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Address: 2110 Highway 68, Embudo, NM 87531
Phone Number: +1 800-984-1444
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Near Taos, New Mexico, the Rio Grande cuts a breathtaking gorge with...

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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Great Rafting!

Our family of four booked a 3 hour trip with New Wave rafting. Our guide Britt was EXCELLENT! He was extremely knowledgeable and really took the time to get to know our names and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 8, 2016
Michelle F
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Our family of four booked a 3 hour trip with New Wave rafting. Our guide Britt was EXCELLENT! He was extremely knowledgeable and really took the time to get to know our names and interact with each one of us as over the course of the trip. Britt shared the history of the river and knowledge of the wildlife and... More 

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

Thank you so much for this great review! Britt is the BEST! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

White Sands Missile Range
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I took a group from southern nm to Taos for a weekend trip. My group had a great time doing the all day raft with NEW WAVE. The provided lunch was amazing and the guides were awesome. This was a great trip!

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

So happy you had an amazing time!! Thank you for your response! More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband, daughter, & I loved everything about our rafting trip! Weather was beautiful, shared lots of laughs, loved getting splashed and Britt was an awesome guide with so much knowledge & experience of the outdoors (he's been with New Wave since 1984!) ..thank you for a wonderful adventure for these locals!

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

So glad you had a good time, thanks for the review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We came as part of an organised party from the Rainbow Trout Ranch in Colorado and rendezvoused with them on the Rio Grande. I was a little concerned as we had a couple of 8 year olds and the briefing was a little too relaxed but once we got on the river after the safety briefing the true professionalism and... More 

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

I was guiding on this trip and I have to say, I was proud of our crew and the job we did out there! Thank you for this review and for coming with us! Come back! More 

mettawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I happened to stop at the pick up location for new wave. We talked to one of the guides. He took his time and explain what it was all about and where to go to sign up as they had afternoon available. They explain everything to you so you know what to do if you fall in... More 

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

Wow! All of us at New Wave do everything we can to make your experience as beautiful as possible. Thank you for letting us know we are succeeding! More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Half day trip of white water rafting on the upper Rio Grande. Beautiful scenery and adventurous travel down the river. Our guide was Orlando who also guided us about 4 years ago. Learned a lot about geology of the area, history and local wildlife. Great experience for folks of all ages. If you go request Orlando for your guide.

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So glad you had a great trip! Thanks for coming with us again...Orlando is one of a kind! More 

Amarillo, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

We took our boys 8 and 14 years old, on their first rafting trip. They had a great time and want to make this an annual experience. Our guide, Britt, was fabulous! He was patient with the younger kids and we all enjoyed the day with him.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! I'll let Britt know how fabulous he is! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We took a group of 13 scouts and 8 adults on a 2 hour river float. Our guide Orlando was very informative and made the trip great fun for the kids and adults. I would highly recommend these folks.

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

Our guides are the best! Thank you for taking the time to write us this great review! More 

Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

New Wave exceeded our expectations with a Class 3 ride down a 6 mile stretch of the Rio Grande. Our guide had 23 years of experience and was quite approachable, friendly and willing to share his knowledge of the environment, topography and surroundings. Sensitive to newcomers and those less experienced, New Wave took the time to teach the proper paddling... More 

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

Thank you for posting this great review! We take good care of our guides so they will take good care of you! More 

Russell, Kansas
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Wonderful experience in making reservations, learning how to river raft, and learning about the geography of Northern New Mexico. Michael is an excellent guide: safety, information, company.

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

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review! I will let Michael know you learned a lot and had a good time. More 

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