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New Wave Rafting Co.

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2110 State Highway 68, Embudo, NM 87531-5003
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Monument Scenic Float

Excellent family raft trip at reasonable prices! Britt was a great guide with a trove of... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2018
Eric H
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Amazing experience Rafting with New Wave!

My best friend & her daughter travelled from NJ to Santa Fe for 4 days. I couldn't wait to take... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
Samantha I
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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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2110 State Highway 68, Embudo, NM 87531-5003
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Excellent family raft trip at reasonable prices! Britt was a great guide with a trove of interesting facts about the Rio Grande and natural history that compliments the scenic one day float. The float was very enjoyable and not rushed. Kids had a great time...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

My best friend & her daughter travelled from NJ to Santa Fe for 4 days. I couldn't wait to take them rafting (AM Racecourse) with New Wave, esp with our guide, Britt (who we had last year as well). This company really makes the entire...More

Thank Samantha I
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a good review! We look forward to making your yearly rafting tradition the best every year!

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Reviewed July 24, 2017

The 3-day wilderness rafting trip on the Rio Chama was expertly hosted by New Wave Rafting. We had two passenger rafts for our group of 10, two funyaks plus two other rafts for provisions. Our guides, Cathy and Karen, were skilled pilots on the river...More

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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to host your group on the Chama. We had fun didn't we?

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Rented inflatable kayaks (rubber duckies) from Steve at this shop. He was great and also a fellow birder. Had a super time kayaking the State Park stretch of the Rio Grande River -- pretty easy, gorgeous riparian, buttes and mountains. This part of the world...More

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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thank you for this review. It certainly is a wonderful part of the world!

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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

I was the organizer for the trip. We had 4 rafts for the Taos Box and 1 raft for the Rio Grande Gorge trip. The guides were very skilled, knowledgeable and fun. One of my brother in laws said it was the best rafting trip...More

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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Thanks so much for this GREAT review! We appreciate you taking the time to fill in the details!

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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Our family had the best trip with New Wave! We had never been white water rafting and it was GREAT! All because of the decades of experience of Orlando and Britt. These guys are knowledgeable, have the best personalities, and know how to have fun!...More

Thank Elizabeth L
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! We're very pleased you enjoyed your trip on the Taos Box and Orlando and Britt as guides. I'll let them know! Come back and see us again!

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

New Wave Rafting, Thank you for a wonderful experience. We had a blast, our guide Jesse was wonderful. He was extremely knowledgeable, he was funny and showed us he knew his job to keep us all safe. This was a family fun day where me,...More

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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2017

Thank you for coming with us and providing this great review. We look forward to your next visit!

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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...More

Thank Michelle F
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2016

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

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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 reviewResponded August 10, 2016

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

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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...More

Thank Samantha I
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2016

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

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Melba S
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Response from newwavekath | Property representative |
Steve has responded to your request by your email! Thank you
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Karen D
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Response from newwavekath | Property representative |
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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