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Willow Beach, United States
Kayak Emerald Cave Express from Las Vegas

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get outdoors and explore a spectacular natural wonder—the Emerald Cave on this kayaking adventure. After setting off from Willow Beach Marina, paddle along the Colorado River past interesting sites such as a 1920’s era government project, the Black Canyon, and finally—the picturesque Emerald Cave. Traveling on a kayak allows you to access remote hard-to-reach nature spots without the worry of getting lost as a guide takes care of the navigating.
  • Soak up scenic coastal views and exercise at the same time
  • Travel on a kayak to the Emerald Cave and the Black Canyon
  • Lots of fantastic photo opportunities along the way
  • Flexible options—pick from a single or a tandem (two-seater) kayak
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Snacks
Bottled water
Top-of-the-line kayaks, paddles, and life-vest
Certified river guide
$25/vehicle to park at marina. (Military or Nat'l Park Pass are free)
Shuttle service
Gratuities
Willow Beach Marina , 25804 N Willow Beach, Willow Beach, AZ 86445, USA

Please meet us at the Paddle craft launch beach.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We offer single or tandem (2 seater) kayaks. Please specify which kayak you would prefer.
  • The Emerald Cave is just a small cutout of the mountain for a great photo op!
  • We provide life vests. Please specify which size you would prefer. S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3XL
  • You will be meeting us at the marina. Have reliable transportation to meet us, there is NO cell service at the marina to call a ride share.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you have chosen and paid for this tour +shuttle, we pick up at the Venetian 9:10, Bellagio 9:20, Mandalay Bay 9:30. Please specify which pickup location you prefer.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Evolution Expeditions
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How far from Las Vegas is the departure point for the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:It generally takes a little over an hour to get from Las Vegas to Willow Beach. Please be sure to confirm your pickup details by calling the local operator at least 24 hours prior to departure.
Sep 2021
Q:
How much is the National Park Entrance fee?
A:Entrance into the park is $25 per vehicle. This is waived for National Park Pass holders and military with ID.
Sep 2021
Q:
Can I participate in the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour if I've never kayaked before?
A:You may start as a beginner, but you will likely end the trip as a confident kayaker! Many guests are first-time paddlers. You will use a lightweight, fast kayak equipped with rudders for easy steering and receive safety rules and instructions.
Sep 2021
Q:
What kind of distance do we kayak during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:This tour is approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) round-trip on smooth, mostly flat water.
Sep 2021
Q:
What should I wear for the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Wear water shoes or sneakers that can get wet. Dress according to the weather, ideally in athletic / outdoor-type clothing that dries fast. Wear your swimsuit under your clothes. Also, bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Sep 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:You should bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring a towel if you plan to swim.
Sep 2021
Q:
Will I be in a single or a tandem kayak during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:You may choose between a single or tandem kayak (based on availability), but any requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance. If you have a preference, please list it in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Sep 2021
Q:
Will I get wet during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Yes. You will definitely get wet (at least up to your knees.) The river is 53°F/10.5°C year-round. It is refreshing during the heat of summer, but too cold for winter swimming. Bathing suits are recommended if you wish to swim.
Sep 2021
Q:
Can I bring my young child with me on the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:For safety reasons, children under 5 years old are not recommended for this kayak tour.
Sep 2021
Q:
Will I see wildlife during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:There is always a possibility of seeing some of the desert wildlife during your tour. All guides are habitually on the lookout to spot bighorn sheep, coyotes, eagles, and much more for you!
Sep 2021
Q:
Will I be able to swim during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Definitely! There will be a stop at a beach for time to swim and hang out during the tour.
Sep 2021
Q:
How stable are the kayaks used during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Most days, the river is flat water with no rapids. Depending on the wind, weather, and flow rates, there can be choppy water, rolling waves, and even large swells, but the kayaks are stable, and your guide will be present to assist you at all times.
Sep 2021
Q:
How experienced are the guides during the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:All guides have been paddling personally and professionally for years and are proficient in the history of the area, wildlife, plants, weather patterns, and river currents. All guides have passed intense training programs to assure a safe & fun trip.
Sep 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own snacks/drinks with me on the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Snacks, juice, and bottled water are provided, however, you may bring your own if you'd prefer. Note: alcohol is not permitted at any time before or during the tour.
Sep 2021
Q:
Should I bring my camera with me on the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Absolutely! You will have breathtaking scenic views all day. There are storage compartments on your kayak. However, they only work when you fit the cap on correctly. To protect your camera, please bring a dry bag or waterproof phone case.
Sep 2021
Q:
Can I bring my pet with me on the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:For safety reasons, animals of any kind are not permitted in the kayak.
Sep 2021
Q:
What time can I expect to be back in Las Vegas after the Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:The tour typically returns to Las Vegas at approximately 4 PM. Please note, this is an approximate return time.
Sep 2021
Q:
What if the weather is bad the day of my Kayak Emerald Cave Express Tour?
A:Tours run rain or shine. However, in rare cases of weather that is deemed unsafe, the tour may be canceled. If this happens, you may reschedule or receive a full refund.
Sep 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kayak Emerald Cave Express from Las Vegas?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "The kayak trip was beautiful, the guide Ester was amazing and even though the paddling/rowing seemed exhausting at times, was well worth the adventure and memories we made!" See review

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Family fun
Amanda_R
, Aug 2022
Ryan started on time, was informative and a lot of fun. We had a good time kayaking as a family. He made photos and emailed them as promised.
star-5
Highly recommend!!!
Anneli_C
, Aug 2022
We had so much fun. Breathtaking scenery on the river & in the emerald cave. Ashley, our tour guide, was wonderful… the kayaks were really nice too, very easy to use with rudders.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks for the awesome review! We really enjoyed having you out with us, hope to see you on the river again soon. -Evolution Expeditions Team
star-5
Family from Tn
Natasha_T
, Aug 2022
Great staff. Chanjira goes above and beyond as a tour guide. Energetic and makes the experience even better for everyone.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Chandra and Aaron were...
Andrea_S
, Aug 2022
Chandra and Aaron were fantastic guides! Informative and patient. Helpful with navigating, and fun water games.
star-5
Kaytlyn and her team are...
maria_p
, Aug 2022
Kaytlyn and her team are very outgoing and we had a very good time with are family. Well definitely come back!
star-5
Highly recommend
Jennifer_F
, Aug 2022
Absolutely beautiful stretch of river and our tour guides Chanjira and Ashley were so delightful. We’ve seen the Vegas strip and visited the Grand Canyon- both amazing- but my daughter said this was her favorite part of our very full vacation.
star-5
Awesome!
Bettina_T
, Aug 2022
Johnny was our tour man, great man! Everyone had an awesome time and had fun! Definitely, looking forward booking again in the future.
star-5
A BLAST!!!
Abigale_S
, Jul 2022
The guide Katlyn was so much fun! We learned a lot and created great family memories. A must do on your vacation agenda.
star-5
Kayaking
Jessica_H
, Jul 2022
Andy and Johnny were great guides!! The sites were amazing and kayaking was wonderful would definitely do it again!
star-5
Perfect Family trip
ALEXANDER_A
, Jul 2022
Fantastic tour perfect guide we will come back Easy to do also for beginners We had a fantastic 3 hour time there Thx for the perfekt Organisationen and the guides are super funny and nice and helpful
star-5
Great Experience!
Kandie_M
, Jul 2022
My son and I loved the experience. The peacefulness of the water. Our tour guide Blade was very positive and took his time with those who were having a hard time. As well made great conversation. I will definitely come back.
star-4
Nice little adventure
Robert_S
, Jul 2022
Great experience for novice kayakers. Cave didn’t go in as far as we expected but it checked the box.
star-5
Tons of fun!
Yadira_E
, Jul 2022
I had a really good time! Coming back was a bit challenging since we were going against the wind but it was still a lot of fun! The water was cool on such a hot day and spraying other kayakers with water was refreshing.
star-5
kayak trip in Las Vegas trip
Ken_K
, Jul 2022
it was the most fun and memorable experience in the whole trip. crispy clear and cold water with a such a great view imprinted. The tour guide with well experienced staff made a trip more great!
star-5
We had an amazing time...
Alma_A
, Jul 2022
We had an amazing time Kaitlyn. She was knowledgeable and fun. The weather was perfect and the water was refreshing and beautiful
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Kaytlyn is incredibly playful and full of information about the area. We love having her on the Evolution Expeditions team.
star-5
Awesome Experience
Stacy_G
, Jun 2022
Amazing experience. It was my first time ever in a kayak and Ashley and Jake our guides were so helpful and encouraging. The tour was informational and the views were gorgeous. Highly recommend this excursion and definitely recommend Ashley and Jake.
star-5
Beautiful view. Tour...
Trisha_H
, Jun 2022
Beautiful view. Tour guide were great! It felt amazing outside and was so peaceful and relaxing. I’ll definitely be back!
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Missy and the lady with...
Shambria_R
, Jun 2022
Missy and the lady with her was amazing she was fun the entire time ! Love her energy. Me and my husband loved our experience.
star-5
Yes!
Scott_A
, Jun 2022
Great views, great fun and Aaron was the best! Would recommend using this service to others. Bring a lot of sunscreen...
star-5
Adventure on Colorado River
Houssam_O
, Jun 2022
Friendly staff who were very willing to guide and help. Easy drive from Las Vegas . It was the first time I Kayak but I loved it , I will look for more trips by this company in the future

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