Big Bend River Tours is located on FM 170 West, just after the Highway 118 junction. Our hearts remain true to the area, as we prefer to operate ONLY in the Big Bend. We are centrally located near several motels, restaurants, stores, and gas stations, and only 3 miles from the western entrance to Big Bend National Park. We are the oldest full service outfitter, offering you journeys by canoe, raft, kayak, van or jeep, on foot, and with combination trips, on horse as well. We are open 9AM to 5 PM year round and offer trips daily. Our guided rafting trips, canoe trips, guided hikes, and backroad tours are structured to give you information about the region's history, geology, wildlife, and plant life through the expertise of our knowledgeable guides. Combination trips include the union of either a river trip, guided hike, or backroads expedition. Horseback trips can be arranged through the local stables as combination trips as well. Private shuttles and equipment rentals can be reserved to provide a wider array of options for those who would rather "go it on their own". Please note that the last twenty years in the Big Bend have been very dry. This creates a low water situation which sometimes eliminates the use of rafts. We have a fleet of Old Town canoes that we use during the low water periods. Our guides are expert instructors, so even novices can learn to canoe and enjoy one of our spectacular canyons. The water tends to be very mild and more lake-like with few rapids during lower water.Use our Terlingua trip planner to add Big Bend River Tours and other attractions to your Terlingua vacation plans.
Please let us help you with your Big Bend vacation plans. Call us now at our toll-free number 800-545-4240!
Big Bend River Tours Reviews
We were highly pleased with our canoe trip on Santa Elena Canyon. We were low on sunscreen so we went to the local gas station in the morning but Big Bend River Tours actually has a great gift shop... more »
Jet and Scott were great and made the journey fun. The trip is NOT a half day as we drove back and forth and had to wait while equipment was loaded and unloaded. We were MAYBE on the water for an hour which was very disappointing. It was a beautiful day, which helped, but given the cost of the trip and the description we were given, we expected a much different experience.
Did a full day tour with Doug (our Guide) down to Hot Springs. Company and Guide were great. Easy to book and get information. On arrival, Doug was very friendly and animated. On the water, he made sure we were safe, told us about unique sites, and made sure we all could experience the hot-springs. He made a great lunch as well. Would highly recommend this tour again!
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