What is the Best Way to Go Shenandoah River Tubing?

March 14, 2017

When you’re looking for fun in the sun and a way to explore the Shenandoah Valley, Shenandoah River tubing is the way to go! Hop on a tube and flow down the river, coasting through gentle rapids and seeing the beautiful scenery. This is the perfect family-friendly activity, great for a family vacation or getaway. So, hop on and hang on, here are some of the best ways to go Shenandoah River tubing!

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How to Go Shenandoah River Tubing This Summer

There are many great ways to enjoy the Shenandoah River this summer, and most places that offer tubing also offer canoeing or kayaking, as well. But, to best relax and feel one with the river, taking a tube is the best option. Plus, you and the kids will make fun memories they won’t forget! Here are a few tubing options to consider for your fun river adventure!

Shenandoah River Adventures, LLC

Near Luray Caverns and George Washington National Forest in Shenandoah, VA, Shenandoah River Adventures offers canoe, kayak, and tube rentals with tubing trips that launch daily until 3:30 p.m. Tube the Shenandoah River for just $20 per person!

Shenandoah River Outfitters

In Luray, VA, Shenandoah River Outfitters offers river trips on tubes, canoes, kayaks, and rafts. Glide down the river in one of their tubes for $22 per person. Each tube adventure lasts between three and five hours. Plus, you can reserve a cooler tube for just $6!

Massanutten River Adventures

With Massanutten River Adventures, you’ll float two-and-a-half miles downriver. All trips include round-trip transport for you and your party. Tubes are $27 per person and children must weigh 50 pounds or more to go on any adventure.

Basic Rules and Things to Know

In general, during any summer trip, it is wise to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and wear UV-protective clothing. In addition to this, staying hydrated is important. You may think that you’ll stay cool on the river, but the summer sun can dehydrate you. To keep everyone hydrated, pack a rental cooler tube with hydrating drinks. Lastly, find legitimate water shoes to wear while you’re on the river. You’ll say goodbye to your flip-flops if, depending on the company, you’re even allowed to wear them.

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