River Tubing

Float down the river. BYOB. Make friends :)

Bachelorette party
Guys and girls tubing
People river tubing
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People on a bus going to the river
Two girls in tubes on the river

The Most Convenient Way To Float The River

Transportation to and from Austin

Pick up & drop off from central Austin.

Tube rental, coolers, and ice included

We provide all necessary equipment. Just bring sunscreen, drinks, and your awesome self!

5 Star rated company

Tons of happy customers on TripAdvisor and Yelp.

Great for groups of any size

Loved by bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, travelers, and locals. Bring your friends or make friends on the river!

The Trip

We pick up in the heart of Austin and tube on rivers about 45 minutes to the south of the city. You'll float for around 3 hours on a beautiful natural river. On your ride there and on the float you'll meet other travelers and locals, bask in the sunshine, relax with your favorite beverages, and relish in checking this Texas rite of passage off your bucket list.

You bring your favorite drinks, snacks, swimwear, and sun protection; we provide all the essentials for your awesome tubing adventure!

Total trip duration is approximately 6 hours.

625 Reviews


September 2018

We went river tubing with our excellent guides (Jaime and Ross) on Sunday 9/30/18. We had a blast and this was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. We left right on time for the river and communication before the trip kept us up to date on weather, what to bring, and any other concerns we might have had. Can't recommend enough!


April 2019

We had a blast! We went on Friday afternoon and it was the perfect way to start off our guys weekend trip. The group we floated with was a blast too (lots of bachelorette parties).

Tinus was super helpful and friendly. He went above and beyond to make sure our group was having fun and had everything we needed. Cally also was very helpful on the front end. She was very responsive and made special accommodations for our group reservation.

I would definitely recommend this trip if you're visiting Austin. And from a value stand point the price of the trip really wasn't too expensive considering you were entertained 4-5 hours and it was BYOB. Had we spent that time in bars/restaurants we would've definitely spent a lot more $ on booze/food then the cost of this trip. Just pre-plan a little bit on front end for your drinks/food before you get there.


May 2019

We went on a bachelorette party and had a FABULOUS time! Can't get over how much fun we had and how great the bang for your buck was!! Would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone!!

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Book Your Trip!

Got questions?

We're available to answer anything you'd like to know about the trip or Austin. Please email info@atxcursions.com or call us at 866-759-7375, we'd love to hear from you!

More Details

Everything you need to know.

What we'll do

  • Provide you and your friends with a safe, seamless, and unforgettable experience.
  • You’ll be accompanied by an ATXcursions host on the bus ride to the river, on the river, and back to Austin.
  • Our host’s job is to make your float experience and your entire day safe and memorable.
  • We provide all the tubing necessities: tubes, coolers, ice, and transportation.

What you need for your trip

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snacks (pre-made sandwiches, chips, nutrition bars) and beverages.
  • We do not stop on the way to or from the river, so please arrive with ample snacks and drinks for the entire trip.

How the day flows

  • Upon arrival at 2027 E. 5th Street, our hosts will get you checked in, your coolers packed down and iced, and you’ll board the bus with fellow trip mates.
  • It’s a 45-minute bus ride down to a stunning, 72-degree spring-fed river.
  • When we arrive at the river, you’ll place your personal items in a lockbox that will remain on the bus while you float down the river. (The bus that we ride to the river on is the same bus that will bring us back to Austin.)
  • Our hosts will assist in unloading coolers from the bus, you’ll get your tube, your cooler will get its tube, and you’ll be on your way to a proper Texas float.

How long is it?

About 6 hours in total. Our departure times from Austin are in the morning and early afternoon. This is so that you're back in Austin in time to get prepared for evening fun. Please do not plan anything immediately after the trip as trip times are variable.

What about my phone and valuables during the float?

  • We provide a lock box inside of the bus to store small items such as wallets and phones during the float.
  • You will not need money or your ID while on the river.
  • We do not recommend taking your phone with you on the river, as we’ve seen countless phone fails over the years. If you do bring it, we recommend putting it in a waterproof case with a tether.

Where and when should I arrive?

  • 2027 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702
  • The trip time on your reservation is your departure time.
  • Think of this like a bus departure time. Please arrive at least 15-minutes prior to your scheduled departure to get checked in and allow our team to pack down your belongings into coolers.


Free street parking is available on 4th Street.


The safety of our tubing guests is our highest priority. Central Texas weather varies widely and can become dangerous quickly. We monitor the forecast carefully to ensure our trips are run in safe conditions. In the event of prohibitive weather, we send notice of cancellation by text and email 24 hours in advance of your scheduled departure time. If your trip gets cancelled, you will receive a 100% refund. Prohibitive weather includes heavy rain, thunderstorms, temperatures below the river temperature, and high chances of inclement weather.


We issue 100% refunds for cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled trip time. We due not issue refunds inside of 48 hours of the scheduled trip time. We do not issue refunds for no-shows. If you cancel less than 48 hours in advance of your trip or do not show up for your trip, no refund will be issued.


Our trips are limited to adults 18 and over. No booking is complete until all participants have completed all onboarding activities, including signing our waiver of liability and listening to a brief safety presentation. (Everyone signs our waivers when checking in with our tubing trip hosts)

What not to bring

  • Glass containers
  • Styrofoam
  • A cooler, ice, or tubes
  • We have plenty of coolers for all of your items including food

Sunday riders

If you are floating on a Sunday please be aware that due to Texas state law you are unable to purchase alcoholic beverages before 12pm. Please purchase all of your alcoholic beverages the day before.

Safety information

River tubing has inherent risks associated with it. Each tour participant is required to sign one or more waivers of liability the day of the event recognizing the risks involved in the excursion activity and indemnifying the operating parties.

River tubing is meant to be a fun and relaxing experience. The rivers we tube on are beautiful natural environments with a current, trees and rocks, varying depths, and hot Texas sunshine. We strive to provide the safest experience possible, and your trip hosts will provide information and assistance to keep you safe. Our trip hosts tube with you, but they are not lifeguards or EMTs. Please practice moderation if you are consuming alcohol and maintain awareness of your surroundings.

ATXcursions functions as a tour and logistics firm only. Transportation and excursion activities, such as river tubing and brewery operations, are operated by outside parties. Any damages or claims will be referred directly to the outside party responsible. ATXcursions holds no responsibility or liability for the operations of these outside parties.


We're available to answer any questions you have about the trip or Austin. Please email info@atxcursions.com or call us at 866-759-7375, we'd love to hear from you!

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