Lower Salt River Kayaking Tour
Salt River kayaking tours are the perfect way to cool off on a warm day in Arizona’s desert. Most travelers to the area are surprised to find kayaking in Arizona, but this beautiful stretch of river is just a short drive from Phoenix. Spend a relaxing morning paddling along lush green riverbanks and towering red cliffs, keep alert for sightings of wild horses and bald eagles. Guided river kayak tours are scheduled to avoid crowds and take advantage of all the river has to offer, including refreshingly cool swimming and a unique perspective on the desert. We kayak every section of the river from Saguaro Lake to Granite Reef, the chosen section varies day to day depending on the river’s water level.
The kayak tour gave us phenomenal views of the river and the surrounding Indian reservation and mountain landscape. We had such a great time and if we ever make it back to this area, we will definitely return for another tour!
Tour Price Includes
- Professional safety-certified river guide
- Bottled water & snacks
- Inflatable 2-person kayak
- Paddles PFD (life jacket)
- National Forest entry fees
- Dry bags
What to Bring
Comfortable, weather appropriate athletic clothing – shorts and a t-shirt, bathing suit, on cooler mornings long sleeves are advised. We recommend bringing a dry change of clothes for after your rafting trip.
Water shoes/sandals/old sneakers
These must stay on your feet at all times – sport sandals only please. Flip flops or bare feet are not allowed.
Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, lip balm, medications, hat, etc.
Upgrades + Additions
Hotel/Residence Pick Up
$250 per group – inquire over the phone
$200 per group. No other parties may add to your tour. We can schedule private tours any day of the week.
Upgrade to a 1 person kayak
$10 per person
- 1 Person $ 340 pp 340
- 2-3 People $ 170 pp 170
- 4 or more $ 136 pp 136
- Groups of 13+ Call to inquire
Tours, rentals, and add-ons may be subject to sales tax at the local rate.