A Visitor’s Guide to Guadalupe River Tubing


It’s no secret that summers in Texas can be a bit toasty. There’s no better way to cool down when you stay at New Braunfels Leasing & Resorts than to go Guadalupe River tubing. Floating down the river is a time-honored tradition and makes for a perfect afternoon outing with friends and family. Check out some New Braunfels rentals for tubing equipment and to reserve a seat on a shuttle to bring you back to your Guadalupe River cabin. 

A Few Guadalupe River Tubing Tips
If you’ve never gone river tubing before, then you’re in for a treat! We’ve assembled a few tips to help ensure you have an excellent first-time experience. Before you head out, be sure to check the water levels first. The Guadalupe River is dam controlled, so sometimes the water levels tend to be lower than usual. Be sure to put on sunscreen before you start floating down the river, and if you have the options, we suggest reserving black tubes for your coolers. No one wants to risk an overheated tube in the Texas sun. You can rent a cooler from a local outfitter or bring your own for drinks and snacks. Please bring a garbage bag or some method to collect and keep track of your trash so that we can keep the river clean. Request ropes to keep your cooler tube and kiddos closeby. Lastly, anything you bring with you will absolutely get wet, so be prepared. Keep your phone in your Guadalupe River cabin rental or make sure it’s in a waterproof case.

Some Suggested Outfitters for Tube Rentals
While the Guadalupe River is the go-to spot for most people, Texas’ Comal River tubing works well for families seeking the easiest float. Luckily for you, there are a few Comal and Guadalupe River tubing rental options from which to choose.  Generally, these trips last from two to four hours, depending on water levels and how far down you intend to float, so you’ll definitely want to have a food plan in place for afterward.  

Cozy New Braunfels Vacation Rentals for Groups of All Sizes
Whether you’re looking for a couple’s cabin getaway or a large house for a family gettogether, we have a New Braunfels river cabin for you. We even have pet-friendly accommodations so that you can bring your beloved pooch. Float down the river or go for a relaxing swim in our pools. If you have further questions about our accommodations or Guadalupe River tubing, please give us a call at 830-643-0656. Our resourceful staff is happy to help.