Are you ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while tubing down a scenic river? River tubing at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned tuber, here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your tubing experience.

What to Bring When Tubing on the River

Before you embark on your river tubing adventure, it’s essential to pack the right gear to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip. Here’s a checklist of items to bring:

  • Bathing suit or clothes that can get wet: Opt for quick-drying materials for comfort.
  • Water shoes or water sandals with an ankle strap: These provide traction and protect your feet.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses with a strap: Protect yourself from the sun and keep your sunglasses secure.
  • Waterproof case for your phone: Capture memories without worrying about water damage. Hook it to something stable if you can so you don’t drop it or lose it if you tip over!
  • Change of clothes and a towel: For after your tubing adventure.
  • Drinks and snacks: Keep hydrated and energized throughout the day.
  • Coolers and cooler floats: Available to keep your refreshments chilled and easily accessible.

Top Tips for River Tubing

To maximize your enjoyment and safety while river tubing, consider these top tips:

What to Do

  • Stay relaxed and go with the flow of the river.
  • Keep a lookout for wildlife and enjoy the natural surroundings.
  • Hold onto your belongings securely, especially during gentle rapids.
  • Follow the instructions provided by the Harpers Ferry Adventure Center staff.

What Not to Do

  • Stand up in fast-moving water; always stay seated in your tube.
  • Bring glass containers or litter in the river—respect the environment.
  • Forget to apply sunscreen or stay hydrated.

Frequently Asked Questions About River Tubing at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

Curious about the details of your tubing adventure? Here are some common questions answered:

How Long is the River Tubing Adventure?

Depending on the river conditions, your tubing experience will typically last between 1.5 to 2 hours.

Is River Tubing Done on Flat Water or White Water?

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center caters to both preferences, offering relaxing flat water tubing and exhilarating whitewater tubing options.

Is a Shuttle Service Offered?

Yes, we are the only outfitter in the area that provides a one-way shuttle service for your comfort and convenience. Shuttles depart every 30 minutes on weekends and hourly on weekdays. Please check in at least 30 minutes before the last daily departure time.

I’m Ready! How do I Sign Up for River Tubing at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center?

Booking your river tubing adventure is easy. Simply book now here to secure your spot and prepare for a day of fun on the water.

Whether you’re planning a solo outing, a family adventure, or a group trip, river tubing at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center promises a memorable experience surrounded by the natural beauty of West Virginia. Embrace the tranquility of the river and create lasting memories with friends and family. Get ready to float, relax, and enjoy the journey!

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It…

Kathleen NelsonKathleen Nelson
19:49 05 Feb 24
Exciting enough for the twenty something's, gentle enough for my grandkids, great time for all
Kelly RhodesKelly Rhodes
01:04 06 Nov 23
Excellent experience! Group of kids did the zip line tour and had an absolute blast. The guides Logan and Caden were excellent! So fun and everyone felt very safe and comfortable because of them.
Gabriel LeeGabriel Lee
17:56 05 Sep 23
We went white water tubing here with a party of 10 people and had blast. The initial bus ride to the drop off point was a bit long but they sent us in right away. The entire trip down stream took about 2 hours. The water level is a bit low and towards the end the water does get fairly shallow and you need to be careful with the slipper rocks. The white water wasn’t intense at all with it maybe passing as a category 1 not the 3-4 as noted but that was also due to the low water levels. Definitely pack sunscreen and water shoes and you’ll have a great time
Liam AmiriLiam Amiri
13:11 27 Aug 23
This adventure center is very well organized and safe. Loved it.Just make sure before coming for water activities you are wearing proper shoes and you have phone and wallet bags that can be attached to you at all time. Don't lose your stuff in the water...
Alexia StricklandAlexia Strickland
15:11 14 Aug 23
I normally do not write reviews but A group of us went for my boyfriend’s 29th birthday and had a blast. Bella and Kayden were the absolute best Zipline instructors. They were fun, personable and informative with our instructions. We did the Zipline/White water Tubing package and enjoyed the whole day. The facilities were clean, friendly staff, and the team were very accommodating to our requests even when they didnt have to. Definitely want to come back!
Elizabeth HoustonElizabeth Houston
03:47 26 Jun 23
Such a great and full day for our family! Would highly recommend! We did ropes course and rafting. Patrick was awesome with the ropes! He was helpful and so patient. My 10 year old was not feeling the 3rd level fall-but really wanted to do it. Patrick really encouraged him in the best way to jump to it! We had a break in between and the Harpers Ferry Brewery next door was an added bonus we could walk to easily (we went back after too). We ended the day rafting with Liam as our guide. What an experience! He was very friendly, funny and confident on the water. He went out of his way for us to get the most out of the rafting experience. Such a great day-we all really enjoyed ourselves.