Rafting & Kayaking in Arizona

Arizona is an amazing place to raft or kayak.  The dramatic contrast between desert & water is rather unexpected.  Because water is the most valuable resource in a desert, it's not uncommon to see wild animals along the banks of the rivers.  This smooth-water float is a great opportunity to see wildlife in their native habitat and appreciate the beauty of our natural environment.  We offer river or lake options.  

The Salt River is a Class I river (the easiest rating on the international scale of river difficulty) and provides some of the best wildlife and bird watching opportunities in the Southwest. Water temperatures are in the 60s in the winter and rise to low 80s in the summer months. Swimming is possible year‐round, but the water may be chilly in January!  Our lake tours take place on Saguaro lake and just like the Salt River, you're liable to see wildlife along the shores.

Adventure Time:  Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours on the water, depending on water flow

Departs:  8:00am; 1:00pm; other days available as a private tour, see fee structure below.

  • Lake Kayaking available Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
  • River Kayaking available Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.
  • Rafting available Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Includes:  Permits & entry fees, skilled guide(s), all necessary adventure gear, snacks & water.


  • Rafting tours - $145/p; groups 4+ are $116/p; minimum 2 (groups can be combined to meet minimum)
  • River Kayaking tours - $290/solo; 2-3 guests are $145/p; groups 4+ $116/p; minimum 2 (groups can be combined to meet minimum)
    • Single kayaks available for additional $10/person (based on availability)
  • Lake Kayaking tours - $280/solo; 2-3 guests are $140/p; groups 4+ $112/p; minimum 2 (groups can be combined to meet minimum)
    • Single kayaks available for additional $10/person (based on availability)
  • Hotel pickup - $95/group (up to 10 guests).
  • Private tours are available for an additional $150

Season:  This tour is available year round, weather dependent.

Skill level:  This is a relaxing float through the desert.  Children 35lbs and above are permitted; all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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.  Transportation from most valley hotels/resorts is available; see pricing above.  Don't forget a waterproof camera!

Cancellation Policy:  All half and full day tours have a 72-hour cancelation policy.  If your plans change for any reason, please be sure to call at least 72 hours prior to the day of your tour to avoid charges.


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