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PRIVATE Guided River kayaking on the Verde River Cottonwood, AZ (Private Group)

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Cottonwood, United States
PRIVATE Guided River kayaking on the Verde River Cottonwood, AZ (Private Group)

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Explore Arizona’s Verde River with a dedicated guide on this private kayak tour. Depart from a designated pickup point in a UTV and enjoy an off-road adventure on the way to the launch point. Sit atop your kayak and enjoy a guided tour through the river, taking in the landscapes along the way. Enjoy stops at several water holes to swim and cool off before heading back.
  • Enjoy the views of the Verde River on a kayak
  • See more than you would if you explore on your own
  • All necessary kayaking equipment is provided
  • A private tour ensures a personalized experience
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kayaks, Paddles, Life vest, Water, Knowledge, fun
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Riverfront Park , 1284 E River Front Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, USA

We will meet 10 min, prior to launch time. You will leave your vehicle there and we will take you to our launch spot. Will be picked up at end and taken back to vehicle or hotel with in 30 min, or less.

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This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All persons must me able to walk Kayak through a small part of low water.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY AZ Legend Adventures Kayak Fishing Tours /Private Kayak Only Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during PRIVATE Guided River kayaking on the Verde River Cottonwood, AZ (Private Group)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by PRIVATE Guided River kayaking on the Verde River Cottonwood, AZ (Private Group).
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during PRIVATE Guided River kayaking on the Verde River Cottonwood, AZ (Private Group)?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by PRIVATE Guided River kayaking on the Verde River Cottonwood, AZ (Private Group).

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  • "If you’re not too adventurous and want a peaceful scenic kayak ride with a few mini rapids thrown in this is for you." See review

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Super Fun 😁
, Aug 2022
Great experience! Guide is friendly. You can definitely tell Caleb (the guide) knows this River like the back of his hand. Every rock, stick, and depth of each section. Recommend for anyone even with kids. We had some prior experience so we got through it quicker but no experience is necessary as he knows how to guide you! Fun fact: no snakes!
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Fantastic Guided Experience on the Verde River
, Aug 2022
Caleb was an amazing guide who knows every turn of the river and provided what strokes were needed at each spot to navigate the river. A super nice guy - we had and amazing time from start to finish. Thank you!!
65th Birthday Tour
, Jul 2022
We booked this tour for my wife’s 65th bday. She had never been kayaking before. Caleb did a great job of instructing as we went and. Was extremely patient and funny. The river was beautiful. Great trip!!
Waste of Time and Money
, Jun 2022
This was aweful! There was not enough water depth so my son had to push his kayak a good part of the trip. This trip ahould not have been booked, a big rip off!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Please ignore this review. These people are complete KAREN'S! Sorry you had such a bad time. You said you had fun in PERSON. I Pulled you out every time you went the opposite direction of what I said. In your next activities pay a attention more....
While the river was low,...
, Jun 2022
While the river was low, we still had a great time. Caleb was very patient with our less than skillful paddling and was a great leader down the river. I would highly recommend this trip.
Beautiful outing
, May 2022
Caleb was super friendly and helpful with my kids. He towed my 10 year old that was apprehensive about kayaking. My husband and other 13 year old daughter and I had a relaxing time while learning how to maneuver. This is easy enough for a beginner kayaker.
I loved every moment...
, May 2022
I loved every moment about it. It’s was so peaceful and wonderful experience. I would do it again. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to go outdoors and get away!!
Excellent guide!
, May 2022
Caleb was super friendly and helpful as well as knowledgeable about the area. The private kayak tour on the Verde river was great. I highly recommend booking this!
Memorable Girls Trip Excursion
, Apr 2022
It was a great experience from novice to experience kayaker. The water in some parts went fast and they were Rapids but they were short and easy for most. Three out of six fell into the river but with no injuries and just a lot of laughs. Caleb was professional, timely, accommodating and easygoing. We would do it all over again.
Kayak trip in April = very peaceful!
, Apr 2022
Caleb is amazing! Very knowledgeable about the area, wildlife, etc. He made sure our float was safe and extremely enjoyable. We HIGHLY recommend!! What a fun activity.
Girls trip
, Jan 2022
My friend and I were guided by Caleb. The experiwas everything!!! We fell in the water, a few scratch and bruises but our guide was super helpful and patient with us. 2 hours of fun, totally worth it for the serenity sprinkled with lots of excitement. I would totally do it again!!! Even though it was January and the water was cold, it wasn't too bad.. maybe I'll try again when it is a little warmer to enjoy falling in hahaha
Christmas Capsize!
, Dec 2021
Okay so we were woefully unprepared for a swelled river. The owner was very sweet and responsive but we capsized within about 20 minutes!
Perfect mini adventure.
, Nov 2021
My solo kayak trip with Caleb was beautiful, serene and a bit exciting at times. He was the perfect guide, navigating us through some rocky “rapids,” pointing out where wildlife usually is (we saw river otters, a jumping fish, blue heron and more) all while giving some history and when I wanted time to take it all in, he was respectfully quiet. I’ve already shared his info with two friends and will be coming back with my kids!
Go Flagstaff
, Oct 2021
Thank you Caleb for making our first experience kayaking awesome. We had a wonderful time. I’m telling all my friends about our trip. Thank you again!!!
So much fun
, Oct 2021
Caleb was an excellent guide and showed my husband and I a great time. He is very knowledgeable in regards to the river.
Book this tour!!!
, Oct 2021
We had an amazing time on this private tour! The Verde provides just the right amount of challenge and a nice balance of navigation and relaxation! Our guide was fun, informative and helpful. Seriously, it was like we were hanging out with an old friend! And as a bonus, we got to see some wildlife, including a pair of playful river otters. Highly recommend!!!
Choose this adventure…you won’t be disappointed!
, Oct 2021
Caleb was great! Such a fun experience with the UTV ride and the private kayak down the quietest river. Caleb was fun, entertaining and a wealth of knowledge. He was very accommodating with our dates and obviously loves what he does. Highly recommend!!!
Caleb was a great tour guide!
, Sep 2021
We had a great time with our guide Caleb. He was very personable and it was so nice to have only our family on the tour instead of having large crowds of people we did not know on the tour. He also allowed us to bring our dog on the tour when other tour groups would not allow dogs. We will definitely go on other tours with Caleb!
Best Day on the River
, Sep 2021
Caleb was great! He knew exactly how to instruct us for our first time on a kayak and the river was the highlight of our trip. I absolutely recommend this to anyone, regardless of skill set or age.
Great kayaking experience
, Jun 2021
This was our first time in a kayak and Caleb made it easy and fun. We had a great time. I really liked that it was a private tour. Caleb pointed out wildlife and was very knowledgeable about the area. We felt very comfortable with him as our guide. I would highly recommend Caleb as a guide.

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