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Canyon & Cliffside Kayaking on Saguaro Lake

Canyon & Cliffside Kayaking on Saguaro Lake

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Mesa, United States
Safety measures
icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
Safety measures
icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

Immerse yourself in Arizona’s natural landscape on a self-guided kayak rental through Saguaro Lake. Booking a rental allows you to explore at your own pace and linger at locations with the best views of the river and wildlife. In addition to free parking, the tour includes a kayaking and safety orientation for all skill levels.
  • Self-guided: Explore at your own pace
  • Lakeside views rarely seen by visitors
  • All experience levels welcome: Kayak tutorial included
  • Complimentary parking pass
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Single sit on top Kayak, Life Jacket, Paddle
Gratuities
13020 N Bush Hwy , 13020 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215, USA

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum weight is 275 lbs
  • No double/tandem kayaks available
  • Dress to be in the heat/cold and to get wet!
  • Participant must be comfortable with an unguided river excursion
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Saguaro Lake Ranch, Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Canyon & Cliffside Kayaking on Saguaro Lake ?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Canyon & Cliffside Kayaking on Saguaro Lake ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Canyon & Cliffside Kayaking on Saguaro Lake .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Canyon & Cliffside Kayaking on Saguaro Lake ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Canyon & Cliffside Kayaking on Saguaro Lake .

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  • "Plus, you get an all-day parking pass so you can explore the many hiking trails in the park." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Lovely experience.
Melissa_S
, Apr 2022
Coming around a small island and seeing a wild horse standing in the river. Beautiful! Very relaxing and easy river to navigate.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for the 5 stars and review and what a treat getting to see the wild horses! We hope to see you here again another time.
star-5
Great day on the salt river
Kevin_G
, Apr 2022
The small sections of mini rapids were exhilarating and made the trip both fun and a learning experience
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Kevin for the 5 stars and review, we are so glad you had a memorable time while here with us! We hope you come back for more adventures soon!
star-5
Excellent experience! We...
Laura_H
, Apr 2022
Excellent experience! We were kayaking on the lower salt river and had a blast. A few rapids and some low hanging branches to watch out for but overall a great experience!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Laura for the 5 stars and great review! We try our best to help keep up with wild branches please let us know where they are specifically so we can get anything we missed out of the way. Hope to see you again here soon!
star-3
Fun, beautiful, but too short
Marcia_B
, Apr 2022
The scenery was beautiful, the cliffs and rock formations very impressive. The river was just right for my husband and me. At age 70 and 72, it was our first time paddling our own kayak through rapids… so what they were just Class 1! I’m claiming this! The trip down the river was way shorter than advertised. One and a half hours, not 2 - 2 &1/2. We would have liked another hour, at least. And, as Saguaro Lake Ranch says “no experience necessary,” I believe they should provide two guides—one in front and one in back. Two in our party of 16 flipped their kayaks and needed help in righting them and getting back in.
star-5
First time kayaking and...
Stacie_C
, Apr 2022
First time kayaking and it was an awesome experience! Beautiful setting! Be prepared to get wet though!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
You did it!! Wonderful to hear your first time kayaking was a success, and we do hope that we will see you again here for more desert fun. Thank you for the 5 stars and review!
star-5
Beautiful scenery and wild horses!
Christopher_C
, Apr 2022
The cliffs along the river were beautiful. We also saw wild horses drinking from the river. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
What a special trip. The wild horses have been here since before the Nation Forest was created in the early 1900's. Seeing them is a piece of Arizona history. Glad you were able to be here to experience them. Thank you for the 5 stars and review!
star-5
Sun and Fun
Audrey_P
, Apr 2022
The weather was perfect and the scenery was breathtaking. What a great experience and will and have already mentioned this activity as a “must do” when visiting Saguaro Lake in Arizona.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We would agree with your headline! "Sun and Fun." We are so happy to hear that you had a good time here with us and we hope to see you back here again to possibly try going down our Salt River, another beautiful trip. Thank you for the 5 stars and review!
star-5
Gorgeous Lake
Charity_B
, Apr 2022
Guides were kind and helpful. Scenery was stunning. Breeze on the lake was sweet perfection. Would do this again!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Nothing like a mountainous view right? So glad you were able to get to expirence that here with us and we hope to see you again in the future.
star-5
Best kayak experience
Christine_d
, Mar 2022
Beautiful weather and scenery 2 hours wasn’t long enough. It was easy to book and the guides were excellent.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Sounds like you need to come visit us again then! Thank you for the 5 star review and we are so glad you enjoyed your time out here with us!
star-5
Fun day on the water making memories!
Dayna_H
, Mar 2022
Super hot day, water was cold but refreshing! All equipment provided, instructions were sufficient for our party because we are experienced but I assume it would be more detailed for beginners Our guide Austin was nice. My only complaint is the hot ride in a crowded van.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad Austin gave you and enjoyable time! The van ride can get stuffy but at least it is a quick 7 minutes drive. We do hope you join us again for another ride here!
star-5
Beautiful
Phil_K
, Mar 2022
We got absolutely poured on while out in the middle of the lake. . . It was beautiful! I tried to upload some photos, but it wasn’t working. From MN and own kayaks, this was great!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you Phil for the 5 star review! Glad you could escape and come visit our desert oasis. We hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Just being able to be on...
Isiah_B
, Mar 2022
Just being able to be on the lake and not having to have the normal worries of maintaining the kayaks and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Glad you enjoyed our services here, and we appreciate the 5 star review and the we hope to see you here with us again!
star-4
Relaxing day on the lake
Dawn_B
, Mar 2022
The view on the drive up to the ranch are breathtaking. Mostly a peaceful paddle on lake (a few speedboats at times).
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Those speedboater can sometimes get in the way out there and I am sorry that it happened to you, you will have to try the river were it is free of the electric boats and more free! Thank you for the review.
star-5
Relaxing trip on the water
SUSAN_S
, Mar 2022
Beautiful scenery and a great place for experienced and first time kayakers. Employees were helpful and friendly.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Wonderful to hear your first trip was nice and easy with us here, now that you have some experience you will have to check out our kayaking trips on the Lower Salt River starting the 2nd week of April! Thank you for the review and 5 stars.
star-5
Excellent day!
Claire_S
, Mar 2022
The driver was wonderful, and we were driven right up to the beach. The kayaks were very easy to handle, and they were in good condition.!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you Claire for the 5 stars and glad to hear that your time here with us on the water and in the shuttle trip was enjoyable and we hope to see you here with us another time.
star-5
Excellent service
Rosalie_S
, Mar 2022
Great way to rent kayaks without the responsibility of loading and unloading. Friendly staff and nice equipment.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Well we dont say "easy living" here for nothing on our ranch, glad you got to kick back and enjoy your time here with us. We hope to see you here again soon with some new friends or family! Thank you for the 5 star review.
star-5
5 Star Kayaking Adventure
Kevin_G
, Mar 2022
Austin and Matlock were great hosts getting us safely to and back from picturesque Saguaro Lake. We enjoyed 2 solid hours kayaking. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thanks for the 5 stars and great review! We will be sure to let the boys know you felt safe with them. We do hope to see you out here again with us another time.
star-5
Well organized, safe and...
Erin_W
, Mar 2022
Well organized, safe and fun! We enjoyed the experience, our driver gave us a little history on the drive to the lake along with recommended places to paddle.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you so much for the review so glad our team was able to tell you a little information that was maybe new to your ears! We hope to see you again!
star-5
Kayaking in January
Gerry_S
, Mar 2022
What a great adventure paddling at your leisure on a kayak! It was so beautiful and so fun! Cant wait to do it again!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you Gerry for the 5 stars and review! We can't wait to have you back to experience more of beauty.
star-5
Kayaking
Breanne_P
, Feb 2022
This was so relaxing and fun I definitely recommend to anyone who wants a little adventure in their life!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
We would have to agree with that statement! Thank you for the 5 stars and review and we hope to see you guys back out here again soon.

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