Established in 1984 in Arizona as Desert Voyagers Guided Raft Tours, Cliff Creek Outfitters has been offering quality kayakig, rafting and paddleboarding river tours on the Lower Salt River and nearby lakes for almost four decades. In fact, we were the first river tour company to utilize the beautiful Lower Salt and Verde Rivers for commercial tours. We have served close to 200,000 guests by taking them out on our beautiful rivers and lakes and teaching them about Arizona's unique Sonoran Desert ecology.
Many of our clients write to us later exclaiming what a great time they had with us. Families enjoy the information their children receive about a new and fascinating ecosystem and are impressed by the lush, green, and vibrant riparian preserve that surrounds them on the water. A river trip on the Lower Salt and Lower Verde Rivers is an unforgettable event when they are guided by Desert Voyagers and we will continue to work towards not only meeting our clients' expectations, but exceeding them. Today, we operate as the exclusive provider of Central Arizona water-based tours for Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) in central Arizona.
Cliff Creek Outfitters has an ongoing priority permit with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tonto National Forest and with the Fort McDowell Indian Community. We are proud to say that we have a spotless safety record for over 39 years, the entirety of the existence of the tour company. We are also active members of Experience Scottsdale, Visit Mesa, and America Outdoors, the nationwide association for outfitters and guides.
Our guides strive to inform guests about the local flora, fauna, geography, geology, and history of the area while providing an entertaining and challenging raft, kayak or paddleboard tour. They are trained, professional, experienced and friendly. Some of our river guides have been with us for more than ten years. Every guide is certified in First Aid and CPR and may have higher wilderness medicine certifications. Our guides come from many different backgrounds that give them a unique viewpoint when interacting with guests on and off the river. Some are ecologists, wildlife preservationists, emergency medical technicians, firemen, survival instructors, white water guides, teachers, fitness instructors, rock climbers, retired military personnel, and many are college graduates, some with master's degrees. This interesting and unique mix of people, adds enormously to the experiences our clients have on the water.
Wild horses along the river are always inspiring encounters.
Our kayaks are fun way to enjoy the beauty of the river for everyone.