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Address: 517 Rosedale St., Carlsbad, NM 88220
Phone Number: 800-976-3021
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Description: Carlsbad Cruises is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico along the beautiful...
Carlsbad Cruises is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico along the beautiful Pecos River. Just a few miles down the road from the world famous Carlsbad Caverns, you can enjoy an oasis surrounded by tree shaded parks. Climb aboard one of Carlsbad Cruises boats and enjoy a relaxing hour long guided ride down the Pecos River, or bask in the sunshine and swim at our free beach area. We rent paddle boats, kayaks and more including a full service concession stand with the best snow cones in the southwest. We have everything you need to make the most of a day at New Mexico's secret beach!
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Call ahead for Boat Tour. Pedal Boats Were Great!

Originally we wanted to take the boat tour--- times posted online are 1,3,5,7. This is incorrect. Right now they are only doing a 5:00pm tour. We were not able to wait, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Amarillo
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Originally we wanted to take the boat tour--- times posted online are 1,3,5,7. This is incorrect. Right now they are only doing a 5:00pm tour. We were not able to wait, so instead we rented a pedal boat! This was so much fun and inexpensive. Kids loved it! They provide life jackets for the kids. Don't forget your sunscreen!!!!

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Toni B, Owner at Carlsbad Cruises Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, unfortunately you visited on a day when our boat tours were limited to one time slot, due to our boat captain being out for the day. We do run daily tours at 1:30, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm through the summer, but you can feel free to call and check prior to visiting. No reservations are... More 

Rolla, Missouri
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The times did not match up to the times on their website. Would recommend call first if you are on a timed schedule. The captain of the boat drove well. Got to see some awesome houses!

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Rochester, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We took an evening boat ride for the Christmas on the Pecos tour. My 4 year old enjoyed all of the pretty lights. It was amusing that several yards were advertisements for corporations, and a few others were paid for by other companies, but it was still worth it. Remember, it will feel colder on the water due to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very relaxing. .and very informative..we really enjoyed it..guides were very friendly..we will be back for Christmas on the Pecos

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

me and my daughter were looking for something to do in town so I looking on this trip advisor and seen this we drove over there and its closed due to river drainage and cleaning. :( I really want to get in the water with her our hotels pool is even closed..

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Toni B, Owner at Carlsbad Cruises Day Tours, responded to this review

Sorry we missed you. We open in early Spring on weekends only and then we are open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting. Hope to see you next time you are in town. More 

New Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We took the evening river cruise and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. The boat captain was very informative and had a great wit. He shared history of the river, talked about several of the beautiful homes we passed, pointed out giant tortoises in one family's yard, and told us about several families who live along the river. We hope to return... More 

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Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We took the 3pm river cruise. The price was reasonable for a one-hour boat ride. The breeze on the river was nice. We floated under a train trestle, and there were beautiful houses along both sides of the river. At one point the boat captain stopped and backed up to show us some huge tortoises in someone's yard. I would... More 

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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The best $6.00 you can spend in Carlsbad. Since we were the only two persons on the cruise the day of our river excursion our boat captain took a few extra moments to give us the history of the river and the beautiful homes that line the banks of this crystal clear headwaters of the Pecos. Even though the temperature... More 

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New Mexico
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The young men running the show on the day we visited were absolutely wonderful. Very service oriented and friendly. We took our tour on the unshaded pontoon boat and the two of them made sure to provide umbrellas for sun protection to everyone on the cruise. The tour is quite interesting and our captain was well informed about the waterway... More 

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Address: Address: 517 Rosedale St., Carlsbad, NM 88220
Phone Number: 800-976-3021
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad

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