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Nova Guides

PO Box 2018, Vail, CO 81658
719-486-2656
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Ranked #6 of 32 activities in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Year-Round Outdoor Adventure! With an array of exciting activities both in the summer and in the winter, we specialize in making your Colorado... more » Owner description: Year-Round Outdoor Adventure! With an array of exciting activities both in the summer and in the winter, we specialize in making your Colorado experience a true taste of what Colorado is all about. Offering whitewater rafting, Jeep Tours, ATV Tours and rentals, guided fishing trips, paintball, mountain biking, guided snowmobile tours and rentals, and scenic snowcat tours, our certified guides are waiting to give you the thrill of a lifetime! « less
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Mission Viejo, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The ATVs' were too fun and the property was very pretty to explore. Nova gets 5 stars for their customer service. We were a party of 8 and had reserved 4 ATVs for the afternoon. When we got there, we waffled on whether we wanted to try some SBSs (side-by-sides) instead and took quite a bit of time making up... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

We appreciate the positive feedback! We have worked hard to focus on our guest services this past year. Its great to hear that its working! Nova Guides puts our guests first and will always do our best to accommodate special requests, our goal is to exceed guests expectations every time. More

Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We took one of the morning jeep tours (9 am - 1 pm) through Nova Guides. We have taken 4 or 5 other jeep tours around the state of Colorado and although we had an enjoyable morning, this tour is definitely was the most expensive for what you get, the shortest, and the tamest jeep tour out of all that... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Jeep Tours with Nova Guides are intended to be scenic tours taking guests to elevations they have rarely been. We often take our Jeep Tours up Resolution so guests can see the Continental Divide, four surrounding mountain ranges, wild flowers and more. We strive for family friendly tours and do not take the risks associated with the super intense, rugged... More

Roeland Park, Kansas
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Friendly and knowledgeable staff-from the reservation desk to the van driver and the guides. We did the Shoshone Rapids trip. First 30 minutes was a lot of action and fast rapids. Remaining hour on the river was a more leisurely float. They provided a nice riverside lunch as well. Thomas, our van driver, filled the drive with a lot of... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Glad you had such a great time rafting the Shoshone with Dave! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More

Davis, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went on a side by side which is one driver and up to 3 passengers. We had a guide with us to show us around and we had lunch at the top of the mountain. It is really fun if you don't mind the rumble and bumps. Also, you go through high water which may wet your shoes. Definitely... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Our side-by-sides are the new hot toys to get on and enjoy the Colorado back country. All our guided tour times advertised are for the total time commitment door-to-door. Pickup, gear up, operating talk, tour time, gear down, and transfer back to hotel or lodge. Thank you for the feedback and please come again. More

West Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My family and I used Nova Guides for a jeep tour one day and a white water rafting trip 2 days later. Both were awesome!! Kris Mahar was a wonderful guide on the jeep tour, and he took us through Camp Hale and then up above timber line. What an amazing thing to be up on top of the mountain!... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Jeeping and rafting, way to go! Colorado offers so many fun activities and you hit a couple of the best one out there. Chris is an excellent guides and always good to hear that guests are enjoying our guides. Please come gain!! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My daughter and I went whitewater rafting on 7/26/14 and had the best time! Nova Guides made the trip so easy. They picked us up at 9:15 and we were on the Colorado River by 10:45 or so. Our guide, Mike, was just the best. He was so personable and knows the river and rapids inside and out. We did... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Rafting can be so much better with the right guide and right water. Looks like you all got both!! glad the river side lunch was yummy too! Please come again and check out our snowmobiles in the winter. More

Denver
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I took our 2 kids and 2 nieces here, ages 10, 11, 12, and 13. Everyone had a super time. We took fly fishing lessons on Saturday with Craig and Stan as our instructors. Those guys were great with the kids and were able to teach us how to cast and reel in fish. The kids each... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and comments. So glad to hear the rafting, fishing, and cabin were well received and that the kiddos had fun!! Please try us out in the winter. We get tons of snow!! More

Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Used Nova Guides for white water rafting near Beaver Creek Colorado. The people I talked to in the office to make the reservation did not have a clue how the raft trip would really be. They told us what to bring, and how to dress and were totally off. They obviously need to communicate better. Also, were led to believe... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for the constructive feedback. I apologize about the inaccurate communication. The staff has received coaching, so this is not an issue again. We are always working to improve our guest experience. More

Ocala
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We have been on summer vacation and contracted Nova for several guides. We are thoroughly pleased with their services. The guides are fantastic! Ask for Stan, a Louisiana boy that came out to visit and never came back east. The entire experience exceeded our expectations. We did the white water rafting, fly fishing, and ATVing. We will definitely utilize their... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Nova Guides' LOVES repeat customers! We're very thankful that Stan decided to stay in Colorado and has been with us so many years; he's an incredible guide! We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to having you out again soon! More

Avon, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a great trip on 7/7 with this outfit. Guide (MIke) was great, machines were great, staff was friendly and efficient. The trails were just rugged enough to be fun, but not so rugged that I (an amateur rider) felt unsafe. We took the four seat with my wife and two teenage boys and it was perfect. There was another... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! The side-by-side tours are perfect for the whole family because up to four people can be in the same machine, experiencing the tour together. We'll let Mike know you had a great time. I hope you will join us on another Nova Guides' adventure next time you're in town! More

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