We Are South by Southwest
Whether you want to run the Verde or the Salt, guided or not, we have you covered with transportation and beta!
You might be planning a few hours on the water, or a month long expedition. Either way we have the gear for you.
On Lake Pleasant, we can take you for a guided trip, run a class, or just bring you a boat for the day!
As Arizona families ourselves, community is key. Big or small, for-profit or non, we will help you plan any event you can imagine.
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?
Without our rivers, lakes and trails, none of us can do what we love. Help us help those who protect the land we love.
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
Interdisciplinary team for safety and adventure!
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.
An ACA certified instructor, I am kid tested 20 years now and mostly mother approved! Let's go play on the water shall we?
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 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
VERDE RIVER NEAR CAMP VERDE - 09506000
SALT RIVER BLW STEWART MOUNTAIN DAM - 09502000
SALT RIVER NEAR CHRYSOTILE - 09497500
Have paddled with us
On Arizona rivers and lakes
Paddling, hiking and exploring
Through our community outreach
I choose to listen to the river for a while, thinking river thoughts, before joining the night and the stars.
Rivers flow not past, but through us; tingling, vibrating, exciting every cell and fiber in our bodies, making them sing and glide.
So, I had the so-called disadvantage of very little access to equipment and very few mentors that could tell me what could be done in a kayak, but then I also had the distinct advantage of having nobody who could tell me what couldn't be done.
Creating trips and services that transform lives.
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We use our expertise to make your adventure happen.
ACA Instructors, medical professionals, and access technicians: our diverse experience and offerings are designed to help you build your perfect adventure.
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
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.
Tours, classes, rentals, sales and gear repairs: whatever your experience and need, allow us to help you get out exploring today.
$35 or 45Per Boat w/ Local ID
$85Per Person w/ Local ID
$140Per Person, no children
Hear what over 2000 satisfied customers say about us!
...Service was friendly and knowledgable. Took us to the put in and picked us up two hours later. Beautiful scenery and a few light rapids to make it exciting.
— Bill D on July 26, 2015 from Tripadvisor
Great time on the water. Thanks, Dylan!
— David M on Jul 3, 2014
We would love to hear from you so let's get in touch!
11802 N 67th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85304
551 N Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
We build trips that will be remembered for life