About the trip
Congratulations on the Big Day! Create fun and exciting memories for your wedding party with a whitewater rafting trip.
This is the perfect trip for everyone in the entire family or those who just feel like a lazy float down the river. It also affords us time to practice paddling techniques, swimming and simply enjoying the Rio Grande. Toward the end of the trip we will float through the historic village of Pilar before continuing through some fun class II rapids and on to our take-out.
Do I need to know how to swim?
It is recommended but not mandatory that all our guests know how to swim. All guests are given Type V, US Coast Guard approved flotation devices (lifejackets) that are designed to float you on your back, nice and high in the water. For all our class 3 and above sections on the Rio Grande, you will also be issued a helmet.
What do I need to wear?
We have packing lists for you to review for each of our different trip types. Remember that the weather changes dramatically throughout the New Mexico rafting season. It can be significantly colder during March-May we encourage our guests to always be prepared.
What if it’s my first time, do I need experience?
There is no experience required for any of our river trips. However, we encourage experience for our more difficult, Taos Box and Razorblades trips. Please feel free to call us with any concerns or questions about appropriate trips for your group.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, we cannot bring our furry friends on our river trips. We ask that you leave your pets at home before heading to our headquarters.
Can I leave my dog with you?
We do not have a secure area to keep your dog at our headquarters. Moreover, the temperatures get extremely hot during our season, because of this, you will NOT be able to leave your pets in your car. We ask that you leave your pets at home before heading to our headquarters.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Congratulations on the Big Day!
Create fun and exciting memories for your wedding party with a whitewater rafting trip. For family and friends meeting for the first time, a whitewater rafting trip is great way to break the ice. With the Bride and Groom leading the way, our wedding trips are sure to leave everyone with great memories and ready for the big day or a great celebration after the ceremony.
There are a variety of twists we can add to your wedding river adventure with us, including a wine tasting event at one of the amazing vineyards just down the road, or a delicious BBQ on our Headquarter’s patio after the trip. Don’t forget about the Blue Heron Brewing Co right across the street.
The last thing you need is another activity to organize during your wedding festivities. That’s why we take care of all the logistics and organization for your wedding raft trip. Once you book a trip with us, your guests can reserve and pay individually directly through us, either online or on the phone. You won’t have to spend precious time keeping track of confirmations or payment. So take a break and let us treat you to an incredible adventure before your wedding.
For those wanting a true twist to their big day, we can help organize a truly unique riverside wedding. Float to the alter, or into the sunset after your ceremony, or tie the knot on the boat! We can help make your wedding a unique and adventurous day to embark on an amazing journey together.
Contact New Mexico River Adventures today to schedule your wedding rafting adventure!: 1-800-983-7756.