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Harpers Ferry Flat Water Tubing

Your Harpers Ferry - Shenandoah River tubing trip was Voted one of the top 5 tubing rivers in America in USA Today's Top 10 Poll and the closest to nearby Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Looking for a relaxing float trip? Flat water tubing, sometimes called "lazy river tubing" on the Shenandoah River in Harpers Ferry is just what you need! On a sizzling summer day, there’s nothing better than a refreshing flat water tubing float near Harpers Ferry with your family and a picnic! (Hey, it doesn't have to be whitewater to be fun!)
This trip is suitable for those looking for a relaxing experience or groups with younger children (minimum 30 lbs). Consider the Full Day Option as well!

River Riders is consistently ranked as the #1 Outdoor Activity in Harpers Ferry on Trip Advisor for the last 10 years. We are the longest flat water tubing route in the Harpers Ferry area!

harpers ferry flat water tubing

Harpers Ferry Tubing On Your Own is one of our most popular adventures. Flat water tubing in Harpers Ferry is the Sunday drive of all our River Trips, as it gives you the freedom to go wherever your tube takes you! Tubing on Your Own includes a tube, PFD (Personal Flotation Device), free shuttle transportation, and parking.

The trip typically takes 2-3 hours to complete. Trip times and locations will vary with water levels.


All Harpers Ferry tubing guests should be in reasonably good health and physically active. Those exceeding their ideal weight range by more than 35 lbs. may find this trip unsuitable. Be aware that this trip is "on your own", therefore there will be no staff members present while you're on the river. Guides are available for groups of 10 or more.

Harpers Ferry Tubing FAQ's

Guided: No, this trip is self guided.

Class: Flat Water - Class I

Duration: 2-3 hours on the river *
*depends on many factors including guest pace and water levels

We are unable to send single tubing guests on the river. There must be at least 2 people per reservation.

Memorial Day Weekend, Independence Day Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend are considered Holidays and will be charged the Saturday/Holiday rate for the 2021 season: Saturday May 23rd, Sunday May 24th, Monday May 25th, Saturday July 2nd, Sunday July 3rd, Monday July 4th, Tuesday July 5th, Saturday Sept 5th, Sunday Sept 6th, and Monday Sept 7th.

Group Pricing:*

  • 10-19 guests - $3 off per person.
  • 20-39 guests - $4 off per person.
  • 40+ guests - $5 off per person.


Pricing - Weekdays starts at:

Pricing - Sunday starts at:

Pricing - Saturday/holidays starts at:

Please add a $2.25 user fee and 6% WV sales tax per person.

Combine tubing with any other half day adventure and receive $15-$20 off per person!