If you’re getting 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
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, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Two River Tubing
Start your expedition with a quick trip on an old-school trolley bus that will take you to a beautiful destination where the Delaware and Lehigh rivers converge. Settle in for a relaxing 2-3 hour float and take in the Lehigh River Falls views. You can also rent a cooler floating on a tube to stash drinks and snacks.
4 Union Square, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Winding River Campground
Are you looking for river tubing in NJ that’s more than a few hours? At Winding River Campground, you can spend the afternoon tubing along the Great Egg Harbor River and then retreat to a campsite or cabin for a night under the stars.
6752 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
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 six years old to go tubing.
27 South 3rd Street, Easton, PA 18042
Bucks County River Country
River Country has been a fixture in picturesque Bucks County, PA (just a few short minutes away from NJ) for more than half a century. If your family catches the tubing bug after spending the day on the river, consider investing in a season pass and float to your heart’s content all summer long.
2 Walters Lane, Point Pleasant, PA 18950
Delaware River Tubing (Temporarily Closed)
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 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
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