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“SUP Tour and Training”

Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Sunset Magazine's #1 Outdoor Day Trip in Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande experience New Mexico Magazine "now rates as my favorite"! Experience the remarkable serenity, breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife of the historic Rio Grande! Located just minutes from Albuquerque, Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures' kayak, canoe and stand up paddleboard tours of the middle Rio provide family and beginner-friendly paddling adventures which stand in sharp contrast to the wild whitewater rushing through the canyons of northern New Mexico. Guided, Self-guided and Group Adventures (up to 40 adults) are available.
Reviewed July 7, 2014

This past weekend I took the Fast Track to Stand Up Paddleboarding course. I really enjoyed the detailed website with course descriptions and reservation requests. The site was really user friendly and detailed. The course was thorough and really educational for those who don't have a lot of experience with SUP. Instead of just floating down the river, students learn technical skills of paddling, maneuvering in and out of eddy's, ferrying to the river bank, and mounting the board. The guide was very knowledgeable and fun to be around. I was challenged and had a fantastic day on the river.

Thank Kbobzien
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great folks at Quiet Waters. Mike and his team are first class. We took the two hour self guided trip. The actual travel time was somewhat less. Isek and Kalika transported us. Isek provided a bit of area history during our ride. They are both really nice young people who obviously enjoy their work. Grandchildren ages 7 and 4 enjoyed their first canoe trip. We took plenty of kid snacks and water. Very easy float. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. We will be back.

2  Thank Van S
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Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a delightful day floating and easy paddling with our amazing friendly guide, "Rio".
Highly recommend this adventure! Michael, thank you for the fresh and healthy lunch!!

Thank Veronique B
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

When we booked the "Fast Track the Kayak" experience here we expected a much more corporate, cookie-cutter environment. We were pleasantly surprised to see that Quiet Waters is not a gigantic operation but rather a well-run shop with passionate and competent people working there. Michael, the owner, gave us a great 2-hour course on the basics of kayaking, including lots of good points on how to develop it into an activity (buying vs. renting, etc.). We then proceeded to the river, where we spent 4 great hours both practicing different strokes and techniques but also just enjoying the amazing Rio Grande itself. Michael was present but never pressing, allowing for plenty of time to enjoy the day while still learning a lot. He carried water and other necessities in dry bags, and just made the whole day "flow" in the right way.

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We took a guided girls trip with Steph. She was awesome- super helpful throughout the whole trip. To keep us warm and dry, they gave us suits to wear. None of us were experienced kayakers. We were working against some serious wind, so at our snack break she gave us the option to bail out and cut our trip short and we were grateful. Mike came to pick us up and they got all the gear themselves...didn't make us lift a finger. Once back to the office, Mike offered a partial refund since we shortened the trip, which I thought was a very stand-up move. I'd absolutely recommend Quiet Waters to anyone looking for a unique experience with knowledgable guides.

Thank Sarah G
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