PRIVATE Guided River kayaking on the Verde River Cottonwood, AZ (Private Group)

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Kayak River Adventure in Cottonwood AZ

From $110.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Arizona’s Verde River with a dedicated guide on this private kayak tour. Depart from a designated pickup point in a UTV and enjoy an off-road adventure on the way to the launch point. Sit atop your kayak and enjoy a guided tour through the river, taking in the landscapes along the way. Enjoy stops at several water holes to swim and cool off before heading back.
  • Enjoy the views of the Verde River on a kayak
  • See more than you would if you explore on your own
  • All necessary kayaking equipment is provided
  • A private tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • kayaks, Paddles, Life vest, Water, Knowledge, fun
  • snacks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1093 Bates Rd
    1093 Bates Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, USA

    We will meet 10 min, prior to launch time. You will leave your vehicle there. The parking space is our end zone we will kayak all the way back down to your car.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All persons must me able to walk Kayak through a small part of low water.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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We had so much fun with Caleb what a great trip. Highly recommend super refreshing when it was over 100°. And a real nice easy trip.


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Lots of Fun
Xochitl_T, Sep 2023
We had a great time, relaxing, fun, and peaceful. Caleb is awesome. He is so professional. He contacted us before to make sure we had all the details. He is a great guide. We highly recommend taking this private guided kayak tour.
Amazing! Don’t hesitate!
Brandon_C, Aug 2023
Amazing experience! Caleb was awesome! I’d schedule another tour with Caleb in a heartbeat. I can’t wait to return again and next time also go fishing.
The kayak trip that never happened
Pam_D, Aug 2023
We were really looking forward to this, unfortunately it didn’t happen. We arrived at a private residence the morning of only to find that no one was there to meet us. After many failed attempts to reach the tour guides via the text option through the Viator app, I found a page that had a phone number. When I called the guy (who never identified himself) sounded confused - said “Aw man didn’t you cancel yesterday?” No. We did not. We still had an active trip through Viator. He claimed we emailed him the day before canceling. He said he and his friend were at the lake and couldn’t be there. He claimed it must have been an issue with Viator. The trip remained active until an hour later when I received notification that the host cancelled the trip. Thankfully I was fully reimbursed. I would not recommend booking with this group until they improve their communication with customers.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
This is not us. You are reviewing the wrong company!!
Fun trip
janine_m, Jul 2023
We had so much fun with Caleb what a great trip. Highly recommend super refreshing when it was over 100°. And a real nice easy trip.
Would recommend to a friend.
Rebecca_G, Jul 2023
I was with my husband and 16 year old daughter and we all had a great time. Caleb grew up on the river and knows it very well. It was record temperatures in Sedona when we went but the water was cool and the shade from the trees made a big difference. I am not what anyone would consider athletic and it was an easy paddle down river for me. One thing to note, the place where you park your car is not a business with a parking lot. It looks more residential so we were afraid we were in the wrong place at first. Just a heads up.
Angie_K, Jun 2023
Great experience. Caleb was amazing!! Very peaceful. Water was a bit low would’ve liked more rapids but Definitely do again.
Caleb private guided tour is the best!
Mei_L, Dec 2022
We had a great time with Caleb private guided tour! The weather was perfect and river water was so clear! And we were so lucky to have Caleb as our guide! He took such great lengths to make sure we were safe and felt comfortable with our ride! We couldn’t have asked for a better guide! He is like an encyclopedia expert! He knows every inch of the river, branches, animals and surroundings and also Cottowod itself! There is nothing he doesn’t know ! Some of the river was so tranquil and beautiful and some very exciting with mini rapid currents! It’s a 5 star++ for us! We highly recommend it! We will be back for rides i different seasons with Caleb! Because he simply is the best!
Piece full
Eva_S, Oct 2022
Shallow water for a fat man but a really piece full and scenic trip. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Wish I would have done the fishing part too. Would love to go for a longer trip.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
4 stars? You loved it! Picked you up on a side by side went off roading kayaked down a private River with NO ONE AROUND! Then I dropped you off back at you vehical. Let me know what else I can do for a 5! Take care!
Awesome Private Kayaking Tour With Caleb
Tammy_G, Oct 2022
This was an awesome private guided kayaking tour with Caleb. It was just the two of us and Caleb the guide. I never used a kayak before and Caleb was so helpful showing me how to use the kayak. The scenery on the river was beautiful. We want to kayak again. I highly recommend this private kayaking tour with Caleb. Thank you Caleb for a wonderful time kayaking.
Fun on the Verde!
Mindy_G, Oct 2022
We had a fabulous time kayaking on the Verde River. Caleb was the guide for our group of seven and he was friendly, helpful, and fun. We would all highly recommend using AZ Legend Adventures.
Go with the flow.
Donna_C, Oct 2022
Caleb was a great guide and very easy to be with. We really enjoyed the trip easy and not too hard. Just go with the flow.
This was our first time...
Nina_R, Sep 2022
This was our first time kayaking. We had a blast!! Caleb was wonderful and so patient with us. He is definitely an asset to you!!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you! You guy are a blast! You stayed right side up the whole trip! Your ready for the grand canyon next! Take care!
Super Fun 😁
Audrey_J, Aug 2022
Great experience! Guide is friendly. You can definitely tell Caleb (the guide) knows this River like the back of his hand. Every rock, stick, and depth of each section. Recommend for anyone even with kids. We had some prior experience so we got through it quicker but no experience is necessary as he knows how to guide you! Fun fact: no snakes!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Great job kayaking you are all wonderful take care!
Fantastic Guided Experience on the Verde River
Earl_H, Aug 2022
Caleb was an amazing guide who knows every turn of the river and provided what strokes were needed at each spot to navigate the river. A super nice guy - we had and amazing time from start to finish. Thank you!!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
What a great day out with awesome friends! Take care!
65th Birthday Tour
Donald_W, Jul 2022
We booked this tour for my wife’s 65th bday. She had never been kayaking before. Caleb did a great job of instructing as we went and. Was extremely patient and funny. The river was beautiful. Great trip!!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
You two are a wonderful couple! My life goal with my wife is to be like you 2!
Waste of Time and Money
caroldgatewood, Jun 2022
This was aweful! There was not enough water depth so my son had to push his kayak a good part of the trip. This trip ahould not have been booked, a big rip off!!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Please ignore this review. These people are complete KAREN'S! Sorry you had such a bad time. You said you had fun in PERSON. I Pulled you out every time you went the opposite direction of what I said. In your next activities pay attention more....
While the river was low,...
Dan_B, Jun 2022
While the river was low, we still had a great time. Caleb was very patient with our less than skillful paddling and was a great leader down the river. I would highly recommend this trip.
Beautiful outing
Jacquie_R, May 2022
Caleb was super friendly and helpful with my kids. He towed my 10 year old that was apprehensive about kayaking. My husband and other 13 year old daughter and I had a relaxing time while learning how to maneuver. This is easy enough for a beginner kayaker.
I loved every moment...
ismael_g, May 2022
I loved every moment about it. It’s was so peaceful and wonderful experience. I would do it again. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to go outdoors and get away!!
Excellent guide!
Brenda_W, May 2022
Caleb was super friendly and helpful as well as knowledgeable about the area. The private kayak tour on the Verde river was great. I highly recommend booking this!

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