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New Wave Rafting Co.

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Embudo, NM, USA
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About New Wave Rafting Co.
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. Please visit our website for our complete description of what we have to offer you!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic ride down the Rio Grande with New Wave Rafting Co. last week. We had four adults and three kids (9, 8, and 8) in our group and everyone enjoyed themselves. Britt, our guide, was knowledgeable, funny, and taught us a lot...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last Saturday my family and I did the half day on racecourse including my 9 year old and 10 year old grandchildren. I started taking my grandchildren here when they were 5 years old. everybody had a great day! Neil was an amazing guide thanks...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I plus our two teens (14,16) had a great day on the river with Orlando who was knowledgeable and fun, kind and helpful. He is obviously a skilled guide who knows the river well. He had a huge amount of geographical knowledge...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review!

Reviewed July 16, 2019

A small group of four had a fabulous time with Orlando on the Chama. Scenic does not begin to describe this area - definitely the heart of O'Keefe country! No big rapids but that was expected and fine with us. Plenty of time to explore...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much!

Reviewed July 15, 2019

A group of us went to ride the high water of the Rio Grande today and had a great time. Our guide, Orlando, was skilled as a guide and most informative in his knowledge of the area and local lore. New Wave was easy to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much!

Reviewed July 12, 2019

We went rafting with our two daughters aged 7 and 11 and we all had a great time. Alex was in our boat - he guided as expertly and was a super friendly guy with great attitude towards kids. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2019
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2019

Thank you for coming rafting with us!

Reviewed July 4, 2019

We had an excellent experience with New Wave rafting. Our boat was with Neil, who not only guided us clearly and expertly through the waves, but also entertained us with stories about the surrounding history and geology. Professional operation from beginning to end.

Date of experience: June 2019
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2019

Thank you for this great review! We will let Neil know you appreciated his entertainment. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed June 19, 2019

Our group went rafting in June and the water was high and fast. We had experienced rafters and newbies and we all had a great ride down the river. The guide was thorough, careful, but didn't avoid the big rapids. I was thankful for the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much!

Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

New Wave is a great company . They greeted us with a smile, told us what to expect, went over the rules and provided all safety gear required for a safe experience. Joey, the river guide, was terrific! He kept us safe and told us...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We're grateful for your business and for the wonderful high water we're having on the Rio Grande this year!

Reviewed January 18, 2019

A little delayed on the review, but went on a rafting trip this summer with New Wave. It was my second time rafting and a first for my 11 year old daughter. We had a great time. The water levels were really really low, so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2019

Better late than never! Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. The snowpack for the Rio Grande is looking much better this year and we're anticipating lots more water. We look forward to your next visit!

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Melba S
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Steve has responded to your request by your email! Thank you
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Karen D
August 25, 2015|
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Hello, We stop rafting at the end of Aug. At the end of October it's starting to get cold. I suggest calling around when you get here if the weather is warm you might be able to find a trip. It's a beautiful time of year!
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