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Kayak Tour of the Verde River from Clarkdale
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Offering kayak and stand up paddle board rentals, river tours, and skills classes for river runners and explorers from beginners through advanced paddle experts.
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“kayak trip” (6 reviews)
“full monty” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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551 N Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3816
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We went on the tour two times both with different experiences. The full Monty is worth the upgrade in cost as you get to go through more rapids. It requires you to drag your kayak through very short distances and it sounds harder than it...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

I live locally and offer concierge services in the area, so I take tours to understand the experience offered and later assist in referring visitors to the area that are interested. I have been on the guided trip with both Dylan and Craig and had...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

South by southwest adventures is a well organized business, from the email instructions to the on water guide & directions to navigate the river. Dylan's love of the enviornment translates to a thoughtful, friendly excursion & his,experience made for a really fun, safe day on...More

Thank Barbara K
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

We took our grandkids (15 & 12) on the afternoon kayak trip. We had a GREAT time with the whole group. The guys from South by Southwest Adventures were very helpful to get us started and were right there if we needed anything, The river...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We took the Full Monty tour. Our guide Craig was awesome. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this experience.

Thank Jan R
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

Wow!!! What an adventure!! We are seniors, novices to kayaking and two of us were a bit intimidated by the whole idea. In a group of 14, we were the oldest, weakest and slowest but our guides were super supportive and one always hung back...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

A tremendous experience! From the moment we met Walt in the parking lot before we even entered the building, we knew this was the place to be for our trip down the Verde River. My wife and I have kayaked before but never on any...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

My wife and I had so much fun on our first kayak ride with South by Southwest! Jeff and Dylan were fun guides, and even though I feared at first our group was large for 2 guides (15), they were very attentive and aware of...More

Thank Jared A
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

I decided to take my wife and two kids on this trip. They had never been on a river before, and it looked like this would be a good place to try. We got on the water and Dylan (guide and owner) gave zero instruction...More

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Gayla B
May 28, 2017|
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Response from Vgrape | Reviewed this property |
For us as novices, we used the inflatable kayaks. Great experience.
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anainsurance
January 20, 2017|
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Response from SbSouthwest | Property representative |
The Full Monty is our longer option. Beginners can paddle it, but know that it is physically more intense. This does not mean more or bigger rapids, the standard tour and the Full Monty both see 2 class 2 rapids, just that... More
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anainsurance
January 20, 2017|
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Response from SbSouthwest | Property representative |
It is highly personal as to whether that is too cold. You will get splashed a little, so dressing appropriately is important. Water shoes will be necessary as you will definitely get wet down to your ankles. As far as the... More
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