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Emerald Cave Kayak Tour Las Vegas

Las Vegas, United States

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Experience hosted by Zoltan

6 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Emerald Cave Kayak Adventure on Colorado River
▪ 5 mile kayaking adventure
▪ 3 hours on the Colorado River
▪ 6 hours total from pick up to drop off
▪ See amazing desert wildlife and the beautiful Emerald Cave
▪ Healthy snacks & fruit provided
▪ Short 5-6 min. hike on Historical Site
▪ Guaranteed fun included!

Amazing 5 mile kayaking tour in the spectacular Black Canyon on the Colorado River. When you arrive at Willow Beach, get ready for an amazing adventure. Your U.S. National Kayak Champion guide will get you prepared for this amazing day ahead in your kayak. We start paddling upstream all the way to the historical Gauging Station 2 1/2 miles into the Black Canyon. You will have a chance to see all the desert wildlife: Big Horn Sheep, Coyote, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle...
Your guide will educate you about the mighty Colorado River and interesting history, facts of the Hoover Dam! On the way back we will visit Emerald Cave and stop at a historical site where we provide healthy snacks, fruit and water.

Includes - Snacks, water, shuttle service, life vest, single or double kayaks.

What to bring - Hat, sunglasses, sunblock, water shoe (no flip-flops!), layered clothing, swimsuit and great attitude. Gratuity for your guide would be much appreciated.

With Military ID or NPS Card the National Park entry is free. Adults $15, kids free.

Free shuttle service included.
Emerald Cave Kayak Adventure on Colorado River
▪ 5 mile kayaking adventure
▪ 3 hours on the Colorado River
▪ 6 hours total from pick up to drop off
▪ See amazing desert wildlife and the beautiful Emerald Cave
▪ Healthy snacks & fruit provided
▪ Short 5-6 min. hike on Historical Site
▪ Guaranteed fun included!

Amazing 5 mile kayaking tour in the spectacular Black Canyon on the Colorado River. Wh…

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What's included

  • Food
    Banana, granola bar
  • Drinks
    Mineral water
  • Transportation
    Complimentary shuttle service is included, white Ford Transit.
  • Equipment
    Single or Double Kayak, life vest
From $119
/ person
Mon, Jan 25
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$119 per person
$119 per person
Tue, Jan 26
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$119 per person
$119 per person
Wed, Jan 27
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$119 per person
$119 per person

Meet your host, Zoltan

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 187 Reviews
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I am co-founder of Las Vegas SUP Kayak Club. I arrived in the US 20 years ago from Hungary, Europe. I am a Sprint Kayaker for over 30 years.
• 4 time World Cup winner
• 14 time US National Champion
• 3 Time World Masters Games Champion
• Owner of Jet Ski/water craft rental business in Croatia on the Adriatic
Sea for 3 years
• Expert in Crossfit training
• Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certified
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Where you'll be

Emerald Cave on Colorado River -

Thanks to the remarkable power of science and nature working together, this beautiful spot lives up to its name with photogenic emerald green waters on sunny days. The emerald hue doesn’t come from algae in the water, it occurs as a result of the sun’s reflection off of the surrounding cavern’s yellow-brownish walls and the blue of the sky combining to create a stunning emerald green appearance.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 187 reviews.

Carly
January 2021
We had a blast- the river is beautiful and the Emerald Cave is very cool, even if the sun doesn’t shine just right. We loved hearing all the stories and knowledge of the terrain that Bali had to share. If you’re visiting in the winter months be sure to bring layers if you get chilly easily!
We had a blast- the river is beautiful and the Emerald Cave is very cool, even if the sun doesn’t shine just right. We loved hearing all the stories and knowledge of the terrain th…
Allie
January 2021
This was the a great way to spend the day. Talked to Bali day before and he said I could just meet them at the launch location which was way better for me. I appreciated how accommodating and easy going it all was. Mark was our guide. he taught me how to use the kayak rig and I felt like I improved my kayak skills (which was a bonus). We skipped rocks, mark showed off his kayak tricks and by the end of it- I felt like I had been out on the water for the perfect amount of time. They provided bananas, granola bars and water. Also salt cedar. Local plant which we tasted as well.
This was the a great way to spend the day. Talked to Bali day before and he said I could just meet them at the launch location which was way better for me. I appreciated how accomm…
Christy
January 2021
It was super fun to kayak the river! It got super windy though and it was hard to keep up with the guide. There also wasn’t much time just to relax and enjoy the beauty. It seemed like we were constantly having to move and that we were on a tight schedule. I would have loved it to be more laid back and I wish the pace of the kayaking could have been slowed down so I could take in all of the beauty instead of feeling stressed about falling behind. Also, the cave was super small and unless you are there in the summer, you don’t get to see it all lit up like they show in the pictures.
It was super fun to kayak the river! It got super windy though and it was hard to keep up with the guide. There also wasn’t much time just to relax and enjoy the beauty. It seemed…
Reggie
January 2021
Could not have asked for a better tour! Booked this on a whim and my god am I glad I did. This was the perfect day trip, little windy but Bali (our guide) showed us the ropes of how to Kayak with ease against the wind. The water in the cave was stunning, overall great vibes, and wonderful photos Bali took of us. Thanks again for an unforgettable Kayaking trip! -Your Happy Customer, Reggie!
Could not have asked for a better tour! Booked this on a whim and my god am I glad I did. This was the perfect day trip, little windy but Bali (our guide) showed us the ropes of…
Sarah
January 2021
This is a phenomenal experience. If you are on the fence, just do it! The scenery is truly stunning (especially the water color) and this was the highlight of our time in the Vegas area. Bali was an exceptional tour guide with wonderful stories. We will never forget him! Thank you for this epic adventure.
This is a phenomenal experience. If you are on the fence, just do it! The scenery is truly stunning (especially the water color) and this was the highlight of our time in the Vegas…
Cristopher
January 2021
This is a pretty cool activity to fulfill a day of fun while visiting Las vegas. You learn a lot about the area and it's basically a little adventure great with awesome picture opportunities and great exercise The pickup and drop off time schedule is fantastic. the day after feels like a lot was done and it gives a great sense of satisfaction.
This is a pretty cool activity to fulfill a day of fun while visiting Las vegas. You learn a lot about the area and it's basically a little adventure great with awesome picture opp…

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    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Tue, Jan 26
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $119 per person
  • Wed, Jan 27
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Thu, Jan 28
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Fri, Jan 29
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $119 per person
  • Sat, Jan 30
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Sun, Jan 31
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Mon, Feb 1
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $119 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hat, sunglasses, water shoe, sunscreen recommended