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Comal River Tubing

The Comal River is a beautiful spring-fed natural flowing body of water that has been the pinnacle attraction for New Braunfels for generations. The headwaters spring up from the Edwards Aquifer, flowing through Landa Park, passing Downtown New Braunfels, bordering Schlitterbahn Waterpark and eventually merging with the Guadalupe River.

The Comal River in New Braunfels is one of the shortest navigable waterways in the United States. The water temperature is a steady 70-72 degrees year round, which makes it refreshing in the Texas summer heat and warm enough for a morning swim in the winter months.

Comal River Rules & Information

  • River Rules  

    • No disposable containers
    • No glass
    • No foam containers
    • No littering
    • Lifejackets are recommended for weak swimmers and children under eight, PFD’s will be provided to tubers/citizens free of charge w/ deposit at City Tube Chute or river outfitters
    • No volume drinking devices
    • No containers under 5 fluid oz.
    • Noise devices may not be audible beyond 50 feet
    • No jumping from bridges, dams, or trees
    • Coolers must have a locking mechanism on the lid (zipper, Velcro, latch, cord) with a maximum size of 30 quarts and 1 cooler per person
    • Vessels on the rivers may not be over 18 feet in length
    • Limit of two tubes per person
    • Canoes and kayaks may not use the Last Tubers Exit on the Comal River on weekends and holidays
    • Round inflatable floatation devices shall not exceed five feet (5′) in diameter
  • Costs & Fees  

    Expect to spend $15-22 per person, including shuttle, tube rental, and fees. Most outfitters require a drivers license or credit card to hold as a rental deposit.

  • Parking  

    We recommend using one of our preferred River Outfitters which typically have on-site or no charge parking with shuttle services. 

    Prefer to do it on your own? No problem, visitors are welcome to park at Prince Solms Park for $20, Hinman Island for $30 and Elizabeth Ave for $10. To save time, download the ParkMobile app before arriving. (Parking fees only apply between May 1st and Labor Day, 8AM-7PM.)

  • What To Bring  

    1. A Good Attitude - We get it, being in the hot sun with a crowd can cause some rudimentary behaviors to arise. Be smart, keep cool, and remember we are all here to have a good time. 

    2. Proper Footwear - the river is a naturally flowing body of water. As such you can expect to encounter rocks, silt, floating vegetation, muddy embankments, and other natural elements. 

    3. Sunscreen & Shade - Apply before you depart and while on the water. A hat helps keep you cool and out of the sun. 

    4. Hydration - Responsibly enjoying a cold friendly beverage is a great way to enjoy our waterways, just be sure to follow it up with adequate H20 and electrolytes.

    5. Water Proof Phone Case/Lanyard/Dry Sack - While the rivers are a great place to reconnect with nature, we know most everyone chooses to bring their valuables and electronics with them on the water. Please, please, take only what you will need for your river adventure. Leave the jewelry, extra keys, and wallets at home. Anything you do bring should be protected from the elements.

     

Comal River Tubing Outfitters

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