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05-04-2012 07:38 AM
Crazyflyingplastics usually about 10-20 bucks for a tube and shuttle.
05-03-2012 10:10 PM
deathphoenix99 How much does it cost to float the San Marcos River?
05-03-2012 10:40 AM
Crazyflyingplastics looks like there is still a way to float parts of the guadalupe and bring beer!

River businesses 'go with the flow' to get around New Braunfels can ban | kens5.com San Antonio
05-01-2012 08:24 PM
orngcrushrgrl
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Originally Posted by busemans
so no crowds? i remember we went one year, when we came back to texas from cali, and the river was super high. people were floating down on everything that floated, ha ha ha. a buddy and i went down on our longboards
It was pretty empty. It's the beginning of the float season.
05-01-2012 08:12 PM
busemans so no crowds? i remember we went one year, when we came back to texas from cali, and the river was super high. people were floating down on everything that floated, ha ha ha. a buddy and i went down on our longboards
05-01-2012 02:48 PM
orngcrushrgrl
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Originally Posted by Crazyflyingplastics
float the san marcos river. Much better and no ban on cans. you don't need a specific tube for a cooler. Just get a fabric/cloth cooler, the strap will wrap right around the air valve. Trust me, I lived in san marcos for 8 years, floated the comal, guadalupe, and san marcos countless times. Dons fish camp runs a shuttle, the float is a few hours. You finish up at dons' fish camp(where you park), and everyone is out there partying and sitting by the river.
Thanks for the info. I'll look into it for next time
05-01-2012 11:24 AM
Crazyflyingplastics float the san marcos river. Much better and no ban on cans. you don't need a specific tube for a cooler. Just get a fabric/cloth cooler, the strap will wrap right around the air valve. Trust me, I lived in san marcos for 8 years, floated the comal, guadalupe, and san marcos countless times. Dons fish camp runs a shuttle, the float is a few hours. You finish up at dons' fish camp(where you park), and everyone is out there partying and sitting by the river.
04-30-2012 08:57 AM
orngcrushrgrl
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Originally Posted by deathphoenix99
Thanks for the info.

How busy was it?

It wasn't too busy. Check your email.
04-30-2012 08:25 AM
deathphoenix99 Thanks for the info.

How busy was it?
04-30-2012 08:17 AM
orngcrushrgrl
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Originally Posted by deathphoenix99
Alright, orngcrushgrl, how much did it cost you and did you do the short, medium, or long float?

Any pics?
I think it was 38 at corner tubes for two bottomless and a bottom tube for our cooler.

We went all the way to the last public exit. I'd say we were on the river for almost 3 hours.

I have pics but they're not gonna go public cuz they're mostly of me. If you'd like them feel free to email me.
04-30-2012 07:14 AM
deathphoenix99 Alright, orngcrushgrl, how much did it cost you and did you do the short, medium, or long float?

Any pics?
04-30-2012 12:49 AM
JaredW Hi all.
Tubing is a must-do thing in the summer for me. My girlfriend has never been and I'm really looking forward to sharing the experience with her soon.

How was the float orngcrushrgrl? Did you have to walk through the low spots? The river was only flowing 64cfs this past weekend.

Check out this site for flow specs:

Guadalupe River Levels & Status, River Conditions & Weather for Guadalupe River Tubing, Canyon Lake Texas near New Braunfels Texas

Floating with a company does have its perks.
1. You don't have to mess around with buying a tube and outfitting it with a nice plastic bottom (which helps with the above mentioned low spots if any)
2. If something does happen to your tube, you can get a new one relatively easier.
3. They will usually give you a free tube for your cooler.
4. They will drop you off at pre-selected points and pick you up.
(This is really the biggest benefit when you have mixed in some alcohol - Cops can be thick out there, especially on the busy holidays. One year, one of the guys in our party went to the store for refreshments and never came back)

Making your own tubes does save you some $ if you're planning on going more than once throughout the summer.
04-28-2012 10:43 PM
orngcrushrgrl we decided to forgo Landa Falls today and rented tubes from Corner Tubes.. They were friendly and very great to interact with.

I had a blast and I can't wait to go again!
04-27-2012 09:48 PM
busemans spi is two hours south of me.
mustang island is fine for fishing, the surf is only good two weeks a year for actual surfing.
other then those, corpus is like a black hole that sucks you here and hten you cannot leave because of the horrible pay for most jobs. i try and warn people when they mention moving here but people still come anyways.


just as a note though, my observations above are made from someone who grew up a military brat and then was military themselves so i have lived in many places around the usa. i actually love corpus because i have a decent paying job but for all the other stuff, it sucks. nothing for the kids to do but go to the beach, the city management is very crooked. the roads are not kept up well, the taxes are super duper high, and the ccisd school district sucks. (luckily my kids go to fbisd)
04-27-2012 09:27 PM
orngcrushrgrl We decided on Landa Falls in New Braunfels around 10 am tomorrow morning.
04-27-2012 06:52 AM
deathphoenix99 What are you talking about? Y'all have South Padre Island, Mustang Island, and a lot of other things down there.

I'm not sure when exactly I'm going yet, I still need to figure out when other people would be free and not working. It'll be after Memorial weekend for sure though. I'm still trying to figure out prices and persuade friends to go....but I have to many friends who like to flake out it seems like. Regardless, I want to go and enjoy all day Saturday just relaxing and drinking some cold ones.
04-26-2012 08:18 PM
busemans man, you guys who all live close to those and each other are so lucky. hardly anything down here. we have to drive at least three hours for fun
04-26-2012 11:35 AM
orngcrushrgrl yeah, I saw that.. I was thinking if we all went out to Don's we wouldnt have to worry about not taking cans, it could be less headaches or more.. maybe I'll just get a second camelbak reservoir and take some margaritas lol..

we should go as a group or something with whatever is decided, i think it could be fun..
04-26-2012 11:22 AM
deathphoenix99 From what I"m reading online, the "CAN BAN" rule is only in the city limits. Where the majority of people float, there is nothing against it. Also, no glass or styrofoam period......but that's just a matter of putting everything in empty water bottles or buy nicer plastic containers for your drinks from the glass containers. My friends and I plan on putting everything in water bottles to keep it cheap and easy.

Also, no disposable containers under 5 oz....jello shot cups etc......since I guess people were littering too much.

Guadalupe River Rules, Comal River Rules, New Braunfels River Regulations, Ordinances, Canyon Lake, Texas

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With the new law, disposable containers holding food and drink will be disallowed on the Comal and on a stretch of the Guadalupe River inside the city's boundaries. Violators, if found guilty, could be fined $500.



Read more: New Braunfels voters uphold container ban - San Antonio Express-News
04-26-2012 11:20 AM
orngcrushrgrl I went on Yelp and this is what I found for tubing that seems to LET you have cans..
Don's Fish Camp Eskimo Tubes - Martindale, TX
04-26-2012 11:11 AM
orngcrushrgrl TexasTech and I were thinking about going to float this sat,

How would we get past that no can rule if we wanted to???
04-26-2012 07:55 AM
deathphoenix99 That ban is only in city limits, cans are still allowed where the main tubing sections are. Glass isn't allowed, but that's the case in most places, beaches as well. I've read the rules, so I know those things, but thanks for the concern.

Anyone have suggestions of rental to use? Right now i"m looking at O'Henrys since it seems to be the cheapest overall for camping and renting a tube.
04-25-2012 09:53 PM
busemans i didn;t know they had a ban now.

the parents moved to rio frio and live right off hte river so you know where i take my kids to go river floating
04-25-2012 07:11 PM
texastechguy210 You guys will love it, but be aware that there is a Beer can/bottle ban!! For Comal and Guadalupe!
04-25-2012 02:42 PM
busemans dude, its a blast!! we used to go all the time when i was younger and my bro still goes with his friends every year. just rent a tube and camp at one of the spots. you guys will love it
04-24-2012 08:05 PM
deathphoenix99
Guadalupe River Tubing near San Antonio Texas???

First off, has anyone on here done it? I'm looking at getting a group of friends together and heading out there for a weekend trip. I need to know what you guys suggest, I'd prefer tent camping to save money and I don't know if I'm better off buying my own tubes ($10 each) or renting. I've been looking at websites trying to figure out costs for rentals or brining your own as well as trying to figure out if you can tube without going through a company. If possible, I'd love to just park a vehicle at the destination and drive another to the drop in point and float down.





So if you've done it, what can you tell me?

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