Like the donuts they were modeled after, aquatic tubes functions best when dipped into liquid surfaces and coated in powdered sugar. Float sweetly down the Wenatchee River with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get two tubing trips from Tube Leavenworth (up to a $34 value). Trips start at the East Leavenworth Road location beginning at the end of June, though reservations can be made in advance. Admission for children six and under is $6.
Tube Leavenworth, a part of Let’s Go Tubing!, straps families, friends, and dogs with buoyant devices for memorable floating trips down the scenic Wenatchee River. Each aquatic voyage typically involves two hours of floating, swimming, and water splashing aboard individual tubes customized with comfortable seats, backrests, and cup holders (paddles are available with a $3 deposit). Floaters can make pit stops on the side of the river to investigate the shores for wildlife, or dig into supplied coolers filled with snacks, drinks, or inadmissible courtroom evidence. Each trip outfits guests with necessities such as tubes, life jackets, and a map of the river, and Tube Leavenworth suggests bringing a pair of river sandals or athletic shoes to keep plantar appendages safe from rocks, rough beach terrain, and toe-tickling sea monkeys.
Though Tube Leavenworth sometimes offers other discounts online, this Groupon still represents the best deal available.
Leavenworth Outdoor Center
There are few people better equipped to handle the Wenatchee River than the staff at Leavenworth Outdoor Center. Whether it's standup paddleboardng, or a lazy afternoon of tubing, Leavenworth Outdoor Center's passionate, river-savvy staff can help people navigate the water. You could also join a groups floating downstream in durable tubes outfitted with hammock seats and backrests, or churn the river currents in kayaks.