Tube Floats

Tube Float Fun on the Shenandoah River

four women take a break in the shade during their tube adventure Downriver Canoe Company Shenandoah Valley River

What a great way for family and friends to enjoy the river, just floating along with the current.

Our tube float begins at our base and lasts about 3 hours with pick up in Shenandoah River State Park.

Tube floats should ideally take between 3 and 4 hours. Any longer and the tube starts to chafe as sunburn and dehydration ensues.

Have your own tube? That’s nice, but the price is the same as if you were renting. Tubes are cheap, it’s all about the service. Double tubes, double the price.

Last tube departure Mon – Fri 2:00pm

Last tube departure Sat/Sun 3:00pm

Remember to slather on plenty of sun screen and stay hydrated. A hat is a good idea and water shoes of some sort are an absolute must, so please do not attempt to go barefoot. Be smart about beverage consumption. We understand the party atmosphere with many tubing groups and we want you to relax and have fun, but stupid drunkenness is not cool and will not be tolerated. Finally, please be careful not to litter up this beautiful river, and take NO GLASS CONTAINERS.

To receive quantity discounts, tube groups must pay as a group, not individually. 10 percent discounts for groups of 20 or more for any activity on any day. 20 percent discounts for any activity on any day regardless of group size for: Scout troops on official outings and School groups participating in sanctioned school events. Hey kids the remarkable beauty of the Shenandoah Valley.


$33.24 ($35 exactly with tax) per Tube
$9.50 ($10 exactly with tax) per Floating Cooler


$35 per tube
2.5 or 3.5 miles, about 3 hours float time

A lovely float paralleling the Shenandoah River State Park and finishing in the park itself. This is an excellent section for bird and wildlife enthusiasts. This is our standard trip on weekends.

$35 per tube
3 miles, about 3 hours float time

A scenic float skirting Massanutten mountain and finishing at the Indian Hollow Bridge next to Downriver Canoe Company. Typically, we run this trip on week days.