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Friday, June 24, 2016

10 ways to tube Florida's springs and rivers this summer

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 1:53 PM

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9) Blackwater River 

6974 Deaton Bridge Rd, Milton, 850-623-0235
Distance: A
bout 6 hours from Orlando

Blackwater Canoe Rental and Outpost provide day-long tube trips along the Blackwater River. You take this trip at your own pace though, stopping along it’s white sand bars for a swim or for a quick stretch— it’s up to you. The entire tube trip is about 4 miles, and depending on how fast or slow you take it, the trip can last anywhere from 3 to 5 hours. Tube day trip costs $18 per person.

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  • Photo via Chipola River Outfitters/Facebook

10) Chipola River 

Johnny Boy Landing, Altha, 850-762-2800
Distance: About 4 hours and 30 minutes from Orlando

Chipola River Outfitters not only offers one tubing trip down the Chipola River, but two. The first trip takes you from Johnny Boy Landing to Lamb Eddy Landing and includes 4 miles of floating and one rapid they call Look and Tremble. You can go down the rapid as many times as you like, and stop along the river for a swim. If you don’t have much time, the Willis Brige tube trip is a shortened version of the first, with only about 1.5 hours of float time on a 2-mile stretch. You still pass through the rapid though, so you won’t have to sacrifice that. Tube rentals start at $15.


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