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About South by Southwest Adventures
Offering guided kayak tours on the Verde river, lake paddles, rappelling, team building, various classes and group activities in the Verde Valley area and other parts of Arizona. From basic to adventurous, we have it all!
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Hayley U wrote a review May 2020
4 contributions
As soon as our river trip ended, I couldn’t wait to plan another! Craig and Brandy are very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. Their love for the outdoors sets them apart. We are beginner paddlers and Craig, our guide, made sure to give us tips and tricks along the way. I really appreciated his encouragement and expertise. He made sure we were having the best time while staying safe. The river was beautiful and was the perfect combination of excitement and relaxation. Craig and Brandy went above and beyond by supplying water guns for a little extra fun and snapping pictures of us cruising down the river. Their river shuttle was comfortable and their shop has everything you could need. They have a clean bathroom and changing rooms, which really came in handy since we wanted to grab dinner in town after our adventure!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Kimberley S wrote a review Feb 2020
Sedona, Arizona51 contributions10 helpful votes
Verde Adventures has the best tours! Water to wine! This company, south by Southwest... isn’t open enough, not enough people running it...verde Adventures is a block away and they are awesome
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Richard E wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a fantastic trip. We had a family group of 7. Some of them have never been in a kayak before. We were picked up in front of the 3 Kings Kasbar and taken to the drop off point. Craig was our guide and Dylan was there assisting him. They were both very personable friendly and patient. They took their time to make sure that all of us understood what to expect and explained the basic skills of kayaking. We had a a blast with a 2 hour trip down the Verde River. After the trip we were taken back the the restaurant where we were given voucher to user toward food and drinks. The 3 Kings Kasbar did not disappoint either. What a great way to end this adventure. We will not hesitate to do this trip again when visiting the area and highly recommend this adventure.
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Holly A wrote a review Sep 2019
Plainfield, Illinois19 contributions1 helpful vote
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Me and two friends had a blast on this tour! It can be a bit tricky to navigate the rapids. My sister lost her phone when her kayak tipped but our guide Jeff found it! Weather was perfect. Trip was serene with a bit of adventure. Just what we were looking for!
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Kathy K wrote a review Sep 2019
Central Florida, Florida141 contributions32 helpful votes
What a great excursion. Complete equipment, personal service and support. Beautiful kayak ride. Highly recommend this company
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Response from Wanderer815330, Guest Relations Manager at South by Southwest Adventures
Responded Oct 7, 2019
Thanks so much! Always nice to hear of a good time on the river!
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