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Address: FM 170 West, Terlingua, TX 79852
Phone Number: 432-371-3033
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Since 1979 Big Bend River Tours outdoor outfitter has offered river trips,...

Since 1979 Big Bend River Tours outdoor outfitter has offered river trips, guided park tours, backroad tours, hiking and backpacking and now horseback combo trips as well. Come join us in the beautiful Big Bend of Texas. Open every day, 365 days a year. Come discover the magic of the Big Bend!

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Great first float trip

This was our seven year olds first float trip and we had a great time. Beautiful scenery through the canyons of Big Bend. The guides were excellent in helping you navigate any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our seven year olds first float trip and we had a great time. Beautiful scenery through the canyons of Big Bend. The guides were excellent in helping you navigate any tricky spots on the river. We did the have day float with a snack stop. There store where you,check in,new everything you might need if you come unprepared... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a 'Saddle and Paddle' tour through this company. The horseback portion of my review is posted under Lajitas Stables. We were warned that there wasn't a ton of water in the river when we booked, so we were prepared for a slow paddle. This wasn't a white water or fast moving rafting trip...I actually had to ask which... More 

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We went on a rafting trip through the Colorado Canyon with the owner James. We were fortunate that it had rained the night before so that the Rio Grande water level was high enough to raft. James did all the work with the oars, so all we could do was sit back and enjoy the scenery which was spectacular. We... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We had an extra day in Big Bend and we were looking for something to do and tried this out. The Rio Grande is a little sluggish and on the day we went it was a pretty muddy. However, it ended up being a wonderful day. The lunch was excellent, the views were wonderful, and we were able to spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We took the sunset tour and our guide La was amazing. She told us about the area, the plants and the critters. We were lucky enough to see a Javelina, diamondback rattler, tarantula, fox and numerous jackrabbits. We sat atop a mountain and had champagne and cheesecake and my wife and I enjoyed every minute. We will definitely be back... More 

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Caldwell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The staff of Big Bend River tours were friendly and accommodating. We booked our trip at the last minute and were treated very nicely. Once on the river, we were impressed with our guides, Kelsey and Andy, and their professionalism. They prepared us for every change in the river and scenery. We were in Kelsey's boat and she was very... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We did a saddle paddle trip. It was a great adventure! The horses were well mannered and sure footed! Our wrangler (guide) told us a lot about the area as she led us around the trails and showed us spectacular views. We ate a box lunch in a box canyon. They accommodated my gluten free diet and no one complained... More 

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Newcastle-under-lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We had a great experience with Big bend River Tours, from the booking a couple of days earlier to the actual trip. All the staff were helpful and friendly and the 2 guides were very knowledgeable and patient (especially with me and my dad!!) Our 2 children waged 9&11 loved it and the lady guide (sorry can't remember your names)... More 

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coppell texas usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We took the sunset tour. La was great to find the perfect spot to watch the sunset with a good bottle of champagne and cheesecake. She was knowledgeable and passionate about the area! A bit pricey, but worth the experience!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

What a great trip. The trip was well organized from booking to end thanks Sonny.Our guide jack was well informed on the river and all surrounding plant and wild life. He provided all the the instruction we needed to safley navagate to river .The food was a surprise I must say from French toast and bacon in the morning to... More 

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