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Rockin’ R is the New Braunfels’ premier destination for kayaking, rafting, stand-up paddleboarding and TUBING! We are the only outfitter in the City that has a location in a location in Gruene and also the only company in the local industry that has its own private exit on the Comal River.

Rockin’ R River Rides is a New Braunfels tradition that started over 40 years ago when two guys drove down from Fort Worth with fifty tubes, two lawn chairs, a couple of pick-up trucks, and parked it all on a small patch of dirt along the banks of the Guadalupe River. Throughout the years, as competitors have come and gone, floods have threatened destruction, droughts have sometimes limited water flows, the Rockin’ R has stood tall as the bell weather of the local river outfitting industry. As we enter a new era of ownership for this Texas tradition, the promise of premier customer service remains the same, and we cannot wait to show both our loyal customers, as well as our new friends the things we will have to offer in the coming months!

WE’RE HIRING!

APPLY ONLINE
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

MAKE YOURS A GRUENE LIFE

Rockin’ R is the New Braunfels’ premier destination for kayaking, rafting, stand-up paddleboarding and TUBING! We are the only outfitter in the City that has a location in a location in Gruene and also the only company in the local industry that has its own private exit on the Comal River.

Rockin’ R River Rides is a New Braunfels tradition that started over 40 years ago when two guys drove down from Fort Worth with fifty tubes, two lawn chairs, a couple of pick-up trucks, and parked it all on a small patch of dirt along the banks of the Guadalupe River. Throughout the years, as competitors have come and gone, floods have threatened destruction, droughts have sometimes limited water flows, the Rockin’ R has stood tall as the bell weather of the local river outfitting industry. As we enter a new era of ownership for this Texas tradition, the promise of premier customer service remains the same, and we cannot wait to show both our loyal customers, as well as our new friends the things we will have to offer in the coming months!

SIX NEW BRAUNFELS LOCATIONS

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GUADALUPE

THESE ARE RECOMMENDED LEVELS ONLY

Up to 500 cfs — Recreational

500 – 750 cfs — Challenging

750 – 1200 cfs — Strenuous

1200 – 3000 cfs — Tubing not recommended

3000+ cfs — Dangerous; guided rafts suggested

COMAL

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Are there any specific COVID-19 protocols we should know about?

We are following a stringent guideline of CDC protocols for our staff, equipment and shuttles.

What does it cost to float?

Tubing is $25 per person and rafting is $40 per person plus tax & fees, regardless of which trip you take.

Are there age and swimming requirements?

Yes, EVERYONE must be able to swim.  Age limits for the Guadalupe and on the Comal is 6 years old, however both are dependent on river flows, feel free to call and verify.

Can I bring my own tube?

You’re welcome to bring your own tube and the cost for the shuttle only is $20 per person. We preload all of our equipment, so while we are happy to shuttle personal equipment, we may ask for your assistance to load it depending on what it is.  We do have the equipment to inflate your floats, we may ask however to wait until you are at the appropriate put in so we are not hauling the equipment inflated.  If you don’t need a shuttle, then you can just pay the put in fee or exit fee of $10.

How do I get back to my car after I float?

All of our rentals include a shuttle ride, so we’ll either shuttle you upriver at the beginning of the trip and you’ll float back to your car, or you’ll float downriver and we’ll pick you up at the end.

What can I bring?

You can bring anything you’d like as long as it is in a Non-Disposable Container (for trips inside the city limits) and remember no glass and no Styrofoam. There’s nowhere to stop along the river, so make sure you pack enough drinks and any snacks you want to enjoy during your float.

Do you have lockers?

We don’t have lockers, but we do keep your keys and ID as a deposit so we recommend locking up everything that you don’t want to get wet or potentially lose.

Do I have to wear shoes?

While shoes aren’t required, we do recommend some type of footwear for getting in and out of the river, since it can be rocky and a bit slick. You’re welcome to leave them on or take them off during your trip.

What’s the difference between tubing and rafting?

Tubing is done in the individual black & or vinyl tubes, which are shaped like a donut. Tubes come with or without a bottom.  Rafting, on the other hand, comes with a paddle and can be done in the kayak-shaped inflatables for 1 or 2 people, or larger rafts that hold up to 6 people.

What does it cost to park?

On the weekends, we charge $10 to park, cash only from mid May through August beginning at 10am.  Parking is free on the weekdays.  Our Comal location has free parking at 193 S. Liberty and a VIP lot at 145 W. Lincoln that is $20 per car next to our Exit!