Guided Adventures

"I've been fortunate to experience the Rio Grande's many moods . . . kayaked the notorious Taos Box . . . played for hours on the quickly moving Racecourse . . . paddled calmer stretches of water further downstream. But a recent river trip through Albuquerque now rates as my favorite . . .

"Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures . . . are ideal for families and novices. Yet the trips are full of excitement."

New Mexico Magazine

Guided Adventures include:

  • The watercraft rental* and paddle.

  • PFD (life vest) and all required safety equipment.

  • A 12 minute safety and instructional video prior to your departure.

  • An interpretive and instructional guide (or guides)

  • On-shore orientation prior to launch, including fundamental hydrology principals and basic paddling instruction

  • Bottled water throughout the tour

  • A light picnic along the river

  • Passenger Van Shuttle to and from the river.

*You are welcome to provide your own canoe, kayak or SUP. A discount of $10.00 per watercraft will be applied to all rates.

Our guided adventures offer an opportunity to take in the tremendous scenery of the middle Rio Grande valley while paddling your own canoe, kayak or SUP, (paddle rafts are also available for those who don't want to take their own watercraft), all with the added benefit of a professional guide who is familiar with the nuances of this particular stretch of river. 

  • Full Tour Descriptions may be found at the Tour Descriptions page.

  • Information on Sunset Floats , Full Moon Floats , the Freedom Fourth Fireworks Float, and other special events may be found at the Special Events page.

  • Details on Albuquerque's popular International Balloon Fiesta Kayak & Canoe Tours can be found at the Float the Fiesta! page.

Weekends and Major Holiday Schedule (Through Labor Day Weekend)

On weekends through Labor Day, Guided Adventures are offered at 9:30 AM & 1:00 PM

Please see our calendar to confirm the outing you're interested in is available, as there are occasional variations due to group outings and special events.

 

Serenity along the Rio Grande

"The Coronado"

Time
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Route
Algodones to North Corrales (9.5 Miles)
River Time
3 ½ Hours
Classification
Class I (1.1) to Class II
Rates
Tandem Canoe: $59.00 per person ($118.00 for two adults)
Individual Kayak: $66.00 per person
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $69.00 per person
Paddle Raft: $259.00 (includes up to 4 passengers), $50.00 for each additional
Children under 12 floating with an adult are half price (See additional details below)
The View through the Corrales Bosque Preserve

"The Bosque"

Time
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Route
North Corrales to Alameda (8.5 Miles)
River Time
3 Hours
Classification
Class I (1.0) to Class I+ (1.5)
Rates
Tandem Canoe: $59.00 per person ($118.00 for two adults)
Individual Kayak: $66.00 per person
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $69.00 per person
Paddle Raft: $259.00 (includes up to 4 passengers), $50.00 for each additional (Subject to flows above 700 cfs)
Children under 12 floating with an adult are half price (See additional details below)
Weekday Schedule (Excluding Major Holidays) through Labor Day weekend

 

Our weekday schedule through Labor Day weekend offers Guided Adventures at 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM

Please see our calendar to  confirm the outing you're interested in is available, as there are occasional variations due to group outings and special events.

"Snake's Head Rapid" (Class I)

"The Coronado Abreviar”

Time
9:30am - 1:30 pm
Route
Algodones to Bernalillo (5.5 Miles)
River Time
2 Hours
Classification
Class I (1.1) to Class II
Rates
Tandem Canoe: $59.00 per person ($118.00 for two adults)
Individual Kayak: $66.00 per person
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $69.00 per person
Paddle Raft: $259.00 (includes up to 4 passengers), $50.00 for each additional
Children under 12 floating with an adult are half price (See additional details below)
"Whee!"

"The Coronado"

Time
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Route
Algodones to North Corrales (9.5 Miles)
River Time
3 ½ Hours
Classification
Class I (1.1) to Class II
Rates
Tandem Canoe: $59.00 per person ($118.00 for two adults)
Individual Kayak: $66.00 per person
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $69.00 per person
Paddle Raft: $259.00 (includes up to 4 passengers), $50.00 for each additional
Children under 12 floating with an adult are half price (See additional details below)
Arriving at "North Beach"

“One Hour Along the Bosque”

Time
11:30am - 3:00 pm
Route
Bernalillo to North Corrales (4 Miles)
River Time
1 Hour of River Time
Classification
Class I (1.1) to Class I+ (1.5)
Rates
Tandem Canoe: $59.00 per person ($118.00 for two adults)
Individual Kayak: $66.00 per person
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $69.00 per person
Paddle Raft: 259.00 (includes up to 4 passengers), $50.00 for each additional
Children under 12 floating with an adult are half price (See additional details below)
Canoeing the "Bosque"

"The Bosque Grande"

Time
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Route
Bernalill0 to Alameda (12.5 Miles)
River Time
4 ½ Hours
Classification
Class I (1.0) to Class I+ (1.5)
Rates
Tandem Canoe: $59.00 per person ($118.00 for two adults)
Individual Kayak: $66.00 per person
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $69.00 per person
Paddle Raft: 259.00 (includes up to 4 passengers), $50.00 for each additional (Subject to flows above 700 cfs)
Children under 12 floating with an adult are half price (See additional details below)
Sandhill Crane

“The Bosque”

Time
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Route
North Corrales to Alameda (8.5 Miles)
River Time
3 Hours
Classification
Class I (1.0) to Class I+ (1.5)
Rates
Tandem Canoe: $59.00 per person ($118.00 for two adults)
Individual Kayak: $66.00 per person
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $69.00 per person
Paddle Raft: $259.00 (includes up to 4 passengers), $50.00 for each additional (Subject to flows above 700 cfs)
Children under 12 floating with an adult are half price (See additional details below)


Additional Details

  • All rates are per-person (except paddle rafts)
  • Children under twelve who float along with a parent or guardian in the same craft do so at half price (Applies to children floating along with one adult in a kayak, solo canoe or SUP, or with two adults in a canoe - does not apply to paddle rafts).
  • Paddle Raft Pricing details: Base rate includes up to four participants. Each additional participant is priced individually.
  • Limit of one adult per kayak or stand up paddleboard, or two adults per canoe. 
  • Paddle Rafts can accommodate up to 8 adults
  • River Classifications and degree of difficulty will vary depending upon flow levels. See the Current River Conditions page for current flow conditions and additional information on the Expanded Class I River Classification methodology used here.
  • Please see the Waiver, Terms & Conditions page for links to download our waiver, as well as information on our policies and procedures.

Minimum Recommendations for Guided Guests:

  • Be a competent swimmer, comfortable both underwater and swimming in current.

  • Wear your life jacket! New Mexico requires the use of a life jacket at all times when paddling. A PFD provides additional flotation to swim safely in current, as well as core insulation in cooler water conditions.

  • Be reasonably fit. While paddling is not a strenuous activity, participants should have sufficient fitness to walk a couple of hundred yards without assistance. (If walking 100 - 200 yards would be exhausting for you, please discuss with us prior to making a reservation. Choosing a guided raft tour may be more appropriate for you).

Reservations

Advance reservations are required for all guided adventures. 

Please call (505) 771-1234 or submit a reservation request online (we'll still need to speak with you for credit card information). 

Landlines outside of the ABQ metro area, call toll free: (877) 45-FLOAT [(877) 453-5628]

New Mexico strictly prohibits operation of any watercraft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Please save the party for after the river.

International Balloon Fiesta Schedule (October 2 through October 9, 2016)

 

Beyond our "Float the Fiesta" events, we offer one guided tour each day at 12:00 PM during Fiesta week.

Incoming!

Float the Fiesta!

Time
5:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Route
Corrales Bosque
River Time
3 1/2 Hours
Classification
Class I/I+ (1.0 - 1.5)
Rates
Tandem Canoe: $79.00 per person ($178.00 for two adults
Individual Kayak: $86.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $89.00
Children under 12 floating with an adult are half price (See additional details below)
Rio Rancho Open Space

The Coronado

Time
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Route
Algodones to North Corrales
River Time
3 1/2 Hours
Classification
Class I/I+ (1.0 - 1.5)
Rates
Tandem Canoe: $59.00 per person ($118.00 for two adults
Individual Kayak: $66.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $69.00
Paddle Raft: $259.00 (includes up to 4 passengers), $55.00 for each additional
Children under 12 floating with an adult are half price (See additional details below)