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Whitewater rafting

Float the canyons of the Rio Grande

Float the canyons of the Rio Grande

Duration:7 hours total
Includes:Food and equipment
Languages:Offered in English
23 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

About your host

My twin sister, Erin Little and I have been guiding boats for 19 years. This is what attracted us to the Big Bend region as it is the only place in America that you can be a river guide in the winter. Jimmie, Cassidy, and Jeff also work with us. As guides we are Wilderness First Responder first aid certified and CPR certified. Erin is a Swiftwater Rescue Course Instructor. What makes the…
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What we’ll do

Imagine floating thru the epic canyons of the Rio Grande on a full day, fully guided, fully equipped trip. The Rio is mostly flat water for a scenic adventure. The river has class I rapids that is perfect for our first timers. Come learn and/or work on your boating skills. The water levels fluctuate and can influence what boats we take: rafts (we can row you down the river or everyone paddles),…

What else you should know

The beauty of a small operation is that we are totally flexible as to the meet up time in the morning. Usually between 8-10 am is best. Please let us know what time works best for you.

What I’ll provide

Food
Ice water is provided. Bring all your own lunch, snacks, and beverages. A cooler is provided.
Equipment
15 passenger van Personal Flotation Device's and dry bags are provided.

What to bring

Shoes you don't mind getting wet.
Bring your own lunch, a cooler is provided. Bring a water bottle.
Additional clothes according to weather conditions. You can store spare clothing in a drybag.

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Where you'll be

If the water is high, we will be rafting through either Santa Elena or Colorado Canyon. If the water is medium, we will be wither rafting or kayaking thru Hot Springs Canyon where we stop and soak in the hot springs and have lunch at the historic district. If the water is low, we will be doing a Santa Elena Canyon boomerang where we paddle upstream, have lunch, and then float back down. There is not much current, it is like paddling on a lake.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 30 guests of all ages can attend. Any age can attend this experience. We are delighted to share the canyons with everyone and will work with you so that it is a wonderful time.

More tips

The beauty of a small operation is that we are totally flexible as to the meet up time in the morning. Usually between 8-10 am is best. Please let us know what time works best for you.

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Float the canyons of the Rio Grande
134 reviews
From $140/person
134 reviews
From $140/person