Water activity

Phoenix & Scottsdale: Saguaro Lake Kayaking Tour

Activity provider: REI Co-op Experiences
Water activity

Phoenix & Scottsdale: Saguaro Lake Kayaking Tour

Activity provider: REI Co-op Experiences

From US$ 140 per person

Take a scenic adventure through the Sonoran Desert. Kayak on Saguaro Lake, nestled between the Superstition Mountains and towering Four Peaks. Marvel at bald eagles, bighorn sheep and more as your guide takes you on a desert journey.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Kayak on Saguaro Lake, a glittering desert oasis just outside of Phoenix
  • View bald eagles, bighorn sheep, and more as you explore the desert from the water
  • Adventure accompanied by an experienced, safety-certified guide
  • Take a swim in the cool desert waters
Full description
Paddle through gorgeous Saguaro Lake on a kayak with this guided desert tour. Enjoy hours on the water with your experienced guide, splashing, relaxing, and viewing unique wildlife. The lake is an indispensable oasis in the vast Sonoran Desert, attracting a multitude of birds and wildlife.   Kayaking in Arizona is a unique experience, which offers you the chance to see desert bighorn sheep and bald eagles. Take time to appreciate the surrounding mountain peaks, giant saguaro cactus, and flora, only found in this distinctive ecosystem. Your guides are always available to teach you the natural history of the area and give you expert paddling instruction. This tour is available for individuals and groups, and is perfect for paddlers of all experience levels.
  • Professional safety-certified guide
  • Bottled water & snacks, inflatable double kayak, paddles, PFD (life jacket), dry bags
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • National Forest entry fees
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

• Butcher Jones Recreation Site, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264, USA • Please arrive early

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Advance reservations are required and can only be confirmed with receipt of guest contact information and a valid credit card. Final payment is due in advance of the tour
  • There is no charge for cancellations made more than 48 hours before departure time. Cancellations made less than 48 hours from departure time will be charged in full
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a change of clothes
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Our tour guide was so sweet and fun!

October 29, 2022

January 7, 2022

Product ID: 244347