The Classic Water to Wine Tour


Combine the fun of a float trip down the Verde River with a wine a yummy wine tasting at the Alcantara Vineyards.

Combine the fun of a Ducky Kayak trip on the Verde River with wine tasting at the Alcantara Vineyards and you get the idea…the best of two worlds.

The Classic Water to Wine tour begins with an approximately 1 1/2 hour Ducky Kayak trip on a scenic stretch of the Verde River with just enough chutes and riffles to add a bit of excitement without ruffling any feathers. Your river trip ends in the shade of giant Cottonwood trees at eh confluence of Oak Creek and the Verde River.  Here you will take the gravel path up through the vineyards to the Tuscan farmhouse at the Alcantara Vineyards for your wine tasting delight.

The Alcantara Vineyards is a favorite on the Verde Valley Wine Trail featuring award-winning wines and friendly sommeliers who guide you through the tasting. The Wine Tasting room inside the Tuscan Farmhouse overlooks the vineyards and the rolling hills beyond.

The Classic Water to Wine Tour features great photo ops, fabulous scenery, abundant wildlife, and excellent wine. You even get a credit for purchasing wine or gift shop mementos. The Classic Water to Wine tour is truly an unforgettable experience.

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Essential Tour Information

Tour Time: (10:30 am November, December and January)

Approximately 3 hours from start to finish. River time is approximately 1 – 1.5 hours. Wine Tasting time is approximately 1.5 hours. There are several meeting times that vary with the season. Call us at 877.673.3661 for meeting times and availability on your adventure date. Please bring a water bottle with you.

Seasonal meeting (November to  January) time is at 10:30 pm trip.

Launch times and Shuttle Information:

One tour daily this time of year. For availability please check our reservations page or call our friendly and knowledgeable reservation staff. You will meet your shuttle driver and guide at the Vineyard where you will park in designated “Water to Wine” parking and there are outdoor restrooms for changing. Your shuttle to the start of your Verde River trip is about 15-minute drive from the vineyard. Your river trip ends back at the vineyard where your vehicle is parked. We recommend having a designated driver along. This is a map and driving directions to Alcantara Vineyards.

Price: Not recommended for children this is more of an adult trip


(Wednesday through Friday)

Adults $97.25 per person (Total cost $109.56)
Land use fee $2.32, Sales Tax $4.91, Reservation fee $2.00 and Wine tasting credit $20.00) not including gratuity,


(Saturday & Sunday)

Adults $107.25 per person (Total cost $117.41)
Land use fee $2.62, Sales Tax $5.54, Reservation fee $2.00 and Wine tasting credit $20.00) not including gratuity,

Please review our payment, cancellation, and other policies here.

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Each person receives a $20.00 credit to be used at the winery for wine tasting (must be 21 & have photo ID), food or retail items.

Min. 4 people per trip, this would include your party (of 2)and others (2+) on the same trip, reservations required.