“Best guides ever”.
“We had an awesome time!!!
“Best guides ever”.
“We had an awesome time!!!
“Very nice afternoon with my son on the racecourse. Orlando and Joey were our guides, and they were both professional, knowledgeable, and personable. There were three or four other rafting companies on the river at the same time, and my impression was that New Wave was just a bit more relaxed and competent. I highly recommend and will definitely book with New Wave again.”
Our latest testimonial.
“Great day on the river. Batman says hello. Orlando was our guide. He was very knowledgeable about the landscape and we shot the Rapids like pros. Orlando was the best and most informative about the river. Highly recommend Orlando for your next trip.”
“The absolute best! We took our family with 5 boys and had the BEST time. Orlando and Britt are so kind and super fun!”
Sumer Linder and family did the New Wave No Wave Float trip on 6-13-18. Guides Britt Runyon and Orlando Torres keep putting smiles on people’s faces!
The Rio Grande Recreation Area (formerly known as Orilla Verde) is part of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and is where we do our New Wave No Wave Float trip. And, yes, those cholla cactus are blooming right now.
You might see an otter. This photo was taken in the Rec Area.
Or a bighorn sheep. Also taken in the Rec Area. Or a coyote.
You can ask to use a funyak, at no extra charge.
The only thing you can’t do is go skiing!
Guide Testimonial About Neil Oberheide: “Our rafting experience was AMAZING due in part to the expert guide we had. I can’t remember his name but his aunt & uncle have ownership in the rafting company. We rafted in the AM trip on July 18th and had a blast. I had rafted before but my significant other had not. He being from Chicago and me from Montana made the difference. I am recommending your company to others and will continue to do so. Thank you for a wonderful morning. Chris Danner and Bob fisher”
Neil had been away for a few years (in school in California), but came back to guide again this summer. He brought his dog, Lenny, and, after work, they go out together on a stand up paddle board. While Lenny doesn’t confide much to anyone, we know that he’s having a great time. Neil is too, and you can tell that from the testimonial above.
What distinguishes us from other companies? It’s our guides, who always give our guests the best time possible. They love the outdoor life and love sharing it. Ask for Neil for your next trip. And you can do it online, while at the same time getting the “Online Special” (that’s the promo code) 10% discount. There’s still plenty of summer to go, and there is no better place to spend a summer morning or afternoon than on a river – the Rio Grande, I mean!
My family rafted and camped with New Wave over three days. Our guides feel like family after this trip! They went above and beyond, not to mention they were just amazing people to be around in general. My favorite rafting trip thus far and we owe it all to new wave. 10/10 recommend. Cathy and Karen were the best!
What an amazing and awesome rafting trip down the racecourse. Our guide, Orlando was knowledgeable about the local history as well as instructing us on surfing the wave. Great fun!
My family and I went rafting today with New Wave Rafting company. Orlando was our guide and we had an absolute blast!! He provided geology, NM, and Rio Grande history to make the trip interesting and to provide knowledge of the local Gorge. We attended the full day Rio Grande Gorge adventure and was provided a delicious lunch at half day. Thanks Orlando for making our trip memorable!! We will definitely be back and will request Orlando for our guide again!! For future rafters, my family and I would highly recommend this rafting company!!
We love Orlando and Britt! The most awesome guides ever! Thank you, Orlando, for an amazing experience rafting The Box! You need to name our rock! Will never forget, “HIGH SIDE!!!! Let us know if you make it to Charleston, SC
Great trip with Britt on The Racecourse. It was the first whitewater experience for Hank (age 12) and Gip (age 9). They’re hooked and can’t wait to come back!
Great day on the Chana with Brit and Joe. Expert guides lovely scenery and great lunch!
Orlando was an absolutely fantastic tour guide — an area native, he had so much knowledge to share with me and my family. The racecourse was a safe, easy, and sometimes exciting ride for us all.
Testimonials Keep Coming … New Wave Rafting Co is very proud of our tradition of giving our guests all we got! Kathy is mentioned in the top testimonial. Who is Kathy? She is the President of NWRCo, she is 66 yrs old and still at it! And, she just loves the Rio Chama. Here she is, on the Rio Chama.
Testimonials Keep Coming!