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Mesa, United States
Salt River Kayaking Trip

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

The Tonto National Forest is the largest in Arizona and the Lower Salt River runs right through its heart. On this tour, admire the natural scenery from the water on a thrilling kayaking excursion. Set out from Saguaro Lake, paddle along the Salt River, and look out for native wildlife, including the park’s herd of wild horses.
  • Spectacular views of Tonto National Forest from the water
  • Incredible wildlife sightings including the Salt River wild horses
  • No kayaking experience necessary: full instruction provided
  • Choice of tour departure times throughout the day
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Transport by air-conditioned shuttle
Gratuities
Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch , 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 recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Maximum weight is 275 lbs
  • No tandems available
  • Dress to be in the heat and to get wet!
  • Participant must be comfortable with an unguided river excursion
  • Must sign a waiver prior to arrival (will be emailed to you after booking)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Saguaro Lake Ranch, Inc.
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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 sanitization during Salt River Kayaking Trip?
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 Salt River Kayaking Trip.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Salt River Kayaking Trip?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Salt River Kayaking Trip.

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  • "Would definitely recommend this trip to all ages - no previous kayaking experience needed." See review
  • "Check in was easy, the quick review of how to kayak was thorough and fun." See review

Reviews

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Kayak Life
Tiffany_W
, Jun 2022
A great experience and very informative for first timers. Definitely stay focused so you won’t end up in the river.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your 5 stars and the review! We hope to see you here again, and thank you for coming to spend some fun in the sun with us.
star-5
I went by myself, was...
Alex_B
, Jun 2022
I went by myself, was such a great experience. Even though i went alone, youre with a group so it made the experience that much better. The sites were so beautiful.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
So glad you could out and enjoy a few hours with us to relax and connect with nature. We appreciate your review and rating!
star-5
Could've done with a few...
Sam_H
, Jun 2022
Could've done with a few less floaters("spring breakers") but once you paddled last you got to enjoy the scenery without the alcohol infused ruckus. Saw 6 wild horses (in the water) and plenty of birds. Instructors were professional and helpful. Make sure you read online directions for parking or you won't find it Would return on a weekday
star-5
Great day with the family! Highly recommended
Danny_F
, Jun 2022
Nice seeing all the scenery, great staff, getting to the place is tricky ;) definitely recommend this as part of your trip
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for the 5 stars and review! We hope to see you here again another time to expierence more desert fun.
star-5
Awesome
Kathi_W
, Jun 2022
The beauty of nature from the water perspective. The cliffs and wildlife were amazing especially the wild horses
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for coming out to expierence the river with us. We appreciate your review and rating!
star-4
Overall great experience
Jennifer_J
, Jun 2022
I wasn’t able to add photos but we saw several wild horses which was awesome! Our only complaint was some parts of the river had a bad smell from natural causes and/or other people smoking weed… kind of took away from the experiencing nature part of the trip but overall great trip!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for coming out to spend some time on the Salt River with us. We do recommend our guests to go earlier in the morning and on a weekday if they can to avoid the crowds and all their smells they have to offer. We appreciate your review and rating and hope to see you again!
star-5
Great Experience
Celeste_C
, Jun 2022
The scenery was beautiful. It was a very relaxing ride. We even came across some horses and sheep in the water.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for the review and for the rating! We hope to see you again for more adventures.
star-5
I would come back for sure !
Janelle_S
, Jun 2022
I was scared at first(this was my first time) I crashed 3 time to the edge fell out of the boat twice because I panicked BUT I got the hang of it and I enjoyed it especially the staff 👏🏾👏🏾DEFINITELY RECOMMEND
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
You are such a sport! Thank you for coming to have some adventure with us. We appreciate your review and the 5 stars!
star-4
Thumbs up !
Enrique_R
, Jun 2022
The views were very nice and amazing the water was great and everyone was friendly great experience will come back again !
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We look forward to your next trip with us! Thank you so much for coming out and for the review and rating.
star-5
Amazing AZ kayaking tour!
Lisa_O
, Jun 2022
Scenery was beautiful and a refreshing activity to do on a nice hit, sunny day! Very relaxing with a few light rapids which made it a great experience! The staff was friendly and helpful.! Communication from the company was great!! Highly recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for coming out to have a relaxing day with us! We hope to see you here again. Thank you for the 5 stars and review!
star-5
Beautiful day on salt river
Julie_M
, Jun 2022
Loved this trip. Just the right length of time. Team was great from how to use paddle to where to go and a quick pick up.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for the 5 stars and the review and we hope to see you here on the Salt River again!
star-5
Our Kayaking Trip
Sheila_S
, Jun 2022
Definitely the scenery was beautiful! It was quiet, the horses were also beautiful, all around a memorable day!😊
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review and the rating! We look forward to seeing you here with us again.
star-5
Fun on the Salt River
Jacki_S
, Jun 2022
Wonder, relaxing. Had a great time. Your employees are very welcoming and informative. The wild horses were an added surprise
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for coming out and spending the morning with us! We appreciate your review and your rating. Hope to see you out here another time!
star-5
Worth it!!
austin_w
, Jun 2022
My and my girlfriend wanted to find something relaxing to do outdoors while being able to see the beauty of Arizona. This kayaking trip was the answer. Very easy route that even a beginner could conquer. Wild horses at about every turn! Well worth the time and money.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for sharing your expierence with us! We appreciate your review and rating and hope to see you here later in the season.
star-5
Great fun!
Diane_R
, Jun 2022
It was a perfect day! The rapids were fun and the water temp was refreshing. Got a little wet but just shorts. The vistas were incredible. Great way to get outside Phoenix. The people at Saquaro Lake Ranch were super nice and chill. We will go again but not on Memorial Day!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks so much for coming out! Holidays are always super busy on the Salt River. We hope to see you again and thank you for your review and rating!
star-5
Scary rapids. It beautiful virws
Michelle_S
, May 2022
Views were breathtaking. Rapids we’re too much for me and I was thrown thllfrom the kayack in to the trees. My family enjoyed the trip because they were more experienced.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for sharing your expierence with us and we appreciate your review and rating.
star-5
Awesome
Anthony_P
, May 2022
Just a beautiful trip. The start is spectacular, nice easy ride with just a few easy rapids. Saw horses, blue heron, and gorgeous scenery. The crew was very nice.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
So happy you could take some time to relax on The Salt River. We appreciate your review and 5 star rating!
star-5
An Arizona must do!
Kemeron_C
, May 2022
Great experience and great views throughout the whole trip. Would absolutely do it again. If you are close to the area and need something to give you a Arizona experience, this is the perfect activity.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review and rating! We hope to see you again soon!
star-5
relaxing
Amy_r
, May 2022
easy going slow pace kayak ride , loved the scenery and the weather , water was cold enough to keep us cool
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for coming to cool off in the Salt River with us! We hope to see you again soon and thank you for the review and rating!
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First part of the trip...
Jacob_S
, May 2022
First part of the trip without the tubers was beautiful. Also loved seeing the wild horses. Great instructions as I have never done this before.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
That scenary under the Bulldogs cliffs is just gorgeous! If youd like to avoid tubers book an earlier trip and during the week days. We appreciate your review!

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