River Tubing In NJ And Nearby: The Best Places To Float Away


If you’re bored of the same old summer water options (pool, beach, lake, repeat), it might be time to up the excitement quotient with river tubing in NJ. We’re not talking wild rapids but a peaceful float down the Delaware River for a family bonding experience like no other. Rental packages vary but typically include tubes (many of which hold more than one person and have cool features like comfy backrests and cup holders), life jackets, and tubing straps that clip your whole crew together, so there are no accidental solo rides. All you need to do is pack the sunscreen and your sense of adventure. Scroll down for places to go river tubing in New Jersey—and if you are looking for more summer fun that’s not at the shore, check out these lakes in NJ and where to go canoeing or kayaking. (feature photo credit: Istock/BluIz60)

Where to go river tubing in NJ and nearby

Big Bear Gear Delaware River Tubing
With fairy-tale names like Devil’s Tea Table Cliffs and Treasure Island, this tubing route will give your family lots to look at and talk about during the 5-mile float down the Delaware River. If your kids are not too worn out from their whirlwind voyage, they can splash around and swim in the river after.
2876 River Drive, Kingwood, NJ 08825
(609) 460-4784

Winding River Campground
For the ultimate river tubing experience, book a stay overnight at Winding River Campground. You can spend the afternoon tubing along the Egg Harbor River and then retreat to a campsite or cabin for a night under the stars.
6752 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-3191

Twin Rivers Tubing
Just over the NJ border in Pennsylvania, this friendly and family-owned business is all about a personalized and positive excursion for families. After taking a laidback float on the Delaware River, check out the many walkable attractions in Easton, including the not-to-miss Crayola Factory. Children must be at least 6 to go tubing.
1 Centre Square Circle, Easton, PA 18042
(484) 373-9927

Bucks County River Country
River Country has been a fixture in picturesque Bucks County, PA  (just a few short minutes away from NJ) for over half a century. If your family catches the tubing bug after spending the day on the river, consider investing in a season pass and floating to your heart’s content all summer long.
2 Walters Lane, Point Pleasant, PA 18950
(215) 297-5000

Delaware River Tubing (Temporarily Closed, planning to reopen in 2024)
This 5-6 mile adventure comes with a stop at Adventure Island, where you’ll indulge in a delicious BBQ lunch from the Famous River Hot Dog Man’s floating restaurant (it’s still open despite the tubing not happening this season) while taking in the scenery from a picnic table in the water. Suitable for kids ages 4 and up, the first half of the journey is a lazy river ride followed by a series of beginner-level rapids.
778 Frenchtown Road, Milford, NJ 08848
(908) 996-5386

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Charissa is a mom to two teenage girls and one very pampered pup. A lover of good books, strong coffee and bad puns, she has worked in publishing for 20+ years as a writer and copy editor. When not at home watching Gilmore Girls (Team Jess!), Charissa and her daughters enjoy hiking at Jockey Hollow, unearthing hidden treasures at local thrift stores (The Bargain Box in Morristown is one of their faves) and eating their way through New Jersey’s food truck festivals.