Tubing, Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking

Delaware River Tubing Checklist

River tubing trips down the river are a fun way to cool off during the hot summer months. Tubing, rafting, canoeing and kayaking are fun activities for groups and families looking for a great way to relax and enjoy a day out in the gorgeous river country. Visiting Bucks County's river country and Hunterdon County's river country provides gorgeous views and memorable experiences for everyone who participates on the river adventure.

Many visitors ask what is permitted to bring and what is not permitted to bring on the river tube, raft, canoe or kayak rental. Please check out our recommended checklist to help ensure that you have a wonderful day at one of the top five recommended activities to try in New Jersey.

Please keep in mind that all items brought are at your own risk. Delaware River Tubing does not mandate that you bring anything other than the required footwear (as the river bed is rocky) and a bathing suit/dry clothes for your return. If you would like to bring the following items, you may, but please be mindful of your personal belongings.

CHECKLIST: Recommended Items to Bring

-Footwear (Old sneakers are the best or water shoes with a heel strap) - Available on-site for purchase if you do not own old sneakers or water shoes)

-Bathing suit (You will probably get wet or want to swim during your trip)

-Dry Clothing and Towels (Bring dry clothing to change into upon return)

-Sunblock (Please use only eco and animal-friendly sun block)

-Hat or Visor (Hats and visors are available)

-Sunglasses with safety strap (Sunglasses and safety straps are available)

CHECKLIST: Permissible Items to Bring

-Phone (While we don't recommend you bringing out your electronics, you can do so if you have a waterproof bag or pouch. Available on-site at our store.)

-Camera (You are allowed to bring a waterproof camera or GoPro)

-Waterguns and Toys (Splash your friends if you'd like and spice up the trip with a watergun or beach ball to play with as you float down the river.)

-Selfie-Sticks (Selfie-sticks are permissible, but it's advised that you tie the selfie-stick to your tube handle so it's not lost if accidentally dropped)

-Snorkel and Fins (Some guests like to snorkel, which is permissible during regular conditions)

-Fishing Gear (You may bring your fishing gear with you on a raft, kayak or canoe, but you must have a valid PA or NJ fishing license and follow all laws on catch and release)

-Coolers (Coolers are only permissible for bottled water as food is provided. All coolers are subject to inspection from DRT staff prior to departing)

CHECKLIST: Prohibited Items

-Alcohol (Alcohol is strictly prohibited and those under the influence of alcohol will be denied entry for safety)

-Illicit Drugs (Unless prescribed, all drugs are prohibited and those who take prescribed medicine should not participate if medication causes side effects.)

-Your own tubes or equipment (For liability purposes, Delaware River Tubing cannot allow privately owned equipment to be used on the river ride)

-Weapons/Knives (No weapons or knives will be permitted on our property or the river ride)

-Inappropriate Clothing (Delaware River Tubing is a family-business and asks that you wear proper "family attire" when visiting)

-Rope (Stay Together Straps are available for rent, so rope is not needed. Rope is also very unsafe to use for tethering equipment together)

-Food/Snacks/Waste (Food is provided at the halfway point of the ride, unless you have special dietary needs with proof, Delaware River Tubing will prohibit food all snacks to keep the river clean of waste)

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Hot Dog Man in Bucks County's River Country

Adventure Island: Paradise & Picnic Tables in Water

Enjoy two free hot dogs or a burger, ice cold beverage and candy bar or chips at our privately owned Adventure Island at the halfway point during your river adventure. Eat while your feet are dipped in the pristine water and see Devil's Tea Table from Adventure Island! We are the only tubing, rafting, canoeing and kayaking river outfitter that provides delicious FREE BBQ MEALS during the river adventure!

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Water Tubing Down the River

Delaware River Tubing: Tubing Adventure

Tube on a relaxing 5-6 mile float down the Delaware River, which is the border between NJ and PA in the most historic, scenic and breath-taking river stretch. Lazy stretches with Class I rapids (beginner level) along the way to make your river tubing adventure the most fun thing to do in NJ, PA, and NY! The river averages at 2-4 feet deep for most of the stretch you will tube and the temperature of the water averages in the low to high 80's. Cool off and learn more about our river tubes, which make your tubing experience fun and relaxing.


Tubing | Tubing Guide | Tube Hand Paddles
Stay Together Strap | River Map | Rules & Regulations

River Rafting

Delaware River Rafting: Rafting River Adventure

Raft on the Delaware River in one of our two-person, four-person or six-person rafts in the best stretch of river. Rafting is great excercise and is perfect for those who wish to stay dryer during their river rafting adventure. Rafting is perfect for groups, families and less-experienced river adventurers. Get great scenic views and great for new water sports enthusiasts who wish to try rafting. Rafting down the river is a great American past time and is something everyone should try during the hot summer months.


Rafting | Rafting Guide | Raft Fishing
Free BBQ Meal | River Map | Rules & Regulations

Kayaking Down the River

Delaware River Kayaking: Kayak the Delaware River

Kayak on the Delaware River in one of our diverse selection of kayaks either solo or with second kayaker in a tandem (two-seat) kayak! Kayaks include sit-in and sit-on-top (ocean) kayaks in single and double varieties. Kayaking trips typically take 2-3 hours to complete and are a fun thing to do in NJ, PA & NY. Kayaks are perfect for kayak enthusiasts, adventurers and for those who wish to have the greatest manueverability on the water.


Kayaking | Kayaking Guide | Kayak Fishing
Free BBQ Meal | River Map | Rules & Regulations

Canoe Down the River

Delaware River Canoeing: Canoe down the river

Canoeing down the Delaware River is a fun thing to do in NJ, PA & NY, especially with our river canoes. Canoes hold up to 2 riders and canoeing on the river is great excercise and perfect for team building, couples and friends. Enjoy elevated views from sitting higher up that tubes, canoes or rafts. Canoe trips typically take 2-3 hours and offer breath taking views of the Delaware River. Canoes are great for fishing because you can bring your fishing gear to fish (with valid PA or NJ fishing license) during your canoe adventure!


Canoeing | Canoe Guide | Canoe Fishing
Free BBQ Meal | River Map | Rules & Regulations



Floating Food Stand

Adventure Island: Paradise
Stop at Adventure Island during your river adventure.  Get lunch, enjoy your food on a picnic tables in the water, enjoy scenic views and a great swim and meetup spot on the river.
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Floating Hot Dog Stand

Unique Floating Food Stand!
Redeem your exclusive meal wristband at the floating hot dog stand on the river. It's a totally unique and fun experience.
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Delaware River Tubing offers everything you need for a fun day on the river in one, all-inclusive river packages for tubes, rafts, canoes and kayaks.
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The Famous River Hot Dog Man