Antietam Creek tubing: We drove over 200 miles for this adventure and would not do it again. First we were told they leave at 1015am. we did not leave the pick up until almost 1130am. The wait was not to horrible if you stayed in your car, so bring a book! The directions to the field are spot on. However, the bugs are unbearable. There is about 6 porta potties at the field. the ride is uneventful to the put in place but it is a difficult entry steep, slippery and on an embankment. The "guide" will help you in and another will get you into the water. However, the level was so low we were spending as much time getting"unstuck" from the rocks and trees. NOTE* there are cup holders on the tubs that will hold the 20oz bottle size and does not have a hole; it is all canvas, but no worries the first bump you will have a seat full of water to sit in the whole time. Wish they had a family tour and no family tour some kids enjoyed screaming and fighting four hours. Another negative was that they held us up at one point to wait for everyone. with about 72 tubes on the river about 8 feet wide it got very crowded and felt like bumper boats. the exit place is even worse then the put in spot. the guide was there to help with the final steep part. The lunch was good and they were efficient in getting everyone served. Another thing I wish they would incorporate is the guides talk about the area, river or other things throughout the adventure. we did get one interesting fact on one of the bridges. The "guides" are only there to assist in entrance, exit, getting unstuck and lunch. That is the extent of the guide portion. The main guide did have a sense of humor when we were around him. I think the company should give a notice on their webpage about how low the river was. It was VERY slow and LONG day we got back to cars about 530pm and there is no place to change out of wet clothes. Would be nice if they offered a tent for changing.
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October 8, 2012
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Thanks for all the constructive comments. We will certainly use them to improve our product. One correction- the advertized trip time is 10:45- not 10:15. We ask customers to arrive at 10:15 for check in. Please come back and we will do our best to earn 5 stars!
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