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About Big Bend River Tours
Since 1979 Big Bend River Tours outdoor outfitter has offered river trips, guided park tours, backroad tours, hiking and backpacking and now horseback combo trips as well. Come join us in the beautiful Big Bend of Texas. Open every day, 365 days a year. Come discover the magic of the Big Bend!
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David B wrote a review Apr 2021
8 contributions1 helpful vote
My family just finished a three night, four day guided trip down the Rio Grand with BBRT. What an adventure! The four of us (kids 9 and 11) were guided by Ernesto who was full of information about the geology, social history, wildlife and more. Plus his relaxed attitude helped us all have a good time even when the wind made for a tough paddle. This can be a physically hard trip, depending on the weather, but I know we will have a ton of memories- amazing stars, swimming in the river, stuffing our faces with Ernesto's cooking... You cannot beat time spent together in the outdoors and BBRT made this trip easy and fun. Thanks!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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gina m wrote a review Mar 2021
Houston, Texas101 contributions16 helpful votes
What a great time and hard work. Im not in top physical shape however Ernesto our guide was fantastic very patient, extremely knowledgeable, we could not have asked for a better guide. we spent 1 night in the Santa Elena Canyon what a beauty! xox Thank you, Thank you Ernesto
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Date of experience: March 2021
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SnowyShasta wrote a review Nov 2020
Portland, Oregon1489 contributions556 helpful votes
While visiting the Big Bend area, we wanted to experience some time on the Rio Grande. We booked a half-day kayak trip with Big Bend River Tours and really enjoyed our experience. There were 6 of us in our group, plus one guide in his canoe, and we could choose whether we wanted single or double kayaks. We floated the river in Big Bend State Park (not in the National Park) and enjoyed the several hours-long experience. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and there were a few small rapids along the way to add to the fun. The tour company provided dry bags for us for anything we wanted to have on the river, and were helpful in answering questions before the trip. We would definitely do a trip with them again.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Steve Culver wrote a review Nov 2020
Dripping Springs, Texas5 contributions3 helpful votes
Our party of five went on a raft trip on 11/23/2020. Our personable guide Eric was competent, capable and very knowledgeable about local, history, plants and animals. He was the "Boat man" on this float from la Clocha to Rio Grande village. This experience was mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually stimulating. We had a relaxed lunch and then a refreshing swim in the Rio Grande. Learned about the history of the area and saw plants, animals, native American pictographs & historic sites. All in all a rewarding trip. We will use BBRT again. Soon.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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darrlicious wrote a review Nov 2020
Fort Worth, Texas3 contributions
This was our first time kayaking and it was overall a great experience. There were four of us in our group and 2 additional people. Only 1 person had been on a kayak before, and we were all satisfied with our guide's patients and instructions. Ernesto was kind, calm, and well informed. I would definitely recommend him as a guide. I think if you are with a group that are beginners you will find the time on the river is sufficient. We did the half day, and we were very happy with the scenery and level of difficulty. They allowed us to drive our own car up to a closer meeting point, so that we could stay socially distant longer and took less risks, which we appreciated. This also allowed us to get some great pictures after our tour was over, since the area is beautiful to take in. Something to note, their website doesn't look like it is updated often, so I would call them for pricing and more details.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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