Whether it’s the limestone walls of Santa Elena Canyon, the volcanic history of Colorado Canyon, or a warm soak in the Hot Springs Canyon, a day on the river in Big Bend is unlike any other!

Trip Details


$159 per person, plus taxes and fees
$154/person for children 12 and under, plus taxes and fees

Please Note: These trips will operate on established dates (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat) with only two or three guests, however in the event only two or three guests participate, a price of $209 and $204/person, respectively, would apply.    Once the trip has a total of at least four participants, the price for each participant would be as stated above.  


Departure Dates and Times

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday


Trips depart at 8:00 a.m.


Trip returns to Far Flung at approximately 5 p.m.


*Off day trips may be available for parties of 8 or more


  • Please note: Social distancing will require guests to travel in their own vehicle to and from the river.  Please contact our office with questions or more information.
  • PFD’s (personal flotation devices) and double bladed paddles
  • All park use fees
  • The friendliest and most knowledgeable guides
  • Waterproof bags for personal items
  • Iced water
  • Lunch*

*Our lunches vary based on current supplies, but expect a smorgasbord of picnic foods such as deli meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, dips, chips, pickles, and cookies. Iced water will be available during the trip with tea and lemonade available at lunch. Because of our remote location, specialty foods are more difficult to obtain. Should you have a specific dietary requirement, please notify our office at least 48 hours prior to the departure date.

Not Included

  • Texas sales tax at 8.25%
  • Energy surcharge
  • Gratuity (optional – and only if our service exceeds your expectations!)

Meeting Location

Far Flung Outdoor Center (click here for directions)

Type of Boat Used

We use Jackson sit-on top kayaks for our one day trips.  In the event of high water or inclement weather we may switch to canoes or rafts.

Recommended Minimum Age

8 years


Easy; paddling is required on trips traveling by kayak

Deposit and Cancellation

$20 per person, non-refundable deposit at the time of booking.


Final balance is due 5 days prior to departure.

Special Considerations

Due to constant changes in water levels on the Rio Grande it is virtually impossible to predict, in advance, the section of river on which we will run this tour.


Please understand that when you book a One Day Canyon float we may not know the section of river we will run until the day before the trip.


Far Flung Outdoor Center makes every effort to select a section of river and craft that, we believe, will give every guest the enjoyment of floating through one of our amazing Big Bend canyons!

Frequently Asked Questions

Because the trip will take us through primitive areas of Big Bend, bathroom facilities are limited. The put-ins and take-outs along the half-day section have compost type toilets. Our guides will carry a basic toilet system, but your choice of restroom will be “pink or blue” bushes or large rocks. You will have access to the Far Flung Outdoor Center restrooms before and after the trip.

You will NOT need a passport or any form of identification to float the Rio Grande, however, due to Homeland Security regulations, we won’t be stopping on the Mexican side of the river for hikes, snacks or other activities.

If you are NOT a U.S. citizen, we strongly advise you to bring your passport, visa or other related documentation which will not be required on the river but will be needed to clear Border Patrol checkpoints on your way out of the Big Bend area.

We have a shop complete with t-shirts, shorts, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottles, and many other outdoor accessories. Our store will be open before and after your trip in the event you need to purchase any last minute article or trip mementos.

Full day river trips require a $20/person, non-refundable deposit with the balance due 5 days prior to the date of the trip. Cancellations 5 days prior to departure forfeit the deposit amount. Cancellations (including no-shows) within 5 days of the trip departure forfeit the entire cost of the trip.
It is rare that FFOC will cancel a trip, but in the event we do, all money (including deposits) will be refunded.

FFOC reserves the right to alter, modify, or cancel any trip or a portion of any trip due to weather, water levels or the safety and convenience of our guests. It is the intent of FFOC to operate the river tours in cases where the safety of our guests is not compromised. Guests should appreciate that inclement weather may not be cause for a trip cancellation.

Trip participants must understand and appreciate that river rafting, canoeing, kayaking and wilderness travel involve certain inherent risks.

These risks include, but are not limited to, loss of or damage to personal property, personal injury, or fatality resulting from: capsize of raft or canoe, collision with a vehicle, vessel, rock, log, tree, or other obstacles; falling while aboard a raft; accident or illness in remote places with limited or no medical facilities; and exposure to temperature extremes or inclement weather.

We require all of our guests to sign an Agreement and Acknowledgment of Risk before taking the trip.

From time to time, we use photographs and videos of our trips for promotional and business purposes.  By going on our trip, you consent to the use of your image, without compensation, for FFOC marketing activities.

Get Out & Explore

Fresh coffee & merch

While you’re at the Far Flung Outdoor Center, start your day off right by indulging in a fresh cup of coffee, homemade muffins, bagels, and kolaches at our on-site coffee shop. Once you’re recharged and ready to go, head on over to our retail shop, pick up some merch, and head out into Big Bend wearing your new threads!