South By Southwest Adventures LLC.
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    We are South by Southwest

    2016 · ADVENTURE · COMMUNITY · CONSERVATION
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    A New Type of Outfitter

    2016 · PERSONALIZED TRIPS · EXPERT GUIDANCE · MANY OPPORTUNITIES
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    Most Experienced Verde Guides

    2016 · ACA INSTRUCTORS · HIGHLY SKILLED GUIDES · OUTDOOR EXPERTS
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River Tours

Whether you want to run the Verde or the Salt, guided or not, we have you covered with transportation and beta!

Rental Gear

You might be planning a few hours on the water, or a month long expedition. Either way we have the gear for you.

Lake Trips

On Lake Pleasant, we can take you for a guided trip, run a class, or just bring you a boat for the day!

Community Events

As Arizona families ourselves, community is key. Big or small, for-profit or non, we will help you plan any event you can imagine.

Classes and Education

The best way to stay safe is to get educated! As the only American Canoe Association Instructor certified company in the state, are you ready for class?

Conservation

Without our rivers, lakes and trails, none of us can do what we love. Help us help those who protect the land we love.

About us.

Founded in early 2014, South by Southwest Adventures LLC is dedicated to helping you explore more. As AZ natives and world explorers, we at South by Southwest have heard this question many times: "Isn't Arizona all desert, what is there even to do around here?" Well allow us to show you!

SbSW exists to educate about and share the beauty of the southwest. We have the gear, the guides, instructors, and the training to build custom river trips and outdoor experiences of a lifetime. All this so that we can bring you top notch trip planning, logistics, guided tours and outdoor experiences while maintaining your safety during your adventure. Looking for a corporate team building tour for you and a couple hundred of your employees? Let us take you down a river or canyon and give them all an experience they will never forget. Need something much smaller and simpler like rental gear for your next family vacation? Not a problem as there is no outdoor adventure idea that is too big or too small for us.

Next time you are looking for rental gear, guidance to plan a trip, or guides for an adventure, give us a call. We will also repair gear, store it, or set up classes to teach you any outdoor skills you need to explore safely and with confidence. South by Southwest Adventures LLC, your full service outdoor concierge... more

Meet the Crew.

Interdisciplinary team for safety and adventure!

Dylan Anderson

Founder / Lead Guide

Knows some good stuff, and does some things mighty fine. - Is what I want this to say. I'm being told that I should say I have been running rivers, teaching river skills, and playing on the water with various certifications since the 1990's.

Craig Walker

Community Relations / Lead Guide

An ACA certified instructor, I am kid tested 20 years now and mostly mother approved! Let's go play on the water shall we?

Jeff Dallmann

Guide

Been living in Arizona for 45 years. Paddling and guiding whitewater for over 25 years throughout the southwest. I like to share my love for rivers with everyone!

Our Water.

Our guided and unguided trips take place on several waterways. Check here for all the information you need to plan your trips and prepare for an awesome day trip or even a week long expedition. If you need more beta, just call us!

The Verde River is our main year round river trip with spring fed sources and reliable flows. The Lower Salt River is dam controlled and very predictable but only running in the summer. Lake Pleasant offers the most convenient flat water paddling with many interesting coves and a fascinating history.

VERDE RIVER NEAR CLARKDALE - 09504000

57cfs

VERDE RIVER NEAR CAMP VERDE - 09506000

143cfs

SALT RIVER BLW STEWART MOUNTAIN DAM - 09502000

6.4cfs

SALT RIVER NEAR CHRYSOTILE - 09497500

570cfs

LAKE PLEASANT

91.13%
4096

Happy Guests

Have paddled with us

576

Trips Taken

On Arizona rivers and lakes

1 Million

Miles Traveled

Paddling, hiking and exploring

20

Organizations Helped

Through our community outreach

Great Experiences.

Creating trips and services that transform lives.

All
Guided Trips 7
Unguided Trips 2
Services 2
Retail 2
Rental Gear 4
  • Inflatable Kayak Rental
    NRS MaverIK or RMR Animas
  • Fluid Kayak Rental
    Do-It-Now Sit on Top
  • Kayak Repairs
    When your kayak isn't floating so well...
  • New Gear Sales
    by Vossen Design
  • Verde River @ Clarkdale Adventure Tour
    Guided River Adventure
  • Verde River @ Clarkdale Full Monty Expedition Tour
    Guided River Expedition
  • Verde River Inflatable Kayak Adventure & Shuttle
    Unguided River Trip
  • Unguided Verde River @ Clarkdale Adventure
    Unguided River Adventure
  • Classic Water to Wine by Sedona Adventure Tours
    Guided Wine Tour
  • Full Moon Paddle
    Guided Lake Adventure
  • Pirate Float Package
    Guided Adventure Add-on
  • Camping/Hiking Gear Rentals
    Camping and Hiking Gear
  • Used/Charitable Gear Sales
    by Vossen Design
  • Equipment Repair
    When you need a fix...
  • Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Tour
    Guided Yoga Experience
  • Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals
    Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals
  • Lake Adventure Paddle
    Guided Lake Adventure

What we do.

We use our expertise to make your adventure happen.

Building Opportunities

ACA Instructors, medical professionals, and access technicians: our diverse experience and offerings are designed to help you build your perfect adventure.

Creating Experiences

Working with youth groups, non-profits and experts in their fields, we seek to protect the environment by showing you that which you have never seen before

Products You Need

Kayaks, rafts, stand up paddle boards and camping gear... if you need it to explore, we will sell, rent or repair it to keep you exploring.

Services To Help

Tours, classes, rentals, sales and gear repairs: whatever your experience and need, allow us to help you get out exploring today.

FEEL LIKE TRAVELING WITH US?

Questions, comments or concerns, we love to hear them all. In the world of outdoor adventure, the only bad question is the unasked one.

Get in Touch

MID-WEEK RENTAL

$35 or 45Per Boat w/ Local ID

  • Rent four or more
  • Get one FREE!
  • Equal or Lesser value
  • Includes PFD, Paddle and Pump
  • Kayak of choice, single or double
  • Offer good Tues-Thurs weekly
  • Offer ends 6/30/16

PIRATE FLOAT Brand New!

$140Per Person, no children

  • Included in Tour:
  • Professional guides (ACA, WFR, OEC, etc)
  • Transportation inc. hotel pick up
  • Kayak and Equip. inc
  • All fees/taxes inc.
  • Rum Tasting @ Desert Diamond Distillery
  • Catered Lunch (Dinner is $10 more)

Full Monty Adventure longest trip offered

$125Per Person

  • Included in Tour:
  • Professional guides (ACA, WFR, OEC, etc)
  • Transportation inc. hotel pick up
  • Kayak and Equip. inc
  • All fees/taxes inc.
  • Includes extra 2+ miles/1+ hour on water
  • Offer ends 6/30/17

Partner Organizations and Permitters

Meet our partner companies, the organizations we support, and the entities that permit us to operate.

What clients say.

Hear what over 2000 satisfied customers say about us!

Let's explore together.

We would love to hear from you so let's get in touch!

CONTACT US TODAY!

11802 N 67th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85304
551 N Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
(623) 565-8432
(928) 421-1288

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We build trips that will be remembered for life