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.  This is an active activity, navigating around rocks through the rapids!

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.

NEW in 2024, we are renting tubes for your coolers! Cooler tubes are allowed on this trip. 

Or just bring your water bottle to attach to your tube with a carabiner or small tie. Small dry bags are available for purchase at our check-in.  

Trip Info

RT Readers Choice Awards
RT Travelers Choice award

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.
  • Take a small cooler on the trip!
  • Airsoft available onsite on weekends.  
  • Select retail, snacks & cold drinks to enjoy after “working” up that appetite on the river 

Trip Details

With Advance Reservations – up to 30 minutes before trip

On-line booking discount 5% off!

  • $32/person on weekdays*
  • $42/person on Saturdays*
  • $39/person on Sundays*
    *Add 5% amusement fee + 6% sales tax + $2.50 user fee/person 
    No hidden booking fees

    will be charged a higher rate.


  • Quality standard tube with or w/o a seat bottom
  • Life vest rental
  • Shuttle
  • Extra tube for cooler w/tube strap: $13 upgrade
    Dimensions of interior of cooler tube
    21.5′ x 13′ x 6.5′
    Fits a 12 to 36 quart cooler size

Group Discounts
Groups of 10-19: $5 off/person
Groups of 20-39: $7 off/person
Groups of 40+: $8 off/person

*Add a tubing guide for groups for an additional $100

Age/Weight Requirements
 12 years & 90 lbs

1-2 hours depending on water levels

May 27-Sep 17

Departure Times

May 27 – June 18 and September 5-17

Weekends:  10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm

June 17 -September 4 

Weekdays:  10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
Weekends: 10:00am – 3:00pm (every hour on the hour).
*you must arrive 30 minutes before your trip time to check-in and listen to the safety briefing. 

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

New in 2024, we are renting tubes for your coolers! Coolers tubes are allowed on this trip! 
If you are bringing a water bottle, we recommend having a way (carabiner or rope) to attach it to your tube. 

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.

River & Trail Outfitters

Cabins & Camping

Small groups will love camping in a cabin in our Loft Rental, located onsite at Knoxville, just up the hill from white water tubing and airsoft. Or, relax at our riverfront campground beside the Potomac River and the C&O Canal, just 10 minutes from our Knoxville location. Tent, RV and cabins available. Bike, canoe, kayak and mellow tube rentals too.

Harpers Ferry Airsoft


Play airsoft in the area's only outdoor field! Kept cool by surrounding trees, our field is the size of two football fields. Participants compete in various scenarios to be the first to reach an objective, such as capturing the opposing team or obtaining a “flag”. Opposing players are eliminated by being hit with plastic pellets shot with airsoft guns, similar to paintball.

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