Frequently Asked River Tubing Questions Austin River FLoat Trip FAQs Where can I float the river in Austin There are many rivers around Austin, TX. However, the best to float are the San Marcos River, Comal River, and Guadalupe Rivers (AKA the BiG 3). Where can you go tubing in Texas Texas is a treasure trove of rivers to go tubing on. From the south Llano River to the Comal, San Marcos River, Frio River, Guadalupe River, Medina River, or Trinity River. Our tubing trip outfitters tour exclusively on the San Marcos River, Guadalupe River, and Comal. What is the best river to float in Texas Our personal favs are the Guadalupe, San Marcos, and Comal Rivers. However, the Guadalupe river frequently stands above all else as the best. Can you float the river in Austin you won't want to tube the rivers in and near downtown Austin. However, with a short 25-30 minute drive you have access to two of Texas's best tubing rivers. Is the san marcos river safe? Generally yes! As with any water activity, you need to stay alert and aware of your surroundings and group. however with a lovely year round temperature of 72 degrees and clean waters it is as safe as can be. how long does it talke to float the river Floats typically take 2-3 hours depending on how often your group stops along the way. Enjoy the sand bars & party with the other people you meet. Can you drink alcohol on the comal river Absolutely! All of the rivers have their own rules for what types of containers you can bring. Make sure to check our guide after you book your trip today! what do you wear to a river tubing You'll want to wear a bathing suit, sandals, and make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen! what to bring to float the river Make sure to bring a ziplock bag to keep your valuables like phones and keys dry while floating. Other than that you'll need common items like food, drinks, and sunscreen. What do you need to know before going tubing what shoes do you wear when tubing We suggest water socks or sandals with straps to make sure you don't lose them on the float!