Join us on a guided Verde River kayak tour in Sedona, Arizona and experience the joy of paddling with your family and friends. Bounce through fun filled whitewater rapids as you captain your own kayak and enjoy navigating through cooler temperatures along the waterway. You can expect a beautiful 2 hour float through clear rolling water on our Verde River kayak tour, where you will see many species of animals, such as river otters, great blue herons, beautiful monarch butterflies, intricate bright dragonflies and gorgeous wilderness surroundings. Tackle the river in a single or double inflatable “ducky” kayak, or hard-shell sit-on-top kayak alongside a knowledgeable friendly guide who will ensure that every person regardless of their level of experience will have a safe and exhilarating trip! This fun-filled tour will take you through splashy whitewater sections along the Verde River that will leave you with some of your best memories after having visited the Sedona area.

CenterFocus provides a convenient round-trip shuttle service which will pick you up directly from any location in Sedona and take you to the river launch point.

Once your tour is complete, we will transport you back to your hotel.

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  • - Trip includes guides, all kayaks, life-vests, round trip transport from your Sedona hotel, all equipment, drinks, snacks, taxes and fees.
  • - $85/Person
  • - Private tours available 7 days a week, $300 additional for your group to remain private
  • - Tours to this location available year-round
  • - Round trip transportation from your Sedona hotel to site.
  • - Contact us for more info

Launch Times (your tour will take approximately 2 hours):

8:00 am Early Bird trip - The lush Verde Valley is a hot spot for birding and nature enthusiasts. Bring your binoculars and join us on our early morning tour for the best chance to view the diverse species that reside along the river.

12:00 pm - This is a convenient time for all during the warmest part of the day - whether it is Spring, Summer, or Fall, this time is flexible for any season – in the Summer escape the heat of the day by playing in the water, or be outside on the river through the cooler months during the warmest time of the day. The great thing about kayaking is that it is a great activity to enjoy all year round.

4:00 pm - This is a beautiful time to be out on the water before settling in for the evening. We like to think of this time as “magic hour,” as you can enjoy the fun of the waterway, it is a perfect outdoor activity to enjoy with family and friends before dinner and relaxing for the evening. *seasonal sunset launch @ 5:30pm - you may request this special tour time.

Boat Options:

  • Single (1-person) Inflatable “Ducky” Kayak
  • Double (2-person) Inflatable “Ducky” Kayak
  • Hard-shell Sit-On-Top Kayak

What should I bring?

  • Swimsuit
  • Fleece/ synthetic layers (seasonal)
  • Water bottle (optional)
  • Change of clothes (optional)
  • Sunscreen, hat & sunglasses

More about the Verde River:
The Verde River is a perennial river running freely for 170 miles (274 km) through private, state, tribal and US Forest Service lands before reaching the confluence of the Salt River. The river source is Sullivan Lake near Chino Valley, AZ and also snowmelt from the 3 surrounding forests. The Verde River is a special resource, as recognized by the U.S. Congress in 1984 when 40.5 miles of it was designated as a Wild and Scenic River program. It is steeped in history, going back to the Sinagua Natives. The Verde River waterway is the perfect place to learn about the history of the area while experiencing first-hand the beauty and diversity that exists along our local rivers and creeks.

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