Special Events Overview
We've earned a reputation over the years for offering unique and innovative paddling outings featuring Albuquerque's spectacular Rio Grande. Our renowned International Balloon Fiesta Paddling Adventures (Float the Fiesta!) are just one example. From Sunset Floats highlighting Albuquerque's beautiful Sandia Mountains garbed in stunning late afternoon light and shadows, to Interpretive Tours, to Full Moon Floats which find us paddling under moonlight along with the Rio's ubiquitous beavers, we offer a wide variety of special events throughout the year.
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Guided Sunset Floats
Offered every other Saturday from April to September.
Please call 505-771-1234 for info on scheduling a Sunset Float for a private group (Requires 12 people minimum)
The Sandia Mountains are locally famous for their spectacular color display in the light of the setting sun, and there is no perspective in the area that surpasses that offered by the Rio Grande!
We'll determine our route the day of the event, enjoying magnificent views of the Sandias as they undergo their daily transformation into the “watermelon mountains”. We'll be off the water at dusk, then return to our outdoor patio for the after-party (BYOB), where we'll enjoy a cozy campfire and an assortment of light snacks, complete with S’mores!
Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Freedom Fourth Fireworks Float
4th Annual Freedom Fourth Fireworks Float!
Enjoy ABQ's most spectacular fireworks display from the serenity of the Rio Grande, free from the traffic and chaos at Balloon Fiesta park! The adventure begins our offices at 5:30pm, After a short safety video, we'll head to the river and paddle through the Corrales Bosque at sunset. We'll stop at an island in the bosque with an unobstructed view of the pyrotechnics, and enjoy an assortment of snacks as we take in the show.
We'll embark again following the display - in the dark - and float the last couple of miles to the takeout under moonlight, likely accompanied by the Rio Grande's nocturnal beavers.