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Big Bend Boating and Hiking Company

Terlingua, TX, USA
About Big Bend Boating and Hiking Company
A tour company offering a variety of options to explore the Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Terlingua Ghost Town, and Mexico. Enjoy a scenic float thru the canyons of the Rio Grande. Hike the many trails and familiarize yourself with the Chihuahuan desert. Learn the cultural history of The Terlingua Ghost Town. Cross the border to Boquillas or Ojinaga, Mexico for fresh tacos.
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Descend into the many canyons of the Rio Grande by boat. Float through the spectacular scenery of the international boundary. The water level determines which canyon we float through and whether we float in canoes, kayaks, or rafts. This scenic float is great for all ages. Come explore the Chihuahuan Desert and learn about the geology, plants, and history. This is a full day trip, you will be responsible for bringing your lunch, and we have the coolers to pack your lunch in.
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This trip far exceeded our expectations. Erin was our river guide and was extremely knowledgable about the history and culture of the area. She was a great guide and beyond patient with my struggling kayaking skills. It was a very chill and laid back trip....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JessicaM359
Reviewed May 6, 2019

The Santa Elena Canyon is one of the top attractions within Big Bend National Park, but THIS tour is the best way to experience it! Erica truly went above & beyond to accommodate our schedule and make this an unforgettable experience. The views from within...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank OSUfan89
Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

Erica and Erin are great river guides. We had an excellent experience on the Rio Grande with them. My normally cautious 12 year old had loads of confidence. Swam in the river without fear and went over some mild rapids. They were knowledgeable about the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank khlaw
Reviewed April 20, 2019

Just say yes! If you like oxymorons, BBBH is the company for you, because we were as pampered as can be during a three-day canoe trip down the breathtaking Boquillas Canyon--bathroom aside, of course. We were apprehensive because--it must be faced--camping riverside is quite more...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Riding the area and wanted to take a day off and see if we could Kayak in the canyon. Water was very low and were told ahead we might have to do a little walking. Everything went along as planned. Meet up spot, unloading, etc....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Birddawg
Reviewed April 9, 2019

Erica, took us on a great trip of the Big Bend National Park. There were eight of us , so her nice big 15 passenger bus was excellent. She did a great job of planning our trip, so we could see a lot of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank charliefromdallas
Reviewed March 26, 2019

I live in the Ghost Town and I like all the outfitters we are fortunate to have here. However Erica Erin and Jimmy were my choice to put together several days of Running the River canyons and I am glad they were. My family loved...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HaroldHuff
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

I would actually give them 0 stars. We Scheduled a trip & were told we would be back at 3:30. We showed up the morning of & they changed the return to to 5:30 (Mexico had just let out water so conditions changed). Unfortunately we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bethdunlop
hikingbigbend, Owner at Big Bend Boating and Hiking Company, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

After about an hour phone conversation with Holt, the husband and trying to get a fair and clear understanding of their not going on the river trip explanation, I did have to end the phone conversation as he was yelling at me with the wife...More

Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Wow. My family (parents in their 60s, daughters in our 30s) loved every minute of two full day kayaking/canoeing adventures with this family-run outfittter. Erica and Jimmy were clearly river experts. They were also very funny, organized, knowledgeable, and conscientious guides. We had time to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank katyhuff
Reviewed March 17, 2019

We had the most wonderful experience touring Big Bend National Park. Our tour guide, Erica Little, accommodated our large party of eight (8) folks in our extended family, two of whom were elderly and not able to hike very far, in a large van. She...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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