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New Wave Rafting Co.

2110 Highway 68, Embudo, NM 87531
1 800 984-1444
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Embudo
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Near Taos, New Mexico, the Rio Grande cuts a breathtaking gorge with numerous rapids and many opportunities to both float serenely or challenge... more » Owner description: Near Taos, New Mexico, the Rio Grande cuts a breathtaking gorge with numerous rapids and many opportunities to both float serenely or challenge difficult rapids. From mild to wild, there is something for everyone! We offer top notch outfitting services to guests from April till Sept. on the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama. Let up help You get wet! We have recently added Funyak Rentals and Paddle boarding to our services. Come visit our website for our complete description of what we have to offer you. « less
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Flower Mound, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

New Wave Rafting provided a great day of fun and lots of memories for our family. Very knowledgeable rafting guide, great lunch, beautiful scenery....we couldn't have asked for a better trip. The river was a little low and slow but that didn't stop us from having a great time that our 11 and 9 year old sons are still talking... More

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Midlothian, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We have rafted two different times with this company and were very pleased both times. The guides are very friendly, extremely helpful, and cautious when it comes to safety. Our group consisted of a ten year old with mild cerebral palsy, 60+ year old grandparents, teenagers, young adults, and 40 year old adults - everyone enjoyed it and was perfectly... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We did the Racecourse in the morning with three generations: me and my husband, my mom and our two kids ages 6 and 10. It was a blast and one of the highlights of our trip to Santa Fe. Our guide, Joe, was extremely nice yet serious about safety and got my kids to listen and cooperate in a firm... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

1) New Wave makes you wear helmets. I think it should be optional. We went in low water and it was still mandatory. Just uncomfortable and no other company makes you do it. 2) Guide Neil was awesome. Nice, professional, safe, fun, knowledgeable. Everything you want in a guide. 3) Go earlier in the spring when the water is high.... More

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Taos, New Mexico
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Our raft guide, Jesse, made today so much fun, even though the Rio Grande River was rather low. We sailed past the snags and had a blast on the rapids. Jesse has been rafting since he was 5 years old, so he certainly knows rafting. But I was impressed by his knowledge of the river and the formations, as this... More

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Temecula, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

After researching several companies in the area, we decided to go with New Wave Rafting. They give discounts for 6 people making our trip affordable for a "large" family. We had a great time. We knew going in that the water levels were low this year but that didn't stop us from having an enjoyable time on the river. Our... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The six of us had a blast, including my 6&7 yr. old. We did the 9am racecourse. Orlando was a great guide. He knew a lot about the geography and history along the river. He was a perfect guide for kids. Being local, we knew the water levels were going to be low. Even with this being a factor it... More

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Pert, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Earlier I the summer, I wanted to schedule a white water rafting trip to Taos, New Mexico. It was for myself and my two grandsons. Several of the rafting companies would only take a minimum of four (4) persons. I did some research and found New Wave Rafting Company to be an exception to that. They have been in business... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We did the afternoon Racecourse trip on a Monday. While the water was not great, Joe and Neal (sp?) were great guides and did the best they could with the group. My son and I did the funyaks which we thoroughly enjoyed. Keep in mind that funyaks are a workout when the water is this low and the wind is... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We had a fantastic time on the Rio Grande Gorge trip with our guide, Joe on Saturday, May 25th, 2013. The organization, equipment, lunch, and trip were exceptional. Joe's calm demeanor and knowledge-sharing are truly commendable. We look forward to coming back next year for the "box"! Thank you again, John & Vera - El Paso, Texas

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