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Looking for some tubing adventure in Texas? This is a short tubing guide in Texas, takes you Guadalupe, Comal and Frio rivers

Tubing in Rivers of Texas

Jan 29, 2014

Planning your summer trip? How about a fun, yet relaxing cooling trip to the Rivers of Texas for a spot of tubing? Done at a slow pace, it is generally relaxing to just float along the river, although there are some small rapid or tube chute along the way.

Charter bus visitors can choose to either plan their own tubing trip, or they can hire an outfitter to rent them tubes, provide access to the river and then back to the charter bus. Outfitters can be expensive, so plan your trip with a budget in mind.

Planning your Own Tubing Trip

In a tubing trip, remember one thing, everything will get wet. Most people tend to bring lots of beer to enjoy all the way down the river. However, make sure you bring water too as the hot sun can get you dehydrated.

Here is a packing list for a tubing trip:

  • Sunscreen: To avoid getting burnt.
  • Water: Stay hydrated!
  • Bungee Cord: To keep cooler closed even if it bumps into something.
  • Snacks: Individually wrapped biscuits and snacks.
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • Sandals
  • Ziplock/Waterproof Cases: To put things like your money, cigarettes, keys.
  • Cooler: Your stash of beer and drinks goes here.
  • Cash, Credit Card, ID: Leave your wallet at home. Just bring the necessities.
  • Waterproof Camera

You can buy your tubes from a tractor supply place, or some fancy vinyl ones at stores.

Places for a Tubing Trip

There are some awesome rivers in Texas where mini bus rental visitors can head to in order to enjoy some floating. Here is a list of them.

Guadalupe River

The most popular river to float in Texas, this river is a great place to party. Since this river spread out over many miles, the crowd isn’t overwheming. There are rapids, boulders and tube chutes along Guadalupe River, so be prepared for frequently changing river flow.

Comal River

This is one of the shortest river in the world. The Comal River begins at Comal Springs in Landa Park and flows to the junction of Guadalupe for only 2.5 miles. Not exactly a rafting river, this river is more of an amusement park of rivers in Texas. Since this river is spring fed, the temperature of the waters are a refreshing 70-72 degrees.

Frio River

The Frio River is relaxing and secluded with cold clear water. This river is perfect for tubers who want to avoid crowds. Surrounded by massive cypress trees, boulders and high limestone bluffs, this is one beautiful place to float all day long.

To get to these many tubing rivers, do contact a coach bus company to make your traveling easier. Call 1-888-492-3879 or 469-757-4467 for a quote or to reserve that perfect bus for your trip.

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