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Frequently Asked Questions

Due to COVID19, Texas State Tubes will be open only as a parking lot effective August 1st, 2020 until an unknown date and time. Due to Governor Abbott's order, we cannot provide any shuttle and tubes, therefore please be ready to shuttle yourself and provide your own equipment, facemasks will also be required.

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General FAQ

Cans are allowed on the river. But, Do Not Litter!

Ice is unfortunately not sold on site. There is a gas station .5mi away 🙂

Prices for customers who drive themselves to our location
Rent a Tube: $20
Rent a Tube with Military or Student ID: $15
(Any State’s Student, Teacher and First Responder ID accepted)
Bring your Own Tube: $12
Cooler Tube: $10
Cooler Rental: $5
Cooler and Cooler Tube: $15 * no ice provided

LifeJackets are provided for free! We try to have enough for everyone, but they are available on a first come first serve basis.

There are 3 Rapids and a 30 ft deep area. If you can not swim it is strongly suggested that you wear a life jacket.

Rental Tubes our tubes are single circular tubes and are made with PVC plastic. They do not have a bottom.

Small Children / Handicapped customers may request to rent a cooler tube as that does have a bottom for those who need the additional support.

We are leashed Dog Friendly as long as your dog is friendly!

COMING SOON: Lockers, Showers, and a Changing Rooms


Public Trip – FAQ

Public Trips Information: 

  • Get picked up in the heart of Downtown Austin @ 3rd & Congress!

    • Hang out by the “ Kebabakicious” or “Lobster” Food Truck

      • Please arrive 10 minute early

      • Please get everyone in your reservation together as we will need to get you all signed in together!

  • You’ll share the bus with up to 40 other tubers!!

    • We do stop along the way, quickly, at a gas station for ice.

  • Arrive at the river where your tubes will be waiting for you

    • Get River Ready- sunscreen etc.

    • Place essential personal items: phone, keys, wallet – in a small

    “tote box” to be stored in our office until you end your float

    • Float down our gorgeous 72o spring fed river for roughly 3 hours

      • Float time depends on weather conditions that year

  • Our employees will help you get out of your tubes at the exit

  • Simply walk up the hill and hang out under our large __ oak? Tree while we gather everyone together

  • Get your personal items out of the Tote Boxes

    • PLEASE do not forget your personal items in the tote box

  • Quick Bathroom Break

  • Then the entire group takes the bus back to Austin

    • PLEASE do not forget your personal items in the bus


Private Trip – FAQ

Private Trips Information:

Private: Enjoy getting picked up at any location within a 50 mile radius of our headquarters location! (101 River Park Drive. Martindale, Texas 78655).

Your coolers will be on the bus waiting for you!

We can stop along the way at a gas station for ice, drinks and any last minute snacks your group may need!!  [sunday alcohol sales start @ 12pm]

Once we arrive at the River your driver will help you get all your coolers off the bus and allow you time to get River Ready! (pic of sunscreen ? )

We will provide you will a small tote box to keep your essential personal belongings in to be locked in the office until you are off your float!

Then! Off you go! …



Private Trip – FAQ

Public Trips Information:

Parking we suggest the ride share option! Enjoy a whole day of drinking without the responsibility of driving at all!
Uber/Lyft/Taxi

Ice is not provided. We do a gas station stop along the way for any last minute supplies.

If you have a group of less than 5 you will still get a cooler, you just might have to share. You can request a small cooler when you book & we will do our best!

Approximate travel time to the river / from the river is: 1 hour
Approximate float time is around 3 hours

*Return times vary on the fellow tubers cooperation & traffic conditions

What does it include: Rental Tube, Cooler, Cooler Tube, Tote Box

What to bring: SUNSCREEN, Water Shoes, Snack and Drinks!!

Soon to come: COVID-19 FAQ Section