Things to do in
Willow Beach, Arizona

Our most recommended things to do in Willow Beach, Arizona

From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

1. From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

Experience an 8-kilometer guided kayaking tour in the spectacular Black Canyon on the Colorado River. Have the chance to observe golden eagles in their natural habitat and cruise into the shining Emerald Cove. Benefit from a shuttle service from Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Hotel and arrive in Willow Beach. Meet your guide and learn everything you'll need to know to be prepared for this amazing adventure. Paddle upstream through the steep, rocky walls of the canyon. Keep an eye out to spot desert wildlife like bighorn sheep, coyotes, bald eagles, and even golden eagles. Listen to interesting facts about the mighty Colorado River and the history of the Hoover Dam. Visit the Emerald Cove and find out why the water shines bright green, before making a stop to refuel with healthy snacks, fruit, and water.

Willow Beach: Black Canyon Kayak Half Day Tour-No Shuttle

2. Willow Beach: Black Canyon Kayak Half Day Tour-No Shuttle

Explore Black Canyon on a guided day tour. Kayak along the Colorado River, spotting wildlife as you go. Enjoy incredible views of the river and surrounding landscape. Discover the river's history and marvel at the stunning rock formation at Emerald Cave. Arrive at Willow Beach, AZ via your personal/rental vehicle and prepare for the day ahead as your guides help fit you into your kayaks. Paddle upstream into the narrow channels of the Black Canyon on your fully guided tour. Scour the banks to spot a variety of wildlife, including native Desert Big Horn Sheep, Bald Eagles, and Coyote. This tour includes visits to a historical overlook with awe-inspiring views of the legendary Colorado River, a visit to Emerald Cave, and a viewing of the 100-year-old river gauging station. Learn the history of the river and its many uses over the past 100 years from our knowledgeable Guides as they lead this 4-mile out-and-back paddling tour. Enjoy complimentary snacks and bottled water and enjoy the river as it unfolds before you. You will paddle back to your starting point at Willow Beach to complete the tour.

From Las Vegas: Kayak to the Emerald Cave with a Guide

3. From Las Vegas: Kayak to the Emerald Cave with a Guide

Swap the bright lights of Las Vegas for the day and set out on a guided kayaking adventure in nearby Arizona. Paddle from Willow Beach along the mighty Colorado River to the Emerald Cave, known for its vibrant green-colored waters Start pickup from selected hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. Travel by bus to Arizona, arriving at Willow Beach Marina. Here, get fitted for your kayak and equipment, before setting off on your adventure with your guide. Paddle north on the Colorado River while your guide points out wildlife and geological features in your surroundings. Admire the rugged natural beauty of your surroundings and enjoy the peace and serenity away from the bright lights and noise of the Strip. Arrive at the Emerald Cave about 2 miles in and explore the grotto-style cave with pristine green-colored waters. Take a short hike to visit the historical site of the River Gauger's Home which overlooks the river for a great photo opportunity and amazing views. After a quick pit stop for some snacks and refreshments, head back to the river with cool, flowing water that stays at 12 degrees Celsius (53 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round. Meander your way back to your launching point, before catching your ride back to Sin City.

From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

4. From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

Following pick-up from your approved hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, escape the city and journey by comfortable Mercedes Sprinter to the start point of your kayak adventure into the Black Canyon. Arrive at Willow Beach and prepare for the day ahead as your guides help fit you into your kayaks. Paddle upstream into the narrow channels of the Black Canyon, and scour the banks to spot a variety of wildlife, including native Desert Big Horn Sheep, Bald Eagles and Coyote. This tour includes visits to an historical overlook with awe-inspiring views of the legendary Colorado River, a visit to Emerald Cave and viewing the 100 year old river gauging station. Learn the history of the river and its many uses over the past 100 years from our knowledgable Guides as they lead this 4 mile out-and -back paddling tour. Enjoy a complimentary snacks and bottled water and enjoy the river as it unfolds before you.

Las Vegas: Single or Double Kayak Rental

5. Las Vegas: Single or Double Kayak Rental

Spend the day cruising the crystal-clear waters of Black Canyon and take in the views of the scenery with a single or double kayak. Start at Willow Beach, Arizona, in the morning around 9:00 or 10:00 AM to pick up your kayaks. Fashion your own itinerary with a flexible rental. Get away from the chaos of the Las Vegas Strip and see amazing wildlife and nature. Take a break from kayaking and hike up to Black Canyon for breathtaking views.

From Las Vegas: Kayak Rental with Shuttle to Emerald Cave

6. From Las Vegas: Kayak Rental with Shuttle to Emerald Cave

Start your adventure by driving or taking the shuttle from Las Vegas to Willow Beach, AZ. Reach the beach to pick up your kayaks and, if needed, learn tips for kayaking in the water from an on-site instructor. Get 5-6 hours to explore the water independently or with your private group. Choose between a single or double kayak, and receive a life vest and bottled water with your rental. Before taking off, get directions to surrounding destinations like the Emerald Cave and the Black Canyon historical sites. Float along the Colorado River or explore Willow Beach. Discover the beauty of the Emerald Cave while searching for wildlife, then choose to hike up to the Black Canyon site for sweeping views.

From Las Vegas: Guided Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

7. From Las Vegas: Guided Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

Spend a day surrounded by clear water and natural landscapes on this guided kayaking tour starting from Las Vegas. Paddle along the Colorado River and see the Emerald Cave. This is a great tour option for both beginners and advanced paddlers alike. This kayaking tour paddles onto the Colorado River at various times in the morning, starting from Las Vegas and taking off into the water at Willow Beach, Arizona. An early morning tour lets you beat the heat and the crowds. The moment the paddle dips into the Colorado River, you'll be transported back in time. Paddle past historic sites of the 1920s era government project that gave life to the desert southwest. Venture into the Black Canyon narrows to explore the river that exists only an hour outside of the busy lights of the Las Vegas strip. Arrive at Emerald Cave and learn how to back up your kayak into the cave to get some unbeatable photos of the emerald green water. The cave itself is the cherry on top of a spectacular afternoon on this picturesque section of the river.

Kayak up Colorado River to Emerald Cave Half-Day Trip

8. Kayak up Colorado River to Emerald Cave Half-Day Trip

Join us as we experience the natural beauty and amazing wildlife of the Colorado River. Take a tranquil paddle up the Colorado River, through 900 foot canyon walls, to the iconic "Emerald Caves". Enjoy the clear, cold water in the summer heat. Take in the Bald Eagles, Falcons, Long Horned Rams and mucu more desert wildlife. This guided kayaking tour takes a group of 10 max, paddling up river, stopping for snacks and swimming along the way. Bring the whole family! Pick up from the Las Vegas strip can be provided.

From Las Vegas: Moonlight Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon

9. From Las Vegas: Moonlight Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon

Come and join our Moonlight Kayak Tour! This is a 4 miles kayaking adventure. You will see the unique desert wildlife and western sunset, while you are floating on the mighty Colorado River. We will stop halfway at a beach where you can swim around or just soak it all in while we offer healthy snacks and bottled water for all participants. You will enjoy the stars by the bonfire and a short hike to the historical site of the Black Canyon with a mind-blowing view. On the way back you will paddle under the moon and the starry sky and have neon lights on your kayaks for a special experience. We provide all equipment (single or double kayak of your choice), glow sticks, neon lights and headlights as well. Our professionally guided Moonlight Kayak Tour is perfect for individuals, couples, families. Beginners or paddlers with experience are welcome as well. Is shuttle pickup provided from Las Vegas? Yes, we can pick you up at Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Strip or you can drive yourself and meet us at Willow Beach Arizona.

Kingman: Emerald Cave Guided Kayaking Tour

10. Kingman: Emerald Cave Guided Kayaking Tour

Meet your guide and get set up with a high-quality kayak, paddles, and a life jacket. Enjoy a tour that includes a short training session, making this tour suitable for beginners. Launch into the turquoise waters of Willow beach and being your adventure on the Colorado River. Paddle through a steep canyon with rugged walls, keeping an eye out for local wildlife along the way. Reach Emerald Cave, a small notch in the Colorado River canyon wall where the lighting creates an otherworldly color. Enter the cave and have the chance to snap some photos. Continue along the river, soaking up views of desert terrain. Stop along the way for a quick 5-10 minute hike leading to 1920s stone foundation of a river gouger's home, offering a peak into the area's past and some gorgeous views of the area. Peer into waters that are stocked with rainbow trout weekly as you paddle by the Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery. Try to catch a glimpse of these sliver fish as they swim through the emerald waters. Bring along your own snacks or a picnic to enjoy during your stop at a stunning beach in Emerald Cove before paddling back to the Willow Beach Marina. Return your gear and end your experience with unforgettable memories of this unique area.

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Our most recommended things to do in Willow Beach, Arizona

From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

Experience an 8-kilometer guided kayaking tour in the spectacular Black Canyon on the Colorado River. Have the chance to observe golden eagles in their natural habitat and cruise into the shining Emerald Cove. Benefit from a shuttle service from Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Hotel and arrive in Willow Beach. Meet your guide and learn everything you'll need to know to be prepared for this amazing adventure. Paddle upstream through the steep, rocky walls of the canyon. Keep an eye out to spot desert wildlife like bighorn sheep, coyotes, bald eagles, and even golden eagles. Listen to interesting facts about the mighty Colorado River and the history of the Hoover Dam. Visit the Emerald Cove and find out why the water shines bright green, before making a stop to refuel with healthy snacks, fruit, and water.

Willow Beach: Black Canyon Kayak Half Day Tour-No Shuttle

Willow Beach: Black Canyon Kayak Half Day Tour-No Shuttle

Explore Black Canyon on a guided day tour. Kayak along the Colorado River, spotting wildlife as you go. Enjoy incredible views of the river and surrounding landscape. Discover the river's history and marvel at the stunning rock formation at Emerald Cave. Arrive at Willow Beach, AZ via your personal/rental vehicle and prepare for the day ahead as your guides help fit you into your kayaks. Paddle upstream into the narrow channels of the Black Canyon on your fully guided tour. Scour the banks to spot a variety of wildlife, including native Desert Big Horn Sheep, Bald Eagles, and Coyote. This tour includes visits to a historical overlook with awe-inspiring views of the legendary Colorado River, a visit to Emerald Cave, and a viewing of the 100-year-old river gauging station. Learn the history of the river and its many uses over the past 100 years from our knowledgeable Guides as they lead this 4-mile out-and-back paddling tour. Enjoy complimentary snacks and bottled water and enjoy the river as it unfolds before you. You will paddle back to your starting point at Willow Beach to complete the tour.

From Las Vegas: Kayak to the Emerald Cave with a Guide

From Las Vegas: Kayak to the Emerald Cave with a Guide

Swap the bright lights of Las Vegas for the day and set out on a guided kayaking adventure in nearby Arizona. Paddle from Willow Beach along the mighty Colorado River to the Emerald Cave, known for its vibrant green-colored waters Start pickup from selected hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. Travel by bus to Arizona, arriving at Willow Beach Marina. Here, get fitted for your kayak and equipment, before setting off on your adventure with your guide. Paddle north on the Colorado River while your guide points out wildlife and geological features in your surroundings. Admire the rugged natural beauty of your surroundings and enjoy the peace and serenity away from the bright lights and noise of the Strip. Arrive at the Emerald Cave about 2 miles in and explore the grotto-style cave with pristine green-colored waters. Take a short hike to visit the historical site of the River Gauger's Home which overlooks the river for a great photo opportunity and amazing views. After a quick pit stop for some snacks and refreshments, head back to the river with cool, flowing water that stays at 12 degrees Celsius (53 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round. Meander your way back to your launching point, before catching your ride back to Sin City.

From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

Following pick-up from your approved hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, escape the city and journey by comfortable Mercedes Sprinter to the start point of your kayak adventure into the Black Canyon. Arrive at Willow Beach and prepare for the day ahead as your guides help fit you into your kayaks. Paddle upstream into the narrow channels of the Black Canyon, and scour the banks to spot a variety of wildlife, including native Desert Big Horn Sheep, Bald Eagles and Coyote. This tour includes visits to an historical overlook with awe-inspiring views of the legendary Colorado River, a visit to Emerald Cave and viewing the 100 year old river gauging station. Learn the history of the river and its many uses over the past 100 years from our knowledgable Guides as they lead this 4 mile out-and -back paddling tour. Enjoy a complimentary snacks and bottled water and enjoy the river as it unfolds before you.

Las Vegas: Single or Double Kayak Rental

Las Vegas: Single or Double Kayak Rental

Spend the day cruising the crystal-clear waters of Black Canyon and take in the views of the scenery with a single or double kayak. Start at Willow Beach, Arizona, in the morning around 9:00 or 10:00 AM to pick up your kayaks. Fashion your own itinerary with a flexible rental. Get away from the chaos of the Las Vegas Strip and see amazing wildlife and nature. Take a break from kayaking and hike up to Black Canyon for breathtaking views.

From Las Vegas: Kayak Rental with Shuttle to Emerald Cave

From Las Vegas: Kayak Rental with Shuttle to Emerald Cave

Start your adventure by driving or taking the shuttle from Las Vegas to Willow Beach, AZ. Reach the beach to pick up your kayaks and, if needed, learn tips for kayaking in the water from an on-site instructor. Get 5-6 hours to explore the water independently or with your private group. Choose between a single or double kayak, and receive a life vest and bottled water with your rental. Before taking off, get directions to surrounding destinations like the Emerald Cave and the Black Canyon historical sites. Float along the Colorado River or explore Willow Beach. Discover the beauty of the Emerald Cave while searching for wildlife, then choose to hike up to the Black Canyon site for sweeping views.

From Las Vegas: Guided Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

From Las Vegas: Guided Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

Spend a day surrounded by clear water and natural landscapes on this guided kayaking tour starting from Las Vegas. Paddle along the Colorado River and see the Emerald Cave. This is a great tour option for both beginners and advanced paddlers alike. This kayaking tour paddles onto the Colorado River at various times in the morning, starting from Las Vegas and taking off into the water at Willow Beach, Arizona. An early morning tour lets you beat the heat and the crowds. The moment the paddle dips into the Colorado River, you'll be transported back in time. Paddle past historic sites of the 1920s era government project that gave life to the desert southwest. Venture into the Black Canyon narrows to explore the river that exists only an hour outside of the busy lights of the Las Vegas strip. Arrive at Emerald Cave and learn how to back up your kayak into the cave to get some unbeatable photos of the emerald green water. The cave itself is the cherry on top of a spectacular afternoon on this picturesque section of the river.

Kayak up Colorado River to Emerald Cave Half-Day Trip

Kayak up Colorado River to Emerald Cave Half-Day Trip

Join us as we experience the natural beauty and amazing wildlife of the Colorado River. Take a tranquil paddle up the Colorado River, through 900 foot canyon walls, to the iconic "Emerald Caves". Enjoy the clear, cold water in the summer heat. Take in the Bald Eagles, Falcons, Long Horned Rams and mucu more desert wildlife. This guided kayaking tour takes a group of 10 max, paddling up river, stopping for snacks and swimming along the way. Bring the whole family! Pick up from the Las Vegas strip can be provided.

From Las Vegas: Moonlight Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon

From Las Vegas: Moonlight Kayak Tour in the Black Canyon

Come and join our Moonlight Kayak Tour! This is a 4 miles kayaking adventure. You will see the unique desert wildlife and western sunset, while you are floating on the mighty Colorado River. We will stop halfway at a beach where you can swim around or just soak it all in while we offer healthy snacks and bottled water for all participants. You will enjoy the stars by the bonfire and a short hike to the historical site of the Black Canyon with a mind-blowing view. On the way back you will paddle under the moon and the starry sky and have neon lights on your kayaks for a special experience. We provide all equipment (single or double kayak of your choice), glow sticks, neon lights and headlights as well. Our professionally guided Moonlight Kayak Tour is perfect for individuals, couples, families. Beginners or paddlers with experience are welcome as well. Is shuttle pickup provided from Las Vegas? Yes, we can pick you up at Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Strip or you can drive yourself and meet us at Willow Beach Arizona.

Kingman: Emerald Cave Guided Kayaking Tour

Kingman: Emerald Cave Guided Kayaking Tour

Meet your guide and get set up with a high-quality kayak, paddles, and a life jacket. Enjoy a tour that includes a short training session, making this tour suitable for beginners. Launch into the turquoise waters of Willow beach and being your adventure on the Colorado River. Paddle through a steep canyon with rugged walls, keeping an eye out for local wildlife along the way. Reach Emerald Cave, a small notch in the Colorado River canyon wall where the lighting creates an otherworldly color. Enter the cave and have the chance to snap some photos. Continue along the river, soaking up views of desert terrain. Stop along the way for a quick 5-10 minute hike leading to 1920s stone foundation of a river gouger's home, offering a peak into the area's past and some gorgeous views of the area. Peer into waters that are stocked with rainbow trout weekly as you paddle by the Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery. Try to catch a glimpse of these sliver fish as they swim through the emerald waters. Bring along your own snacks or a picnic to enjoy during your stop at a stunning beach in Emerald Cove before paddling back to the Willow Beach Marina. Return your gear and end your experience with unforgettable memories of this unique area.

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Overall rating

4.8
(682 reviews)

The pick-up and the trip there worked out great! The view and the experience of kayaking there is worth the price! However, the caves are not so easy to find and require a bit of stamina (far from the start)

Beautiful experience, the views are impressive. The organization was first class and the guide was excellent in everything. I did this adventure with a friend and we loved it

Money well spent. Our guide was amazing and felt that we had so much time spent there. Drive was quick and easy on the bus. Overall great experience

our guide was Ryan, he had amazing energy and was also very knowledgeable about the area. He made our experience 100% positive and fun!

Xander was an excellent guide. Timely transportation. An incredible experience, even saw a bald eagle!! Highly recommend