During this summer of social distancing, the water is the perfect place to spend the day. Skip the pool and go tubing down the Delaware River for a scenic ride that the whole family will love. Here are some of our favorite spots:
Tubing in New Jersey
778 Frenchtown Rd., Milford
Enjoy a scenic 2-4 hour tubing, rafting, kayaking or canoeing trip on the Delaware River! Each rental includes a free BBQ meal at “The Famous River Hot Dog Man,” halfway on your river adventure next to a private island with picnic tables in the water. A great way to spend the day with the kids! You can stop and explore the small islands and sunbathe. Take your time down the river and make it a whole day event!
Walk-ins and free reservations are currently unavailable and tickets must be purchased online in order to participate. Waivers must be printed and completed prior to arriving. Hours of operation have been updated and Delaware River Tubing is currently closed on Tuesdays.
100 Rte. 46, Columbia
Enjoy camping, tubing, kayaking and canoeing along the beautiful Delaware River! This family-friendly campground is a great place to enjoy the summer weather. 4 or 8 mile tubing trips are available, and are a great family excursion. They also offer a swimming pool, basketball and volleyball courts, miniature golf, a playground, a pavilion, and special events on the weekends! What a great vacation!
Delaware River Family Campground is unable to welcome daily guests this season. All guests must be registered for camping. The amount of people allowed in the pool at once has been lowered and the game room is closed. Certain items from cabins, like pillows, cookware, silverware and dishes, have been removed.
6752 Weymouth Rd., Mays Landing
If the Delaware River is too far, tubing on the Great Egg Harbor River is a sure bet. The winding river is fun for kids and adults of all ages. Each tube is $20 with a security deposit and must be returned before 5 pm.
Some campground activities are subject to change due to COVID-19. Follow on Facebook for updates on river conditions and availability.
Tubing in Pennsylvania
2130 Rte. 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA
Fun tubing on the Delaware River! Lay back, relax and drift along. Tubing trips with Kittatinny fill an afternoon with cool, clean family fun. You have a choice of two different tubing trips offered daily. You can either meet at our River Beach campgrounds in Pennsylvania or our Barryville campgrounds in New York. Whichever trip you choose, Kittatinny will transport you upriver to a launch site that will send you on a 3 mile float trip. Tubing trips generally last between 2 and 3 hours.
If you’re planning to tube with family members coming from high-risk states, they may be required to have completed a 14-day quarantine before they can participate. Guests traveling from high-risk states will need to provide the address of where they stayed during their 14-day quarantine. Only campers are allowed at this time; no day guests. A waiver must be signed to acknowledge the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Face coverings will be required in certain areas.
Minisink Acres Mall
River Rd., Minisink Hills, PA
You can rent tubes, canoes, kayaks and rafts, and experience the majestic Delaware River in Pennsylvania with Chamberlain Canoes. From the water you will see the natural beauty of the area and take a break from your busy lifestyle. Chamberlain Canoes also offers Overnight River Camping from Port Jervis, New York to the Delaware Water Gap.
Masks will be required while indoors or when unable to maintain 6 feet between guests. Call for more information or check out the Chamberlain Canoes Facebook page.
2 Walters Lane
Point Pleasant, PA
A great place to tube along the Delaware River! Look at the beautiful wildlife and rock formations as you float down the river. Best of all, it’s kid-friendly and very easy to do – the water moves at around 1.5 mph with a depth of one to five feet. Tubes in four different sizes, plus Snuggle Tubes that can accommodate two people, mean everyone in the family can enjoy the fun no matter their size. Be sure to check their website’s Coupon page for special discount days.
Reservations must be made online and waivers must be printed and filled out prior to arrival. Parking will also be paid for while making an online reservation. Masks are required to be worn while on River Country property and guests are expected to maintain 6 feet from each other.
Tubing in New York
3883 Rte. 97, Barryville, NY
Get ready for an adventure to remember at Indian Head Canoes & Rafts! Delaware River rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing is fun and exciting for everyone. Unique to the Delaware River, they also offer a variety of overnight lodging… cabins, bunkhouses and campgrounds. The Delaware River is perfect for whitewater river rafting, canoeing, kayaking and tubing. What a great river adventure vacation close to home!
4659 Rte. 28, North River, NY
River tubing is offered daily from the third weekend in June to Labor Day. They also offer overnight tubing and camping. They supply all the equipment (except sleeping bags or bedrolls) for two great days of rafting and one night under the starry sky. Plan a multi-day trip by raft, canoe, kayak, etc. Be sure to call for more information before you head out.