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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.
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Big Bend River Tours reviews
We had the time of our lives. I would definitely do this again! Would recommend to EVERYONE to try this at least once.
We had the time of our lives. I would definitely do this again! Would recommend to EVERYONE to try this at least once. more »
Matt was an excellent guide: personable, helpful, and knowledgeable. Everything went smoothly for our half-day trip. River was mostly smooth, with a couple challenging rapids. Quite scenic through..... more
Matt was an excellent guide: personable, helpful, and knowledgeable. Everything went smoothly for our half-day trip. River was mostly smooth, with a couple challenging rapids. Quite scenic through..... more »
A great way to spend a day in Big Bend! Our original goal was rafting but due to the low level of the Rio Grande, we ended up in canoes instead. John was our guide down the river and we had so much fun! We stopped by the hot springs for a swim before eating lunch. Then John took us on a short walk to see the remains of an old resort and hieroglyphics on the walls of the cliffs. Our trip then continued down the river through a series of rapids and into the canyons. John was great at pointing out wildlife and other points of interest along the way. We also enjoyed seeing the horses that come up on the side of the river that borders Mexico. If you have more than one day to spend in Big Bend, I highly recommend taking a trip down the Rio Grande with Big Bend River Tours. If you are lucky enough to get John for your tour guide, then you are guaranteed to have a great float!
Great place to go for a river trip. Staff is very courteous and informative. The river was low but we were able to still go and have an enjoyable time. James our river guide went above and beyond helping us through the low rocky areas. He is very knowledgeable about the area and more than willing to share with guests.
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