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Emerald Cave: Clear-Bottom Kayak Tour with Optional Shuttle

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69 reviews

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


  • 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
  • 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

For guestes who meet us at Willow Beach Marina. After the toll booth, keep driving until you see water and kayaks/trailers on your left. Park in the paved parking lot next to the water. The guide will be wearing a light green shirt or white with "OutdoorsterLV" written on it.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour is weather-dependent for safety reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 69 reviews

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The trip was great I love that it was something different than wondering the strip. Loved getting out on the water. The cave was slightly underwhelming but enjoyed the scenery and the experience. Be aware the fee does not include the national park fee. We were told it was $20/person and had to pay the guide upfront I really did not like the feeling of this, no idea if this was the actual cost or if we got scammed. The listing also said it was an 8 hours day however we were back within 6. Oh also don’t for get to bring a tip.

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June 22, 2022

We had a great time. Sam especially was a wonderful guide. The water was perfect and breathtaking views. Sam pointed out interesting points along the way. Most importantly,Sam checked on everyone to make sure they were safe a comfortable. The wind picked up making it workout to get back- he was great and reassuring to newer kayakers. Everyone was tired and talking about how fun it was on the ride back to the strip. The cove itself was no big deal. Still worth getting out on the water and enjoy. It would of been nice to have time to swim and play in the water while we were there. The wind made it necessary to turn back at the end becausr had head wind. Highly recommend- but don’t go just for the cave . It’s underwhelming.

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June 20, 2022

What a fun outing! Our guide, Jordan, was terrific! Very personable and offered the perfect amount of guidance and autonomy. He was there for us whenever needed, even to save a pair of sun glasses that one of us dropped into the water! The trip itself was lovely and it was great to get out on to the shore and explore a bit and take a dip in the water. The clear bottom kayaks were a challenge to navigate (weren't very aerodynamic) but I understand they are getting new kayaks soon - I got to use a sample new one and it's excellent. The area was pretty crowded while waiting to get into the cave, but there was a system in place between the guides for waiting turns, and it was still fun floating around while we waited. It was a great way to spend a day while visiting Vegas to give a break from, well, Vegas! Highly recommend!

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April 12, 2022

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