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    What to Expect

    Experience Vancouver Island’s hidden gem! Rent a tube, sit back, and relax on this journey down the Cowichan River.

    Stop At:

    • Cowichan River Tubing - The Tube Shack, 109 South Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia V0R 2G0 Canada
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Victoria, Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Life Jacket and Tube
    • Local taxes
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great Day to float down the river. It was packed because of the heat but the crowd was friendly and made the excursion more interesting.
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    I had a very seamless experience with the tubing rental company - booking was made online and we easily and quickly picked up the tubes and were off. A few notes...get a paddle and a tube with a backrest! You'll be a lot more comfortable. Unless you're athletic getting into the
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    Response from Aaron F, Owner at Cowichan River Tubing Rental
    Responded 4 Aug 2019
    Thanks for the review Diane. Sounds like you have come on the August long weekend when sunfest is in town. Lake Cowichan does morph into a party location for the weekend as the concert attracts a lot of the younger crowd and that reflects in the river. Any weekend outside of that is a lot more family orientated !
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    We had a great time today floating by the river today in our tubes. Before we went, our group of 4 adults and 4 kids ages 8-14 had a lot of questions which I'm sure many of you considering a float down the river have as well. Here's what we found: Is the water cold? Nope. We
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    Thank you Tube Shack you never disappoint! Your staff are always amazing and friendly! We love that you are so river conscious and provide environment friendly sunscreen! Thank you again for a great day with my family!!!
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    Booked a tubing experience and was told it takes 2.5 hours - WRONG!!! Many people (including my adult son and I) were furious that it actually takes 4 hours (if you're willing to paddle furiously). When we got there, we were asked if we had been there before, to which I
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