River Trips

Half Day Float

Style: Family Fun
Trip Length: 2-2.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy, some paddling required
Perfect for: Families, first timers
Minimum Age: 4
Departs: Tues, Thurs, Saturdays
Price: $79/person
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One Day Canyon Float

Style: Canyon Experience
Trip Length: 6-7 hours
Difficulty: Easy, some paddling required
Perfect for: Families, Canyon Junkies
Minimum Age: 6
Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
Price: $145/person
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Overnight Float Trips

Style: Canyon Experience
Trip Length: 2 Days, 1 Night
Difficulty: Easy, some paddling required
Perfect for: Families, Canyon Junkies
Minimum Age: 6
Departs: Tuesdays and Saturdays
Price: $369/person
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3 and 4 Day Float Trips

Style: Overnight Canyon Experience
Trip Length: 3 days, 2 nights or 4 days, 3 nights
Difficulty: Moderate, some paddling required
Perfect for: Those Wanting a True Big Bend Experience
Minimum Age: 8
Departs: Thursday and Fridays
Price: $539 - $699/person
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Family Adventure Trips

Style: Family Fun
Trip Length: 2 Days, 1 Night
Difficulty: Easy, some paddling required
Perfect for: Kids and Parents
Minimum Age: 5
Departs: Every Thurs in March
Price: $349 Adults; $295 Kids
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Gourmet Trips

Style: Dining
Trip Length: 3 Days, 2 Nights
Difficulty: Easy
Perfect for: Foodies
Minimum Age: 12
Departs: October 14, 2016
Price: $899/person
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New Year's Trip

Style: Music and Celebration
Trip Length: 2 Days, 1 Night
Difficulty: Easy, some paddling required
Perfect for: Something Different
Minimum Age: 12
Departs: December 31st
Price: $525/person
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Walks & Hikes

Lost Mine

Style: Improved Trail
Trip Length: 3-3.5 hours; 4.8 miles
Difficulty: Moderately strenuous with some elevation gain on improved trail
Perfect for: First Timers to Big Bend
Minimum Age: 8
Departs: Mondays & Fridays at 8:00 a.m.
Price: $99/person
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Closed Canyon

Style: Nice Exploratory Walk
Trip Length: 3 hours; 1 mile walk
Difficulty: Easy, with a slight elevation gain at the end
Perfect for: Folks Who Want to Stretch Their Legs
Minimum Age: 8
Departs: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
Price: $77/person
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Apache Trail

Style: Human History
Trip Length: 2 hours; 1.5 miles round trip
Difficulty: Flat, easy walk with slight elevation gain at the end
Perfect for: Folks Interested in Big Bend's Human History
Minimum Age: 6
Departs: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.
Price: $59/person
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Jeep & ATV Tours

Buena Suerte

Style: Ghosttown
Trip Length: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy, short walks
Perfect for: Families, Couples, Groups
Minimum Age: 6
Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat - AM/PM
Price: $85/person
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El Camino del Rio

Style: Big Bend National Park
Trip Length: 8 hours
Difficulty: Full day, short walks
Perfect for: Big Benders
Minimum Age: 8
Departs: Daily - 8:00 a.m.
Price: $199/person
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Camp 360

Style: Desert Scenery
Trip Length: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy, short walks
Perfect for: Families, Couples, Groups
Minimum Age: 4
Departs: Daily - AM and PM
Price: $81/person
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'Round the Bend

Style: Big Bend National Park
Trip Length: 6 hours
Difficulty: Easy, short walks
Perfect for: Big Bend First Timers
Minimum Age: 6
Departs: Daily - 9:00 a.m.
Price: $159/person
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Old Ore Road

Style: Big Bend National Park
Trip Length: 8 hours
Difficulty: Full day, short walks
Perfect for: Big Benders
Minimum Age: 8
Departs: Daily - 8:00 a.m.
Price: $199/person
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ATV Tours

Style: Hands On
Trip Length: 3 hours
Difficulty: Ride and short walks
Perfect for: Adventure Types
Minimum Age: 8
Departs: Daily - AM and PM
Price: $85-$170/person
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Step On Tours

Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness Advanced First Aid - 40 Hours

WAFA/WFR Re-Cert

Jeep Rentals

Folks ask us all the time - "Is there a place to rent a Jeep?"

Yes there is. We have one Jeep 4-door Wrangler in stock complete with hard top, air conditioning, four wheel drive and automatic transmission.  The Jeep will seat four comfortably with room in the back for a little gear or soft cooler.

Take it on your own private backcountry journey through Big Bend or use it to run around Terlingua.  Either way, have fun!

Rental Details

Rental Rate: $169/day

Mileage Charge: 150 free miles per day, then .25/mile

Rental Period: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., the next day.

Other Terms:
Tire damage waiver available for $14.95/day
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) available for $19.99.day
Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) available for $8.99/day
Foreign drivers or drivers without proof of insurance will be charged for CDW and SLI.
Must be 25 years of age to rent a Jeep with valid driver's license & proof of insurance.
Lajitas Resort pick-up and drop off available for $100.
Please, no pets allowed in Jeeps.

Deposit and Payment:
Since we only have one rental unit our deposit policy is strict.  A $25 per day, non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.  Final payment will be charged to the credit card on file upon return of the Jeep.

Canoe Rentals & Shuttles

So you're a river runner? And you want to put together a private trip on the Rio Grande?

Well, you've come to the right place.  The Flung house has got everything you need to put together the perfect trip.  Ok, maybe not everything, but you'll get close.

Follow or click on the 5 easy steps below and you'll be well on your way.

Step 1 - Prepare your pre-trip plan

Planning a trip on the Rio Grande involves a number of choices, so it's always helpful to do a little research prior to making your reservation.  We have a pre-trip checklist that you are welcome to use in planning your river adventure.  Here are some other resources that might be of help:

Big Bend National Park (lots of great information)
Big Bend Ranch State Park (more good information)
Far Flung River Mileage Chart (river distances)
Far Flung Shuttle Chart (driving times and distances)
Big Bend Natural History Association (great books and maps on Big Bend)

Would you like a pre-trip planning checklist to make life easier?  Click here.

Have a question about planning a river trip to Big Bend?  Call us at 800-839-7238 or email info@ffoc.net

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Step 2 - Renting Your Equipment

We offer professional, commercial grade canoes and inflatable kayaks as well as a variety of river equipment such as toilet systems, fire pans, waterproof bags, etc.

Need some help planning what to take?  Try Flung's suggested equipment list.

Item Price Comments
Canoes (Old Town & We-no-nah) $79/day Includes paddles & PFD's
Inflatable Kayaks (Aire) $79/day double; $49/day single Includes paddles & PFD's
Ammo Cans $3/day Hard shell protection for personal items, cameras, etc.
Camp Chairs $5/day Nice director style chairs
Dishwashing System $5/day 3 tubs, screen, soap, bleach, heating bucket
Fire Pan - NPS required $5/day Can serve as a grill and fire box
Ice Chests $10/day Food, ice storage
Sleeping Pads (Paco) $6/day Waterproof, easy to store
Propane Stove (2&4 burner) $8/12/day Uses standard 20 lb tank
Propane Tank $12/day Comes full with propane
Roll-a-Table $6/day Lightweight, rolls up nice
Sleeping Bags $10/day Three season, lightweight
Tents $12/day Four person, with ground tarp
Toilet System - NPS required $18/day Seem expensive? We clean it, not you!
Waterproof Bag (large) $7.50/day 16" diameter x 36" tall
Waterproof Bag (small) $4.50/day Perfect for gear you need during the day; sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.
Water Containers (5 gallon) $6/day Hard plastic commercial containers for better durability
Water Dispensers (3 & 5 gallon) $4/7/day For drinking water only

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Step 3 - Planning Your Shuttle

Far Flung can provide a wide variety of shuttle options for your group using your vehicle, our vehicles or a combination of both.  We use modern 15 passenger vans and our drivers are handpicked for the positive attitude and attention to safety and details.

Shuttles using Far Flung vehicles are charged at a rate of $75/hour beginning and ending at the Far Flung Outdoor Center

Shuttles using privately owned vehicles are charged at a rate of $35/hour.

Need shuttle miles and approximate times between river locations in the Big Bend?  Click here for Flung's Shuttle Mileage Chart.

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Step 4 - Calculate Your Fees and Permit Costs

River permits are required in all sections of the Rio Grande from the Tapado put-in to the Langtry Crossing take-out.

Far Flung, at no additional charge, can issue float permits for Big Bend National Park and the Wild & Scenic River (below Heath Canyon).  Big Bend National Park permits are also issued at Panther Junction, Persimmon Gap and the Barton Warnock Center near Lajitas.  River sections from Lajitas to Langtry require a Big Bend National Park Permit.

River permits for the Rio Grande in Big Bend Ranch State Park may be obtained at the Barton Warnock Center or Fort Leaton, near Presidio.  River sections from Tapado Canyon to Lajitas require a Big Bend Ranch State Park Permit.

Big Bend National Park Fees

Backcountry Permit - $12/group, flat fee

Entrance Fee - $25/vehicle, good for up to 7 days

Big Bend Ranch State Park Fees

Entrance Fee - $3/person/day

Camping Fee - $8/person/night; applicable for trips camping on state lands

Heath Canyon Ranch Access Fee - Heath Canyon is the take out for Boquillas Canyon float trips and one of the put-ins for the Lower Canyons.

Private Access Fee - $5/person

Vehicle Storage Fee - $5/vehicle/day

Black Gap Wildlife Management Area Permit - managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife, a limited purpose use permit is required for any party accessing the put-ins or take-outs in the Black Gap river section.  The cost is $12/person and can be purchased online in advance of your trip.  Click here for online sales of limited purpose use permits.

Harrison Ranch Access Fee - for Lower Canyon trips taking out at Dryden Crossing/Harrison Ranch

Private Access Fee - $10/person

Vehicle Access Fee - $30/vehicle

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Step 5 - Make a Reservation

Simply call us to make a reservation at 800-839-7238.  We strongly recommend advanced reservations to insure sufficient equipment is on hand and to help you streamline the planning process.

Terms and Conditions

Day rentals will be charged a $10 non-refundable, non transferable deposit at the time of booking.

Multi-day rentals will be charged a $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit at the time of booking.

All deposits will be applied to the final balance due.

Cancellations of day rental bookings within 24 hours of rental date forfeit one day's rental on all reserved equipment.

Cancellations of multi-day rental bookings within 48 hours of rental date forfeit one day's rental on all reserved equipment.

Inclement weather cancellations within 48 hours of departure will forfeit one day's rental on all reserved equipment.

 

 

Our guides were fabulous.  They did everything they could to make us comfortable and happy.  Skilled boaters and hosts, they provided good instruction, information, food and constant help.  Many, many thanks for a delightful and fun experience that we'll be talking about for a long time.

- J. Mariner, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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