Orilla Verde Float - Half Day
A mellow and scenic trip, perfect for small children, seniors, and those who just want to relax on the river. Placid waters glide along past towering bluffs and buttes. Swallows skim the surface and dart past the raft in a dazzling display of avian acrobatics. Indian petroglyphs too.
Orilla Verde trips can be done in an oar boat – powered by the guide, you just relax - or a paddle boat. Please state your preference, if you have one, when you book your trip.
Funyak it! Try paddling your own inflatable one-person or two-person miniature raft, accompanied by a guide. Also known as duckies, funyaks are stable and easy to maneuver. You will get a comprehensive lesson at the beginning of the trip. Perfect for those who want a half-day introductory funyak trip, or those who are accompanying family members on the Orilla Verde section and want a bit more excitement. The only funyak trip we run in both high and low water. No extra charge.
WHITEWATER RATING: Class 2
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM AGE: none
MEET: 9.30 a.m. or 1.30 p.m., Rio Grande Gorge Visitors Center (Hwy 68 in Pilar, between mile markers 28 and 29 - do not put this into GPS, it will take you 30 miles in the wrong direction!). Return to your vehicle approx. 12:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
SEASON: March to November. (Los Rios rafts earlier and later than any other company.) Available 7 days a week.
PRICE: $54 adults, $44 children 12 and under, $34 children 5 and under. Does not include tax and federal user fee. Group discount available, extra discount for school and Scout groups.
WE PROVIDE: All rafting and safety equipment including life-jacket, helmet if desired, waterproof jacket and pants, transportation to and from meeting place, snack of chips and salsa, fresh fruit, and cookies. Wetsuit rental $10. Neoprene booties rental $5.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - ORILLA VERDE
Could I fall out of the boat? If you try hard enough. It's extremely unlikely.
Will you take babies? It depends on the water level. Please phone us to discuss your requirements.
What about very heavy people, 300 pounds and over? As long as we can fit you into a life-jacket. Maximum chest size is 60 inches.
What about disabled people? It depends on the disability. Please phone us to discuss your requirements.
Do I have to wear a helmet? If you're in a raft, no. Helmets are mandatory for funyakers.
What if the weather's bad? We don't cancel because of rain: it usually doesn't last long. Early- and late-season trips are subject to our weather policy: if the predicted high temperature is less than 50 degrees, we give you the option of cancelling at no charge to you. It helps if you can be flexible within a few days so we can choose the most suitable day for boating. The decision is made the day before the trip.