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Tubers still hitting the Guadalupe, Comal but in fewer numbers

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River Sports Tubes employee Dustin Wright advises a couple of hatted tubers on where to put in on the Guadalupe and when to pull out


Location:
12034 FM 306
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
(830) 964-2450
riversportstubes.com  

3. Shanty Tubes
Shanty Tubes offers tubing, kayaking, and rafting rentals. Short, medium and long floats are offered, ranging from one-and-a-half to eight hours. The duration of each trip varies depending on the river conditions, floats start at 9 a.m. (8 a.m. on Saturdays), and the last entry time is about 5 p.m. each day. Shuttle service is included with all rentals. The horseshoe and three- to four-hour trips cost $15, which includes a tube rental (with or without a bottom). The five- to six-hour and eight-hour trips cost $20, which includes a tube rental (with or without a bottom). The two-man, four-man, six-man and eight-man rafts cost $50, $100, $150 and $200, respectively. These prices include the raft, paddles, and life jackets. A beer garden is located at the headquarters.

River: Guadalupe, middle of the Horseshoe Loop

Location:
12120 FM 306
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
(830) 964-3990
shantytubes.com

4. Texas Tubes
Texas Tubes offers one trip length, lasting about two-and-a-half hours. Floats begin at 9 a.m. and the last entry time is about 6 p.m. (though sometimes you can drop in later if prior arrangements have been made). A shuttle service is included. The personal equipment entry fee is $10/person (no personal equipment allowed on the property on weekends and holidays). Tubes with and without bottoms are available for rent at $15 and $12, respectively. These prices include the float fee. Tubes with an ice chest are also available for rent at $20.

River: Comal

Location:
250 Meusebach
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 626-9900
texastubes.com


5. Tube Haus
A shuttle service is included with all Tube Haus rentals. Floats begin around 9 a.m., the last entry time is about 5:30 p.m., and the personal equipment entry fee is $10/person. Tubes with and without bottoms are available for rent at $15 (price includes the float fee), and coolers are available for rent at $8.

River: Guadalupe, beginning of the Horseshoe Loop

Location:
12454 FM 306
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
(830) 964-3011
tubehaus.com


6. Andy’s River Toobs
Andy’s River Toobs offers short (one hour), medium (three hour) and long (six hour) trips. Shuttle service is included for the medium and long trips. Floats begin around 9 a.m. It is recommended that you be on the water by noon at the latest for the six-hour trip, by 3 p.m. for the three-hour trip, and 5:30 p.m. for the one-hour trip. Tubes with or without bottoms are available for rent at $15 (price includes the float fee). Cooler tubes are also available for rent at $10. The Horseshoe Grill is located at the headquarters, which serves hamburgers and sandwiches.

River: Guadalupe, on the Horseshoe Loop