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The Town Tinker Tube Rental

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Fun Until the Fear of Breaking Your Neck Kicks In

I try to think back to when I was reading reviews of this place BEFORE I ever visited. The reviews... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
New York City, New York
A fun way to spend an afternoon if you know what you're doing

I've read the reviews about Town Tinker before going: the place seemed to be polarising, and the... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

I try to think back to when I was reading reviews of this place BEFORE I ever visited. The reviews are (as another reviewer put it) "polarizing." I'm not going to get into the embarrassing, unscientific calculus about how I decided to ignore the one-star...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

We actually had a good time on the water, but the way the business is run took a lot of the fun out of the experience and is potentially criminal in their disregard for their customers safety... except you signed that waiver, right? Helmets should...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Riding a tube down the Esopus river in upstate New York is a thrilling adventure for those that know what they're doing. Make sure you wear a helmet and get ready for an amazing ride!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank spartanfanChicago
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I went again yesterday. Two tough spots and I hit both. The 2nd I got my bell absolutely rung. Head to a rock (RENT A HELMET ESPECIALLY HIGH WATER DAYS) and elbow absolutely feels rough waking up now. I took a little bit to get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Ghatton18
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I've read the reviews about Town Tinker before going: the place seemed to be polarising, and the water level of the Esopus was quite high after days of raining, so I hesitated a little, but at the end, I decided to go as this was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lonetr_86
Reviewed August 8, 2018

My boyfriend and I came up the the catskills for a nice little get away and I think this tube ride was the highlight of the trip. They told us the water was high so it would be a rough ride. We didn't really find...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank shellsawgx3
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This was the most terrifying experience of my life. Although we were warned that the water was rushing, we had limited instruction on how to handle ourselves if you become tossed from your tube. I also did not sign any waiver although we were made...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank EJ0830
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is not a lazy river is an understatement! Our family my husband and 3 children, 17, 15 and 12 are pretty adventurous but this was proper scary. Getting thrown from the tube and then being dragged along by the rapids whilst being bumped over...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Denise H
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Listen to the instructor, do not make light of the severity of the rapids. This is very fun and only for the strong, adventurous type that enjoys a thrill ride. Being a strong swimmer is a must. Wear water shoes or sneakers, a tee-shirt, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank MikeFarrar
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend talked me into this, she did this same stretch 5 yrs ago and said it was “fun”. Well, I’ll never do anything like this again..the staff basically just make you sign a bunch of papers, basically signing your life away. They ask if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Pamela D
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Response from cagey156 | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are very active and vigorous women, I would not recommend it. My wife, 61 years old, had problems. Her tube got wedged between two rocks as the torrent of water pushing through kept it wedged. She was afraid to... More