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Emerald Cave Kayak Tour Las Vegas

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 131 reviews.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
    Kayak, life vest
From $119
/ person
Sun, Oct 25
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join 4 other guests
$119 per person
$119 per person
Tue, Oct 27
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$119 per person
$119 per person
Wed, Oct 28
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$119 per person
$119 per person

Meet your host, Zoltan

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 131 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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
• Certified in CPR and lifeguard
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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 4.98 out of 5 from 131 reviews.

Mitchell
March 2020
This was a really fun tour. Zoltan and his crew are very knowledgeable and fun to be with. I did find the Emerald Caverns to be a let down. It was really small and underwhelming in my opinion. Zoltan did mention the water level being up. I still would highly recommend this trip. It was a lot of fun and I’ll probably go again next time I’m in the area. The water is 53 degrees. No one fell out of their Kayak on our trip. I credit Zoltan and his crew for that.
This was a really fun tour. Zoltan and his crew are very knowledgeable and fun to be with. I did find the Emerald Caverns to be a let down. It was really small and underwhelming in…
Marlaine
March 2020
Amazing experience . Worth every penny, if you’re a first time kayaker this is the one you want to go with . They really make sure you are good the entire way! The scenery was beautiful! Thank you Zoltan!
Taylor
March 2020
This was an amazing experience! It was great to get out of Las Vegas and do something different! I learned a lot about the Colorado River!
Joelle
March 2020
It was fun to go out and have something different to do that just be on the las vegas strip again! The views were very scenic. Cave was a super small thing to look at though
Loretta
March 2020
The tour was pretty fun! I honestly thought we were going to be kayaking through caves, but it’s a small cave that you just stroll in backwards in your kayak, hold onto the wall & wait for a few mins until the guide talks a bit about the emerald cave. Then, you stroll right out & continue on with your kayaking! Nonetheless, it was still a fun time & our guide was friendly, knowledgeable & informative about the history of the River.
The tour was pretty fun! I honestly thought we were going to be kayaking through caves, but it’s a small cave that you just stroll in backwards in your kayak, hold onto the wall &…
Luke
March 2020
They provided an excellent tour through the beautiful canyon. They provided everything needed and made it super easy and inviting. 10/10 go on this kayak adventure!

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  • Sun, Oct 25
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $119 per person
  • Tue, Oct 27
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Wed, Oct 28
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $119 per person
  • Fri, Oct 30
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Sun, Nov 1
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Mon, Nov 2
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Tue, Nov 3
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Wed, Nov 4
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $119 per person

Activity advisory

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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