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The Town Tinker Tube Rental

10 Bridge Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
845 688-5553
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Ranked #5 of 6 attractions in Phoenicia
Type: Specialty Shops, Tours
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Setauket, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We waited for the water release date to partake in the tubing. It was well worth the wait! The creek was about up to our hips and moving fast. The water was brown and very warm. The girl who signed us up mentioned it was a Class II rapid, we were excited. We did not take the helmets but after... More

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Brooklyn, NY
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

If I had read these reviews before getting into the river last weekend would i have believed tubing could be so dangerous and terrifying? I am glad that I did it for one reason only -- so I can know enough to forbid my children from doing it when they are grown! About a quarter mile into the two mile... More

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nyc
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The variation of reviews on this site are the result of very different experiences. I have tubed the here multiple times and my adventures STOPPED the after a terrible experience being thrown from my tube, pulled down the wrong arm of the river, and nearly drowned despite being a lifelong and very strong swimmer. The difference the last time was... More

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Putnam Valley, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I came thisclose to drowning today! On top of that my legs are bruised and ripped up from getting thrashed about over rocks. Had no idea how dangerous the conditions were. I took my son and his 3 friends for the outing. Thank God it was me and not them that experienced what I did. Luckily good samaritans rescued me.... More

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Shokan, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

although the water of the Esopus was very low as long as you could manuever the tube you could get down the water with little problems. very safe they supply helmets and life jackets' you supply the sun screen. not good for people that are young I would have to limit this adventure to ten or older (as long as... More

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Port Washington, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

My family and had a very POOR experience at Town Tinker Tube Rental. When I arrived at Town Tinker on Saturday July 14, 2012, after a 3-hour drive, I was told at the check-in window that, contrary to Town Tinker's CURRENT website posting, today was NOT a water release date and that the flow was average (Class 2) rather than... More

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Salisbury, Maryland
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30 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I remember tubing the Esopus when I was about 14 (around 25 years ago), and I don't remember us being in any danger, I'm guessing we were either in another section or the water was running a lot higher... my fiancee and I went for the gusto the other day, and still have the bruises to prove it. There are... More

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Huntington, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I was at Town Tinker Tube Rental on Thurs July 5th and the description below by "retromaven" is very accurate. The only thing I would disagree on is calling the tube rental service and amenties are great. The business is run by teenagers out of a old barn. They just want to collect your money and send you on your... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I am for all intents and purposes a "local" to the Catskills and Town Tinker Tube Rental. First let me say the actual tube rental service and amenities are great and this is an established business that has been an institution here in the Catskills for YEARS. Over time, the Esopus has gotten more rough and more debris has fallen... More

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New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

The tube ride down the Esopus river was excelllent. Town Tinker was a great place to rent from.

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