Salt River Tubing

What better way to spend a hot summer day than drifting down a lazy river with friends, dangling derrieres in cool water while enjoying some of the most beautiful and accessible scenery around the Valley. if you've never gone tubing, here's how it works: Rent your tube at the main building, where you'll get a brief rundown on the rules and instructions on where to exit the river. Then hop aboard a shuttle bus for a ride to your launching point.

Once there, wade a few feet from shore, being careful not to let your tube start its trip without you. Throw an old sheet or towel over the black-rubber tube, settle in and let the river carry you away. So gather ur friends, pack a cooler full of brews, bottles of water, sunscreen, food and may b a radio. No glass bottles are allowed on the salt river. My cell number is[masked]

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  • Brittany S.

    I am never going to eat everclear infused fruit again.

    2 · May 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah they turned your eye's sky blue :P

      May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey that was good times... I still can't believe my tube disconnected and I lost you all lol lol... The ever clear Jell-O shots made everything ok lol

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • vinni

    Thx everyone for coming.

    4 · May 25, 2013

    • Kevin

      Thank you, so fun

      May 26, 2013

    • Kevin S.

      I had the most fun out there that I've had all year. I really appreciate that you put this on Vinni.

      May 27, 2013

  • Jim

    That dam fruit wasn't gluten free!!!
    Thanx Vinni good times

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Brittany S.

    Best meetup ever!

    2 · May 25, 2013

    • vinni

      U k Brittany??

      1 · May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We missed meeting the whole group but we had a great time.
    pictures posted :)

    May 25, 2013

  • Ken S

    had a blast!

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Eric

    That was a lot of fun!! Thanks vinni for setting this up

    2 · May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome trip down the river! Lets go again tomorrow!!!

    5 · May 25, 2013

  • vinni

    We all at stop 1st.

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has the party bus showed up yet?

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • vinni

    Look for white party bus in the parking lot around 850-9am.

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I anyone going alone? First time coming to this groups meet up and know NO ONe!

    May 22, 2013

    • Josh P.

      You can join our group.

      May 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I might be coming alone too

      May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a meeting point for the whole group by the river ? And what time ?

    May 24, 2013

    • vinni

      We all meeting at the parking lot around 850-9am, just look for party bus

      1 · May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great
      Thx Vinni

      May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone have a waterproof stereo?

    May 25, 2013

  • Morgan

    Hey! I'd like to join the party bus! Is there still room or is anyone trying to sell their seat? Also, is there anything left that needs to be brought? I'd be happy to pick up some beers or coke. Let me know! :D I'm really excited!

    May 24, 2013

    • vinni

      I still have a room in the bus, just pay $15 via PayPal

      May 24, 2013

  • vinni

    Party Bus Group...(Please text me if I'm missing your name) Part 2 email....

    Vinni, Laura, Dirk, Brittany, Leo, Heather, Zack, Tara, Kevin, Brad, Josh & Alex, Vijay, Juilette, Veronica, Jeyna, Edwin, Dana, Chris, April, Jennifer, Gokul, Lindsay...

    Lets bring 5-6 coolers that way every 4-5 people can share a cooler. Cooler tubes rent for $17 per tube also so please bring atleast $5 extra so your group can purchase a tube for the cooler. Since we are meeting up at a 7/11 we can buy ice and items needed. You can bring what you want and the list below is just an example. Vinni, Laura, Juliette- 1 cooler, beer, water, snacks, liquor infused strawberrys Jennifer, Tara, Dirk, Brittany- 1 cooler, Jello-shots, snacks, water

    Chris, April, Leo, Vijay:

    Veronica, Jenya, Ewin, Heather: Josh, Alex, Kevin, Lindsay: Gokul, Dana, Brad, Zack:

    May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have no cooler but will bring beer, water and snacks. Do we have enough rope?

      May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Gokul & Zach - I'll bring a cooler & beer.

      1 · May 24, 2013

  • vinni

    Party Bus Group... Don't be tardy for the party... Bus leaves Tempe at 8am. If anyone has a waterproof radio, that would be great if you can bring it, Thanks

    Vinni, Laura, Juliette, Veronica and Jenya- 1 cooler, beer, water, snacks, liquor infused strawberries and grapes

    Jennifer, Tara, Dirk, Brittany- 1 cooler, liquor, Jello-shots, snacks, water

    Leo, Vijay, Edwin, Heather: 1- cooler with goodies

    Josh, Alex, Kevin, Lindsay: 1 cooler with goodies

    Justin+1, Gokul, Brad, Zack: 1 cooler, Beer, water, snacks

    May 24, 2013

    • Zach

      I'm bringing vodka and beer.

      May 24, 2013

    • Zach

      Can someone bring mixers?

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be meeting up separately but I'm getting a floating cooler so if anyone has extra room I'll be looking to make some new friends tomorrow! Feel free to bring goodies for the cooler (it's 28qt, so like medium size)

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there anyone going from Power and 202 in Gilbert that might want to carpool or I could ride with?

    May 24, 2013

  • Scott S.

    Where is the SRT parking lot where we meet if we're not taking the party bus? Is that the address listed above?

    May 24, 2013

    • Scott S.

      Where in Tempe is the bus meeting?

      May 24, 2013

    • Heather

      Hey Scott, you could take my place. I already paid and I will be there separately. U could just pay me there.

      1 · May 24, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    By the way I'm offering a free ride to whoever wants to carpool with me. You can chip in on gas if you want but that's not required.

    April 29, 2013

    • Kevin S.

      Yes, there will be room.

      May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh I'm a bit further away. Thanks though

      May 24, 2013

  • Brittany S.

    Still looking to carpool with someone to the party bus....

    May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Brittany, I'm driving to the party bus. If you want to drive to my place tomorrow morning you're more than welcome to drive down with me. Send me a text (602)[masked] if interested.

      May 24, 2013

    • Eric

      Hey brittany, I am driving to the party bus and welcome to ride with me if you want to, I'm on the west side of town

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be driving down with hopes to meet up with all you. If I don't see ya have an awesome time.

    May 24, 2013

  • Gokul

    I just bought my own Tube.....If anyone else is interested to buy they are readily available at Walmart for 20 bucks....

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Dana

    Something came up, so bummed I can't make it! Have fun everyone!

    May 24, 2013

  • Scott S.

    Is anyone coming from the 51/101 area and want to carpool?

    May 23, 2013

  • Brittany S.

    I just booked my spot on the party bus! It is highly suggested that you bring an old sheet that you don't care about to wrap around your tube. Can we start a list listing out who is bringing what?

    May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Still bringing the Jell-O shots - ill have a floating cooler w/ cup holders feel free to tie onto me. :) I'll have some water too and snacks. Don't forget rope, old bed sheet, sunscreen, water shoes...

      May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll bring some rope and tie in with you Jennifer :)

      1 · May 22, 2013

  • vinni

    ITEMS TO BRING
    •1 VALID DRIVERS LICENSE PER 5 TUBES RENTED is required for a tube rental deposit.
    •LIFE VESTS are recommended for NON-SWIMMERS
    •ALCOHOL, DRUGS and the Salt River DO NOT MIX!
    •SUN BLOCK Recommended: 30-50 SPF
    •LIP BALM with SUN BLOCK
    •SUNGLASSES
    •SPRAY BOTTLE – Fill with water. Use to mist your face while tubing.
    •BEACH TOWELS (To cover the tube and/or use later to dry off)
    •Leave your valuables at home. Attach keys to your bathing suit.

    FOOD & BEVERAGES
    •SANDWICHES, BURRITOS, FRESH FRUIT (Package in Ziploc bags)

    •SNACKS (Canned Pringles, snack crackers, beef jerky, chips)

    •BOTTLED WATER (1-2 bottles per hr to help prevent dehydration)

    •BEVERAGES – Sport Drinks, fruit juices, etc

    •BY LAW, GLASS CONTAINERS ARE PROHIBITED AT SALT RIVER & WILL BE CONFISCATED!

    •Ice chests/coolers will be checked for glass containers before boarding buses.

    May 22, 2013

  • vinni

    Party Bus Group...(Please text me if I'm missing your name)

    Vinni, Laura, Dirk, Brittany, Leo, Heather, Zack, Tara, Kevin, Brad, Josh & Alex, Vijay, Juilette, Veronica, Jeyna, Edwin, Dana, Chris, April, Jennifer, Gokul, Lindsay... If you bring your own tube, the party bus will also be making a stop at the starting point so you will not have to pay for the shuttle ride:) Meeting @ 7:30am in Tempe by the 7-11 & McDonald’s (on University & McClintock). The address is 1795 E. University Dr. Tempe, 85281. PLEASE NOTE, SRT does not sell alcohol, rope nor ice, therefore purchases can be made at pick-up point. PARTY Bus will leave exactly at 8am. SRTR accepts CASH ONLY to purchase your tube for $17. 1 VALID DRIVERS LICENSE PER 5 TUBES RENTED is required for a tube rental deposit.

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone available to carpool to the Party Bus pick up spot? Text me @ (602)[masked] - I'm off 7th St & Camelback. Thanks!

    May 22, 2013

    • Brittany S.

      I live kinda close to you. I'm at 51st & Happy Valley Rd

      May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm just not sure I wanna leave my car parked some place I'm not nearby. I know weird but still...lol

      1 · May 22, 2013

  • Dana

    Will we be able to leave anything on the party bus while we're in the river? I've never done this before, so I'm not sure what to do with the items that can't get wet (car keys, cell phone, change of clothes, dry towel, etc.)

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • vinni

      Yes Dana you can leave your stuff on the bus

      May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey if anyone is looking for a ride from Chandler to the Salt River. I'm organizing a van ride with the “Orange Bus” van service, meeting at Chandler Fashion Mall. So far I got 7 people in our group and looking for 4 more. Message me if you’re interested. Thanks!

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm thinking about driving out Friday night and camping, then tubing Saturday and heading back to Tempe Saturday night or Sunday morning. Anyone interested?

    2 · May 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just pulled a permit for dispersed camping in the bulldog canyon area. Contact me with your ideas. [masked]

      May 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think we also need a Tonto Ntl Forest Day Pass: http://www.fs.usda.go...­

      May 21, 2013

  • Devon

    Where do we meet with everyone if we are not taking the party bus? It might be below somewhere, but that's a lot of conversation to sort through. :)

    May 18, 2013

    • vinni

      At the SRT parking lot

      May 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You think around[masked]? Any particular spot in the parking lot? or will you have a cool AZ Young Prof. flag;)

      1 · May 21, 2013

  • vinni

    Only Five spots left on the Party Bus. You must make your payment to reserve your spot (unless I have spoken with you). Payment sent via PayPal to [masked]. If your paying cash, I'd like to receive no later this Tuesday (5/21) at the volleyball meetup. Thanks!

    May 20, 2013

  • vinni

    If you plan to hop on the PARTY Bus or if you want drive behind the bus down to SRTR; we will be meeting up around 7:30am in Tempe by the 7-11 & McDonald’s (on University & McClintock). The address is 1795 E. University Dr. Tempe, 85281. PLEASE NOTE, SRT does not sell alcohol, rope nor ice, therefore purchases can be made at pick-up point. PARTY Bus will leave exactly at 8am. On arrival to SRTR we will individually purchase our tubes.

    Again if you want to join in the Party Bus for the round-trip travel from Tempe to SRTR cost will be $15 per person, you can add yourself to the PayPal link provided and email me as well…

    May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Vinni - is there parking near 7-11 for the Party Bus?

      May 19, 2013

    • vinni

      Yes, there is a lot of empty parking spaces right behind the 7-11.

      1 · May 19, 2013

  • Devon

    There are three different floating trips that range from 2 to 5 hrs depending on drop off and pick up point. Which one are we doing?

    May 19, 2013

    • vinni

      We are doin 4 hrs floating.

      1 · May 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It depends on the flow of the river. I've been hearing the 4 hour one usually takes 5 hours.

      1 · May 19, 2013

  • Rajat G.

    Can anyone give me more info on the party bus thing. thanks.

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Vinni, please add me and 2 girls on the party bus if there is still room. Thanks:)

    May 17, 2013

    • Vijay

      Hey Vinni, if there is still room in the bus can I chip in ?

      May 18, 2013

    • vinni

      Vijay we still have room in the bus, just pay and book your spot

      May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For the people who are going on the party bus, I was wondering if we wanted to organize and figure out who is bringing what for this shin dig. I don't have a cooler but would be more than willing to bring water, ice, and sunscreen :-)

    May 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey, I have no cooler but would be open getting stuff for the group too.

      May 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm already bringing a floating cooler and my own tube - will be making Jell-O shots, bringing water and snacks

      1 · May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What up Vinn... I'll be on that party bus!

    1 · May 17, 2013

    • vinni

      Book ur spot. ;-)

      May 17, 2013

  • vinni

    SRTR accepts CASH ONLY, and group rates will not be given out. SRTR does not have an ATM on property and SRTR does not accept Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Personal checks or Business checks. Tube rental is $17 per person/tube (sales tax included) & also includes shuttle bus service to the river start point. Cooler tubes rent for $17 per tube, regardless of size (fits most coolers). Disposable Styrofoam ice chests are NOT recommended for usage on the Salt River. If you bring your own tube and would like to only purchase the shuttle ride, cost is $14 per person including sales tax. 1 VALID DRIVERS LICENSE PER 5 TUBES RENTED is required for a tube rental deposit. We will be purchasing the 4 hour Float ride.

    May 14, 2013

  • vinni

    Things you NEED TO KNOW courtesy of Salt River Tubing Site...
    CLOTHING APPAREL
    •SWIMSUIT
    •T-SHIRT + SHORTS SHOES (Old tennis shoes, water shoes)
    •HAT/CAP and /or Visor

    May 14, 2013

  • vinni

    FOOD & BEVERAGES
    •SANDWICHES, BURRITOS, FRESH FRUIT (Package in Ziploc bags)

    •SNACKS (Canned Pringles, snack crackers, beef jerky, chips)

    •BOTTLED WATER (1-2 bottles per hr to help prevent dehydration)

    •BEVERAGES – Sport Drinks, fruit juices, etc

    •BY LAW, GLASS CONTAINERS ARE PROHIBITED AT SALT RIVER & WILL BE CONFISCATED!

    •Ice chests/coolers will be checked for glass containers before boarding buses.

    •ICE CHEST – Filled with ice. •“STASH your TRASH” Use litter bags to store waste food/drink items.

    May 14, 2013

  • vinni

    Hey Everyone, if you want to be apart of the party bus, please send payments to me via PayPal to [masked]. Unless your paying cash, I'd like to receive no later than next Tuesday at the volleyball meetup (5/14). Thanks!!!

    1 · May 7, 2013

    • Heather

      Just paid! Thanks Vinni!

      May 13, 2013

    • vinni

      Thx Heather

      May 13, 2013

  • Brittany S.

    I can't wait!! And yes you need tons of sunscreen. More than likely you will end up getting burned anyways.

    1 · April 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No matter the amount of sunscreen you put on you still get burnt

      May 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes I will say that last year I religiously put it on and I still burned. Maybe bring a long sleeve white shirt. I didn't burn as bad as I have before but my feet burned because they were in the water most of the time.

      May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm guessing we need ropes to tie our tubes together?

    2 · April 16, 2013

    • Carmella

      We need water bottles and snacks! :)

      May 7, 2013

    • Carmella

      Hey, I'm no longer able to attend :( hope you all have fun! There is always another time!

      May 9, 2013

  • Brittany S.

    How do I pay with PayPal? I've never done it before. I don't have an account

    May 8, 2013

  • vinni

    Please pay $15.00 using paypall and book ur spot for special bus service from tempe to Salt river round trip. thx

    May 2, 2013

    • Eric

      I won't be able to come tomorrow, can I pay at another time?

      May 6, 2013

    • Brittany S.

      I can't make it all the way to Tempr tomorrow. What else do you suggest? Please note I live in North Phx area.

      May 6, 2013

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