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Emerald Cave: Clear-Bottom Kayak Tour with Optional Shuttle

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51 reviews

Activity provider: OutdoorsterLV

Emerald Cave: Clear-Bottom Kayak Tour with Optional Shuttle

Activity provider: OutdoorsterLV
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Embark on a guided kayaking tour to the picturesque Emerald Cave within the Black Canyon of Arizona, with optional pickup from Las Vegas.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4.5 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup time 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. The following list is where you should wait for pickup, depending on the pickup location chosen: Bally's Hotel (Rideshare, north entrance) Circus Circus Hotel (Las Vegas Blvd entrance) Bellagio Hotel (Bus Pickup) Treasure Island (Rideshare/bus pickup area) Excalibur Hotel (bus pickup area) MGM Grand (tour pickup area) Golden Nuggets Hotel (Rideshare pickup area)
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the Emerald Cave and Black Canyon on a guided kayaking tour
  • Discover scenic natural landscapes
  • Spot local wildlife and learn more about the natural history of the area
  • Experience 3 hours on water
Full description

Start with pickup from one of the resort hotels on the Las Vegas strip and travel towards Willow Beach, Arizona for your guided kayaking tour. Upon arrival at the canyon, receive a quick kayaking lesson from your guide and get ready for your adventure.

Enjoy the underwater views through your glass-bottom kayak. Paddle towards Emerald Cave, with a break to stop and admire the fantastic views of the entire canyon. Keep a lookout for wildlife species such as the Desert Big Horn Sheep, blue heron, and bald eagles.

Enter the Emerald Cave and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Take the opportunity to swim in the Colorado River, before heading back to the starting back for your return transfer back to Las Vegas.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (depending on option selected at check out)
  • Professional guide
  • Performance clear-bottom kayak
  • All safety equipment
  • Unlimited drinks and snacks
  • National park permit
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Willow Beach. The guide will be wearing a light green shirt with "OutdoorsterLV" written on it.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

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What a fun outing! Our guide, Jordan, was terrific! Very personable and offered the perfect amount of guidance and autonomy. He was there for us whenever needed, even to save a pair of sun glasses that one of us dropped into the water! The trip itself was lovely and it was great to get out on to the shore and explore a bit and take a dip in the water. The clear bottom kayaks were a challenge to navigate (weren't very aerodynamic) but I understand they are getting new kayaks soon - I got to use a sample new one and it's excellent. The area was pretty crowded while waiting to get into the cave, but there was a system in place between the guides for waiting turns, and it was still fun floating around while we waited. It was a great way to spend a day while visiting Vegas to give a break from, well, Vegas! Highly recommend!

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April 12, 2022

Super great guide, comfortable ride to abs from our hotel, lots of fun out on the water! The only thing I would change is picking a normal kayak vs the modified clear ones they advertise, they are just awkward and I found it awkward since I’m already super used to kayaking. I would do it again though as I believe they would accommodate this if we asked!

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April 9, 2022

Great experience if you have never done kayaking before and the views are incredible. The river is great you are paddling down Criticism would be expected more from the cave, not really much to see and the Kayaks they gave us were super hard to paddle in. The instructors left us to it and did not provide any instructions at the start, just thrown right into it. They asked us both for $20 at pickup for park entry fee when the park is $25 entry fee per car, so feel we were conned there as it was not clear that the event would be an extra $20 from each person.

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April 2, 2022

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