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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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English first
Lindenhurst, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Glad I'm alive today to post this review. I should of went with my first gut feeling that this is not safe...for anyone especially on a release day. The worst part of this experience is that my husband & I took our 19 & 14 year old along. When we checked in & they said my 14 year old had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I went tubing for the first time, and it was a thrill that everyone must experience at least once in their lifetime. We paid $25 that included a ride to the drop of location, life vest, and a tube. You can also rent water shoes and a helmet if you prefer. Most people, as I did, brought their own shoes.... More

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New York City, New York
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

So yes, the other reviews are right, it can get a little dangerous, but with my experience, it wasn't that bad. I don't know if it was a water release day or not, but the rapids were fun and did not cause any near death experiences for me or any of the other 11 people in my group. You basically... More

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Setauket, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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