Kingman: Emerald Cave Guided Kayaking Tour

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Discover the beauty of the Colorado River on this kayaking tour from Willow Beach in Kingman to the Emerald Cave. Take a short hike to the historic Gauge House (the original site for the Hoover Dam).


  • Expereince the exhilaration of exploring the Emerald Cave by kayak
  • Feel the thrill of paddling through a dessert canyon with high walls
  • Keep an eye out for wildlife like desert bighorn sheep, rabbits, and coyotes
  • Glide over waters that are regularly stocked with glistening rainbow trout
  • Have the chance to enjoy your own snacks or picnic at a beach in Emerald Cove


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.


Guide Kayaking tour Single sit-inside kayak (tandem kayak available upon request) Lifejacket and paddles Kayaking training for beginners

Important Information

  • This activity lasts 4 hours and covers about 4.5 miles roundtrip
  • Tours are launched every hour from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • This activity begins and ends at Willow Beach

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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