CHILDREN should be accompanied by an adult for tubing on the
river. Adults should stay close to their children at all times and
children should be watched constantly. Life jackets are recommended
for all children under 12 yrs. old, and for all weak and non-swimmers. There are
No Life Guards on duty, use caution, think safety first!
Guadalupe river tubing, swimming and river activities have
both inherent and unknown risks and dangers. These include, but are
not limited to, injury or loss of life. There are No Life Guards on
this section of the Guadalupe River and you will be on your own, use
caution and think safety first!
SECURE RIVER FOOTWEAR: such as TENNIS SHOES, Aqua-shoes, water shoes or other footwear
that can be tied or strapped to your feet and will not slip off are
needed to protect your feet against cuts, scrapes and bruises while
walking to and from entry/exit points. Shoes also protect your bare
feet from the rocky and slippery river bottom or broken glass. Note: No
Glass is allow on the river for this very reason. WARNING:
Do NOT wear Flip-Flops because they are not securely attached to
your feet... they will easily slide off your feet and you
will lose them in the river... then you will be barefoot and really
bumming out, especially if you step on something sharp... this small
mistake can turn into a huge disaster and ruin your entire float trip! Make the small investment
for a good pair of secure water shoes and be happy all day with
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE OK and legal on the
Guadalupe River. Anyone who is of "legal drinking age" can drink
while they are Tubing, however we ask that you PLAY IT SAFE and use
good judgment, please keep it SAFE and FUN for everyone! Drink
Responsibly! If you get too drunk and out of control, you stand a
good chance of getting arrested... again, use good judgment, have a
good time and keep it safe for everyone! Play it safe by having a
designated sober driver. NOTE:
Texas State Law
- NO Public Alcohol Consumption or Public Drinking on Sundays
between the hours of 2:15am and 12 noon, (that is Saturday night
after midnight going into Sunday morning until 12 noon for
clarification). To legally start drinking on Sundays, wait until
Also, you CAN
Alcohol before 12:00 noon on Sundays.
Official details here: TABC
State of Texas Website
GLASS CONTAINERS and STYROFOAM
COOLERS are NOT ALLOWED on
the Guadalupe River BY LAW and
all such items will be confiscated, with possible arrest and fines. Coolers
& ice chests may be checked for glass by law enforcement at any
point on the river.
A CAP, HAT or VISOR and SUNGLASSES will help shield and protect
your face, eyes and head from severe sunburn and the UV rays of the sun.
Appropriate Clothing for Tubing & Swimming - IMPORTANT:
DO NOT wear clothing that will tangle and/or restrict your ability
to swim, which could cause you to drown. DO NOT wear long pants,
long sleeve shirts, scarves, coats, jackets, long dresses, Burkhas,
Sari Dress Salwar Kameez, large, baggy, loose or heavy clothing of
any type. Make sure your arms and legs have free movement at all
times while you are tubing or when you are in the water.
SUN BLOCK and Sunscreen should be applied BEFORE and DURING your float
trip or anytime you are out in direct sunlight for any length of
It's a good idea to bring a large white T-shirt (with short sleeves
to allow for free movement in the water, see Rule #6 above) to put on if you
begin to sunburn.
PARK ONLY in designated areas, cars in undesignated areas may be
towed. Now that would certainly ruin a fun day on the river!
DO NOT TAKE YOUR CAR KEYS, house keys or valuables on the
River…keys don't float and Locksmiths are expensive! We have a
safe keep area for your keys. Always leave your keys
with an attendant.
|10. DO NOT
TAKE VALUABLES ON THE RIVER as most items sink and are never
found. Do not were valuable rings and jewelry on the river. Over
time, wet fingers will shrink and rings will slip off and never to
be found again! Necklaces and earrings slip off, break, and
magically disappear into the river, never to be found...
Again... do not take valuables on the river and always leave your keys with an attendant.
PLENTY OF WATER throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated. If
you are drinking Beer or some other Alcoholic beverage, drink a
bottle of water between each beverage to stay hydrated. Beer and
liquor do not hydrate your body, they actually promote dehydration,
so drinking a bottle of water between each alcoholic beverage will
help keep you hydrated. As a rule of thumb, no one should ever float
down the river without at least one bottle of water with them!
|12. DO NOT
LITTER! Dispose of all trash properly. Dump all trash in
designated receptacles. Help keep our rivers, parks and Texas
beautiful. Please Don't
Mess With Texas!
Private Property! The Guadalupe River is lined with private
properties and private homes. Do not trespass, it is against the law
and violators may be prosecuted if caught and fined up to $500.00
Alert, watch the Weather! Get out of
the river during lightning storms and seek
shelter... do not stay in the water or stand under trees in a
lighting storm... if possible, seek shelter. You can monitor
Weather in Canyon Lake / Sattler from this Link: "Weather
|15. Make a
Plan! Let family or friends know where
you are and your intentions. Make a FLOAT plan and tell someone.
Conditions: People with Medical
Conditions and Pregnant Women should consult their Doctor before
going tubing and subjecting themselves to lengthy exposure in the
hot Texas Sun and possible dehydration. River Tubing is an Outdoor Activity that can be strenuous
on certain individuals with Medical Conditions. Stay hydrated -
drink plenty of water and follow your Doctor's orders! If you need
to take your medications with you on the river, be sure and pack
them in a water proof or water tight container or a water tight zip lock baggie and
then secure them in a safe place so you can ingest them at the proper
intervals as prescribed by your Doctor. Before getting on the River,
please inform your family members and/or friends about your medical
condition so if something should happen to you, they will be ready
to take charge and act quickly in case of an emergency!
& Guadalupe River Tubing:
Dogs are welcome
to go tubing on the Guadalupe River and ride on Tube Haus
shuttles with you, however, you are 100% completely
responsible for the safety and well being of your dog at all
times, including its behavior towards other people, other dogs
and/or animals... Tube Haus is not responsible for your dog(s)
in any regard or manner. Not all dogs are suited for river
tubing (and for some humans as well, as mentioned above)...
there are both inherent and unknown risks and dangers
on the Guadalupe River...these include but are not limited to
injury or loss of life to you or your dog. Know your dog's
abilities and make your decisions accordingly... PLEASE NOTE:
Tube Haus has a "NO REFUND POLICY", so if your dog
does not like River Tubing, there are NO REFUNDS!
Some people would like their dog(s) to wear a life jacket
while tubing and/or swimming...We DO NOT have, nor do we offer
life jackets for DOGS, please bring your own Doggy life jacket
IF your dog needs or requires one. Dogs have sharp claws and
occasionally puncture their tube, because of this, there will
be a $25 cash charge for your dog's tube should your dog
puncture or lose its tube or if it gets stolen. Most Dogs
don't carry cash with them, so you "the owner" will
have to cover the charges or expenses for your canine
companion. Please note, there is a county ordinance for
Comal County, that requires all dogs to be on a leash and a
fine of up to $500 for dogs running loose.