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Address: Big Bend National and State Parks, Marfa, TX 79845
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+1 432-229-3713

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Charlie Angell Numero Uno

We've been to BB National Park countless times but after a short hike last fall on the edges of Big Bend Ranch State Park, I decided I needed a guide due to its total remoteness... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to BB National Park countless times but after a short hike last fall on the edges of Big Bend Ranch State Park, I decided I needed a guide due to its total remoteness. We hired Charlie to take us to some cool relatively unknown areas of the park and he was awesome. We hiked to some of the... More 

Thank Ddwolpert
Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Rio Grande Canoe trip with a large group of friends. Charlie and his crew were great. They coached and encouraged us through the more challenging parts of the river. Weather was less than ideal but they turned the whole thing into a positive experience. Enjoyable and fun time, he is interactive and really knows the area, plants,... More 

Thank redmopak
CharlieAngell, Owner at Angell Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks guys, really enjoyed the time with you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

We did a 2 day trip through the St Elena canyon and had an amazing time. Charlie (owner) was very easy to deal with and ensured everything went smoothly. Also all the river and camping equipment was of the highest quality. Mike was our guide. He was very professional while making sure we were safe and having fun. Also, Mike... More 

Thank Alex B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

I selected Angel Expeditions based purely on online reviews. Most of the reviews were spot on, this company and it's guides were fantastic! We had a blast on the river over our holiday break. The giudes were very knowledgeable about the river and surrounding environment. They also had some great stories and a fun sense of humor. I'd go back... More 

1 Thank panoramictreeskirr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

I loved Angell Expeditions! Charlie ( the owner) and another employee helped us on our river trip. We had a great trip. We have gone canoeing and rafting in the Taos area, Truckee River and California etc and this was the best trip by far. It was beautiful! Charlie was very attentive and went out of his way to be... More 

1 Thank Andrea R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Charlie and his crew provided a memorable experience on the Rio Grande. I chose to solo in a canoe, my first such experience on a river with rapids. Charlie carefully scouted every tricky section and gave expert advice about how to negotiate with the river. His feedback gave me the confidence to meet the next challenge. Charlie shared lots of... More 

3 Thank Lawson L
Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We did a Rio Grande canoe trip with Chris while visiting Big Bend. Chris and his helper were great. Chris was knowledgeable and friendly (and funny). We had three couples, one of which (us) was not well versed in canoeing. Chris was patient and explained everything well. He provided lunch and it was very good (plenty of choices, fresh food,... More 

2 Thank andrewtx
CharlieAngell, Owner at Angell Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks Andrew, had a great time with you guys too! Charlie Angell (not chris) Everyone confuses me with the magician! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We've done other outings with Charlie, but today was our first river trip.Beautiful day, river was pretty high and, even though we have very little kayaking experience, Charlie talked us through successfully traversing the rapids. Charlie and his team are knowledgeable and congenial and we an altogether delightful experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Went there with a bunch of friends on a two-day trip down the Santa Elena Canyon. Charlie and his crew not only took awesome care of us, but also enlightened us with every historic (and not so historic) piece of information around the Canyon, Terlingua, Lajitas, and that whole area. 10/10 would do it again.

1 Thank NA N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Did a two day overnight Rio Grande float trip with Charlie. Amazing time and great service. There were 13 of us that floated and camped out. Trip is fun and has the most gorgeous views in Texas

1 Thank Judson S

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