River Riders - Family Adventure Resort

Shenandoah River Tubing - Flat Water Tubing Harpers Ferry


Combine tubing with any other half day adventure and receive a discount!

Our Shenandoah River tubing trip was Voted one of the top 5 tubing rivers in America in USA Today's Top 10 Poll.  Our Shenandoah tubing trips are also 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, Shenandoah 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). The River Riders take out for our flat water tubing trips is the furthest downriver, making our trip the longest Shenandoah tubing trip in the area! If you want more, consider the Full Day Tubing option!

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!

Book Online to receive up to a $3.00 Discount!

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 1.5-2.5 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: 1.5-2.5 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.

What is the difference between the types of tube available?

River Riders only offer the best quality vinyl (PVC) tubes designed for river use.  We have several different models to suit guests' needs.

The Standard Tube  is made out of a heavy gauge vinyl fabric specifically made for river use. It is a heavier fabric than a vinyl "swimming pool" tube and therefore stands up to more use. It is more comfortable and durable than a basic black rubber tube and has handles.

harpers ferry tubing tub

The Deluxe vinyl tube is also made out of a heavy gauge vinyl fabric specifically made for river use.  It is more comfortable and durable than the basic tube. It too has handles but also a seat bottom, cup holder, and back rest. The Deluxe tube is $5 more to rent than the standard vinyl tube.

deluxe river tub used by River Riders

The Tube Tracker is made out of a heavy gauge vinyl fabric specifically made for river use. It is more comfortable than the standard tube and comes with a light duty paddle. It too has handles but also a seat bottom, cup holder, and back rest. The Tube Tracker is $5 more to rent than the deluxe vinyl tube.

Tube Tracker


Don't forget to add-on your floating cooler (a tube that holds everything in the center of the tube) or your cooler tube (you bring your cooler that you sit on top of the tube) onto your reservation!

Floating Cooler: Keep it for $24.99
people flat water tubing harpers ferry
Cooler Tube- Rental for $19
Harpers ferry cooler tub

Group rates are available for those who make a reservation together and prepay in one transaction.