Emerald Cave Kayak Tour (2022)

  • 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

  • Hotel pickup offered

  • Mobile ticket

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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

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    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 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 12 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.

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    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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    Traveler Tips

    The trip is so worth it, the water clear, cool, weather hot, and the company brought sunblock and water bags for us to use at no cost.

    I would highly recommend this outfitter - personable, experienced and safe.



    339 reviews

    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers.

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    Sep 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


    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.


    Jul 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...


    Jul 2022

    Emerald cave was absolutely our favorite part. Dexter and Blair was very helpful and fun ! Was a fun experience



    Jul 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. ...


    Jul 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...


    Jul 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


    Jul 2022

    Dexter and blare was great helped us tremendously with kayak lesson. Kept us entertained through the whole kayak experience

    A+ Kayak Experience


    Jun 2022

    Fabulous trip, guides, group, views, food, etc.I can’t say enough. I went solo and the shuttle helped.

    1 traveler found this review helpful

    The Best Grand Canyon Kayaking Tour


    Jun 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!


    Jun 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!


    Jun 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.



    May 2022

    Guides were very friendly and helpful. Group was small, that was very nice. And views were just amazing

    More than a 5* day!!!


    May 2022

    If I could rate this day a 10* than I would. Our tour group spent the day with Dexter and Blair. It couldn’t have been more fun. They were chatty and friendly. They also made you felt very safe and always there if you needed help. They was very knowledgable of the area too. The lake was amazing and clear seen nothing like it before. If you go to Vegas definitely worth taking a day out of the strip for this! You will not be disappointed

    Kayaking Adventure


    May 2022

    The setting for the entire experience was marvelous. The drive to Lake Mohave is itself a tour. Lake Mojave’s amenities were well above expectations. The guides, Blair and Dexter, were professional, engaging, entertaining and accommodating. This excursion was the highlight of our trip.

    Incredible trip run by awesome people!


    May 2022

    What a day! I chose this one because I prefer smaller groups, and it was 100% the right choice. Dexter & Blair were incredible guides, informative and so much fun. (Plus I was a solo joiner so pairing up with Dexter was awesome.)Such a great way to venture out and enjoy the joys of the land / water around Vegas!

    Best Day Ever!


    May 2022

    We had the most amazing day! The weather was perfect and the guides were outstanding! We highly recommend this tour. They were professional, hilarious & always put safety first.



    Apr 2022

    We enjoyed our moment! Scott was the most lovely could we could have wished for. Thx for the great day. All the six of us enjoyed their time on the lake.



    Apr 2022

    This tour was awesome. Definitely the best part of our trip to Vegas. Will definitely do it again next time we come!! We had a large age range from mid 20’s to 60’s in the groups with us and I heard everyone talking about how much they enjoyed it.



    Apr 2022

    Visited today with my husband for our honeymoon. Had the best day! The guys were amazing, funny, informative and made us feel completely relaxed and safe on our trip. Would highly recommend to anyone! 5* ❤️


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