Get ready to cool off and learn about the unique history of the Verde River!
You'll be cruising down it thanks to this family-run business, Clarkdale Kayaking Company! They have over 40 current model Liquid Logic and Dagger Boats. Enjoy the sit-on-top design making these kayaks comfortable, stable and safe for both adults and children, ages five to 12. You can either ride by yourself or tandem.
You'll have about two-and-a-half hours to float past three-and-a-half miles of the river, taking in the sights of 900-year old ruins, native willow trees, red rocks, canyons, lush desert forests and wildlife! The website states, "there isn't any true whitewater. Along the way you can expect a variety of exhilarating little chutes and riffles, interspersed between scenic, tranquil pools."
WHAT TO BRING:
You should bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, a sun hat, clothes for the water, and a change of clothes in case you get wet! They provide an ACA Certified Guide, kayak, paddle, squirt gun, bottled water, shuttle service to and from the river and more!
DEAL OF THE DAY:
Let's get to our Smart Shopper Deal of the Day!
It would normally cost $100.49 including taxes and fees per person for a single rider. Children ages 12 and possibly younger can ride alone at that same price. For a tandem ride, it's normally $153.53. But, you're going to score 35 percent off!
So, instead you'll pay $65.32 for a single rider or $99.79 for a tandem ride. You have until 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, to get the discount!
Call 800-478-4711 and mention Smart Shopper. If you reach the voicemail, be sure to mention Smart Shopper, your name and call-back information. They'll get back to you to organize when you want to book your trip. You have through the end of September to go on your kayaking adventure!
Here are the blackout dates:
- July 5, 6, 7, 27
- August 17, 18
- September 1, 21, 22
Upon booking, you will receive a follow-up email including a link to the digital waiver to fill our before your arrival. Please note: you will need to arrive 45 minutes before the departure time noted on the booking schedule. For example, please arrive at 10:15 a.m. for the 11 a.m. launch time, 12:15 p.m. for the 1 p.m., etc. Click here for some frequently asked questions.
The base of operations is in the historic downtown Clarkdale brick building with a small retail shop and a full-service restaurant and bar called, Scott's Main Street Cafe.
IF YOU GO:
Clarkdale Kayaking Co.
920 Main Street, Clarkdale, AZ 86324