Had a great time on the river. Stopped on several of the sand bars, and they were like ocean sand. Just had a great time. Would recommend it to anyone.
John & Cindy JacobsonBig Bend, TX
Coming back again just as soon as I can get off work.
S. Johnson, Il
Had 20 people on the river in our group. Lots of sun, sand and fun. Will be coming back again this year.
Ellie Cranson, MS
Went tubing in Texas, and it was really, really crowded. Found this to be a better trip.
D. Bridges, TX
OPEN FRI, SAT & SUN EVERY WEEK 8:00 AM Till 3:00 PM For Last Trip On River
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- Where does the trip start and end ?
- What is the Amite river like ?
- Is the river safe ?
- What happens if I fall out of my tube ?
- What happens if I pop my tube ?
- Do the trips take exactly 4 hours ?
- How will I know when to exit the river ?
- Can I bring my own cooler and refreshments ?
- What kinds of things should we not bring ?
- Do I need to wear shoes ?
- Can we bring Alcohol ?
- Do you sell ice at Tiki Tubing ?
- What kind of animals are in or near the river ?
- What happens if there is a storm ?
- Why should I go on a float trip with Tiki Tubing?
- What type of payment do you accept ?
Where does the trip start and end ?
The 4 hr float trip starts with a short bus ride up the river where you and your cooler will meet up with your tube on the beach entry point and you will float back to the Tiki Tubing beach where your car is.
What is the Amite river like ?
The river is smooth and slow moving and is 1 to 3 feet deep with a few deeper holes from 6 to 8 feet deep. There are also sand bars at each curve in the river.
Is the river safe ?
All bodies of water have some inherent risks. Tiki Tubing, LLC and its affiliates assume no liability for personal injury or loss of personal property. You will be required to sign a waiver for each activity. Minors must have this form signed by a parent or legal guardian. If you have a medical condition you are concerned about, you should consult your physician before your trip.
What happens if I fall out of my tube ?
We provide life jackets if you want one. If you do fall out of your tube you should try to get back on as quickly as possible, but many times you will be able to stand up and get back on. You can also hang on to your tube and paddle over to the shore where it may be easier to get back on your tube.
What happens if I pop my tube ?
Our tubes are designed to be extra tough, but in the unfortunate and unlikely event that your tube pops, please don’t leave any deflated tubes in the river. Bring them with you to the Tiki Tubing beach, and you will not be held responsible for damaging it.
Do the trips take exactly 4 hours ?
The trip times will vary and are influenced by the wind direction and water level and can take much longer if you stop on sand bars to enjoy the beauty of the river and it’s surroundings.
How will I know when to exit the river ?
To begin your trip we take you to an entry point up river and you will float down and exit at the Tiki Tubing beach. It will be easy to recognize with all the fun going on and the exit signs posted on the beach. You’ll also see our trailers full of returned tubes.
Can I bring my own cooler and refreshments ?
Yes, you can bring your own cooler and refreshments. If you would like, we rent cooler floats to keep your cooler from tipping over. We also rent coolers, sell ice and have a store for sunglasses, lotion, etc.
What kinds of things should we not bring ?
We ask that you please leave your pets at home and please don’t bring any glass or Styrofoam containers. Leave your rings, jewelry and other valuables at home also. Waterproof disposable cameras are available in our river shop and they take excellent photos. We suggest you not take expensive cameras on the river. If you are tubing, we have water bags for your cell phone, cigarettes, wallet, pocket book, etc.
Do I need to wear shoes ?
No. Bare feet will be just fine but water shoes would provide more protection for your feet.
Can we bring Alcohol ?
Yes you can, as long as you are of age. Just please drink responsibly and don’t bring any glass or Styrofoam containers. This includes Styrofoam coolers because they tend to break and not hold up to river use. We want you to bag all your trash in the mesh trash bags that are sent along with you so the river stays beautiful .
Do you sell ice at Tiki Tubing ?
Yes we do sell ice, we also sell many other items you may need like sun tan lotion, water proof bags for your valuables, waterproof cameras, floating sun glass straps and many other items.
What kind of animals are in or near the river ?
The river is a natural environment to many animals. It’s not uncommon to see fish,
turtles, frogs and on rare occasions a non-
What happens if there is a storm ?
During the summertime it is common to have afternoon thunderstorms. The odds of being struck by lightning are very low. No one has ever been struck by lightning while tubing with us, but you should be cautious as it isn’t impossible for it to happen. To limit the possibility of being struck, we recommend several courses of action. First get out of the water and onto the shore. Also look around you. You should not stand near the highest object in the area. Once on land don’t stand next to any large trees. Find some smaller trees or sit in a clearing. The storm will pass. Then you can finish your tubing trip.
Why should I go on a tube floating trip with Tiki Tubing ?
Because you’ll have the time of your life. We are easy to get to and have plenty of parking. Our beach is nice and clean and we have state of the art PVC vinyl tubes with handles and even have ones with bottoms if you want. The water is not too deep in most places and travels at a very nice leisurely comfortable relaxing pace. You can bring your own refreshments and have a family picnic right on the water. It’s a great family activity that’s very relaxing and easily enjoyed by the young and old alike.
What types of payment do you accept ?
We accept cash and all major credit cards. We accept Master Card, Visa and American Express. We’re sorry we cannot accept personal checks.