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Phoenix Area Kayaking

Kayaking tours in Phoenix, Arizona. Just Roughin' It offers half or full day guided kayaking trips in the Phoenix area. A kayaking adventure is a great way to see some of the lakes in the Phoenix area. "In my canary yellow canoe, mellow yellow canoe, I want to go tripping in my canary yellow canoe." - Gordon Lightfoot

Arizona: Phoenix Area Kayaking Trips

Jonesin' for a lake adventure? Guided kayaking trips in the Phoenix area is a great adventure.  A kayaking trip in the Tonto National Forest probably conjure up images of pine forest green and chilly air. But did you know that this area of Arizona encompasses 3 million acres of Saguaro cactus and lakes too?  Kayaking in the lakes in the Phoenix area of Arizona is a perfect year round activity.  Join us for a private half or full day of kayaking at Canyon or Bartlett Lake.

Canyon Lake is just under an hour's drive from Phoenix and features 28 miles of shoreline, dotted with red rock, cacti and serene coves where you might spot a deer, sheep or turtles.  Your kayak gives you a front row view of the spectacular wildlife found here!  Just 45 minutes north of Phoenix, Bartlett Lake resides in the heart of the Tonto National Forest. Its mesmerizing surroundings create a memorable location for your kayaking adventure, providing over 2,800 acres of paddling, making it the second largest lake in the Phoenix Metro area. Fewer visitors to this lake makes for solitude and more opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the desert.
 
Private Half Day Phoenix Area Kayaking Trips
We'll meet you at Canyon Lake or Bartlett Lake and embark on 3 hours of scenic enjoyment.
 
Departure times vary by season:
* Fall trips run mid-September to mid-November and depart at 9:00AM and 1:00PM
* Winter trips start in December and run through mid-March, when we'll begin each tour at 1:00PM
* Summer trips run mid-May to mid-September and departs at 7:00AM only
 
Cost:
$200 for the first person; $50 each additional person up to 5 people
 
What's included in the price of a Half Day Phoenix area Kayaking Trip?
* Guide, kayak, personal flotation device, water, sports drinks and snacks.
 
Private Full Day Phoenix Area Lake Kayaking/Hiking Trips
We'll meet at Canyon or Bartlett Lake and embark on 6 hours of scenic enjoyment, paddling up some coves and finding some great places to explore on foot.  Or, we may choose to take a hike to take in some views, then take some time paddling on the lake.
 
Departure times vary by season:
* Fall trips run mid-September to mid-November and depart at 9:00AM
* Winter trips start in December and run through mid-March, when we'll begin each tour at 10:00AM
* Spring trips run mid-March to mid-May and depart at 9:00AM
 
Cost:
$330 for the first person; $50 each additional person up to 5 people
 
What's included in the price of a Full Day Phoenix Area Kayaking Adventure?
* Guide, kayak, personal flotation device, water, sports drinks, snacks, and day pack.
 
**We can provide transportation from your hotel by request and based on availabilty for an additional fee.
 
Kayak Rental
 
Don't need a guide but still want to go out for a paddle?  We rent kayaks as well!  Our inflatable kayaks are easy and fun to use and easy to travel - no need for a trailer.  Just throw in any vehicle and go!
 
Rental Rates - $70 for the full day.  Includes PFD (Personal Floatation Device) and kayak paddle.  $100 refundable deposit required.
 


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Rating: 54321

My colleague and I had a GREAT time with Ken! We checked out Canyon Lake and the local terrain before a business trip. It was really nice to have a personalized tour with just our folks and choose which areas we wanted to go to, how fast we wanted to go, and really enjoy the native area. There are some great peaceful coves and lovely hiking areas. We went on a Sunday, and there were lots of power boats and personal water crafts around which was unnerving at first, but we got used to "staying loose" and riding the wake. Ken helped us learn about local vegetation, birds and geology. He was also very patient and understanding when we were a little awkward with our equipment grin

We'd go again in a heartbeat! Great lunch and snacks, too!

By Pam Levin on 2013-04-15

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