River Tube Adventure on the Catawba River

Catawba River Outdoors

What You'll Get

Located on the upper Catawba River about 40 minutes from Asheville NC.  Your tubing adventure starts with you checking in at the launch point near Lake James in Marion. After getting fitted for your life jacket, you'll be given a paddle and you'll board the bus for a 10-minute ride. The tubes and paddles will be unloaded and you'll be assisted to the waters edge.

The trip takes about 5-hours where you arrive back at the check-in location however can take longer if you choose to stop for a swim or to even explore the banks of the river.  All tubes have bottoms and backrests and give you the feeling of riding the river in a recliner. Don't forget to bring bottled water, sun protection such as sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!  Cooler tubes are available for rent for your beverages!

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Cooler Tubs are available to rent for your beverages. 
  • Please note: all passengers are required to sign a waiver
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Transportation to 1 - 2 drop in locations
  • Assistance at the waters edge to get into the Tub. 
  • All taxes

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point
Lake James on the Catawba River

Departure Time
Monday to Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm


Return Details
Float back to CATAWBA RIVER OUTDOORS location

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Catawba River Outdoors in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

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Catawba River Outdoors

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