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We will be closed June 2018 for the entire month.



Multi Day Trips

We can customize your trip to include extra days.

Our March 2017 overnight schedule is booking fast. Please give us a call today!

This itinerary is intended as an example only. Your trip may vary somewhat depending on weather and river conditions, your guide and your group's interests. Itineraries may be subject to change, please call our office for additional information.

Overnight Trips:
We provide waterproof bags for all your personal items. If you do not have a sleeping bag, sleeping pad or tent, you can rent them from us for $10 each plus tax per trip. All your meals are included, from lunch on the first day, all meals in between and ending with lunch on the last day.  Our exquisite dinners can include steak, lasagna, fajitas or enchiladas and always include wine and a dazzling dessert consisting of cheesecake,  freshly made dutch oven cakes or cobblers.  Sit back and gaze at the amazing scenery around you while your guides do  the work.  Then, brightly shining, the stars come out, leaving you to gaze at the brightest stars in Texas in awe.
For an overnight packing list, click here!
For prices see our price list.  

Four to six days on the river is a relaxing, easy-paced journey.  Sit back and enjoy yourself amongst the canyons, listen to the various bird song or photograph some of the most spectacular scenery to be found in the Southwest. Come and explore:
Colorado Canyon Through Santa Elena Canyon, Mariscal Canyon Through Boquillas Canyon, or Boquillas Canyon

Colorado thru Santa Elena Canyon:

This trip combines two wonderful, yet distinctly different canyons. Colorado Canyon has multicolored volcanic rock formations with colorful cacti and flowers growing from the canyon walls.  Once out of Colorado Canyon we enter another small canyon called Dark Canyon that lies below "Big Hill". Continuing on, you'll pass through the Madera and Grassy Banks area and past the Lajitas Resort on the way to the majestic Santa Elena Canyon.  Enjoy the view of the mountains in the background as you leisurely float down the river to Entrance Rapid and the beginning of Santa Elena Canyon.
Sheer majestic walls, beauty and quiet grandeur, you'll find Santa Elena Canyon is incomparable.  Its canyon walls reach skyward over 1500 feet above you.  Santa Elena offers several class I and II rapids and Rockslide Rapid which can be a class IV rapid if there is adequate water levels. Low or high water, Rockslide will make your heart pound faster as you slide between house sized boulders in the maze created by a massive rock fall. Santa Elena is the most popular canyon trip on the Rio Grande.

LENGTH:                 4 - 5 days
PRICE:                     For prices see our price list.

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Mariscal* thru Boquillas Canyon:

Mysterious and intimate, Mariscal Canyon is the most remote canyon within Big Bend National Park.  1800 foot limestone spired walls rise majestically above you.  Splash through the Rock Pile and Tight Squeeze rapids.  The trip continues through San Vicente Canyon and on to Rio Grande Village.  Along the way enjoy picturesque scenery and perhaps a stop at the hot springs for a soak in the "healing waters". As we continue the journey past Rio Grande Village and the Mexican village of Boquillas you might see Mexican cowboys or goat herders tending their herds. And then its on to the entrance of Boquillas Canyon, delivering you into thirty-three miles of tranquility and beauty.  Cutting through the Sierra Del Carmen mountains, Boquillas Canyon offers calm, gentle rapids with beautiful vistas and a multitude of side canyons to explore. 
LENGTH:                 5-6 days
PRICE:                     For prices see our price list.

* Mariscal River Trips require us to go down the River Road in the National Park.  This road can become inaccessible in rainy seasons.  Please inquire about road and water level conditions the day before your trip by calling us!

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Boquillas Canyon:

Boquillas Canyon is the longest and most tranquil of Big Bend's major canyons.  The Rio Grande has carved into the Sierra del Carmen mountains, creating canyon vistas rising thousands of feet from river to rim.  At times, we see El Pico, a 7,000-foot limestone pedestal, looming above us.
On this leisurely multi-day float trip, you have  time for nature study, star gazing, campfires, and just plain relaxing.   Boquillas' few rapids are gentle class I and II. The scenery on this trip makes it a photographers paradise. With adequate water levels this trip can be done in three days but is preferred at four to five days giving you more time to explore the many side canyons.

LENGTH:                   3 to 5 days
PRICE:                      For prices see our price list.

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If you enjoy your trip, gratuities for your guide are always appreciated.