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Catawba River Outdoors

Marion, NC, USA
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About Catawba River Outdoors
Located on the upper Catawba River just above Lake James, We offer River Tubing as well as a river shuttle service to various locations. Rates include paddle and life jacket. Thursday thru Sunday the shuttle runs from 10am till 3pm no reservation required unless you have a group of 20 or more. Although the trip only takes a couple of hours you can stay on the water as long as you like but must be back to the take out point no later than 6pm
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Anne F. wrote a review Oct 2021
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Our big family crew had a wonderful time tubing with this company. They are friendly, well-organized and they make the whole experience fun and oh so easy! Our group had all ages from 6 to 76 and everyone had a blast. We rented tubes for our coolers so we had adult beverages and snacks. There are rope swings and spots to stop along the way. A wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Lauren R wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had a absolutely wonder time floating down the river. Great Family fun and super peaceful. Definitely recommended for all!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Steven R wrote a review Aug 2021
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It was enjoyable time, but we expected a little more rough water. It was mostly slow going. The people running the place were very friendly. I was disappointed by the fact that their restaurant was closed (pandemic strikes again).
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Date of experience: July 2021
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MiloMiami wrote a review Aug 2020
Miami, Florida120 contributions84 helpful votes
What a great way to travel. This company makes it so convenient!!! Park in lot. Pay $20 and you go on a bus to their spot up the river and get your tube and oar!! Yes you need an oar to help you in many situations. Old and young will enjoy. If you can wear water sandals that stay on your feet. Then float back to your car. Loved it!!! We even ate picnic lunch at a picnic table in the shade they had by the registration desk. Even if it drizzles for a moment no worries it’s just a great trip!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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leslieb91 wrote a review Aug 2020
Irmo, South Carolina73 contributions20 helpful votes
We caught the last shuttle of the day at 3:00pm. This was a refreshing calm float down the river. The trip time was right at 2 hours but could have been longer if we had stopped and explored more. The price was higher than other tubing we have done but we felt we got our monies worth.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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