Travel



Lacey just arrived from the USA with another of our “International Travel” cataraft packages. After a shakedown cruise on the lower Jatanyacu at reasonably high water, we headed to the Rio Hollin with Timothy Dent of River People Ecuador for an overnight trip on this classic. It was fantastic! See […]

Rio Hollin!


Think you can’t travel internationally with your cataraft? Maybe you THINK you can’t but with one of our “International Travel” packages you CAN. I brought this one down to Ecuador three weeks ago and Lacey Anderson will be bringing another one this week on the plane from LAX. You can […]

International Travel with a Cataraft? You Bet!   Recently updated !



Always wanted to travel to exotic places like Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, and other boating locations around the globe with your own boat? Well, now you can. Go Light Outdoors has put together an “International Travel” cataraft package in both standard and deluxe versions that allow you to take a […]

New “International Travel” cataraft package.


The water on the Piatua was quite high today. Most of the kayakers decided not to run and I put in at the lower put-in. It turned out to be a very fun, nearly continuous, Class III+/IV run with one solid Class IV+. And the shuttle out even after being […]

Awesome Day on the Rio Piatua


Joined up with a group of German kayakers the other day for a run on the Upper Misahualli river in Ecuador. So beautiful and great fun. The upper Mis is a creeky style run with nearly continuous action. Most of the rapids on the run are tight class III requiring […]

Super Fun Creeking



Well, I finally made it. Ecuador! Whitewater Boating! I am happily staying at Hostel Zumag Sisa in Tena for the time being.  A nice family run place that is definitely affordable. Tena is a great little city with most everything and outdoor activities abound. But I’m here for the whitewater. […]

Greetings from Ecuador!


Sign up between Earth Day and June 1 and receive special pricing at $2500/Person All inclusive from Tucson including donation to NJP August 20-28, 2016: 105 miles – Commercial/Educational Expedition (9 days) Experience the beauty and serenity of the Rio Aros and Yaqui. The section we will be running is […]

Special Pricing on the NJP Trip This Summer




A River Conservation Trip in Peru! ONE TIME DEAL – LOW SPECIAL PRICE OFFER! This will be a true cultural experience; best if you are fluent in Spanish and love traveling in Peru. The trip was organized for the Peruvian NGO Conservamos por Naturaleza and the Peruvian Rio Marañón conservation […]


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FLOAT TRIP TO THE NORTHERN JAGUAR RESERVE August 20-28, 2016 We invite you to travel to the 55,000-acre Northern Jaguar Reserve and be among the handful of visitors to experience this dramatic and truly breathtaking landscape firsthand. That there is still a breeding jaguar population so close to the U.S.-Mexico […]

Visit the Northern Jaguar Reserve by River


Go Light Outdoors is pleased to announce the publication of a new guidebook based on our years of exploration and fun in northern Mexico. Hopefully this will be the first in a series of guidebooks as we explore new areas in the future. The e-book, in full color, is available […]

New Guidebook Now Available



This summer Lacey is volunteering for Paddling With Purpose and the Peruvian NGO Conservamos por Naturaleza (we conserve nature) in an effort to prevent the Upper Amazon from being dammed. Please support this effort through donations on this site.  Funds raised will directly go towards the expedition and campaign costs […]

Conserve the Amazon


Rio Tutuaca
We just got back from leading a group down the Rio Tutuaca/Aros/Yaqui in the states of Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico. This area is spectacularly beautiful and comes alive (green!) with the summer monsoon rains. The trip was at medium to high water. The high water passed quickly but did reach […]

Viva Mexico!





We just finished a 7-day trip down the Rio Verde/Rio Sirupa near Madera in the state of Chihuahua. What started out as creeking on the Rio Verde (estimated 200 cfs) was Grand Canyon style boating on the Sirupa with all the rain! Check out the pictures below for a comparison. […]

From Creeking to Canyon Style!


Just a sampling of the awesome scenery in Mexican river canyons. This is from the upper Rio Bavispe, where Lacey and I just completed what may be the first cataraft descent. Certainly it is one of the few times this section of river has been boated. With low water there […]

Mexican Adventures



From a work colleague upon learning that I was taking a personal “leave of absence.”  Basically becoming voluntarily unemployed for the next six months: Best of luck in your big adventure! You are an inspiration. I really enjoyed the film about your Guatemala trip when you showed it in Sacramento, […]

Yes, We’re on the Right Track   Recently updated !


Well, we finally did it this time! The staff at Go Light Outdoors (Neil and Lacey) are off on another grand adventure. We will be heading into northern Mexico to run some rivers in the Copper Canyon area before heading south in search of other rivers on our way to […]

Off to Mexico and …


Finally got to get the new custom Sotar “Rockette” cataraft on the water. What a shakedown cruise, the Class IV-V Illinois River in southern Oregon. Green Wall (Class V) is definitely a good test of both the boat and the rower’s ability. Overall, the boat is fantastic and does everything […]

New Rockette Design is Awesome