River & Trail

white water Tubing Harpers Ferry, WV

Cool off White Water Tubing on the Potomac River in Harpers Ferry – it’s HUGE FUN!

white water Tubing on the Potomac river

Voted in the top 10 tubing rivers in the nation by USA Today’s Reader’s Choice

The Potomac River whitewater tubing trip is perfect for those looking for more action. Class II-III waves and ripples will splash and thrill you on this river tubing adventure! This trip is unguided and participants will be on their own. Participants should be strong swimmers and in good physical condition.  They should be able to self-rescue if they are thrown from or separated from their tubes

Due to river levels, this trip is closed on 9/6, Mon. Check out our mellow tubing trips!

Scenic Views of Three States & Two Rivers

Floating down one of the most scenic stretches of river in the country, this tubing trip takes place in the Potomac River Gap by Harpers Ferry. Tubers drifting by historic Harpers Ferry National Park have a spectacular view of Maryland Heights and the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.  Take in the view of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland as you pass by Harpers Ferry National Park and the C & O Canal.

Alcohol Policy – Family Friendly
Save the bottled fun for after the run …

Alcohol, coolers, and bags are prohibited on this trip for your safety! Do bring a larger bottle of water with grab loop to tie to your tube.

Trip Info

Top 5 PERKS  Whitewater Tubing with River & Trail Outfitters

  • Designated whitewater tubing location for this trip only.  Less crowds=more fun!
  • Double the fun with more than one run! (as availability and time permits). Check for the time of the last departure the day you tube.
  • No coolers policy promotes a family-friendly atmosphere and keeps our rivers clean.
  • Class II and III rapids makes this one of our most exciting trips!
  • Select retail, snacks & cold drinks to enjoy after “working” up that appetite on the river 

Trip Details

WEEKDAYS are $8 OFF the weekend price

On-line booking discount $3 off/person.  Book online until 1.5 hours before your trip, although the sooner the better as spaces fill fast!

With Advance Reservations
  • $31/person on weekdays
  • $39/person on weekends & holidays *Add 5% amusement fee + 6% sales tax + $2.50 user fee/person On-line booking discount $3 off/person.
  • $36/person on weekdays
  • $44/person on weekends & holidays *Add 5% amusement fee + 6% sales tax + $2.50 user fee/person *Group rates do not apply
  • Quality standard tube with or w/o a seat bottom
  • Life vest rental
  • Shuttle

Group Discounts
Groups of 10-19: $5 off/person
Groups of 20-39: $7 off/person
Groups of 40+: $9 off/person

*Add a tubing guide for groups for an additional $80

Age/Weight Requirements
 12 years & 90 lbs

1-2 hours depending on water levels

May 29-Sep 19

Departure Times

May 29 – June 18 and September 7-19

Weekdays:  10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm
Weekends:  10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm

June 19-September 6 & Holidays and Holiday Weekends

Weekdays:  10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
Weekends: 10:00am – 3:00pm.
*Shuttles leave approximately every hour

*Groups of 15 or more can request other times and dates

Please no coolers allowed on the bus or on the river!
Large water bottles with loops are encouraged. Bring them with a carabiner or short strap to secure it to your tube during the trip.

adventure Add-ONs

Harpers Ferry campground - Brunswick Family Campground - family camping

Brunswick family campground

Relax at our riverfront campground beside the Potomac River and the C&O Canal Towpath, just 15 minutes from Harpers Ferry. Tent, RV and cabins available. Bike, canoe, kayak and tube rentals onsite. Playground, pavilions, bath house, camp store. Campers get 10% discount on select River & Trail activities.

Bike Rentals

Add a bike rental on the C&O Canal before or after your trip! Save $10/person on your tube & bike trips when they are booked for the same day. Bike rental location is 15 minutes from whitewater tubing. *Discount will be applied at checkout after both items have been added to your cart.


Want to spend a second day on the river with us? Choose between a mellow paddle on the Potomac River or a Sunset Paddle with some rapids! Just one hour from DC on the Maryland, Virginia & West Virginia border! *Discount will be applied at checkout after both items have been added to your cart.