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Shenandoah River Flat Water Tubing



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Looking for a relaxing "lazy river" float trip? Flat water tubing on the Shenandoah River is just what you need!

We recommend shoe wear that will stay on your feet. Flip-flops and sandals without straps typically are lost in the river. 

If you are coming in without a reservation, please arrive an hour prior to your desired trip time to ensure enough time for check-in. Additional departures may not be available otherwise. 

Guides are available for groups of 10 or more ($45 per person on weekdays and $49 per person on weekends) and must be requested at the time of reservation. Pricing includes a standard tube.


Shenandoah Flat Water Tubing Slideshow

Tubing On Your Own tubing on the Shenandoah River in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is one of our most popular adventures.  Flat water tubing is the Sunday drive of all our River Trips, as it gives you the freedom to go wherever your tube takes you! Tubing on Your Own includes a tube, PFD (Personal Floatation Device), free shuttle transportation, and parking.

The flat water trip floats a section of the Shenandoah with a light current but no rapids. (Hey, it doesn't’t have to be white water to be fun!) The trip typically takes roughly 1 hour to complete, although water levels may affect the duration of the trip. tubing on the Shenandoah River in Harpers Ferry, West VirginiaDepending on water levels and trip times, you may float the section more than once. This trip is suitable for those looking for a relaxing experience  or groups with younger children (minimum age 4 years and 30 lbs). Trip times and locations will vary with water levels.


Flat Water Tubing Trip Recommendations:
All tubing guests should be in reasonably good health and physically active. Those exceeding their ideal weight range by more than 35 lbs. may find this trip unsuitable.

Be aware that this trip is "on your own", therefore there will be no staff members present while you're on the river.


Can't get enough tubing? Check out the season pass special!


Tubing Frequently Asked Questions

Group Transportation Available


May through September

The following dates are considered Holidays and will be charged the Saturday/Holiday rate: Saturday May 28th, Sunday May 29th, Monday May 30th, Saturday July 2nd, Sunday July 3rd, Monday July 4th, Saturday Sept 3rd, Sunday Sept 4th, and Monday Sept 5th. 


We are unable to send single tubers on the river. There must be at least 2 people per reservation. 

tube tracker
Tube Tracker Pro with paddle

River Riders deluxe tubes Harpers Ferry WV

Deluxe PVC vinyl tubes
River Riders standard tubes Harpers Ferry WV
Standard PVC vinyl tubes
2016 Pricing: Effective April 1st, 2016!


$39 Tube Tracker Pro with paddle
$34 Deluxe PVC vinyl tubes
$29 Standard PVC vinyl tubes
upgrade to a duckie! $54 (plus additional deposit)


Weekends and Holidays*

$44 Tube Tracker Pro with paddle
$39 Deluxe PVC vinyl tubes
$34 Standard PVC vinyl tubes
Upgrade to a duckie! $54 (plus additional deposit)

Online Hump Day Special:  Wednesdays @ 11:30am you can go tubing for $23 per person if you prepay for your reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Simply type in the discount code hdspecial into the "Apply Promo/Voucher" spot when reserving online. Special is valid from June 1st through August 31st, 2016. Please give us a call if you are have any trouble at 800-326-7238!
**Group discount not valid with Hump Day Special**

(Please add a $2.25 per person user fee and 6% WV sales tax to all trip prices.)

*Holiday = Saturday pricing for the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day weekends.

Tubing Season Gold Passes are available for purchase for those looking to tube all summer long for one low price! [Click here] for savings and benefits.



Group Discounts:(for pre-paid Reservations)
10-19 guests additional $3 off per person
20-39 guests additional $4 off per person
40+ guests additional $5 off per person


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$15* Cooler Tube - to put your medium sized cooler in (fits 15" coolers)

*We allow one cooler per five people on flat water. We reserve the right to limit this further because of water levels or any other factors we see necessary.

For Purchase:
$19.97 Floating Cooler - for purchase only

Your help is needed. Please carpool as much as possible. We have very limited parking, especially on weekends. Besides, it's good for the environment.

Our last shuttle back to River Riders is 5pm on weekdays and 5:30pm on weekends. We will charge $50 per person, per hour for late pickups.

Alcohol is not permitted Harpers Ferry National Park. The inappropriate actions of a few have caused the Park Service to strictly enforce this policy. People under the influence of alcohol may also be detained by park rangers or WV DNR. While alcohol is not illegal on the river, it is illegal to be intoxicated while operating your craft (similar to a DUI.)  We will not transport people appearing to be under the influence. Alcohol is not permitted to be consumed on River Riders' property prior to your trip.  Respect the river, other guests, and yourself!



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