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New Wave Rafting Co.

2110 Highway 68, Embudo, NM 87531
1 800 984-1444
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Embudo
Type: Water sports, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Near Taos, New Mexico, the Rio Grande cuts a breathtaking gorge with numerous rapids and many...
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Type: Water sports, Sightseeing Tours
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Regensburg, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We did a half day tour with Britt on August 22. There were four in our party and two others. Britt was fantastic! As the reviewer below wrote, he was great in explaining the geology and biology of the river and was amazing steering the boat. He let our two 14 year old girls swim through several sections and they... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A great river guide makes the trip loads better, and Britt was one of the best. Our guide Britt gave us fun and interesting tidbits of info all along the way. He also let us float and let the river just carry us, when the going was nice and easy. Some river trips I've taken, the guide's main approach was... More 

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Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Families with kids need to be aware that there is a good possibility someone in your group will fall out of the raft. As adults, we can handle it, but my 8-year-old daughter was terrified to see her dad (and another adult person in our raft) fall into the rapids early in our trip. Our raft also filled with water... More 

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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this review

We appreciate the rating chosen by the reviewer, and regret that the events described detracted from the over-all experience. We ordinarily admit children of 6 years of age and up on this moderate (Class 3) trip, and observe that the great majority of children have a wonderful time, even better than their parents! But, as the reviewer stated, a trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have some adventurous people in my family who did not want a guide along for our first rafting experience out west. We've done several types of float trips over the years - raft floating, canoeing, etc and had always dreamed of doing a rafting outting while on vacation in the west. This summer, all of our kids were finally... More 

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santa fe, nm
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

New Wave Rafting is first rate, A+, Blue Ribbon! You know you are in good hands with truly experienced guides. I really did not want to go on this adventure with my husband and two teen age sons, but the younger insisted. I had a total blast! The water was beautiful. The wildlife was amazing. But the most important aspect... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My parents booked a rafting trip for our family of six. We had two seniors (65/70), two adults and two teenage boys (15/16). Jessie was our guide - he was very friendly and knowledgable. All of us went on the lazy part of the river first. It is basically a calm 2-ish hour float trip with nice views. Wear a... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

What an incredible day our family had with the whole crew but especially our guide Kathy! Our girls are 10,8, and 6 and were excited and able to handle the trip. The river was exciting enough for the whole family. Kathy was a wealth of information about the area and all the plants and animals. We will most definitely be... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our family did the Taos Box with Britt as the main guide. It was a fantastic day. Great guides, experienced and nice, fun in the river, amazing landscapes. My kids (13 yo) thought it was the best day ever. This was our second trip with new wave (did the racecourse a couple of years ago) and they are a first... More 

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Del Norte, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

New wave rafting went above and beyond to give a wonderful experience for the whole family. They allowed our underage boys to raft since my husband and I have boated with our boys since they were able to sit. My mom wanted to go and they met all our needs. Our guide Neil was fun and informative and very safe.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

What a great experience! We rated the Taos box on a beautiful day. Britt our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the river, the wildlife and flora. It was wonderful having lunch while the big horn sheep were having theirs on the opposite bank. This is a must do if you are in the area.

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