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Address: 517 Rosedale St., Carlsbad, NM 88220
Phone Number: 800-976-3021
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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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No fancy boat!

Before going I had seen the pretty blue and which pontoon boat advertised. When we got there we were informed that a smaller boat would be ok? We said yes. It was a small pontoon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Middlebury, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Just awesome! This boat ride was a nice way to wrap up our visit to NM... Our captain was great! ☺️... Now back to TX we shall head 😉

Thank Leezet G
Middlebury, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Before going I had seen the pretty blue and which pontoon boat advertised. When we got there we were informed that a smaller boat would be ok? We said yes. It was a small pontoon boat with no overhead awning or shade. It was also really dirty. The captain was a college aged kid. He was nice and fun, not... More 

1 Thank GypsyEJ
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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!!!!

4 Thank texaskids4
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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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!

3 Thank Katie W
Rochester, New York
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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 

2 Thank Charles M
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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

2 Thank Kimberly D
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..

1 Thank Amber C
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 

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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 

5 Thank ChazNewMexico
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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 

3 Thank Jenifer W
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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 

4 Thank 81Denver

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