Enjoy our 1.5 tubing trip on the Upper James River.
Enjoy our 1.5 tubing trip on the Upper James River. This relaxing float takes most groups roughly one to one and a half hours to complete depending on the water levels. Groups doing this option can go a second time that same day for no extra charge up until the last tubing shuttle of the day at 4PM.
After a quick orientation we load our shuttle van for a quick 1.5 mile / 5 minute drive through the Town of Buchanan to our upstream launch site. At the launch site you will be issued a commercial grade river tube then will walk about 150 yards to the river and self launch and float back to our shop where your car is parked. Upriver shuttle departs approximately every 30 minutes as needed.
The first half of the trip has really good current with 5 easy class I rapids. The last half of the trip the river slows but still moves with out you having to paddle. Unlike many other outfitters we only supply high quality vinyl tubes (no truck tubes issued here) with carrying handles and seat bottoms that makes sure you don’t bump you bottom on your trip.
For those that need it, we provide tie ropes so tubes can be tied together perfect for groups with small children or groups that want to remain together while on the river.