Saguaro Lake Kayaking Tour

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ArizonaPhoenix, AZScottsdale, AZ
Tour Length
Guide Type
Skill Level
​Beginner - Intermediate

Join us for a relaxing inflatable kayak tour on Saguaro Lake, situated between the rugged Superstition Mountains and the towering Four Peaks. This scenic desert reservoir provides habitat for many important species of wildlife such as bald eagles, desert bighorn sheep, and numerous examples of reptiles and amphibians. This tour is suitable for all ages and ability levels. No previous experience is required.

What's Included

Tour Price Includes

  • Professional safety-certified 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 kayaking 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

Private Tour

$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

Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax (8.05%).


  • 1 Person $ 280 pp 280
  • 2-3 People $ 140 pp 140
  • 4 or more $ 112 pp 112
  • Groups of 13+ Call to inquire

Tours, rentals, and add-ons may be subject to sales tax at the local rate.

Days & Times

Tour Days

Tours run Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Departure Times

Tours depart at 8:30am and 1:30pm
Activity duration: 2-3 hours


Pilot your own craft on one of our guided kayak tours on Saguaro Lake just outside Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Our inflatable kayaks are stable and easy to maneuver, creating the perfect platform for splashing, relaxing, or wildlife viewing. The lake is an indispensable oasis in the vast Sonoran Desert, attracting a multitude of birds and wildlife. Kayaking in Arizona is a unique experience, we often see desert bighorn sheep and bald eagles during our tour! Take time to appreciate the surrounding mountain peaks, giant saguaro cactus, and flora found only in this ecosystem. Your guides are always available to teach you the natural history of the area and give you expert paddling instruction.

All of our regularly scheduled lake kayak tours take place on Saguaro Lake, but we can also operate tours on other lakes near Phoenix including Canyon Lake, Bartlett Lake, and Lake Pleasant. Water temperatures vary from the 60s in the winter to low 80s in the summer months. Swimming is possible year‐round but it can be bracing in January. All tours meet at the tour location.

This guided tour is operated under permit of Desert Voyagers in the Tonto National Forest.