What To Expect During Your First Tubing Trip?
Tubing with Cowboy Tubin’
Helpful things to know before you arrive.
Cowboy Tubin’ wants to say thank you for choosing them to be a part of your Smoky Mountain adventure! We wanted to let you know that our staff is well known for their friendliness and helpfulness and we would like to help ease your worry by listing some commonly asked questions about tubing in the Smokies and some helpful answers.
Depending on the river depth and flow a typical tubing trip last approximately one hour & fifteen minutes.
Yes, 12 and under are required to wear life jackets by city ordinance. We suggest that everyone wears one. Children are welcome to wear their own as long as they are US Coast Guard approved (they are stamped in the back).
Cowboy Tubin’ suggests that our guests store valuables in their vehicles. We will however securely store keys to their vehicle to prevent loss or damage of keys in the water.
We offer tethers to all customers at no charge. We ask that tubes are not tied together when in the rapids. After they pass the rapids, they are welcome to tie them together. Parents are asked to just hold their end of the tether while in the rapids. This reduces the chance of accidentally causing the other tube to flip.
Coolers, Backpacks & Alcohol are STRICTLY PROHIBITED by City Ordinance. No Food or Drinks are allowed while tubing.
You can wear anything as long as you are comfortable. Footwear is not required but is highly suggested. We will tell you flip-flops typically don’t stay on and one is usually missing by the time you return. We would suggest water shoes or river shoes. We also offer river shoes for purchase for your convenience.
The tubing season here at Cowboy Tubin’ starts the Friday before Memorial Day and runs through Labor Day.
When you choose Cowboy Tubin’ you can enjoy FREE Shuttles, FREE Lifejacks (for use while tubing), quality service with a friendly staff and a picnic area with picnic tables to enjoy a picnic with your group or family.