Tubing in Texas
Austin Texas River Tubing
So much of our life is over-scheduled. Even vacation planning can be complicated and stressful. You have to book your flights and hotel rooms, make reservations at favorite restaurants, and create an entertainment itinerary for the week.
Since vacations are supposed to be rejuvenating and relaxing, why not “schedule” a tubing tour during your time in Austin?
Tubing down a river is a quintessential Texas activity, and nothing is more relaxing than floating on a tube while sipping on some sweet iced tea or an ice-cold beer.
We know you are from out of town, and you can’t bring an inner tube in your carry-on, so let Tour Austin handle the details of your float trip.
All you have to do is to book a tour from our website, purchase some drinks and snacks, and arrive at the Austin Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. on either the Saturday or Sunday of your tour. That’s it! That’s what every vacation should be like.
You don’t have to figure out what river to visit, or where you are going to get your hands on an inner tube. You won’t have to navigate through traffic or figure out how to get back to Austin at the end of your float. Seriously, all you have to do is relax and leave the planning to us.
Our professional driver will meet you in downtown Austin at 602 East 4th Street. We will bring coolers stocked with ice for you to store your beverages and snacks. You will be transported in our luxury vehicle 32 miles south of Austin to the San Marcos River. We will give you an inner tube, and our guides will lead you down the river for approximately 3 to 3 ½ hours. After you are thoroughly relaxed, we will drive you back to downtown Austin.
That’s it! You don’t have to worry about anything else.
You will love the atmosphere of the San Marcos River. This gentle, spring-fed river is extremely clean. You will pass through the beautiful Texas countryside while being pushed along gently by the river’s current. The water is usually a perfect temperature – around 72 degrees.
You’ll feel as if you are floating through a nature preserve as you enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Look for the native wild rice plants growing along the banks as well as the massive elephant ear plants. Much of the land on either side of the river is parkland.
We do have a few suggestions to make this day as comfortable as possible.
Wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water. Our Texas summers are hot, and even though you will stay cool on the river, you don’t want to get sunburned or dehydrated.
You can enjoy adult beverages while floating down the river, but please make sure you are drinking out of plastic. No Styrofoam or glass is allowed on the river.
Leave your phones, wallet, keys, and jewelry at the hotel. Obviously, it is very easy to lose items along the river. Yes, we will lock up your valuables, but the best policy is to leave the things at home.
Because we don’t want to be responsible for children, our tubing tours are limited to customers older than 18.
We will cancel tours due to inclement weather. If the weather forecast suggests that there may be heavy rain, high winds, thunderstorms, or a cold front, we will cancel the tour. (We will let you know by email and text.) We will provide full refunds or will offer to reschedule the trip should the weather not cooperate.
If you find that you need to change plans, please let us know at least 72 hours before the time of the tour. You will receive a full refund if you give us a 72-hour notice. We will be happy to reschedule the trip for another date if you cancel within three days of departure.
We are sure you will love Tour Austin’s Tubing Tour. Our guides are highly rated and know the river like the back of their hands. They will take care of all the details to make sure you are comfortable, safe, and relaxed.
If you are going to be in Austin for several days, check out the other tours on our website. We offer an Austin Mural Tour that you are sure to love.
To make your stay in Austin as relaxing as possible, reach out to our friends at R&R Limo and Bus. They will take care of all your transportation needs while you are in town.
Contact us today and make a reservation!