Water activity

Phoenix & Scottsdale: Saguaro Lake Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

Activity provider: REI Co-op Experiences
Water activity

Phoenix & Scottsdale: Saguaro Lake Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

Activity provider: REI Co-op Experiences

From US$ 140 per person

Take a scenic adventure through the Sonora Desert. Paddleboard 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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  • Cool off on a warm summer day with a guided paddle board adventure through a gorgeous desert oasis
  • Marvel at the unique beauty of a desert oasis
  • Take a dip in the cool desert waters, and keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles and bighorn sheep
Full description
Experience the Sonoran Desert from a thrilling new perspective on a stand up paddleboard. Paddle through the gorgeous Saguaro Lake or Lower Salt River, taking in valuable insight into the ecosystem that is sustained by these indispensable desert oases. Maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of a bald eagle or a bighorn sheep, which are among the many distinctive species found within this one-of-a-kind environment. Stand up paddleboarding is a perfect activity for the whole family, and your professional guide will spend some time at the start of the tour teaching the proper techniques. Geared up with a provided life jacket, snacks, and bottled water, appreciate the mountain peaks that surround you as you drift along, flanked by giant saguaro cactuses and desert foliage unique to this region. And be sure to splash around and have some fun while you’re at it.
  • Professional, safety-certified stand up paddleboard guide
  • Bottled water & snacks
  • Stand up paddleboard, paddles
  • Life jacket, dry bags for valuables
  • National Forest entry fees
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet at 8:00 AM at Butcher Jones Recreation Site, E Butcher Jones Beach Rd, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • You can expect to be with another group on your tour unless you have booked a private tour
  • 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. Guide gratuities are optional, but are appreciated
  • 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

Product ID: 240242