How often can you say you had the entire Guadalupe River, as much as you can see, to yourself? Well, we spent a Mommy and Me weekend with a friend and her children in Seguin, about 40 minutes East of San Antonio, and had just that!
After spending a day and the night at Son’s Island, click HERE to read about it, we all headed over to Seguin Tubes to float the Guadalupe! It was an incredible, cool and comfortable float down the river, with not a worry about our kids being too loud or splashing too much, because we had the river to ourselves!
Thanks to Seguin Tubes for inviting us out, and providing us with complementary tubes and shuttles! We had an incredible time, and I was not financially compensated for this post, and, as always, all opinions are my own, and the herd of children we had with us!
Seguin Tubes is easy to find, right on the road as soon as you cross the bridge over the river! Be sure to reserve your tubes online, before you go! They have cooler tubes, and sell floats for your sunglasses, as well as plastic bags to protect your phone, etc.
There is plenty of parking behind the beautiful Power Plant Restaurant, that overlooks the falls! It’s an incredible view! After our trip on the river, we had to have lunch there, sitting out on the patio with the sound of the falls!
But first we had to get in the river! With sunscreen applied, and plenty of water, we set off just below the falls!
A nice current kept us moving along!
This stretch of the Guadalupe is nice and wide, and deep for the most part, although there were some sandbars. The kids all quickly wanted to ditch their tubes and just play in the water! Be sure and either bring some rope, or grab some from the tubes rental, so you’re not holding the tubes the entire time!
Even though all our kids are strong swimmers, we made everyone stay in life jackets!
Although we floated past a few river-front homes, most of the float is very peaceful, with nothing but trees on either side of you! The left river bank is all Max Starke City Park, and although you can’t see it from the river, you pass the playground and baseball fields!
Seguin Tubes is open Thursday – Sunday, and we went early on a Thursday, and we had the entire river to ourselves! It was really incredible! They said that on the weekends they get about 300 toobers, which is still nothing compared to the crowds in New Braunfels, just 30 minutes away!
The water felt amazing!
This is really a perfect family float!
Since you’re not going over any rocks, there is no need for a tube with a bottom, which is great because I can’t stand those! You can get in the tube and float and stay wet!
Two signs on the left of the river warn you of the upcoming exit! Our float lasted about an hour and a half, and we played a bit along the way, and never had to paddle. It’s the perfect length for families, and best of all, the shuttle takes you back and you can go again!
We spent a few minutes at the take out to let the kids jump and swim!
The shuttle takes you back to your car! Seguin Tubes also owns Comal Tubes in New Braunfels!
Know Before You Go
We took water shoes, but I quickly took mine off and never put them back on.
Don’t forget a rope to tie your tubes together!
If you forgot sunscreen, ice, drinks, etc. there is a convenience store just across the street from the parking lot!
Things To Do in Seguin
Son’s Island has day-use cabana rentals on the river. Click HERE to read more.
Max Starke Park is a Seguin city park along the Guadalupe River. Click HERE to read more.
ZDT’s Amusement Park has go-carts, thrill rides, water slides and more! Click HERE to read more!
The Power Plant River Grill overlooks the Guadalupe River at the Falls! Click HERE to read more.
Geronimo Creek Retreat has waterfront cabins and furnished tipis for a fun, unique experience! Click HERE to read more.
2006 Stockdale Hwy 78155 Seguin
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