Sporty and Sweet River Trip

Starting at $39 | 1 - 1.5 hours on the water | 2-hour round trip

Spud Boat - Weekday (Perfect for 7-12 year olds)
Adult - Single Kayak - Weekday (Adults 12 year old and up)
Adult & Child - Tandem Kayaks - Weekday (Adult & Child)
Spud Boat - Weekends (Perfect for 7-12 year olds)
Adult - Single Kayak - Weekend (Adults 12 year old and up)
Adult & Child - Tandem Kayaks - Weekend (Adult & Child)

Perfect for first-time boaters or those with limited amounts of time to get a taste of the Verde River.

Ride the sporty little rapids on the Verde River

  • Professionally guided Verde River trip.
  • Featuring our new Spud boats (small kayaks perfect for the 7 to 12 year old who is a beginning the life of a river guide)
  • You meet us at the River Access Point Bignotti Beach (this is where the river trip ends).
  • The 15-minute shuttle ride is from our parking area to where your boats and the Verde River awaits.
  • Includes Class I and II river trips with six fun, sporty little rapids.
  • When your river trip is over, your vehicle is waiting for you at the take-out at Big Knotty Beach.
  • If you are headed for Out of Africa or the Verde Canyon Railroad for the afternoon, this two-hour river adventure is perfect.
  • Directions to our meeting location at Bignotti Beach.


  • About an hour to an hour and a half on the Verde River
  • Includes 15-minute shuttle upstream to the river access point
  • Tours times Spring and Summer at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
    • Fall & Winter tour time 10 am only.

What to Bring

  • Big smiles and laughter — it’s going to be a fun adventure.
  • Clothing that is suitable for the weather conditions and a change of clothing for after the trip (you do get splashed).
  • Shoes or sandals that can get wet, sunhat, sunglasses and strap, sunscreen, plastic ziplock for phones, camera, and whatever else you need to keep dry.
  • Water bottle and quick snacks.