Frequently Asked Questions….
Watch our videos, they have most of the answers to your questions!
What hours are you open?
Last tube leaves the shack at 3.30 or swift tube at 4. Last shuttle pick up is 6.30.
How long does the trip take?
Are there age restrictions?
Anyone under 15 has to be accompanied by an adult. Tubers between 15-18 must have a parent sign a waiver for them.
Are there any weight restrictions?
No. We have some pretty big robust tubes.
What do we do with all our stuff while we tube?
Leave everything in your car, including towels and change of clothes and we will hold your keys for you.
Can we take bags and coolers etc down the river?
Yes you can tie things onto your tubes or take a swift tube which has a bottom to it, to hold anything you bring.
Can we bring our dog?
Small dogs can sit on your lap and are allowed on the bus. Medium to Large sized dog arent recommended as they cant sit in a tube with you and its a long way to swim for them. They are permitted on the bus though if you do chose to bring them.
Where do we get out?
Little beach, its clearly sign posted, you won’t miss it 🙂
Should we wear shoes?
Not a must but a pair of shoes would make the end of the trip more enjoyable.
How rough is the trip, rapids etc?
The first hour of the trip is a laid back journey through the start of the cowichan river, where you will see some fantastic old bridges and then the ride picks up a bit for the remainder of the trip as the river narrows. Its nothing crazy at all, this is more of a relaxing float rather than a adrenaline rush. The home page of this website features drone footage of our entire run also.
How late does the shuttle run?
Last pick up is 6.30pm. So if you are one of the last tubes out, don’t spend too much time at one of the beaches on the way down.
How often does the shuttle?
It runs constantly from 12 noon onwards. Turn around time for the shuttle is around 10 mins, if there is only one bus running that day.
Do we need a wetsuit?
No, the water is warm.
Do you have life jackets?
Yes everyone is offered a life jacket with tube rental.
You offer a family rate but I have more than two kids?
For every extra kid, its only $15 so you still save an extra $5 per kid that you bring. We dont want you to have to disown one of your children just so you get a better deal!!!
We have booked online but we have a couple of people in our group with their own tubes. How do we book them the shuttle only service?
Just bring them along with you and we can add and receive payment at the shack. On weekends we dont offer “shuttle only” service for people with their own tube UNLESS they are with a renting group.