Self-Guided Adventures

"Few things are worth getting up early for when you’re on vacation, but paddling the renowned Rio Grande River is one of them . . . Although the company offers guided excursions between two and four hours long, opt for a self-guided tour of this easily navigable stretch of water for a leisurely, at-your-own-pace trip."

5280 - Denver's Mile High Magazine

Those who have some experience in paddling on rivers will find the middle Rio Grande an incredibly scenic and serene float.

All Self-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.

  • 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 below.

Please Note: Guests choosing self-guided adventures are asserting they possess sufficient skills to safely navigate Class I+/II rivers with varying hazards present. Please see "Which Should I Choose” to determine if a self guided adventure is appropriate for you or your group.

 

2017 Weekday and Early Season Weekend (Beginning Saturday, March 11, 2017)

Book Online with Coupon Code SPRING15 to save 15% on all Adventures and Rentals! (Valid through April 16 for online booking only).

Offered 7 days a week through Friday, May 26, 2017, and on weekdays throughout the season. (Please see below for the Weekend and Major Holiday schedule from Memorial Day through Labor Day)

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.

 

 

 

Youth in Jackson Riviera Sit-on-Top

"The Coronado Abreviar”

Time
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Route
Algodones to Bernalillo (5.5 Miles)
River Time
2 Hours
Classification
Class I (1.1) to Class II
Rates
Kayak: $39.00
Stand Up Paddleboard: $44.00
Tandem Canoe: $34.00 per person ($68.00 for two adults)
Child under 12 floating with an Adult: $20.00 (Kayak or Canoe - See "Additional Details" below)
Paddle Raft (First 4): $34.75 per person ($139.00 for 4 adults)*
Paddle Raft (Add'l): $25.00 per person (up to 4 Add'l Passengers per raft)*
*See Raft pricing details under "Additional Details" below
Tamaya Rapid (Class I)

“The Coronado”

Time
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Route
Algodones to North Corrales (9.5 Miles)
River Time
3 1/2 Hours
Classification
Class I (1.1) to Class II
Rates
Kayak: $39.00 per person
Stand Up Paddleboard: $44.00
Tandem Canoe: $34.00 per person ($68.00 for two adults)
Child under 12 floating with an Adult: $20.00 (Kayak or Canoe - See "Additional Details" below)
Paddle Raft (First 4): $34.75 per person ($139.00 for 4 adults)*
Paddle Raft (Add'l): $25.00 per person (up to 4 Add'l Passengers per raft)*
*See Raft pricing details under "Additional Details" below
Winter Cottonwood

"The Expedition"

Time
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Route
Algodones to Alameda (18.5 Miles)
River Time
6 1/2 Hours
Classification
Class I (1.1) - Class II
Rates
Kayak: $54.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $59.00
Tandem Canoe: $49.00 per person ($98.00 for two adults)
Child under 12 floating with an Adult: $20.00 (Kayak or Canoe - See "Additional Details" below)
Paddle Raft (Add'l): $40.00 per person (up to 4 Add'l Passengers per raft)*
Paddle Raft (First 4): $49.75 per person ($199.00 for 4 adults)*
*See Raft pricing details under "Additional Details" below
Sela

"The Bosque Grande"

Time
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Route
Bernalillo to Alameda
River Time
4 1/2 Hours
Classification
Class I (1.1) - Class II
Rates
Kayak: $44.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $49.00
Tandem Canoe: $39.00 per person ($78.00 for two adults)
Child under 12 floating with an Adult: $20.00 (Kayak or Canoe - See "Additional Details" below)
Paddle Raft (First 4): $39.75 per person ($179.00 for 4 adults)*
Paddle Raft (Add'l): $30.00 per person (up to 4 Add'l Passengers per raft)*
*See Raft pricing details under "Additional Details" below
Corrales

"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
Kayak: $39.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $44.00
Tandem Canoe: $34.00 per person ($68.00 for two adults)
Child under 12 floating with an Adult: $20.00 (Kayak or Canoe - See "Additional Details" below)
Paddle Raft (First 4): $34.75 per person ($139.00 for 4 adults)*
Paddle Raft (Add'l): $25.00 per person (up to 4 Add'l Passengers per raft)*
*See Raft pricing details under "Additional Details" below
2017 Summer Weekend and Major Holiday Schedule (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day)

 

Our Weekend Schedule from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day offers 4 start times for self-guided paddlers:

8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:00 PM 

The 9:30 AM & 1:00 PM tours are also offered as guided adventures; self-guided guests should factor in an allowance for some additional break time along the way. 

Please see our calendar for the date(s) you're interested in, as there are occasional variations due to group outings or special events.

 

Canoeing "The Coronado"

"The Coronado"

Time
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Route
Algodones to N. Corrales (9.5 Miles)
River Time
3 Hours
Classification
Class I (1.1) to Class II
Rates
Kayak: $39.00 per person
Stand Up Paddleboard: $44.00 per person
Tandem Canoe: $34.00 per person ($68.00 for two adults)
Child under 12 floating with an Adult: $20.00 (Kayak or Canoe - See "Additional Details" below)
Paddle Raft (First 4): $34.75 per person ($139.00 for 4 adults)*
Paddle Raft (Add'l): $25.00 per person (up to 4 Add'l Passengers per raft)*
*See Raft pricing details under "Additional Details" below
Kayaking the "North Beach" Rapid (Class II)

“The Expedition”

Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Route
Algodones to Alameda (18.5 Miles)
River Time
6 Hours
Classification
Class I (1.0) to Class II
Rates
Kayak: $54.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $59.00
Tandem Canoe: $49.00 per person ($98.00 for two adults)
Child under 12 floating with an Adult: $20.00 (Kayak or Canoe - See "Additional Details" below)
Paddle Raft (First 4): $49.75 per person ($199.00 for 4 adults)*
Paddle Raft (Add'l): $40.00 per person (up to 4 Add'l Passengers per raft)*
*See Raft pricing details under "Additional Details" below
Reflections on the Rio

“The Coronado”

Time
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Route
Algodones to N Corrales (9.5 miles)
River Time
3 1/2 Hours
Classification
Class I (1.1) to Class II
Rates
Individual Kayak: $39.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $44.00
Tandem Canoe: $68.00 (Maximum of two adults)
Child under 12 floating with an Adult: $20.00 (Kayak or Canoe - See details below)
Paddle Raft (First 4): $34.75 per person ($139.00 for 4 adults)*
Paddle Raft (Add'l): $25.00 per person (up to 4 Add'l Passengers per raft)*
*See Raft pricing details under "Additional Details" below
Whee! (Photo by Ted Alan Stedman)

"The Expedition"

Time
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Route
Algodones to Alameda (18.5 Miles)
River Time
6 1/2 Hours
Classification
Class I (1.0) to Class II
Rates
Kayak: $54.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $59.00
Tandem Canoe: $49.00 per person ($98.00 for two adults)
Child under 12 floating with an Adult: $20.00 (Kayak or Canoe - See "Additional Details" below)
Paddle Raft (First 4): $49.75 per person ($199.00 for 4 adults)*
Paddle Raft (Add'l): $40.00 per person (up to 4 Add'l Passengers per raft)*
*See Raft pricing details under "Additional Details" below
Braided Channels through the Corrales Bosque

“The Bosque”

Time
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Route
North Corrales to Alameda (8.5 Miles)
River Time
3 Hours
Classification
Class I (1.0) to Class I+ (1.5)
Rates
Kayak: $39.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $44.00
Tandem Canoe: $34.00 per person ($68.00 for two adults)
Paddle Raft (First 4): $34.75 per person ($139.00 for 4 adults)*
Child under 12 floating with an Adult: $20.00 (Kayak or Canoe - See details below)
Paddle Raft (Add'l): $25.00 per person (up to 4 Add'l Passengers per raft)*
*See Raft pricing details under "Additional Details" below
Canoe with Sandia Background

"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
Kayak: $39.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard: $44.00
Tandem Canoe: $34.00 per person ($68.00 for two adults)
Child under 12 floating with an Adult: $20.00 (Kayak or Canoe - See details below)
Paddle Raft (First 4): $34.75 per person ($139.00 for 4 adults)*
Paddle Raft (Add'l): $25.00 per person (up to 4 Add'l Passengers per raft)*
*See Raft pricing details under "Additional Details" below

Additional Details

  • Limit of one adult per kayak or stand up paddleboard, or two adults per canoe

  • Raft Pricing Details: Paddle Rafts require at least 4 passengers to reserve, with a maximum of 8 total passengers per raft. Pricing examples:

    • For 7 people:

      • First 4 at $34.75 ($139.00), 3 Add'l at $25.00 ($75.00). Total for 7 people: $214.00 ($30.57 per person)

    • For 10 people:

      • Raft One: First 4 at $34.75 ($139.00), Raft Two: First 4 at $34.75 ($139.00), 2 Add'l at $25.00 ($50.00). Total for 10 people: $328.00 ($32.80 per person)

  • "Child under 12 floating with an Adult" rate applies to children floating along with one adult in a kayak, solo canoe or SUP, or with two adults in a canoe).

  • Please see the Tour Descriptions page for full details on the various options

  • 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 and Policies page for a link to our waiver, as well as information on additional policies that are applicable to self-guided guests, including potential additional fees involving lost or damaged watercraft and equipment, fees involved in rescue and recovery services, and fees relating to late arrivals at a designated takeout.

Reservations

Reservations are recommended, but we may be able to accommodate same day requests. Please call before you drive out to be certain that we do have availability for the time you're interested in.

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.