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Big Bend Boating and Hiking Company

Terlingua, TX, USA
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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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Overview
Spend a day in the great outdoors and experience the Chihuahua Desert during this canyon float tour. Paddle along the Rio Grande River, which straddles the US-Mexico border, in a kayak, canoe, or rafts—dependent on the water level—and take in the desert scenery. Learn about the area’s geology from your guide, take a dip in the river, and enjoy a picnic over the course of the day.
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mandc1972 wrote a review Jun 2022
Wellington, Ohio20 contributions9 helpful votes
Erin was our saving grace on our visit to Big Bend. She rescued us when we had a flat tire and gave generously of her time and shared shared her knowledge of the are with us. We are very thankful for her.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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jlo173 wrote a review May 2022
Glen Rose, Texas11 contributions2 helpful votes
Erin did a great job educating the group in our van while riding out to the launch. So much great information that I was not expecting. The guides really allowed each boat to go at their own pace and enjoy the trip. We took our time along the trip for a lunch and BYOB and others shared as well. We had a great time and plan on returning to participate in multi day trip. Thanks Erin and crew.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Martha W wrote a review May 2022
Atlanta, Georgia10 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a FANTASTIC way to spend a day in Big Bend. We canoed down the Rio Grande through a spectacular canyon. Our guide was incredible. Erin knew the plants, the birds, the history, geology, and was fun and interesting all day! She shared lots of great information about how people live in this environment. I learned a lot while having a great time.
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Response from hikingbigbend, Owner at Big Bend Boating and Hiking Company
Responded May 12, 2022
Thank you for floating the river with us. I enjoyed your company as well. If you return to Big Bend we will have to float a different canyon of the Rio Grande!
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Joshua B wrote a review Apr 2022
25 contributions8 helpful votes
My group of 8 toured for 4 days with this group. Each day we did something different. One day, we did a 1/2 day float in the State Park. On a different day, we did the full day float down in the national park. The hot springs in the middle of the day for lunch was really fun, a true desert oasis. One day, we did a driving tour of the maxwell scenic drive and took three hikes along the way (one of the canyon of course), and our last day we did a day trip to Boquillas where the hike was amazing, the mexican food in Boquillas was super tasty. We enjoyed everything. Our guides were super amazing people and were a "good hang" In other words, they really made the experiences worthwhile. I can't count the amount of times we laughed together and at other times, we were discussing history or geology or wildlife and that was interesting too. I, and my group, especially fell in love with Katie. She really is a beautiful person. If you want to spend some time ouside in a really unique and special place with some really cool people, this is the place to be.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Michael F wrote a review Apr 2022
Woodstock, Georgia1 contribution
Seeing southwestern Texas and Carlsbad Caverns is an extremely rewarding experience made much better by the knowledge, personalities and organizational abilities of our group leaders, Erin and Josh. Erin handled the overall complexity of the trip and minor problems - missing parking spots, cactus spines, a sprain and a few wayward hikers - quickly and effectively. I am very pleased with the Company and would recommend their activities to all.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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