Water activity

Phoenix and Mesa: Self-Guided Kayak Trip on Saguaro Lake

4.9 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch
Water activity

Phoenix and Mesa: Self-Guided Kayak Trip on Saguaro Lake

Activity provider: Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch
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From US$ 54.21 per person

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Enjoy rejuvenating waters, cruise below magnificent cliffs, and marvel at the beautiful wilderness of the Tonto National Forest as you go on a self-guided kayak trip along Saguaro Lake.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore the glimmering waters of Saguaro Lake on a self-guided kayaking tour
  • Kayak below towering cliffs and next to the majestic Sonoran Desert scenery
  • Enjoy stunning views while floating on one of Arizona's most magnificent lakes
  • Keep your eyes out for bighorn sheep, deer, blue herons, osprey, and bald eagles
  • Hop aboard a “sit-on-top” kayak, perfect for all levels of paddlers
Full description
Experience the spectacular landscapes of the Tonto National Forest on a self-guided kayaking tour around Saguaro Lake. Paddle through canyons, see beautiful desert scenery, and discover the local flora and native wildlife from a unique perspective. Escape the heat and feel refreshed by one of the most stunning lakes of Arizona. Travel at your own pace, giving you the opportunity to truly take in the picturesque views. Start with an orientation of basic safety and paddling instructions. The “sit-on-top”-style kayaks are very stable and easy to maneuver. Before you know it you’ll be paddling below thousand-foot cliffs. Explore the lake's glimmering waters and discover coves and craggy shorelines. Keep your eyes open for the native wildlife native to the Tonto National Forest.
  • Single-person kayak
  • Paddle and life vest
  • Safety and instructional orientation
  • Parking pass
  • Guide
Not suitable for
  • Children under 9 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet the kayaking staff inside the Saguaro Lake Ranch.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Water shoes
  • Waterproof bag
  • Quick-dry clothing

Know before you go

  • No previous kayaking experience needed
  • Kayaks have a 275-pound weight limit
  • No alcohol or glass permitted, coolers will be inspected at launch
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

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You should let your customers know that the kayaks are the kind that let water in, as my kayaks at home are water tight. I would have prepared my things differently, as several items got soaking wet. I would have liked to have known about the powered water craft, too. I will not do the lake again, but wait for the river trip.

March 6, 2023

Everyone was kind and friendly and the experience was very enjoyable

February 12, 2023

Great trip. Beautiful and tranquil day on the river. Had a great intro before we paddled, and the river was easy to navigate even as a beginners. Would do it again.

April 18, 2022

Product ID: 393708