Your Guide to Rainbow River Tubing in Ocala/Marion County
There’s no better or more relaxing way to experience Florida’s wondrous waterways than by tubing! Floats, rafts and tubes are all very easy to use – simply lay back and float away!
Rainbow River Tubing
The pure, spring-fed Rainbow River flows through Ocala/Marion County and is a perfect place to try tubing. The smooth, slow current effortlessly pushes you downstream (at approximately 1 mile per hour), giving you plenty of time to enjoy the area’s breathtaking natural surroundings while viewing Florida’s colorful wildlife in the water and on the shore.
If you’re planning a Rainbow River tubing adventure, remember to pack the following items:
- sunscreen (a must!)
- sunglasses to protect your eyes from the glare
- goggles (perfect for spotting fish and turtles hidden in the swaying eelgrass)
- reusable containers for any food or drink
Note that disposable containers are prohibited on the Rainbow River, and having them is a finable offense. Children must be over the age of 5. You’ll also be asked to sign a safety waiver and release of liability agreement prior to renting and using tubes.
Here are two of the best places in Ocala/Marion County to launch your Rainbow River tubing adventure!
Other Aquatic Adventures
After tubing along the crystal clear waters of the Rainbow River, you might be hooked! For other aquatic adventures in Ocala/Marion County’s countless rivers and springs, you might try canoeing and kayaking as popular alternatives to tubing. In addition, the county’s swimming and snorkeling spots are some of the best Florida has to offer.
*The Rainbow River - Tubing