The Best River Tubing Day Trip Near New York City
Updated 3/30/22: Our River Tubing Day Trip from NYC is live! Book in advance to reserve your spot. Buses sanitized and Masks Required. Read more about our Covid Safety Protocols.
Get excited for summer River Tubing in New York on the Delaware River! That’s right folks, our very popular river tubing day trip from NYC is back for another season. After all, what could be better than spending a summer day floating down a river and a riverside BBQ cookout afterwards? Well, nothing.
Meet your bus and guide at one of our pickup locations and we’ll take care of the rest. After a short drive, you’ll enjoy a 2-hour river tubing experience (depending on river speed) down the beautiful Delaware River. And since we know you’re going to ask, yes coolers are permitted on the water and available for purchase upon arrival at the tubing outfitter.
Keep the Adventure Going with Lunch on the River
Once our River Tubing New York trip is over, enjoy a riverside BBQ at Cedar Rapids Bar & Grill right at the river takeout for some libations and good summer vibes. This is where lunch will be provided for you and you’ll have a chance to relax by the river or challenge your friends to some corn hole or volleyball, taking in the gorgeous scenery before heading back to the city. Not bad right?
Grab a friend, significant other, roommate, co-worker, parent, acquaintance, or stranger off the street and join us for an epic day out of the city. So what are you waiting for?
Pro Tip: if you’re looking for a more boat rocking rapids, check out our Whitewater Rafting from NYC trip.
Book early to reserve your spot! All trips sell out and capacity is limited.
Click "Check Availability" for dates & pricing. For groups of 10 or more please give us a call at 646-847-2367.
🏞️ Tubing on the Delaware River
🥪 Riverside BBQ cookout post-tubing (lunch included)
🚌 Round-trip Transportation from NYC
🧑 Sourced Adventures staff to add a smile to your face
What is the Itinerary for the day?
Itinerary: (About an 11 hour day)*
- 8:30/9:00/9:30am: First Pickup at 85 Delancey St (Lower East Side)
- 9:00/9:30/10:00am: Pickup at West 45th Street & 11th Ave
- 11:00/11:30/12:00pm: Arrive at the Delaware River
- 11:30/12:00/12:30pm: Launch Tubes!
- 1:45/2:15/2:45pm: Take out and BBQ at Cedar Rapids
- 4:15/4:45/5:15pm: Depart Cedar Rapids
- 6:15/6:45/7:15pm: Return to Gotham Market
- 7:00/7:30/8:00pm: Return to Lower East Side
*Timing varies depending on pickup time, traffic, and river speed.
When should I arrive for my trip?
Guests should arrive 10 minutes prior to their bus departure time from NYC.
What should I bring?
Good Question! We would recommend bringing a water bottle, a rain jacket, a change of cloths, a towel, sunglasses, sunblock and water shoes (old sneakers will work for this too!).
Can I drink on the bus?
Nope! Alcohol is not permitted on the buses in the morning and must be stashed under the bus for the trip up to the river. We also do not allow any hard alcohol or alcohol above 6% on this trip.
Are coolers permitted on the river?
While you are not allowed to drink on the bus in the morning (alcohol goes underneath the bus), coolers are permitted on the river. You can usually purchase coolers onsite at the river. However, stock is not guaranteed and due to supply chain constraints sometimes inventory is not available. Please plan accordingly.
Please note that glass bottles are not allowed on the water.
Anything else I should know?
Thanks for checking 🙂
- Outside alcohol is not welcome at the restaurant (obviously)
- This is a 21+ ONLY trip so please bring ID
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Trip is nonrefundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who miss the event. In the event of a cancellation by the operator, your ticket will be fully refunded. Event subject to change/cancellation based on weather/river/snow level conditions. All trips run rain or shine; in the unlikely event of a cancellation you will be notified via email. There are no reschedules or refunds for missing the bus or no-shows. Each ticket is good for one (1) person, unless specified otherwise. Trips involving alcohol are 21+ , valid ID required. All other trips are 18+. The deal is valid only for tickets on the date[s] of the event as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates. Provided transportation by Sourced Adventures is required; you may not drive yourself.
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