River Tubing Tour

Departure Information:

11:00 AM every Saturday and Sunday
Austin Visitor Center: 602 E. Fourth Street, Austin, TX 78701

Tour Information:

Join Tour Austin on our River Tubing Tour, the best way to float in Texas. Our River Tubing tours pick up in downtown Austin and tube on the San Marcos River! Our river tubing guides will lead you down the river for over three hours of beautiful and relaxing tubing!

Tour Austin provides all the tubing essentials: tour guides, tube rental, coolers and ice, and first class transportation! Bring your friends, swimsuit and favorite drinks and let us take you on a Texas tubing adventure!

Tour Itinerary:

  • 10:30 AM Check-in: Austin Visitor Center, 602 East 4th Street in downtown
  • 11:00 AM Drive to San Marcos, TX, 32 miles south of Austin.
  • Tube down the river for 3-3 ½ hours, depending on river flow.
  • Drive back to Austin
  • 5:00 PM Drop Off: Austin Visitor Center, 602 East 4th Street in downtown
  • Entire tour lasts approximately 6 hours, including check in/load time, driving to San Marcos, tubing, and driving back to Austin.

 Additional Information:

Tour Austin provides all the essentials for river tubing: transportation, tube rental, coolers and ice, storage for valuables while tubing, and tour guides to facilitate your entire tubing adventure!

River tubing guests must provide their own personal tubing items, e.g. proper swimwear, sandals, towels, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses, change of clothes, etc. We highly recommend water shoes, sandals, or footwear you don’t mind getting wet. We also strongly recommend storing all valuables (cell phone, wallet, keys, jewelry, anything you would regret losing in a river) on the bus, or leaving them at home. It is very easy to lose valuables in the river.

All of our tours are BYOB. Glass and Styrofoam are strictly forbidden on the river and on our vehicles. We repeat, GLASS AND STYROFOAM ARE NOT ALLOWED on the river or on our vehicles. We strongly suggest you bring water and snacks for the river and the drive home. You do not need to bring your own cooler.

We tube on the San Marcos River, which is a natural environment. River tubing has inherent risks associated with it, so all river tubing tour guests will be required to sign waivers of liability. All River Tubing Tours are limited to guests over the age of 18.

Tour Austin River Tubing Tours have a 72-hour cancellation/refund policy. If you need to cancel your reservation, or reduce the number of tickets purchased, you must email us at least 72 hours notice before your scheduled tour time to receive a refund. Any cancellations or reductions done with less than 72 hours notice can receive credit towards future tours.

A note on weather: Most of the Texas summer is hot, sunny and perfect for tubing! However, Central Texas can experience dramatic weather changes, including thunderstorms. We monitor weather forecasts closely to ensure the safety of our tour guests. We cancel tubing tours for inclement weather, including but not limited to heavy rains, cold fronts, high winds, and other weather events that will compromise the safety of our tours and negatively impact the experience of our guests. If we are forced to cancel our tours, guests will be notified via email and text. Naturally, we provide full refunds and offer to reschedule tours in the event of the weather cancellation.

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