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Weekday - $20 Wine Tasting Credit added at checkout
Weekend - $20 Wine Tasting Credit added at checkout

Verde River Exclusive Private Kayak Experience and Wine Tasting

Closed for Winter you may book online anytime for our opening

Friday February 12th 2021

A World-Class Adult Experience

Combine the fun of a small intimate private party of 2-10 people only with a self-guided float trip down the Verde River with outdoor wine tasting at the Alcantara Vineyards and experience the best of both worlds!

  • Small-scale private, exclusive trips of 2-10 people departing on the hour starting at 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. (Saturday has a 2 p.m.)
  • Social distancing is easy to maintain and a natural element with this self-guided exclusive adventure.
  • Everyone enjoys their own private, safe, stable and easy to use an inflatable kayak
  • This is an unguided private, exclusive Verde River experience
  • We meet you at the Alcantara Vineyards in an open-air environment you do not come to an office or any enclosed area.
  • Your wine tasting experience will be provided at your party’s private table of your choice socially spaced at scenic areas throughout the vineyard.        
  • We thoroughly clean and disinfect all our equipment after each use.
  • Everyone’s safety is our greatest concern

Please note, participants must be 21+ for wine tastings and all participants regardless of age or non alcohol participation receives the $20 credit paid for with the booking!!!!

If you need additional seats opened up for the experience you have chosen,  please let us know and we can open up additional seats to provide you with up to 10 seats for just your private group.

How your exclusive private party self-guided Water to Wine Experience works:

  • The Water to Wine experience begins with meeting your awesome professional shuttle-guide OUTDOORS at the Alcantara Vineyards
  • Your shuttle-guide provides small private parties (up to 10) with exclusive transportation, safety, and paddling instructions. 
  • The Alcantara Vineyard is where your self-guided inflatable kayak river experience ends, so when your Verde river trip and wine tasting experience is over, your vehicle is there waiting for you.
  • Your small intimate party ducky kayaks on a gorgeous floating scenic stretch of the Verde River with just enough baby chutes and riffles to add a bit of excitement without ruffling any feathers.
  • Your river trip ends on a sandy beach with a visible sign marking the end of river experience underneath the shade of giant cottonwood trees at the confluence of Oak Creek and the Verde River.  Here, you take the path up through the vineyards to the Tuscan farmhouse at Alcantara Vineyards for your outdoor wine tasting delight, which can last about an hour and a half (or longer if you want to stay!)
  • The Water to Wine experience you are looking at is a combination of two companies. We are Verde Adventures book the trip and provide the logistics for entire Verde River experience for you. Our partner The Alcantara is the vineyard where your river trip ends and your wine tasting begins. At the request of the Alcantara that the price is the same for adults, children and those not participating in the wine tasting, this is this is part of their land use fee for using their private beach as a river access point. everyone gets a $20 credit to use at the winery for food, wine, or gifts.
  • Directions to our meeting location at the Alcantara Vineyard

What to Bring

  • Reusable water bottle, as we can not provide or sell any plastic water bottles for use on public land.  We do have filtered water for refilling.
  • Big smiles and laughter — it’s going to be a fun adventure!
  • Clothing that is suitable for the weather conditions on the day of your tour.
  • Change of clothing for after the river trip (you might be getting wet!)
  • Shoes or sandals that can get wet, sunhat, sunglasses with strap, sunscreen, and a plastic bag for phones, camera, and whatever else you need to keep dry.
  • ID for wine tasting.
  • No outside food is to be brought into the wine tasting area!
  • Alcantara has created delicious food that pairs perfectly with the wine and expresses the unique flavor and character of the landscape.