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3 hours


The Emerald Cave Canoe Tour provides a brief but unforgettable three-hour escape into the natural beauty of its famed emerald-colored waters. Perfect for a quick wilderness getaway, or for families with small children. This scenic tour offers moments of peace and natural wonder.



$139 / person


3 hours

Antonio Trujillo

About the Experience

Our Emerald Cove trip launches from Willow Beach where the river bends before continuing downstream.

We will travel into a narrow section that contains tiny caves and outcroppings in the towering walls. Photography opportunities inside the caves vary with the season and time of day, but the green water can be breathtaking. Our focus is on experiencing the beauty of the canyon and the wildlife that calls it home.

The morning trips are quiet and less crowded, and bighorn sheep can be spotted. The midday trips are much busier, with refreshing water to cool you off.

This three hour canoe trip is the best option if you have limited time but still want great scenery. First timers and families will also appreciate the canyon.

Meet us at Willow Beach in your own vehicle. It's time to see what the excitement is all about. Let's go green.


- Canoeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Photography


Easy - Moderate (depending on wind)


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

Izzy Collett

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
- 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

Chuckwalla looking for lunch while sunning itself on the rocks

Izzy Collett

Red canoe paddled by two people near Willow Beach

Izzy Collett


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

    *Gratuity not included
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