WELCOME TO NEW MEXICO RAFTING with New Wave Rafting Company, since 1980, New Mexico's pre-eminent river outfitter. Serving all of northern New Mexico and headquartered on the Rio Grande river between Santa Fe and Taos, we offer family-friendly trips from the mildest to the wildest in spectacular settings

You Participate by Paddling

Your guide teaches you how and coordinates the crew's efforts. With New Wave YOU are an essential part of the rafting action.

Our Guides are the Greatest

Good-humored, responsible, dedicated to the outdoor life. They have received the best training on the river and SAFETY is their top priority.

Equipment Counts

We use larger self-bailing rafts on the harder/high water runs. They are safer and drier. For late summer we pull out our sport fleet-smaller boats and funyaks that make threading the low water rock gardens big fun! New Wave provides you with the best boat for the job.

Great Food

Robust meals, including our lavish all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, are standard operating procedure.

Protective Gear

We want you to be comfortable. On the Taos Box, we offer you wet suits, booties, rain gear and even gloves! Raingear (tops and bottoms) is also provided on all other trips.

Action Photo Sequences

Pictures are taken on all Rio Grande trips by the photographers of Southern Exposure. When you've had a great time, it's great to have photos to remember it by. To view your Southern Exposure action sequence (click here). 

You're Special

We wouldn't be on the river without you. We appreciate our guests and love our work. We don't take you for granted.