If you're like us, you want to spend your summer days with family and friends, not stuck in traffic. And if you're like us, you'll also want to enjoy some time on the water. Luckily for all of us, there's a great way to do both: tubing down a river! Tubing is an inexpensive way to enjoy the outdoors with family or friends without having to worry about learning complicated paddling techniques or buying expensive equipment. You can rent all of your gear—including an extra cooler tube—at our boathouse on the Muskingum River.
It's a great way to relax.
Relaxation is a key to mental health, physical health, happiness, success and fun.
It's no wonder that the relaxation industry is worth billions of dollars each year.
Floating down a river in a tube allows you to relax in nature without having to worry about anything else. The only thing that matters is getting where you're going as quickly as possible and having an enjoyable time along the way!
It beats the heck out of sitting in traffic.
It beats the heck out of sitting in traffic.
In our current era, we're all well aware that traffic is a problem. It's not just a matter of getting from point A to point B—it's also about how we're going to make it home before dinner gets cold and our kids start crying and oh man there's so much traffic! But tubing gives you an alternative: You can leave work early, gather up your friends, pack some snacks and a cooler full of drinks and spend the afternoon floating down a beautiful stretch of river. Then you'll be back at your car —and with a smile on your face instead of road rage in your heart.
You don't need to learn complicated paddling techniques to enjoy it.
However, floating down the river in a tube doesn't require you to be an athlete or a water-lover. It just requires you to be willing to let go of your inhibitions and experience the thrill of peaceful relaxation on an adventure that you won't soon forget.
It's an affordable way to spend a summer day.
You might think that tubing down the river is just a cheap way to spend your summer days, but it's actually even cheaper than you think.
When was the last time you went to an amusement park? At these places, you'll pay $15 for parking and then more for entry tickets. Then there are all those rides to buy tickets for—and once again, more money! By the end of your day at the park, you've spent hundreds of dollars and barely remember anything about it because it was so expensive.
Even if you do go somewhere like Disney World or Universal Studios Hollywood where everything is included in one price (like their water parks), they still cost around $100 per person per day—and that's not including food! And while they're both fun places with lots of cool rides and attractions, they aren't really relaxing. Tubes allow people who are looking for relaxation without spending too much money on entertainment options that don't provide any real value beyond entertainment itself
Tubing is a fun group activity.
Tubing can be a fun and relaxing way to spend the day with your friends or family. It's also an excellent way to get a group together and have a good time. Whether you're looking for an excuse to get away from it all, or just want an excuse to hang out with your friends and family, tubing is the perfect option!
If you're in need of something more romantic than rafting, consider tubing down the river with that special someone in your life. You'll have tons of fun making memories as well as getting close physically (if that's what you're into).
No kids allowed? Not a problem!
If you're the sort of person who likes to spend time outdoors, but doesn't want to be in charge of looking after your kid(s), tubing can be a great opportunity for you. You can set your own pace and enjoy the scenery while someone else gets sticky fingers and terrorizes small animals.
Who knows? Maybe one day they'll get old enough that they'll enjoy it too! Once the kids turn 8 we know the perfect place to host their future birthday parties.
Tubing doesn't require much gear or equipment.
If you’ve never floated down a river in your life, but have always wanted to try it, here's some good news: you don't need much gear or equipment. All you really need is a tube, which can be rented at at our boathouse, you can even add in a cooler tube to our next float (We recommend this).
You won’t need boats or rafts either.
In fact, renting boats or assembling rafts isn't even necessary when floating down rivers, which is great for people who don't want the hassle of dealing with them (or aren't allowed access). And while they may not be as comfortable as floats made specifically for lounging around on all day long, they're still designed with comfort in mind and come equipped with handles so that they're easy enough for one person alone; plus they'll help prevent any accidents from happening if someone falls out since there isn't much chance of injury due to impact against rocks!
You'll be in the great outdoors and see some amazing scenery.
The river is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. You'll be able to see some beautiful scenery and wildlife, as well as enjoy the sun and water. You might even see some great views of the river, or some beautiful water features!
Spend time on the water, not on land.
Let's be honest, water is amazing. It’s a great place to spend time with friends, have fun with your family and relax. It’s also extremely refreshing on a hot day or if you are just in the mood for something new! You can sit back and relax as the current takes you down the river in a tube or boat. The sensation of floating down the river provides a great feeling of peace as you get away from all of your worries and troubles for an hour or two at a time.
We hope that we've convinced you to take the plunge, or at least try tubing for the first time. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, there's something in this post for everyone. Keep in mind that there are many different ways to go about it—we tried our best not to leave anything out—but if you have any questions about specific techniques or equipment required for your chosen style of tubing, feel free to ask us! Ready to float the river? Give it a try today.