Sedona and the Verde River Valley’s Best Adventure

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Verde River Trip at Camp Verde - Sedona Adventure Tours - Sedona Cottonwood Camp Verde Arizona

This self-guided Verde River trip is a blast! We provide you with single or tandem inflatable kayaks which are comfortable, unbelievably stable, easy to paddle and just plain fun for everyone! You will discover a whole new world while gliding down the serene waters of the Verde River, the only ‘Wild & Scenic River’ in Arizona, in your safe and stable Ducky Kayak. The Verde River is more of a big creek than a river, with incredible wilderness of spectacular canyons, verdant forests, brightly colored wildflowers and a multitude of wildlife including mule deer, beaver, river otter, great blue herons, red tail hawks and golden and bald eagles.

We are the only company providing the self-guided and shuttle service in this beautiful wilderness section of the Verde River. This 5-mile float trip is interspersed with exhilarating chutes and calm floating pools, the Verde River is the perfect river experience for folks of all ages and takes on average about 2 to 3 hours depending on weather and river levels. You can choose from a morning or an afternoon ½ day river trip or spend the day floating, swimming and having a casual lunch on the Verde River on our full day rental option.

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No experience is necessary for this safe and relaxing float down the gentle waters of the Verde River but this self-guided river trip is not for everyone and requires some athletic ability. Should you find yourself having an unauthorized out of boat experience just stand up and get back in the boat. Participants should be reasonably physically fit and prepared to get wet. All participants will be paddling and carrying their own boats and gear.

Your shuttle guide will assist you with basic paddling techniques, river and water conditions and we will provide all of the gear you need to make this a truly enjoyable, memorable, and safe adventure.


SELF-GUIDED WITH SHUTTLE TIMES & OPTIONS

WEEKDAY RATES & TIMES

(Wednesday – Friday)

HALF-DAY — morning or afternoon

Fall Meeting Times (Starting October 1, 2017)

  • 10:00 am – ½ Day (Weekday) River trip rental (4 hours)
  • 12:00 pm – ½ Day River trip rental (4 hours)

 

  • Per Person – $55.00 per person
    • Please select the option of single kayak for adults (must be 13 or older to ride alone)
    • Please select Tandem kayak – (suggest for one adult and one child 12 yo and under). Limited tandem availability.

 

Spring and Summer Meeting times (March 1, 2017 to September 3, 2017)

  • 9:00 am – ½ Day (Weekday) River trip rental (4 hours)
    Must be off the river by 1:00 pm (Charged the full day rate)
  • 1:00 pm – ½ Day River trip rental (4 hours)
    Must be off the river by 5:00 pm (Charged the full day rate)

 

BOOK ONLINE - HALF DAY SINGLE      BOOK ONLINE - HALF DAY TANDEM


WEEKEND RATES & TIMES

(Saturday & Sunday)

HALF-DAY — morning or afternoon

Fall Meeting Times (Starting October 1, 2017)

  • 10:00 am – ½ Day (Weekend) River trip rental (4 hours)
    Must be off the river by 1:00 pm (Charged the full day rate)
  • 12:00 pm – ½ Day (Weekend) River trip rental (4 hours)
    Must be off the river by 5:00 pm (Charged the full day rate)

 

Spring and Summer Meeting times (March 1, 2017 to September 3, 2017)

    • 10:00 am – ½ Day (Weekend) River trip rental (4 hours)
    • 12:00 pm – ½ Day (Weekend) River trip rental (4 hours)

PRICE:

  • Per Person$60.00 per boat (must be 13 or older to ride alone)
    • Please select the option of single kayak for adults (must be 13 or older to ride alone)
    • Please select Tandem kayak – (suggest for one adult and one child 12 yo and under). Limited tandem availability.

 

BOOK ONLINE - HALF DAY SINGLE    BOOK ONLINE - HALF DAY TANDEM


FULL-DAY (Closed for the remainder of the year)

Weekday (Wednesday to Friday)

  • March 1, 2017 to September 3, 2017 Labor Day week end.
  • 9:00 am – Full Day (Weekend) River trip rental (8 hours)
    Must be off the river by 5:00 pm (Charged $30 late fee)

PRICE:

  • Per Person – $80.00 per boat (must be 13 or older to ride alone)
    • Please select the option of single kayak for adults (must be 13 or older to ride alone)
    • Please select Tandem kayak – (suggest for one adult and one child 12 yo and under). Limited tandem availability.

 

BOOK ONLINE - FULL DAY SINGLE    BOOK ONLINE - FULL DAY TANDEM


 

FULL-DAY (Closed for the remainder of the year)

Weekends (Saturday & Sunday)

  • March 1, 2017 to September 3, 2017 Labor Day Weekend.
  • (Weekend) River trip rental (8 hours)
    Must be off the river by 5:00 pm (Charged $30 late fee)

PRICE:

  • Per Person$85.00 per person (must be 13 or older to ride alone)
    • Please select the option of single kayak for adults (must be 13 or older to ride alone)
    • Please select Tandem kayak – (suggest for one adult and one child 12 yo and under). Limited tandem availability.

 

BOOK ONLINE - FULL DAY SINGLE    BOOK ONLINE - FULL DAY TANDEM

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IN A NUTSHELL

  • Verde River Kayak Adventure - Sedona Adventure Tours - Sedona Cottonwood ArizonaThis is a self-guided do-it-yourself river trip, for 1/2 day or 4 hours or for a full day about 8 hours (day ends and all river runners must be off the river by 5:00 pm)
    • 9:00 am ½ day boaters need to be off the river by 1:00 pm so the afternoon boating participants can use these boats.
    • 1:00 pm ½ day boaters need to be off the river by 5:00 pm so the shuttle guide can go home for dinner or momma will be frothing at the mouth something horrid.
    • Full day self-guided goes out in the morning with the 9:00 am ½ day and can float at more leisurely pace. Stopping for lunch, snacks, swimming and side canyon hikes. Must be off the river by 5:00 pm. Again to keep momma happy.
  • Meet us at Beasley Flats River Access Point (Directions will be included in your confirmation email)
  • Shuttles are provided from the parking area where your river trip will end at Beasley Flats River Access Point just outside of the town of Camp Verde.
  • You will be required to help carry your boats and gear to and from the river.
  • The self-guided river trip goes from Clear Creek River Access point down the Verde River to Beasley Flats River Access Point about 5 miles in length. (This is where you parked and your shuttle driver met you)
  • This self-guided river rental is NOT for everyone, and requires some athletic ability. This is not a sit back and relax trip, but one that requires your full participation. If you are very overweight (over 250 lbs.) or in poor physical condition, you may find it impossible to sit comfortably, paddle and hike to and from the river.
  • You or the group leader’s driver’s license will be your security deposit
  • Must by 18 year or older to make the reservations
  • Waivers must be signed by all participants (sent electronically at time of reservation)

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All inflatable kayaks (ducky) include paddles, life jacket(s).
  • Shuttle of boats, gear, you and your stuff to the Clear Creek River Access Point (RAP)
  • Instruction of paddling techniques and knowledge of river and water conditions of the Verde River from Clear Creek to Beasley Flats.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING FOR THE ½ DAY & FULL DAY RENTALS (MANDATORY)

  • Big smiles and laughter it’s going to be a fun adventure. (River Goddess likes this)
  • Clothing that is suitable for the weather conditions
  • Change of clothing for after the trip (you will be getting wet)
  • Shoes or sandals that can get wet
  • Sun hat, sunglasses and strap, sunscreen, plastic Ziplocs for phone, camera and whatever you would like to keep dry
  • Water bottles and light snacks

 

WHAT YOU COULD BRING FOR THE FULL-DAY RIVER RENTAL (OPTIONAL)

  • Cooler with ice for beverages and food
  • Picnic supplies

 

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • Too much stuff, remember this all has to be carried back and forth
  • A surly attitude this is an epic high desert adventure and it’s a river trip in the desert and the river Goddess will be unhappy.

 

RESERVATIONS

To insure we have the river craft you want we highly recommend you reserve your choice in advance.

Please call us with any questions, availability inquiries or to make a reservation. We require a 100% deposit to secure your self-guided reservation and the remainder of the balance due at pick-up.

Cancellation, Payment & Refund Policies

Girls on the Verde River - Sedona Adventure Tours - Sedona Cottonwood ArizonaTrips depart RAIN OR SHINE! If it rains, you get more water for your money. If we cancel any trip due to weather, mechanical failure, unsafe conditions, or insufficient reservations, a full refund will be provided. Please notify us by phone at (877) 673-3661 or (928)204-6440 if you need to cancel or reschedule. Refund amounts vary according to the cancellation time frame. See the following list for details:

Policy for all activities

  • No refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of departure.
  • Cancellations prior to 48 hours before departure subject to $10 per person fee.

Full payment is required at the time of reservation. Listed prices do not include applicable sales tax, fees or guide gratuities.

Policy for reservations over 30 days

  • 50% Deposit due at time of reservation; Final payment due 7 days prior to trip departure
  • Cancellations or changes must be received 7 days prior i and will incur the following fees:

We reserve the right to cancel any departure if we have insufficient reservations. We will do all we can to reschedule or accommodate guests reserved on any departure with insufficient reservations. Please notify us by phone at (877) 673-3661 or (928) 204-6440 if you need to cancel or reschedule.

To make a reservation, require a 50% deposit. This deposit is fully refundable up to 7 days before your rental. If the reservation is cancelled within a week of your rental, we will give you a refund of your deposit as store credit only, or you can opt to change the date of your reservation.

At the time of rental, you will be required to sign a liability waiver and a damage responsibility waiver stating that you will be financially responsible for any lost or damaged rental gear. We also require a valid credit or debit card on file as a damage deposit. We reserve the right to charge a $25 cleaning fee per item if the gear is returned unclean.

Please arrive promptly to your scheduled time so you may gather your gear for your trip, change clothes, use the restroom, etc – Shuttles depart PROMPTLY at 15 minutes after. We are a timed event and are unable to hold the shuttle for latecomers or those not ready to go.

PLEASE PRINT THIS CONFIRMATION AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS IN IT.

GPS, Mapquest, Google Maps etc. DO NOT always work in our area

For all our Verde River Rental with Shuttle we provide:

  • Shuttle vehicle and guide
  • Shuttle you and the boats and gear from parking area to put in (15 minute drive)
  • Water refills – Please bring a water bottle with you
  • Ducky/paddles
  • Life jackets
  • Paddling instructions, education and knowledge of current river and water conditions

River Tips:

Wear appropriate layers of clothing for the time of year and weather conditions (you may want to bring a change of clothes for after your trip), swimming clothes for summer boating, layers for fall/winter boating. For the Verde River Self-Guided with Shuttle there are PRIMITIVE restrooms and changing area. You will be ending your river trip at Beasley Flats and this is where your vehicle is parked and you boarded the shuttle bus for your trip.

  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip moisturizer
  • Sunscreen
  • WATER BOTTLE
  • Wet footwear
  • Most importantly your camera!
    (You may want to put your camera in a zip lock to keep it dry)

**Please DO NOT consume alcohol prior to ANY river trip. Suspected intoxication or obvious consumption of alcohol will result in removal from trip with NO REFUND. Rescheduling may be possible, based on availability**

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