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San Antonio Explorer Pass
"This is flexible and affordable sightseeing at its finest! Valid for 30 days from the first day of first use the San Antonio Explorer Pass lets you customize your itinerary and discover key San Antonio sights at your own pace. Your San Antonio Explorer Pass comes with an included guidebook to choose the three or five activities that interest you most! The pass and many featured attractions include skip-the-line entry. The guidebook you'll receive details attraction descriptions hours of operation directions and maps. Once you've chosen your three or five attractions access to them is easy — simply swipe your pass at designated ticketing areas and enjoy!  See below Itinerary for a full list of included attractions and tours including additional savings."
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Natural Bridge Caverns Underground Walking Tour
"Everything is bigger in Texas including the caverns. See the Natural Bridge Caverns the largest of its kind in the Lone Star State near San Antonio on a guided walking tour. An experienced and informative guide leads your group through this National Natural Landmark revealing the science and history behind the magical underground rock formations along the way. The 75-minute tour takes visitors 180 feet (55 m) underground to discover cavernous hallways and rooms highlighted by otherworldly stone structures th you’ll see “fried-egg” speleothems that seem to drip from the ceiling.After the subterranean tour partake in some of the above-ground activities (own expense) on the grounds. Soar above Texas Hill Country on one of two ziplines; race through the AMAZEn’ Ranch Roundup; or test your stamina on a circuit of ropes
From $21.00
 
Private West End Day Sail from Frederiksted
"Be welcomed aboard Jolly Mon a 63 foot former racing catamaran at the Frederiksted Pier by Captain Michael and First Mate Emily. Help raise the sails as we leave the pier (only if you want to of course!). The destination will depend on what your group wants and on the weather; your group will be the only guests aboard so you choose! You may select to sail for an hour or two along the Frederiksted coastline before dropping anchor in the the crystal clear waters.  Depart the cat by easily accessible stairs and snorkel play and swim. If you snorkel your tour guide will be Emily a marine biologist
From $75.00

Guadalupe River Tips (9)

Horrible Service/Outrageous Prices - River Sports

River Sports Tube Rentals - I will NEVER use this tubing service again. A recent trip cost us $75 for 4 of us, and 2 in the group had their own personal tubes. We were charged a "personal equipment fee" by this place for having our own tubes, which only included parking (not shuttle service), as we had to walk to the riverbank ourselves. The fees were outrageous, but then at the beginning of the float, a tube my sister had rented from them started to deflate on it's own from one of the "patched" holes. She's panicking and starting to sink, so my boyfriend had to swim across to another tube rental to get a new one. Come to find out that the new place was friendlier and WAY CHEAPER than the crap we had to put up with at River Sports. When we got back from our float, we tried to get a refund from the owner for the deflated tube. He refused. The attitude we got there, the lack of customer service, and the horrible rates (which seem to be the only things inflated over there) gave us plenty of reason to never go back to this tube rental again.

mandy55523
Aug 24, 2010

Guadalupe River Tubing on the Horseshoe Loop!

One of the most popular and fastest growing outdoor activities in Texas is “river tubing”. With summer temperatures reaching 100 plus degrees, many Texans head for the Guadalupe River to stay cool. Outfitters rent inner tubes that originally came from 18 wheeler trucks or school buses. Most Outfitters offer a choice of tubes with a tough plastic bottom or without a bottom… the tubes with bottoms provide a more comfortable ride down the river. In my travels around Texas, I came upon a section of the Guadalupe River in Canyon Lake, called the "Horseshoe Loop". The Horseshoe Loop is exactly as the name implies, it is a one-mile stretch on the Guadalupe shaped just like a Horseshoe. The "Loop" portion of the name comes into play because you can "put in" at the entry point, which I'll call the "1st Bridge" and float for approximately one hour (depending on river levels) to the "2nd Bridge". Once you exit the river at the 2nd Bridge, you are only a 5-minute walk from the starting point or 1st Bridge, thus completing the loop. This is a very unique section of the Guadalupe because you never need a shuttle ride, you simply just walk 5 minutes between entry and exit points to "tube the loop", as many times as you like! Between “entry and exit” points, are several little cafes and a convenience store, great for a lunch or snack break between floats. Some of the Outfitters have picnic tables where you can relax and take a load off your feet. The best picture of the "Horseshoe Loop" I could find is on River Sports Tubes.com at: http://www.riversportstubes.com/shortfloat.htm
Their diagram of the Horseshoe Loop shows a complete picture of both Bridges and entry and exit points. They offer very good directions to the immediate area on their Web site and a "Tubing Checklist" which I highly recommend for everyone! Alcohol is allowed on the river, but "Glass and Styrofoam" are prohibited and carry fines of up to $500 per violation, so make sure your drinks are in cans or plastic containers. Have fun "Tubing the Horseshoe Loop"!

TravelinTex
May 24, 2007

Lazy days by the river

Finally-I found a spot on the river where I can relax without too many beer swilling day trippers (only during the week) It is pretty lame to float the river by yourself and I looked for many places that were convienient and provided a river front view and a shade tree to read and daydream under. Prince Solms park has a concrete walking path along the river with a grassy embankment and plenty of trees. The further down the path you go, the less people you will encounter. This is a great spot for swimming, the current isn't too fast. If you are wanting to float, there are plenty of tube vendors across the street. The biggest attraction is the Tube Chute, an S shaped slide down Stinky Falls.

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klasher
Dec 20, 2006

River Fun

Comal River Tube Chute, in my opinion the best thing to do in New Braunfels if you are male 15-25. The Comal river is a warm spring fed river that is great for swimming and tubing. The tube chute is located at the beginning of the river, you can go down the chute with or without a tube, although only strong swimmers should go without. The river is packed in the summer months, tons of girls and tons of beer. Great Fun!

Patzilla
Feb 15, 2006
 
 
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A Gruesome Tale

For a bit of gruesome tale. In the Guadalupe River area cannibalism thrived in the 1840s and on the nights of May 4 and 5, 1845, Tonkawa Indians apparently consumed the cooked and fried flesh of a Waco Indian. Tonkawa squaws boasted to a a number of settlers they met pounding their stomachs and grinningly saying they hoped by eating the warriors flesh their off-spring would be as brave as the Waco warrior had been.
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keeweechic
Oct 09, 2002

A Long Run

The Guadalupe River is in Canyon Lake Texas, a little paradise in the middle of the Texas Hill Country. It starts at Canyon Dam and flow through New Braunfels for about 18 miles. It is one of the most popular tubing rivers in Texas.

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keeweechic
Oct 09, 2002

River Road

Along the Guadalupe River is scenic River Road. Starting in downtown New Braunfels, it offers some excellent scenery.

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Tom_Fields
Oct 08, 2006

Tubing

The Guadalupe River is a great place for this popular activity. You can rent a tube and just kick back, as you slowly drift downstream.

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Tom_Fields
Oct 08, 2006

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Tubin' Down the Guadalupe River!

Absolutely, one of the best times I've ever had! But, I got so sunburned ... Take Sunscreen! Love it, gotta do it again soon!

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PsiliPharm
Feb 21, 2006

Things to Do Near Guadalupe River

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Landa Park

This is a wonderful area for recreation in the town. We were visiting and looking for something to do while our son was at work. They have swimming pools, mini golf, miniature train that takes you on...
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Schlitterbahn Waterpark

December is NOT the best month to visit SCHLITTERBAHN WATERPARK, but we were curious about this popular summer destination. Even in the rain, the park looks like something from a child's fantasy as...
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Faust Street Bridge

The bridge is now part of a pedestrian / bike path leaving the older part of town towards the east. However calm and serene it may be now, it was once a busy thoroughfare. It was built in 1887, as...
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San Marcos River

The town got its name from the San Marcos River which got its name because it was discovered on the day of the Catholic Feast of St Mark. The river starts at large natural spring and flows through...
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Tobago Cays

As enjoyable as it is snorkeling the coral reef surrounding the Tobago Cays, it’s equally enjoyable snorkeling the seagrass beds. There are fewer fish, but the beds are full of Green Turtles munching...
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson and Actress Helen Hayes founded an organization in 1982 to protect and preserve North America's native plants and natural landscapes. First as the National Wildflower Research Center...
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Getting to Guadalupe River

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Pecan Creek Canyon Lake, TX 78132

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