Half Day Float

River Update - Ok!  Here is the new update on water levels.  Right now we are getting rain periodically in the Big Bend, but most important is the rain in Northern Mexico!  This has the river moving up and down and we expect that to continue through mid-October.  You should still plan on being in canoes, but rafts become a "possibility" during this time period, so give us a call or email us if you have questions about flows.   Which canyon?  Hard to say, but we'll make fun day out of it either way.   By the way, our half days are an option, but you can't do Santa Elena Canyon or any canyon in less than a full day.

Our half-day river schedule is very tight in October, so we have discontinued online bookings for the month.  Give us a call at 432-371-2633  and we'll book your trip over the phone.

There are times when a One Day Canyon float just will not fit into the travel schedule.  If that happens, consider our very popular "get acquainted with Big Bend" half-day float trip.

Enjoy Far Flung's four hour adventure tour on the Rio Grande and still have time in the day for other activities!  For example, many of our summer guests take a morning float and are back by lunch to avoid the afternoon heat.  Or, like our spring and winter guests, they sleep in, have a leisurely breakfast and enjoy the half-day float during the warmest part of the day.

For those with younger children (under 8), our half-day adventure is just right - not too long, not too short and our guides will entrall them with stories of the wild outdoors!

Trip Details:

Where to Meet: Far Flung Outdoor Center (get directions)

Departure Dates:  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Should you have a party of six or more, we can easily set up other days during the week!

Summer Departure Times: Half-day floats for the period May 1 - September 30 depart once a day (on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) at 8:00 a.m. from the Far Flung Outdoor Center.

Fall, Winter and Spring Departures Times: Half-day float trips for the period October 1 - April 30 depart twice a day (on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. from the Far Flung Outdoor Center.

Return Time (to Far Flung Outdoor Center):
Approximately 4 hours (2-2.5 hours on the river)

Method of Travel: Raft, Canoe or Duckie, depending on water levels.

Difficulty: Easy; paddling is required on trips traveling by canoe or duckie.

Other Notes: This trip travels through the Big Bend Ranch State Park located west of Lajitas.  Due to time constraints, the half-day float does not travel through a canyon.

Recommended Minimum Age: 4

Trip Price:
$79/person; discounts are available for parties of 8 or more booking at the same time. Children 12 and under receive a $5/child discount.

(Trip price includes all park use fees, but does not include Texas Sales Tax at 7.75%, energy surcharge, entrance fees (if applicable) or gratuities)

Deposit and Payment Terms:
A non-refundable deposit of $10/person is required at the time of reservation with the balance due 48 hours prior to the trip departure date.

Trip Resources:

  1. Half-Day Itinerary
  2. Half-Day Packing List
  3. Where is Far Flung?
  4. Need Lodging?