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Address: 105 Pleasant View Dr Unit D, Bernalillo, NM 87004-6932
Phone Number:
+1 505-771-1234
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Sunset Magazine's #1 Outdoor Day Trip in Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande...

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.

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Cool way to see the balloons

We took the guided kayak tour today during the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. We got there early in the morning and were on the river by 7AM. They provided hot drinks and a light... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Lake City, Florida
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Lake City, Florida
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465 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We took the guided kayak tour today during the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. We got there early in the morning and were on the river by 7AM. They provided hot drinks and a light breakfast before we headed out and also some nice snacks at a stop along the river. Our guides were awesome! Isaac stayed out in front and... More 

Thank travlingal51
Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place is great! The owner and workers take pride in their work and your safety. I rented four kayaks to take down the Rio Grande and the excursion was perfect. They did all the heavy lifting, I just floated down and really relaxed and enjoyed myself. I did the self guided because I wanted some quiet time with my... More 

Thank Jasmans
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Having lived in the northeast for may years, owning a kayak, and having access to water, I recently went through a "need to get back on the water" here in my new home in the high desert. I found Quiet Waters Paddling on line and what a great find. I chose to kayak and joined a small group of new... More 

Thank Janie B
Madrid, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We really enjoyed our day gliding down a lazy beautiful river on our kayaks. Our guide Steph made it fun for everyone in the group. The entire organization was friendly and helpful and I would recommend spending a day with them enjoying the water. Next time we might try one of their sunset cruises.

Thank Denise J
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

To think I have lived in Albuquerque for this many years and I have only just done this activity. We did a guided tour from Algodones to Corrales, 4 of us including a 12 year old and 75 year old all in kayaks. The water was high and easy to maneuver through and there was a light snack halfway through... More 

Thank agilityaddict
El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

We did a three hour Bosque trip. My wife and I and our three kids. They are 6, 8 and 10 years old. The 10 year old, Luke, was guided by Isaac through all sorts of conditions and he really loved paddling his own boat. They had a banter going through much of the trip between their boats. My wife... More 

Thank pricelawhons
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Who knew the Rio Grande River in Albuquerque would provide such a relaxing, enjoyable float? We took the sunset float down a stretch of the river that had never been professionally guided before. Awesome!! Saw lots of beavers, smelled honey suckle along the riverbank, and leisurely paddled down the river. The after party back topped off a wonderful experience with... More 

Thank Starklymad
Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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341 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

From the time I made the reservations to the take out on the river, this was one of my favorite experiences on my vacation. Yes, the river was low, but our guides successfully navigated us through sand bars and logs in the water. The guides were fun to be with and never spoke a cross word even to the slow... More 

1 Thank Teresa R
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Fabulous experience, patient guides, great food. The very best way to start the day!! Loved it. Absolutely don't miss it!

1 Thank Cmosca52
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our Fiesta Float this morning. Terrific guides, nicely done picnic break along the way and unique in all the world view of the hot air balloons just after the mass ascent. Perfect in every way!

1 Thank keg479

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