River Riders - Family Adventure Resort

Full Day River Tubing in Harpers Ferry

Your Shenandoah and Potomac River tubing trips were Voted two of the top 10 tubing rivers in America in USA Today's Top 10 Poll and the closest to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.  You can only tube on 2 of the top 10 rivers in one day only an hour away in Harpers Ferry, WV.

If you're looking for a full day tubing adventure, try our whitewater/flat water combination trip in our classic standard tube. Have a family with young kids or want a completely relaxing day? Go flat water all day!


You'll start the day off by "Tubing on the Mac." Come back and enjoy a picnic lunch that you have prepared for yourself or stop by The Front Porch Cafe for some good food conveniently located at the establishment. Then take off to "Do the Doah" on our afternoon flat water tubing trip.


This trip is generally suitable for anyone who is at least 10-12 years old and also 5 feet tall. 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 are on the river.

Benefits of booking with River Riders:

  • We are the original Harper's Ferry Tubing company, with over three decades to perfect your experience.
  • No other outfitter can compare to the experience, quality and comfort.
  • We have our own Put In, making it the longest white water tubing trip in the area.
  • You can even upgrade your experience to include a backrest, cupholder or tube/duckie hybrid with a paddle.

Harpers Ferry Tubing FAQ's

Guided: No, this trip is self guided.

Class: Flat Water & Class I-III

Duration: 5-7 hours total time Check out The Front Porch Cafe in between trips for lunch!

We are unable to send single tubing guests on the river. You must personally know someone else going on the trip! 

Memorial Day Weekend, Independence Day Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend are considered Holidays and will be charged the Saturday/Holiday rate for the 2022 season

Group rates are available for those who make a reservation together and prepay in one transaction. Call 304-535-2663 for group rates!

Once you are done, the fun doesn't have to end. We also offer a zipline canopy touraerial adventure parkwhite water rafting, even lodging!

What is the difference between the types of tube available?

River Riders only offer the best quality vinyl (PVC) tubes designed for river use.  We have several different models to suit guests' needs.

The Standard Tube  is made out of a heavy gauge vinyl fabric specifically made for river use. It is a heavier fabric than a vinyl "swimming pool" tube and therefore stands up to more use. It is more comfortable and durable than a basic black rubber tube and has handles.

The Deluxe vinyl tube is also made out of a heavy gauge vinyl fabric specifically made for river use.  It is more comfortable and durable than the basic tube. It too has handles but also a seat bottom, cup holder, and back rest. The Deluxe tube is $5 more to rent than the standard vinyl tube.

The Tube Tracker is made out of a heavy gauge vinyl fabric specifically made for river use. It is more comfortable than the standard tube and comes with a light duty paddle. It too has handles but also a seat bottom, cup holder, and back rest. The Tube Tracker is $5 more to rent than the deluxe vinyl tube.

Don't forget to add-on your floating cooler (a tube that holds everything in the center of the tube) or your cooler tube (you bring your cooler that you sit on top of the tube) onto your reservation!

Floating Cooler - Buy for $24.99

Cooler Tube Rental - Rent for $19