questionswhat is your favorite river to go tubing on?

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Well I can't say I have a favorite, as I've only done it one time. That was on Eagle River in Wisconsin, and I had a blast.

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Kind of obscure, haha.

Not much of a guru on this. Don't know many people, if any, who treat river tubing as a regular destination, or if there's even a checklist for this, lol.

I went on one in Northwestern Texas/Oklahoma that was ok.

There's also one on the island of Dominica that is incredible. They drive you up this mountain and you tube back down. Vans are available from the biggest port. Very convenient.

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We are looking forward to rafting in Costa Rica in September. The coolest we have done so far was last year in Belize, when we hiked a couple of miles into the jungle with a knowledgeable guide, then went tubing in the dark on an underground river through a system of caves, one of which had a small waterfall.
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The time before that was in Colorado on the Arkansas River. It was fun but pretty low key. We got off at the midway point to ride the Royal Gorge narrow gauge scenic rail that followed the river. We could see the continuing rafts and it looked like the second half was more fun. TBC

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We’d gone several times on the American River in northern California and had a great time. We were supposed to go float tubing in Jamaica but there was a big lightning storm so they canceled it. The second time we planned to go tubing in Jamaica our cruise ship got chased all over the Caribbean by a hurricane and we never got to the island. We went several times on the Rio Grande at Taos Box Canyon, but the last time we went on that one was a disaster. The raft company was incompetent, the river was insane (El Nino had kicked it up to a class 5+), several people on our raft were injured and one woman in our party was swallowed at a rapids. The river was so rough that the professional search and rescue teams had to pull out after an hour of searching. Her body turned up two days later. Her life jacket has got caught on rubble below the water and she'd drowned.

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Let's see, I've been tubing on 3 different rivers, so I guess that makes me an expert? I went on the Ichetucknee in Florida, the Chattahoochee in Georgia (like the song!), and some river in Texas. Can't say I really noticed too much of a difference. But it is a nice way to hang out with friends and relax. So to answer the question, I guess I don't really have a favorite. I enjoyed them all equally. I think it's really more about the people you are with than the river itself.

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Some friends have gone tubing on the Guadalupe/Comal River in central Texas. I think New Braunfels just passed a ban on disposable containers on the river though (to prevent people from leaving empty beer cans everywhere).

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The Salt River in Mesa, AZ is a relief from the 110 degree heat. If you want a nice calm float always stay right on the river forks. The left can get extremely rough, and very dangeous if you tie tubes together. Bring plenty of sunblock, water, adult beverages and a few snacks for the 5 hour float.

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Definitely the Ichetucknee.