Please note: you will need to arrive 45 minutes before the departure time noted on the booking schedule. For example, please arrive at 10:15 for the 11am launch time, 12:15 for 1pm, etc. If you are late to arrive and the trip has departed, we can not return to pick you up as we have certain launch times at the river. We will do our best to reschedule you and be accomodating but we will not be able to open up a new trip.
Hop in one of our top of the line, hard-shell or inflatable kayaks and cruise down the scenic Verde River. These boats feature a sit-on-top design that makes them comfortable, stable, and most of all, safe. Kayaking the Verde River @ Clarkdale is an absolute blast! It's a fun, interactive experience where you get to cool off and learn about the unique history of the Verde River.
Kayak Weight Limits
Our kayaks are Coast Guard Approved up to 300 lbs. Riders over 250 lbs. will ride an inflatable kayak for rider safety and comfort. Due to insurance reasons no exceptions can be made.
Booking with Children
Children are welcome on our trips! Ages 5 - 12 will be accompanied in by a parent or guardian in a tandem kayak. If booking with children, please call to book @ 800.478.4711
Single Occupant Kayaks -
Unless booking with a child, all participants will be outfitted with a single occupant kayak. Special accommodations may be available, please call to inquire 800.478.4711
You can expect to spend 2.5 - 3 hours on the river, covering 3.5 miles of scenic riverway. Total trip time (including short shuttle from our boathouse) is 3.5 hours.
The Tours depart from our base of operations, located behind 920 Main Street, Clarkdale, AZ 86424
$98 + tax per person (single kayak);
$74.50 + tax for a child, 5-12 years;
$74.50 + tax for Self-Guided Tours;
Paddles-to-Pints includes 2 pints or a flight at
Smelter Town Brewery after the trip (must be 21)
$117 plus tax.
What to Bring:
Sunscreen, appropriate footwear (athletic shoes or river shoes, no flip flops please), sun hat, appropriate clothing for the season (quick-drying fabrics), and a change of clothes for after the trip.
What we provide:
We provide a Certified Guide, top of the line kayak, paddle, Coast Guard approved PFD, drybag, squirt gun, bottled water and shuttle service to and from the river.
Upon booking you will receive a follow up email including the link to our digital waiver, please take the time to fill this out for all participants prior to arrival.