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The Town Tinker Tube Rental

10 Bridge St, Phoenicia, NY 12464-5203
+1 845-688-5553
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This is a dangerous (but thrilling) ride

Potentially very dangerous. I have been canoeing and tubing for years and this is very... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Gilhoop S
New York City, New York
via mobile
Watch the water levels and weather

Exciting and at times dangerous. Ask about the conditions and forecasts as things can change daily... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
New York City, New York
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“heavy rain” (3 reviews)
“esopus creek” (3 reviews)
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10 Bridge St, Phoenicia, NY 12464-5203
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Potentially very dangerous. I have been canoeing and tubing for years and this is very unsafe. You have no control of the tube. I was dumped out during one intense rapids section and had no choice but to be dragged through it banging my legs...More

2  Thank Gilhoop S
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Exciting and at times dangerous. Ask about the conditions and forecasts as things can change daily. This can be a really fun thing to do in Phoenicia.

2  Thank CatskillMountains1
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Awesome. They give u tubes with a wooden seat to protect u from rocks. I've been going here for at least 10 years now.Great people, good prices. It's a great tubing experience.

1  Thank sparmelee2016
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Forecast was for highs in the low 90's, so we decided to go tubing. Had a great time, as the conditions were perfect: water depth/temp/velocity all ideal. The owner, Harry, and his wife were manning the fort. She explained all of the risks involved, and...More

1  Thank Veggi V
Reviewed 6 September 2016

awesome fun you really get into the water here. and the tubes have bords to sit on so you dont kill yourself on the rocks but you will flip out of your tube so take the helmet for 5 bucks. you can purchase water shoes...More

Thank lovesisrael5773
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Should have done proper research before signing up for this.. All the nagtive reviews are true.. Understand that we signed the waiver, there are disclaimers about it not being a lazy-river ride.. BUT, what I cannot stomach is the lack of safety masures and empathy....More

7  Thank kotaroger
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

By far, one of the highlights of my summer was renting tubes from The Town Tinker and enjoying an invigorating ride down the Esopus Creek! Fun, but not too challenging, it was perfect for our group of mixed ages! I will recommend this great getaway...More

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I am a well-fit man in his 40's who enjoys adventure. While I knew this was no "lazy river" experience, I did not expect something so dangerous and ill-run as this "adventure". Warning guests that it "is not a lazy river" is not going nearly...More

2  Thank dendenUK
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Awesome, no doubt, a real rush! But not for wimps or lovers of strict rules. I'll helmet next time. Yes, next time, because it was a blast!! Just a lot of rocks, and I did capsize, think it would be a smart [I know not...More

Thank shannon_nyc1
Reviewed 22 August 2016

After reading a lot of the scary reviews warning of the dangers of this experience, I was very hesitant to try tubing in the Esopus with Town Tinker Tube Rental. After doing it, I understand why people wrote those reviews, however I don't think it...More

2  Thank RomyRo
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Pamela D
16 July 2016|
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Response from cagey156 | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are very active and vigorous women, I would not recommend it. My wife, 61 years old, had problems. Her tube got wedged between two rocks as the torrent of water pushing through kept it wedged. She was afraid to... More