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Cowichan River Tubing - The Tube Shack

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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
109 South Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-510-7433
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All reviews great fun spend an afternoon all ages life jackets large group cool off summer afternoon fun ride waterproof bag change rooms return ride wear sunscreen booked online water level river tubing parking lot paddle
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

A big thank you to Aaron Frisby for having our James Bay U19 team up for the day. Caught the last day of the season and it was a beauty! Our entire group had never been down the river, safe to say it went above...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James G
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We brought along a family with a 10 year old and 16 year old. None of them had been tubing before and this was a great introduction. Service was friendly and we were on the water in minutes. Gorgeous setting, slow river with a 3...More

Thank DrIdentity
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We hired out tubes and drifted down the river for $60 for a family it was a really good deal, pick up ay the end was prompt and efficient. The first hour was incredibly slow, to the point we actually went backwards!!! We were told...More

1  Thank Caroline G
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Tubing down the Cowichan River was one of the most relaxing 3 hours I’ve ever spent. We were going to hire floaties but ended up buying and taking our own. The first hour or so was really relaxed and we just slowly floated (and had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Anna O
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Went with my 7-Y-o grandson, fell in the river on departure, which was fun for everybody (except me!) but managed to stay tube-borne for the rest of the 2.5 hr lazy drift down the beautiful Cowichan River. The rental was seamless, the bus was waiting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Colm F
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We had the best day today. The Tube shack was very friendly and accommodating. We had reserved our tubes online the day before and it was incredibly user friendly. No troubles at all. Once we had completed the river journey there was a friendly staff...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JatroAl
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Such a simple thing but so much fun. My wife and our 2 boys (12 and 14yo) did the trip last week at the height of the heatwave. We had pre-booked using the Tubeshack website which was easy to use but there were still plenty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank IanB3140
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Fun! Fun! Fun! What a fun day to relax and drift down the river! Great way to cool down on a hot day! Lots of laughs especially going through the shallow rapids. Tube Shack staff were great and helpful. This was my second time and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Debbie M
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Relaxing 2 - 3 hour trip down a lazy river. Wear lots of sunscreen, bring a hat and cheap sunglasses and enjoy the ride. River has slow deep spots where you can get off the tube and swim around and cool off. Bring a paddle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Irena T
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Went with my daughters and o one of their friends. We rented the red ones with the paddles and had a wonderful time. Will definitely do this again. Worth the drive.

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 30, 2018|
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Response from coast_to_coast_250 | Reviewed this property |
If you rent your tube from Tube Shack, the price of shuttle is included. Fifteen minutes or less wait. I wouldn’t walk back carrying a tube.
Michelle C
July 27, 2017|
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Response from ssgess | Reviewed this property |
Earlier definitely. Cooler temperature - less busy. We did the afternoon 1-3:30 and it was lovely much to my surprise but without a breeze it would have been sizzling. Enjoy!
May 20, 2017|
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Response from Aaron F | Property representative |
The first hour of the trip, the water is over your head and the second half is very shallow. It is obviously up to you and your opinion of your abilities but we have life jackets and with the tube have found it to be safe... More