Creek to Cocktails Verde River Kayaking

Take a guided kayaking tour down the Verde River and experience one of Arizona's wild and scenic rivers.  It's easy to think back to the days before civilization and picture the original inhabitants walking these banks.

We will shuttle you to and from 3 Kings Kasbar for the tour. Come paddle the peaceful, friendly stretch of the Verde River in Clarkdale, Arizona. Recognized as one of Arizona’s only two "Wild & Scenic" rivers, beginner and veteran paddlers alike enjoy the scenery and opportunities to cool off in this lush riparian community.  Once off the river, a quick shuttle will take you to 3 Kings Kasbar for a one-of-a-kind menu, custom cocktails, and wine and beer flights featuring Arizona breweries — a great place to end the day! We will also be within walking distance of Old Town Cottonwood shops for a relaxing sip-to-shop experience.

Duration:  2 hours on the water, as long as you desire at the bar/restaurant

Departs:  Cottonwood, Arizona. Wednesday through Sunday, 1pm check-in (2pm launch). Alternative days/times available for special groups, please inquire. 

Includes:  Skilled & certified guide(s), kayaks, paddles, safety equipment, transportation from boathouse to river and return to 3 Kings Kasbar, and $20 credit to restaurant.  


  • Adults (ages 13+) — $115/person* (2-person minimum)
  • Adult/child pair (child ages 5-12) — $175*


  • Hotel pick-up is available for $50 per couple and $20 per each additional person; 15-20 mile radius from boathouse.
  • Equipment upgrades (optional) — water shoes (footwear must be worn at all times): $15 purchase / $5 rental; dry bag: $10 purchase / $5 rental
  • Private fee: $300 + regular tour price

*$5.50/person river usage fee due at booking

Season:  Tour is available year round. March 15 through October is prime season for warmer weather; November through March 14 subject to wetsuit usage. 

Skill level:  This is a relaxing float through the desert.  Children 12 and under must be in a tandem with an adult. Children must be a minimum of 5 years old and 50 lbs to go on a tour. Maximum weight 300 lbs. Ages 21+ to consume alcohol (I.D. required).

Notes:  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  Required footwear: shoes that can get wet and will not fall off in the water (no flip flops or bare feet).  Recommended attire includes a hat, clothing appropriate for the expected weather conditions, and sunscreen SPF 30 or higher.  Lockers and changing facilities are available at the boathouse. Don't forget a waterproof camera!

Cancellation Policy:  All half and full day tours have a 7-day cancelation policy.  If your plans change for any reason, please be sure to call at least 7 days prior to the day of your tour to avoid charges.

Creek to Cocktails Verde River Kayaking

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