3 hour Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

Experience the beauty of Emerald Cave on this 3 hour kayak along the Colorado River, passing by beautiful natural attractions and the chance to view the local wildlife like Big Horn Sheep and Peregrine Falcons.
Las Vegas, United States
5 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
12.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
6 years
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Las Vegas
What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
  • All Taxes Included
  • 3 hour guided kayak along the Colorado River exploring the picturesque region, including Emerald Cave & spotting local wildlife along the way
  • Light food including tasty snacks, fresh fruit & cold water
  • Las Vegas hotel pick up & drop off on request or self-drive to the designated location
  • Friendly, dedicated guide
  • Use of performance kayaks & all safety equipment
  • National Park entrance fees


Where we visit


  • Colorado River
  • Emerald Cave
  • Falcon Cave
  • River Gauging Station
  • Willow Beach 


COVID restrictions may apply, please contact the tour operator to check their requirements

What to Expect

Marvel in the landscape of dramatic canyon walls, sparkling grottos, and local wildlife spotting on this 3 hour guided kayak along the Colorado River and into spectacular Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Appreciate the pristine beauty and ancient history of this unique wilderness, and come away with a fresh new perspective.


Kayaking is a fun and active way to take in the serenity and beautiful red rock landscape of the region and is an ideal tour for those wanting to swap the city lights of Las Vegas for the Great Outdoors. This 6.4km round-trip paddle, approximately 3 hours, navigates along the generally slow-flowing and calm waters of the river, ideal for kayakers of all experience levels. Your friendly, professional guide will ensure that you will be given proper training before taking off, and will point out spots of interest along your journey and teach you about the fascinating local history. A range of tasty snacks, fruit and cold water will keep you fueled up and hydrated along the way.


Drive yourself to the launch point of Willow Beach, or get collected from your hotel, to start your outdoor adventure. This rugged stretch of Colorado River winding into Lake Mead National Recreation Area is framed on both sides by dramatic canyon walls and home to a vast array of wildlife, including striped bass, rainbow trout, bald eagles, bighorn sheep, peregrine falcons and plenty more.


After the first stretch of paddling in your kayak, stop to take a short hike to the historical site of the River Gauging Station, which was built in the 1930s and still clings to the canyon walls. Next, you will have plenty of time to explore Emerald Cave, just big enough to allow small paddle crafts to float in and around. Named after the colour, Emerald Cave shines beautiful shades of bright green when the sun hits the water just right and provides a stunning backdrop. Be sure to capture the moment with plenty of photos before beginning your kayak paddle back, so you can talk about your adventures for years to come.  

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Quick dry clothing
  • Appropriate footwear - no flip-flops
  •  A long sleeve shirt, long-board shorts or a bathing suit underneath clothing is recommended
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses & a large hat
  • A small drybag for personal items & a waterproof case for your phone or camera. Ziplock bags work well
  • Any required medication
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Pick up is from the following hotels:  Bellagio - MGM Grand - Venetian - Green Valley REI

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Where we kayak is about 1hr drive from Las Vegas.  Pick up from the selected hotels are 1 - 1:30hr prior to your tour time. 

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Taxes & gratuity not included
  • Kids must be 6 yrs old & accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak, or 14 yrs old & 100 lbs to paddle alone
  • Know your limits - this is a moderate kayak tour that is easy for most with a total distance of 6.4km. Please advise when booking if you have any physical limitations that prevent you from getting in and out of a kayak or paddling in a group setting 
  • Please bring any medication & let your guide know about allergies or conditions that affect your health
  • Please note that pick up times & launch times may be adjusted due to weather, season or tour group size

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations made 48 hours in advance may receive a full refund, emergencies excepted


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