Flat Water Tubing on the Shenandoah River

A crowd favorite, Flat Water Tubing is a unique and relaxing way to explore the river at your own pace. The Sunday drive of all river trips, just go wherever your tube takes you.


  • Our most popular and relaxing trip
  • Great for groups of all sizes
  • Transportation, tube and pfd (personal flotation device)  are all provided
  • Longest tubing trip in the area
  • Coolers are allowed on the trip


  • River: Shenandoah River
  • Location: Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Class: Flat Water – Class I
  • Dates: May through September
  • Shenandoah River tubing guests should be in good health and have a moderate level of physical activity. Individuals who exceed their ideal weight range by more than 35 lbs. may find this trip unsuitable.
  • Please note that this trip is a self-guided experience, so there will not be any staff members with you on the river. Guides are available for groups that consist of 10 or more individuals.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate single tubing guests on the river. A minimum of 2 people is required per reservation.
Spend a Full Day with us

BUy an Adventure Day Pass

The River Riders Adventure Pass gives you access to a full day of activities! You get your choice of one guided activity and one self-guided activity.

  • Choose your guided activity from rafting, river tubing, or ziplining first.
  • Purchase your ticket based upon your guided activity choice (and whether you want a weekday or weekend ticket).
  • In the afternoon participate in up to 2 hours on The Adventure Park or The Potomac Play Pass.
  • Now that’s a day of adventure the whole family can enjoy!


Look no further than the Shenandoah River in Harpers Ferry for an unforgettable flat water tubing experience. Whether you’re a seasoned tuber or trying it out for the first time, this serene river is the perfect spot to relax and soak up some sun while enjoying the gentle currents.

This Shenandoah River tubing trip is suitable for individuals seeking a relaxing experience or groups with younger children who weigh a minimum of 30 lbs. Our flat water tubing trips have the furthest takeout point downriver, making it the longest tubing trip in the Harpers Ferry area. So grab your friends, slather on some sunscreen, and get ready to embark on an incredible day of Shenandoah river tubing.

For those interested in spending the entire day on the river, we offer the Full Day Tubing option. You can choose to do flat water tubing all day or combine it with white water tubing and then unwind with flat water tubing.

River Riders has consistently been ranked as the top outdoor activity in Harpers Ferry on TripAdvisor for the past 10 years. Additionally, we offer the most extensive flat water tubing route in the Harpers Ferry area.

AdditionaL Info

What are the differences between the different types of tubes available?

The Standard Tube is made of heavy gauge vinyl fabric designed for river use. It offers greater durability and comfort compared to a vinyl “swimming pool” tube and basic black rubber tubes, as well as featuring handles.

The Deluxe vinyl tube is designed for river use. It is made of a heavy gauge vinyl fabric for comfort and durability. It has handles, a seat bottom, a cup holder, and a backrest. The Deluxe tube costs $5 more to rent than the standard vinyl tube.

The Tube Tracker is made for river use and is made of heavy gauge vinyl fabric. It is more comfortable than the standard tube and has a light-duty paddle. It has handles, a seat bottom, a cup holder, and a backrest. The Tube Tracker is $5 more expensive to rent than the deluxe vinyl tube, and $10 more expensive than the standard tube.

Don’t forget to add your floating cooler (a tube that holds everything in the center of the tube) or your cooler tube (you bring your cooler that you sit on top of the tube) onto your reservation!

Purchase the floating cooler for $24.99.

Rent a cooler tube for $19.

Season Pass Details

We have a Tubing Season Pass available. The season pass is valid from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Thursdays-Sundays, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

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