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Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Self Drive Tour Code: 200-18529

From USD$97
White Hills, AZ
4 Hours
Black Canyon/Emerald Cave — a kayaker’s dream destination. Your guide will provide a quick kayaking lesson and get you ready for the kayaks. When paddling toward Emerald Cave, we will take a break from kayaking and explore breathtaking views of the entire canyon. Get your cameras ready for the Desert Big Horn Sheep, blue heron, and Bald Eagles. Enjoy the tour, while taking a chance to swim in the mystical green water of the Colorado River.
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    Adult $97
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  • Child Police All ages are same rates, children must be 8-years-old to join the tour with guardian's permission.
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Emerald Cave is a natural phenomenon that occurs on the Colorado River border between Nevada and Arizona, on the Arizona side. The Emerald Cave sits on the mouth of the Emerald Cove on the Black Canyon portion of the winding 12-mile stretch.You have never seen mystical green Jelly-looking waters like these! When the sun shines at the right angle, reflections off the sediment on the cave walls make the river water look bright green. The outdoor adventure Sherpa shares that the cave's green waters shine the brightest during the spring and summer months. The canyon walls lining Emerald Cove are 5,000 to 7,000 ft. high. The tour will departure at 10:00am on time, please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes in advance before tour depart for safety explanation and necessary preparation.
  • Willow Beach, AZ

    Surrounded by steep canyon walls along the Colorado River, Willow Beach is a paddlecrafter's dream destination.

    Emerald Cave

    Emerald Cave
    Emerald Cave is a natural phenomenon sits on the mouth of the Emerald Cove on the Black Canyon portion of the winding 12-mile stretch. When the sun shines at the right angle, reflections off the sediment on the cave walls make the river water look bright green.

1. What should I bring/wear?

Shorts, T-shirt, hat, water shoes (Teva style sandals or sneakers are best), sunglasses, a small dry bag for personal items (Ziplock bags work well for this) and sunscreen (Lots of sun!) are definitely recommended. Wear a bathing suit under layers of clothing. During our warmer months, you will have the opportunity to swim! A light jacket keeps you warm in winter will also be a good idea. And also, don’t forget the camera! We do provide unlimited of cold bottled water, and lots of snacks for the entire tour. You are all set to go!

2. Will I enjoy it as a beginner, or if I cannot swim?

We invite all skill levels to enjoy the beautiful Lake Mead! It is mandatory for guests to wear life jackets, and our guides will patiently help you enjoy your tour to the fullest. You will be the confident kayaker with your tour guide. They are professionals, and we introduce newcomers to the sport every day. All trips will receive safety rules, as well as basic paddling instructions. What unique experience to spend time with your loved ones!

3. What is the maximum group size during tour?

This activity will have a maximum of 10 guests.

4. How long will we spend on the water during the Kayak Tour?

We are on the water for around 3 hours, with plenty of time to swim, eat, hang out and just enjoy the day!

5. Is there a weight limit to participate in the Kayak Tour?

We recommend anyone under 250 lbs. Contact us at the phone number on your ticket after confirming your reservation to best accommodate you.

6. Do I pay per person or per boat?

Our prices are per person. If you are bringing younger children, we may require them to be in a tandem kayak with a parent, but all prices for all tours are per person.

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Location Address
White Hills, AZ 25804 N Willow Beach, White Hills, AZ 86445
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes in advance before tour depart for safety explanation and necessary preparation.
  • Start time is subjected to change depend on the weather

Price Includes

  • Experienced Tour Guide (Provide free use of waterproof bag and waterproof phone case)
  • Unlimited Snacks, Drinks Bottled Water, Energy Bar
  • All safety Equipment Performance Crystal-Clear Kayak, Life Jackets

Price Excludes

  • National Park Permit $25 Per Person Free for NP Annual Pass, Military Pass, Volunteer Pass etc.
  • Gratuities Our tour guide work very hard to ensure your safety and fun on the river, please prepare $10 cash for the tour guide.

Additional Note

  • Every guest must sign a liability waiver before your tour. https://web.wherewolf.co.nz/ahtrpt
  • No luggage of any size on the tour for safety reasons. Small backpacks and dry bags are permitted.
  • Face masks required for our customers during transportation.
  • It is highly suggested our customers bring Sunscreen, a small dry bag for personal items (Ziplock bags work well for this) sunglasses, and hat.
  • Please wear comfortable outdoor clothing and walking shoes.
  • Please bring motion sickness medication if necessary.
  • Your cell phone may not have signal in some areas.
  • We strongly recommend that anyone with a heart or spinal condition seriously consider taking this trip.


  • Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 72 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email confirming the booking status. Please do not book any airline tickets until you receive the status of your booking.


  • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order is received. Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your confirmation email. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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  • Booking changes
    A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.
  • Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
    Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours by email or through web mail at Contact Us.
  • Cancellation penalties per person as follows:(Notification day and departure day are not counted)
    3 days or more before departure - 10% of total purchase amount
    0 - 3 days before of departure - 100% of total purchase amount
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your TakeTours wallet as credits for future use. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 6% handling fee.
  • Tour Cancellation:
    We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.
    We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

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