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03/25/2019 ~ 03/31/2019
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Blackwater River Tubing Trip

One of the few all sand rivers in the world, the Blackwater River is a clear, spring-fed water with a walking-speed current that is prime for a relaxing tubing trip with the whole crew! Hop on in, stash some snacks and beverages in a cooler tube, and meander your way through miles of untouched wilderness on your way to the historic Deaton Bridge. Make a day of it and stop one of several of the 30 beaches along the route. Just a short drive from Destin and Pensacola Beach, the Blackwater River is conveniently located and waiting for you!

Activity Highlights
  • Scenic float down the Blackwater River
  • Stop at one of 30 beaches
  • Cooler tubes available for convenient snacking and beverages
  • Rent 4 tubes and receive a free cooler tube rental

Duration: 3-5 Hours

What's Included
  • Life Vests
  • Whistle
  • Transportation back to starting point
What to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cooler for food and drinks
Restrictions
  • Must be 18 with a valid ID and credit card to book.
  • No children under 12 months old.
  • No service or comfort animals allowed.
  • No glass containers allowed on river.
Additional information
  • Food and drinks are available for purchase on-site.
  • The tubes are not handicap accessible.
  • Bathrooms available at the start of trip.
  • Pets allowed on kayak and canoe at $5 charge. Dogs MUST be calm around people and owners must adhere to state leash laws.
Cancellation policy

Customer can cancel up to 24 hours before their trip for a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Last minute cancellations are accepted only in the case of inclement weather, and must be approved by the tour provider.

Location
6974 Deaton Bridge Rd, Milton, FL 32583

Blackwater River Tubing Trip

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Verified Traveler Reviews

Easy set up
about 7 months ago
Enjoyed the trip. Easy booking experience, easy to navigate and answered most of the relevant questions
Richard E
Extreme-ly awesome
about 9 months ago
Oh man, it was so wide open. No one out there. Really pretty and peaceful. Nothing like floating the river on a perfect day. We stopped at 2 of the beaches just to chill out for a second and dry off. Really the perfect idea for a couple or a group of friends. A gem
No experience, no problem!
about 9 months ago
We upgraded to kayaks when we got there. Had an amazing time! We had never been kayaking before and it was really easy and enjoyable.
Wendi M
Great Time!
about 2 years ago
If you're looking for a way to spend half the day... It took about 3½ - 4 hrs to do the tubing trip. This was a blast for the whole family. We took a 3 & 5 year old all the way up to a 70 year old. Everyone had fun! We will definitely be doing it again.
Kathryn
River trip
about 2 years ago
This was the worst experience of my life. We went on the trip after it rained and we were told the river was flowing fast but we would be fine. Life jackets were not required but we got them for the smaller kids. Truthfully everyone should have been required to wear a life jacket. The river was moving so fast we were not able to stop at the sand bars because we couldn't stop. We saw no one on this trip (other people, guides), we were the only ones on the river. If I could have called someone to come get us I would have. The river float took 4 hours, which was 3 hours and 55 minutes too long. Had anyone got hurt no one would have known, there were no signs stating (x) miles left and no guide. We were given tubes and stated we would be picked up at the end, when we see the bridge go towards the right to make sure we stop and if we weren't able to go towards the right they would have to swim to come get us. We were also told the river was 3-5 feet deep, probably 75% my 6'2" son could not touch the bottom. I wanted to call someone to come get us, but couldn't. At one time one of my family members got stuck in some brush and none of us could stop to help her, she was on her own for 30 minutes. The absolute worst experience of my life. There were 13 of us who did this trip, we should have been told the river was too fast and too high and not allowed to float the river.
Kim W