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New Wave Rafting Co.

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Near Taos, New Mexico, the Rio Grande cuts a breathtaking gorge with numerous rapids and many opportunities to both float serenely or challenge difficult rapids. From mild to wild, there is something for everyone! We offer top notch outfitting...more
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2110 State Highway 68, Embudo, NM 87531-5003
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Had a perfect raft trip down the Rio Grande! The guide did a wonderful job explaining not only what he needed us to do to negotiate the rapids and turns, but was extremely knowledgeable on the geology of the land. Educational and great fun! Would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dondelw2016
newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

So glad you had a great trip! We look forward to your return.... Pray for snow!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

My wife, kids (8 and 6 years) and my two cousins did the New Wave No Wave float with Orlando in early July, and Orlando was a phenomenal guide! He was super-knowledgeable about the natural and cultural history of the area we were floating, which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you for your great review! We are so happy you had a good time! We'll make sure Orlando knows how good he is!

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Although the water was only running at 190 CFS, we had a great day rafting. The low water provided some interesting challenges to those navigating the exposed rocks in the class 2-3 rapids in kayaks. Our river guide, Orlando was extremely interesting with his knowledge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

We had a fun time rafting on the Rio Grande with Jess and New Wave Rafting company. She did an excellent job maneuvering around the rocks and told us interesting facts about the river area. The water level was low, but still had enough "white...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate hearing about your fun time!

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We had a large group and they did an excellent job of taking care of us. Unfortunately, water levels were a little low so there wasn't much white water. The scenery is beautiful and our guide was great. He told us some history, answered all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you Kyra! We're happy you had a good time and grateful to you for taking the time to write this review!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Best guide ever!! Orlando Torres rocked it out of the park last week during our float trip on the Rio Grande! 4 adults and 2 kids and Orlando was simply the Best Guide Ever!! Super knowledgeable about everything, funny, brought along a tow-line for the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Yay! Thank you so much for this great review! I will pass it along to Orlando. He loves what he does!

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent family raft trip at reasonable prices! Britt was a great guide with a trove of interesting facts about the Rio Grande and natural history that compliments the scenic one day float. The float was very enjoyable and not rushed. Kids had a great time...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this! I will let Britt know how much you enjoyed it. We'll look forward to seeing you and the kids again!

Reviewed 11 August 2017

My best friend & her daughter travelled from NJ to Santa Fe for 4 days. I couldn't wait to take them rafting (AM Racecourse) with New Wave, esp with our guide, Britt (who we had last year as well). This company really makes the entire...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a good review! We look forward to making your yearly rafting tradition the best every year!

Reviewed 25 July 2017

The 3-day wilderness rafting trip on the Rio Chama was expertly hosted by New Wave Rafting. We had two passenger rafts for our group of 10, two funyaks plus two other rafts for provisions. Our guides, Cathy and Karen, were skilled pilots on the river...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to host your group on the Chama. We had fun didn't we?

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Rented inflatable kayaks (rubber duckies) from Steve at this shop. He was great and also a fellow birder. Had a super time kayaking the State Park stretch of the Rio Grande River -- pretty easy, gorgeous riparian, buttes and mountains. This part of the world...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for this review. It certainly is a wonderful part of the world!

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Melba S
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Response from newwavekath | Property representative |
Steve has responded to your request by your email! Thank you
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Karen D
26 August 2015|
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Response from newwavekath | Property representative |
Hello, We stop rafting at the end of Aug. At the end of October it's starting to get cold. I suggest calling around when you get here if the weather is warm you might be able to find a trip. It's a beautiful time of year!
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