I would highly recommend tubing the Rainbow River, however I would try a different operator, someone other than Nature Quest. My husband and I rented tubes and took the shuttle with Nature Quest on a beautiful day. We had a great time and everything worked out, but renting from Nature Quest was strange and unpleasant. Buying tickets took FOREVER, a completely unreasonable amount of time to ring up 2 standard fares. No one explained anything to us about where to pick up the tube, when to board the shuttle, how long the float was, rules of the river/park, history of the area, wildlife, nothing. No information whatsoever, except for showing a picture of the takeout point and threatening to lock up our cars if we didn't take out at the appropriate stage. It was fine for us, we had all day, but I would have been concerned if I had kids with me who might need to know about safety, bathrooms, rules, etc. If they would just explain the system, briefly, it would have been awesome. I hope they will get more organized before things get busy in the summer.
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