Great For Beginners


Fun Mini Rapids

Ride the Little Rapids on the Verde River

This is a great opportunity to get a taste of boating on the Verde River while you visit Sedona. Our Sporty and Sweet Trip is perfect for first-time boaters, kids, or those with limited amounts of time. So hop on board and start your self-guided adventure in one of our three boat offerings! No experience is necessary on this half-day, self-guided, wild and scenic river trip where you can enjoy the privacy and beauty of Arizona’s great outdoors.


Enjoy the exclusivity of small-scale private trips of 2-10 people with your friends and family

Feel safe in your own private, stable and easy to use inflatable kayak

Be your own guide on this exclusive scenic Verde River experience

Ideal socially-distanced activity in an open-air environment

Trip Info

Spuddy kayaks (kids 7-12) price

Beginner kayaks for kids strong enough to paddle.

  • Weekdays (Mon – Thurs): $74.00
  • Weekends (Fri – Sun): $79.00



Solo - ages 13+ price

*Price will vary based upon availability

  • Weekdays (Mon – Thurs): $94.00
  • Weekends (Fri – Sun): $99.00


Tandem - adult & child (ages 3-12) price

*Price will vary based upon availability

  • Weekdays (Mon – Thurs): $164.00
  • Weekends (Fri – Sun): $169.00

Departure time

10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm

Meeting point

Alcantara Vineyard


Please check our calendar for full details


2.5 to 3.5 hours

Participation requirements

Solo Kayak – 13+
Spuddie Kayak – ages 7-12 (depends on size and strength)
Tandem – ages 3-12 with adult

Your experience starts when you meet us at the Alcantara Vineyards (this is also where the river trip ends).

We’ll then take you on a 15-minute shuttle ride from our parking area to where your boats and the Verde River await.

Then, the shuttle guide will then provide you with safety and paddling instructions. Your small intimate party then hops in kayaks on a gorgeous floating scenic stretch of the Verde River. It has just enough baby chutes and riffles to add a bit of excitement without ruffling any feathers.

When your river trip is over, your vehicle is waiting for you at the take-out area of Alcantara Vineyards. If you are headed for the Predator Zip Line, Out of Africa or the Verde Canyon Railroad for the afternoon, this two-hour river adventure is a perfect way to start your adventure-filled day.

What to Bring:

  • Clothing that is suitable for the weather conditions.
  • Change of clothing for after the trip (expect to get wet), which you can leave in your vehicle.
  • 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.

What to Know:

  • We thoroughly clean and disinfect all our equipment after each use.
  • Everyone’s safety is our greatest concern and we adhere to any social distancing measures in place.

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