has been (for us), and the water flow was perfect. An absolutely perfect trip on the Verde River followed by some great wine and food at Alcantara!
The rapids were the most...
Debbie_W, Jun 2023
The rapids were the most fun. Everyone we met in the river were very friendly. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. Would highly recommend water to wine as a different experience.
So Relaxing!
Nadia_J, Jun 2023
The river was pretty calm. There were only a few places where you actually needed to paddle but otherwise a relaxing float down the river. The kayak staff was friendly and had great communication. The winery staff was friendly. Wines were good. Food was good. Definitely recommend!!
Peaceful Adventure
Amber_H, Jun 2023
Perfect anniversary trip. A touch of adventure ending with live music and wine! Great outdoor experience!
You must do this trip!!
Mary_W, May 2023
Beautiful views kayaking down the river. The people were very nice and the winery we landed at was great, with food and tastings and live music. Fun day!
Taking in the scenery
Sharon_A, May 2023
The whole tour was awesome beautiful river and just enough rapids to make it a little thrilling. I liked that you get to go at your own pace so relaxing 😌 and afterwards the winery is beautiful with great wine,food and outdoor seating with live music! Will definitely do this tour again 😀
Antonette_K, May 2023
Very pretty scenic views, might be nice to have a guide with the tour for folks that never really kayaked before… but 10/10!!! It was so much fun! And wine tasting to top it off was a great touch! Definitely would do it again and recommend to others!
Fun Verde Kayaking to Vineyard
Meghan_S, May 2023
The inflatable kayaks were comfy, fun, safe. Tour guides that drive you to starting point were knowledgeable and friendly. The kayaking was easy, you could slowly float down the shallow river, a few fun ripples (not quite rapids) were enjoyable. Vineyard and winery staff were nice, grounds were pretty, outdoor seating area was mostly shaded, had a band playing nice chill music, a little too crowded and small inside, wine was decent! We would do it again! A locker/changing room would be nice-just outdoor showers and 3 stall bathroom which got crowded with big group of girls.
Great 1/2 day activity when you need a hiking break
MaryB_G, Apr 2023
Ken was a great guide and this was a nice break to hiking and getting to see another aspect of Sedona area. The tour was small , safe and enough ripples to be fun.
We’ll worth it
Neil_D, Feb 2023
Weather was in the 30s and 40s, but still a very enjoyable trip. Our guide – Thomas Bryant - brought splashguard pants and mitts, which were life savers. It was a perfect balance between running water and placid moments on the river. Great views. Very enjoyable and perfect for first timers or experienced kayakers.
Try it!
Antonio_G, Feb 2023
Awesome! As a first timer, this was a good way to learn all the basics with experienced guides! Enjoyed the kayaking more than the wine for sure! But Im not a big wine drinker so take that with a grain of salt.

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