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Full Day


Embark on a full-day canoe adventure along the stunning Colorado River. Experience canoeing on emerald waters, discover hidden coves and historic sites, and observe local wildlife, creating the perfect blend of leisure and light adventure for a day-long retreat into nature. This trip is better for families with younger children; canoes can hold up to four people (two adults, two children).



$199 / person


Full Day

Antonio Trujillo

About the Experience

Try this amazing canoe experience while launching from Willow Beach. The lower Colorado river is moving flatwater with no rapids - just beautiful green waters. It is perfect for beginners, families, and seasoned paddlers alike.

Travel across the Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, into Arizona. Your destination is Willow Beach, where you will load your kayaks, and gear up for your journey on the Colorado river.

Canoe past the Fish Hatchery, toward the emergence of a historic trailhead. Take a break and enjoy a short hike with spectacular views. Explore the ruins before returning to the canoes.

Back on the river, the green waters of Black Canyon flow through a narrow channel, where Emerald cave is hidden. Paddle inside for a great photo opportunity. Watch for desert bighorn sheep, bald eagles, coyotes, and striped bass.

Beyond Emerald cave and the catwalk sits a sandy beach, where you'll enjoy a picnic lunch with million dollar views. Take a refreshing swim in the green waters of the Colorado river before canoeing back to Willow Beach.


- Canoeing
- Hiking
- Swimming
- Wildlife Viewing
- Photography




Beginner friendly, no previous experience required. Recommended age: 10+ years

Antonio Trujillo

Packing Your Gear

Come prepared. Temperatures can vary greatly, so it is best to be prepared for all types of weather conditions. We have put together a recommended gear list for you, to help make your journey comfortable and enjoyable.

Packing List

- Shorts or pants and shirt (not cotton)
- Dress in layers
- River sandals or water shoes (no flip flops)
- Swimsuit (wear under clothes)
- Hat and sunglasses
- Towel (optional)
- Spending cash for souvenirs & tips*

In cooler months (Nov-March) add:
- Base layer (polypro, capilene, etc.)
- Fleece top (for warmth)
- Wool socks
- Windproof/rainproof jacket
- Ski type beanie/hat
- Gloves

* Gratuities for guides range from 10%-20% of trip cost

Paddlers inside Emerald Cave on Colorado River

Darrin Gobble


Izzy Collett


    - Tandem canoe (tour price charged per person)
    - Paddle and life vest
    - All safety equipment
    - Professional Guide
    - Basic paddling instruction
    - Lunch and snacks
    - Bottled water
    - A dry bag for your essentials
    - Hotel Transportation

    *Gratuity not included
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