Our native waterways serve multiple purposes here in the desert - they bring much-needed water to the population, they help generate power through massive dams, and they provide a great summertime recreational opportunity to guests and residents alike. And, because water is the most valuable resource in a desert it tends to attract various species. You might even see wild horses.
Come explore our waterways and maybe even learn a new skill. Take a rafting, kayaking or stand-up paddleboard trip with us!
Come explore Arizona's desert rivers & lakes!
Advanced Stand Up Paddle Boarding
This Phoenix based tour will have you paddling along a slow-moving river. Because water in the desert is the most valuable resource it's likely you'll see wildlife. Keep your eye out for wild horses!
Duration: Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours on the water; depends on group pace and river flows.
Cost: Solo guest $350; 2-3 guests $175/p; $4+ guests $140/p; Resort pick up available for $125 for up to 10 people
Beginner Stand Up Paddle Boarding
The stand up paddleboard (SUP) tour is perfect for first-timers & beginners; taking place on the still waters of Saguaro Lake this is the perfect introduction to the sport.
Fishing Trip - Group
Fish On!! Enjoy a relaxing day on the lake fishing for striper bass on a 24' Bay boat as you learn from the best.
Duration: Half day - approximately 4 hours; Full day - approximately 8 hours.
Cost: Half Day - $500, Full Day $750 - up to 8 people in a 24 ft Ranger Bay Boat (Lake Pleasant ONLY); fishing licenses extra.
Fishing Trip Full Day
Spend the day on the water with a professional fishing guide as you fish for Striper bass on one of our picturesque lakes.
Duration: approx. 8 hours
Cost: $550 up to 2 people; $100/3rd person; fishing licenses extra.
Fishing Trip Half Day
The fish are a bitin' and our guides know where they are! Enjoy a relaxing day on the water with a professional guide as you lean how to catch Striper bass.
Duration: approx. 4 hours
Cost: $395 up to 2 people; $75/3rd person; fishing licenses extra.
Kayaking - Lake
Enjoy this flat-water float as you investigate the shores of Saguaro Lake. It's amazing to see water in the desert and it's not rare to see wild animals.
Duration Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours on the water.
Cost: $250/solo; 2-3 guests are $125/p; groups 4+ $100/p.
Kayaking - River
The 1/2 day kayak tour on the lower Salt River is a great way too cool off, see a new side of the desert and get some exercise. Look for wild horses!!
Duration: Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours on the water.
Cost: $290/solo; 2-3 guests are $145/p; groups 4+ $116/p.
Land and Lake Combo Tour
This amazing tour will show you the desert in two ways in the middle of it from an H1 Hummer, and where water touches it from a paddle boat.
Duration: Approx. 5.5 hours
Cost: $215/adult, $150/children ages 3-10
Water in the desert is the most precious resource and it's not uncommon to see our native fauna on the shores where the water meets the land.
Duration: Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours on the water, depending on water flow
Cost: $145/p; groups 4+ are $116/p; minimum 2