Summer is upon us, which means river tubing season has arrived in New Braunfels!  We are home to the world-famous Comal and Guadalupe rivers. You will have the best tubing experience ever! Gather your family and friends for a fun time relaxing under the sun on the water. These spring-fed bodies of water stay at a refreshing temperature, providing a great escape from the Texas heat. Go ahead, book your lodging at River City Resorts, and receive free tube rentals for your stay! Follow our guide for planning the most epic New Braunfels tubing expedition. 

Tubes for All 

At River City Resorts, we offer all of our paying guests “courtesy tubes!” You have the option to pick up your reserved tubes from our warehouse for free or pay $5 per tube for delivery to your rental property. Make sure you request tube delivery at least two days before your scheduled check-in. If you would like to add a bottom attachment to your tube, we offer them for $10.

The city’s Convention & Visitors Bureau does recommend all weak swimmers and children under eight wear life jackets. Everyone MUST be able to swim. 

River Access wristbands are required in the summer months only on Saturdays and Sundays. River City Resorts offers non-residents wristbands for $2.50 each. Wristbands are only good for one day, so you will need to buy multiple if you plan on floating both days. Please call us at tel:830-626-2196 so we can have them waiting for you! 

River Outfitters

Let a local outfitter provide you with some convenient parking, shuttle services, life jackets, and so much more! They are experts on river tubing, so feel free to ask them the best tips and tricks to enjoying your tubing adventure. We have listed three of the best local outfitters: 

  • Texas Tubes: on the Comal River – They have rave reviews! 
  • Comal Tubes: on the Comal River – Buy a waterproof camera at check-in. 
  • Rockin’ R: six locations around town – You’re welcome to bring your own tube, so make sure you grab your River City Resorts “courtesy tube!” 

Follow the Rules for Safe Fun!

The city has some comprehensive rules and we suggest you read them before embarking on your tubing expedition. As a quick overview, please make sure you don’t bring any disposable containers, glass, foam, or play loud music as you float down the rivers. We all love Mother Nature, so please do not litter! Many of the outfitters will have city-approved items available for purchase. 

Experience the Tubular Fun in New Braunfels

River City Resorts is happy to help you plan an amazing vacation to New Braunfels, TX. We hope this tubing guide and our convenient tube rental services will be helpful to you. With houses and condos near all the attractions our city has to offer, we are sure you’ll have no trouble finding a vacation rental that suits your family! Check our website for availability and book your stay today.