Most of the time reservations are not required. If you are planning a trip on the weekend, reservations are recommended to guarantee the float time your want.
Arrive at your reservation time & or desired time to float if you do not have a reservation at our Leavenworth Outdoor Center Office. Our check- in times are scheduled every half hour (:30 minutes) from the hour between our business hours.
For Kayaking and Paddle boarding, check - in times are every hour on the hour
Please complete one (1) waiver per guest attending
Leave valuables and items that you don't want to loose or get wet on the river, and, yes, everything outside of a dry bag will surely get wet
Things to check: Wallets, Phones, Electronics, Smart Watches, Towels
Key & Bag Check is safe and secure
Let us take care of the driving! Our convenient shuttle vans will take you from the Leavenworth Outdoor Center office to the "put-in" of your desired float.
Wear your swim suit and footwear that can get wet. Don't forget your sunblock, water and snacks, sunglasses or hat.
Don't worry, we got your back! If you forget something we have the essentials available for purchase.
Leave No Trace
We get to play in these awesome places because people before us have helped to take care of it. To limit our impact, as a company we practice and recommend practicing leave no trace. That means that whatever you bring with you on your river trip, you also take out with you. We have trash and recycling bins in the vans and at the take-out for your convenience. Please help us keep this place beautiful by picking up your trash and leaving the river cleaner than when you arrived! Thanks for your help!
Sharing the River
We share the river with other river craft. Be aware of fishing boats and lines that may be spanning across the river. Also, while the river is public property, some of the beaches are private. If you see "No Trespassing" or "Do not enter" signs please respect those. There will be other public beaches downstream to enjoy without angering private property owners.
Start points vary based on river flow, depth and time of day
Icicle River Float (4 MIle)
Wenatchee River Float (2 Mile)
We provide all the gear to ensure your trip is exciting and comfortable whether tubing, kayaking, or paddleboarding. We offer guided trips, rentals, or take them on your own
Everything you need to know to be prepared for your day! Check-in, Key & Bag Check, Shuttle to river are all included.
You bring the fun
All rentals include shuttle service, key & bag check, life vest, and paddles.
Groups with 15 or more guests can receive 25% off ALL activities! Including group lessons. Private shuttle services available!
Find our most
frequently asked questions below.
River Tubes for adults & youth of all ages, and dogs. Tubes have a hammock seat, backrest, bottle holder, handles, and clips.
Take an adventure on one of our single (1) Person or (2) person tandem kayaks on one of our available float trips.
Try one of our many paddle boards from, wave surfers, yoga , gear vessels, or just one of our all around boards for easy cruising.
Best floated mid - late season. This float is our 2 mile float down the Wenatchee River, starting at the Icicle Bridge, and takes approximately 2 hours. This is a casual float with lots of public beach access to enjoy a lunch and swimming.
A popular float in July, trips will depend on water levels. This float takes approximately 4 hours. Great access to sandy public beaches and swimming spots.
Let us take care transportation! Our shuttle service is included as part of your river trip rental. Meet us at our Leavenworth Office to finalize check-in with your group. Shuttle times are available every 30 minutes during regularly scheduled hours of operation.
*Waivers are required for every member of your party before accessing any of our vehicles.
Depending on what activity you choose, frisbees, paddles, and life -jackets are included with your rental.
Wet suits and river socks are available.
We have coolers, cooler tubes, and ice available so you can bring cold beverages and snacks.
Bring your furry friends, dogs of all sizes are invited. We have dog tubes and life vests.
Additional things can be purchased if you forget some of the essentials.
How does this all work? You check in with us at our downtown Leavenworth location. get on the van, which gives you a ride to the river launch point., then float down the river and get out just down the hill from our office. Then you walk up and you are back where you started.
How long does it take? We usually keep the float between 1 - 3 hours. We have a 4 mile float on the Icicle River from June-July. That gets too low to float, so in August and September, we go to a 2 mile float on the Wenatchee River. You have the tubes until we close, which is 6pm. Many people will stop on beaches to swim or sunbath, really making the trip an entire afternoon adventure. If you float straight down without stopping, the time will depend on the water level and changes daily. You can ask average float times upon your arrival.
What are your hours of operation? During the regular season we are open from 10am-6pm. 7 days a week. Last trip during summer is 4pm. In September the last trip start time each day is 3pm.
What are your tubes and equipment like? Our tubes are custom designed by us and manufactured right here in Leavenworth. They have a mesh bottom with an additional hammock seat to sit in. It also has an inflatable back rest. There is a pocket for a water bottle and an additional pocket to put sunscreen or flip flops in. We do not have double tubes, though you can connect up to three together, which is ideal for young children. Our kayaks are hard shell sit on top, single kayaks (no tandems). They have a space behind the seat for water and even dry bags. Our paddleboards are inflatable Uli and NRS boards, perfect for beginners and experts alike.
Do you have an age and/or weight limit? All ages are welcome to go tubing. Each kid has to have their own tube, regardless of age, though you can attach the kid's tube to your own. Also, all kids get life jackets. Minimum age for kayaking and paddleboarding is 8 years old. Scenic rafting any age can come.. The weight limit for all of our equipment is 250lbs.
Can my child or dog ride in the tube with me? Yes, but only for a short time. Kids and dogs larger than 10 pounds can get a little heavy on your lap and tie up your hands. Kids should have their own tube, even if they are just an infant. Think of the extra tube like a stroller, it doesn't take much to keep it with you and it gives you a great place to put the kid when they fall asleep. We have infant life jackets and you can attach their tube to your own while they lay in the hammock. The tube gets too tippy if you have a baby or toddler squirming in your lap. Dogs less than 10lbs can sit on your lap, but after that, they must have a dog tube. Trust us, it is more enjoyable that way.
What are cooler and dog tubes? These tubes have no seat or backrest. For dogs, flip the tube over, connect it to your own tube and your dog floats on top of the tube. It does come with a dog life jacket. All dogs weighing over 10lbs need their own tube. Cooler tubes also have no seat or backrest and then one of our 48qt coolers fits down inside of it. You can bring your own cooler, but still need to rent a tube. You do need to bring your own ice and fix-ins. We have a no alcohol policy on the river, so make sure you do not bring any alcohol.
What if I can't swim? We highly recommend that you know how to swim before participating in any river activities. This is not a lazy river at an amusement park with life guards. You are in a natural environment and should feel comfortable in water and fit enough to take care of yourself should you find yourself away from your tube, kayak or paddleboard. We have life jackets and recommend that you wear one. If you can’t swim, at least one person in your party should be a strong swimmer
Is alcohol allowed on the river? Alcohol is not recommended. Alcohol is not allowed out in the open, but there is no enforcement on the river. Alcohol is not allowed in any city parks, and that includes the 2 mile put in and the take out. There is a great beer garden right next door, family friendly with live music a lot of the time. You can enjoy a cold beverage after you get off the water. Washington Law 66.44.100: " No person shall open the package containing liquor or consume liquor in a public place."
Can we bring our own equipment and still get a ride to the river? Yes, $5 per person, equipment or none. Equipment needs to fit in our roof racks. *Walk-in's and by availability only.
Do you offer military discounts? Yes, military personnel receive $5 off with valid ID. Not valid Saturdays. When you're making a reservation you can indicate the number of people that are eligible for the discount on the reservation form and then bring your ID with you and if you are a walk in guest you present your ID when you're checking in.
What to wear or bring questions
What do we wear? You should wear a bathing suit, board/swim shorts, sunglasses, hat, and river sandals such as Keens, Chacos, or Tevas. You can wear flip flops and put them in the pocket of your tube, as well. Make sure to bring sunscreen, as well.
Do you have lockers and changing rooms? We have free key and bag check in our office to leave your stuff, such as towels and other things you do not want to get wet or lose. We have bathrooms and changing rooms in our equipment area.
What else do I need? You should bring water, sunscreen, maybe a snack for the kids.
Transportation and parking Questions
Where are you located? We are located at 321 9th street. It is in downtown Leavenworth. From HWY 2, turn onto 9th street into downtown. Go straight on 9th street. We are just after the hospital on your right at the end of the street. You will see paddleboards, bikes, tubes, and kayaks out front.
Where can I park when I get there? There is a pay lot behind our building that you can use. There is also free parking on the street if you can find it. You can also turn into Waterfront Park at the end of 9th street. Parking is free in the park and also free to park on the hillside of the street. There are pay lots around town, so give yourself plenty of time as you may have to park a few blocks away.
Cancellation Policy: You can reschedule or get a full refund if you call or email by 6pm the night before your trip. If you do not cancel by the deadline or do not show up, we do not do refunds. We also do not do refunds or reschedules for poor weather day of your trip. We put people out rain or shine, so check the weather before your trip.