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Paddle Boarding Tours

For those of us who are looking to learn how to stand up paddle, look no further. Arizona Adventure Guides would love the opportunity to take you to the beautiful Bartlett Lake and teach you the basics of paddle boarding. Our goal is to provide a guided service for stand up paddle newbies and enthusiasts to have a unique experience paddling you won't find anywhere else. 

Join us for a 3-4 hour guided stand up paddle tour on the beautiful Bartlett Lake. Our stand up paddle tours are a great way to escape and experience wildlife up close and personal and to paddle through coves only available to paddle boarders and kayakers. Both paddle trips are a great beginner outing and all skill levels are welcome to attend.

You will be provided with all kayaks, paddles and life vests. Wildlife you may expect to see include Wild Burro, Deer, Javelina, Coyotes, and multiple bird species including Bald Eagles. Winters can be a bit cool and the summers could be hot so please dress accordingly. Your feet may get wet so you will need to wear either water shoes, sandals, or an old pair of sneakers. Footwear must be worn at all times. All tours are provided with plenty of water and a healthy snack. Your paddle board rental will also include a paddle, leash, whistle and PFD. Please contact us anytime by phone or email for any inquiries about tours and scheduling. Please show up 15-20 minutes early for check in. We look forward to seeing you on the water. 

Bartlett Lake, located 48 miles (77 km) from downtown Phoenix and 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Carefree, is a popular recreation area in the Tonto National Forest. Address is Bartlett Lake Marina 20808 E Bartlett Dam Rd, AZ.


Tour Cancellation Policy

Park entrance fee not included in tour price ($7.00 per vehicle). Private Tours available upon request. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the tour date for the tour fee will be 100% refundable. Cancellations made within less than 48 hours prior, fees are non-refundable. Private tours, cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to tour date for a 100% refund. Arizona Adventure Guides, LLC., reserves the right to reschedule or cancel stand up paddle tours due to adverse weather or lake conditions. In the event of cancellation or rescheduling by us, your payment will be 100% refunded, or applied to another trip at your discretion.


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  • Paddle Boarding tours are available year round.

Skill Level

  • We offer tours for all fitness and skill levels including beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert paddlers.


  • We allow children ages 10 and above as long as they are able to swim.

  • Children are 10-17 years of age.

Meeting Point

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Meeting Instructions

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  • Due to the risk of COVID-19 exposure to our guests and guides from riding in a vehicle together, all guests are asked to meet their guide at the designated trailhead. Address and directions will be provided.


  • Rates do not include taxes, online booking fee, or tip.


  • Our best adventure tour guides typically earn a tip of 20% or more from their guests.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made 3 days or more before your scheduled tour will receive a full refund.

  • Cancellations made less than 3 days before your scheduled tour will not be refunded.

  • Cancellations made less than 3 days before your scheduled tour will be given credit for a future tour to be rescheduled for a mutually agreed upon date and time within 60 days of the original tour date.

  • No Shows will not be refunded.

  • If it is necessary for you to cancel your tour due to illness, injury, or apprehensiveness regarding COVID-19, our normal cancellation policy will apply.

Call for Reservations - 303.332.6262

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