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The Town Tinker Tube Rental

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Address: 10 Bridge St, Phoenicia, NY 12464-5203
Phone Number: 845 688-5553
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Fun and exciting, but there are risks and you should be informed.

After reading a lot of the scary reviews warning of the dangers of this experience, I was very hesitant to try tubing in the Esopus with Town Tinker Tube Rental. After doing it, I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forecast was for highs in the low 90's, so we decided to go tubing. Had a great time, as the conditions were perfect: water depth/temp/velocity all ideal. The owner, Harry, and his wife were manning the fort. She explained all of the risks involved, and seemed genuinely concerned for our safety. There was zero wait time for the bus to... More 

Thank Veggi V
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

awesome fun you really get into the water here. and the tubes have bords to sit on so you dont kill yourself on the rocks but you will flip out of your tube so take the helmet for 5 bucks. you can purchase water shoes for another 10 or rent them for 5 all in all a relly fun wholesome... More 

Thank lovesisrael5773
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Should have done proper research before signing up for this.. All the nagtive reviews are true.. Understand that we signed the waiver, there are disclaimers about it not being a lazy-river ride.. BUT, what I cannot stomach is the lack of safety masures and empathy. My sister's leg got caught in a large rock and was almost drowned, we had... More 

Thank kotaroger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far, one of the highlights of my summer was renting tubes from The Town Tinker and enjoying an invigorating ride down the Esopus Creek! Fun, but not too challenging, it was perfect for our group of mixed ages! I will recommend this great getaway to everyone looking for a day or weekend of fun and beauty in beautiful Phoenicia!... More 

Thank Donna L
Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a well-fit man in his 40's who enjoys adventure. While I knew this was no "lazy river" experience, I did not expect something so dangerous and ill-run as this "adventure". Warning guests that it "is not a lazy river" is not going nearly far enough to warn folks of the dangers that can happen. The rapids are extremely... More 

Thank dendenUK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome, no doubt, a real rush! But not for wimps or lovers of strict rules. I'll helmet next time. Yes, next time, because it was a blast!! Just a lot of rocks, and I did capsize, think it would be a smart [I know not sexy] choice. NO one seemed to be using one, but think it should be a... More 

Thank shannon_nyc1
New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading a lot of the scary reviews warning of the dangers of this experience, I was very hesitant to try tubing in the Esopus with Town Tinker Tube Rental. After doing it, I understand why people wrote those reviews, however I don't think it is the company's fault. They certainly warn you that this is NOT A LAZY RIVER,... More 

Thank RomyRo
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

I am a very athletic 25 year old and I was very confident going in. They said that we could get bruised, but come on, it's tubing, right? NO. I capsized 5 times because they instructed to lean back which is absolutely not right. You have to cut into the waves, not lean back, or all the weight goes backwards.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

I really don't recommend this. You WILL get thrown from your tube and you WILL get bruised and possibly worse. If that doesn't bother you, then fine, but had they been more honest about what I was in for, I definitely wouldn't have done it, and I definitely wouldn't do it again.

Thank Scottie23
Hackensack, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

I went with my 19 year old son just this week. It looks so pretty and easy, but it's not. We were told we would lose our glasses, so we left them in a locker. When the bus dropped us off and we got in the water, the creek just grabbed us. We submerged almost immediately, and I know I... More 

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