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Emerald Cave: Clear-Bottom Kayak Tour with Optional Shuttle

Activity provider: OutdoorsterLV

Emerald Cave: Clear-Bottom Kayak Tour with Optional Shuttle

Activity provider: OutdoorsterLV
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Embark on a 4-mile guided ClearView-Bottom kayak tour to the Emerald Cave in Black Canyon with an optional shuttle from Las Vegas. Enjoy wildlife viewing and a short hike to the historical site.

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Duration 4.5 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup time at 8:00am (*PST*). Guides will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. The following list is where you should wait for pickup, depending on the pickup location chosen: Bally's Hotel (Rideshare, north entrance) Circus Circus Hotel (Las Vegas Blvd entrance) Bellagio Hotel (Bus Pickup) Treasure Island (Rideshare/bus pickup area) Excalibur Hotel (bus pickup area) MGM Grand (tour pickup area) Golden Nuggets Hotel (Rideshare pickup area)
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


2.5 - 6 hours
  • Las Vegas

  • 1 hour
  • Willow Beach (kayaking)

  • Emerald Cave (swimming, kayaking)

  • 1 hour
  • Las Vegas

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Enjoy a one-of-a-kind kayaking adventure in ClearView-Bottom Kayaks
  • Discover the wonders of the Emerald Cave and Black Canyon
  • Learn more about the natural history of the area alongside your guide
  • Immerse yourself in the natural landscapes with 3-4 hours on water
  • Keep an eye out for local wildlife such as sheep and bald eagles
Full description

Start with pickup from one of the resort hotels on the Las Vegas strip and travel towards Willow Beach, Arizona for your guided kayaking tour. Upon arrival at the canyon, receive a quick kayaking lesson from your guide and get ready for your adventure.

Enjoy the underwater views through your glass-bottom kayak. Paddle towards Emerald Cave, with a break to stop and admire the fantastic views of the entire canyon. Keep a lookout for wildlife species such as the Desert Big Horn Sheep, blue heron, and bald eagles.

Enter the Emerald Cave and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Take the opportunity to swim in the Colorado River, before heading back to the starting back for your return transfer back to Las Vegas.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Tour guide
  • Clear-bottom kayak
  • Safety equipment
  • Unlimited iced drinks
  • Snacks
  • Drybag and 2 waterproof phone cases are available for purchase. $18.99 if you reserve ahead of time, and $20 for purchase the day of
  • Gratuities
  • National park admission (free for Valid Military ID or NPS Card)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Find the meeting point located after the toll booth. As you continue to drive you will see water, kayaks, and trailers on your left. Once at the location you will be able to find parking located in the parking lot next to the water. Your guide will be wearing a light green shirt with the logo of the local partner written on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Waterproof bag

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour is weather-dependent for safety reasons, all start times are subject to change
  • It is recommended to bring a dry bag, as you are not allowed to dive in and retrieve your items in any way or form if they have been dropped into the river
  • The OutdoorsterLV team is not responsible for diving in and retrieving any items that may have been dropped into the river during your tour, due to the safety of the team
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 140 reviews

Review summary

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Good comms for pickup info. Couldn’t miss the van towing the trailer w kayaks. TJ was friendly guide, van was comfortable and drive to Willow Beach good. Able to use restrooms and shop while kayaks unloaded and launched. Remember waterproof bag for belongings or leave in van while you kayak. Wear water shoes or trainers. I took mine off and put on kayak for the short trek up a hill to a lookout - you need footwear. Sunglasses/Hat but definitely sunscreen. Took spare clothes but I didn’t change after. I imagine you can get wet at times. Paddle against current 2.4miles to emerald cove to see the cave. Along the route there are emerald green areas if you stick closer to the edge of the river. TJ made sure we were all ok whilst on the river - even a novice can do this trip. Paid for crystal bottom kayak I think it was worth it - my photos were better than what I could see. Snacks and water available on river. Fell asleep on van back. Recommend. FYI cave isn’t big! Highly recommend tour.

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September 25, 2022

Our kayaking trip was wonderful! Gage was our guide and he was knowledgeable and super friendly - he ensured everyone had a great trip. We kayaked about 4 miles on the Colorado river and enjoyed the cave as well. They provided snacks and water. Would definitely recommend this excursion to anyone who loves physical activity and nature!

September 22, 2022

Max Max was a phenomenal guide. Full of energy and took the time to get to know everyone in the group and always called us by name. Genuinely interested in where we all came from, why we were in Vegas, and what we did back home. Lots of great information about the area. Gave great recommendations on places to eat and shows to see. Shared tons of photos with the group. I would have to say Max is the best guide in the Woooooooooorld! I would highly recommend.

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September 8, 2022

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