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Announcement: Closed for the 2017 season…

Closed for the 2017 season…

Sunday, September 17th was the Town Tinker Tube Rental’s last day of operation for 2017. We thank everyone that joined us for our special brand of organic whitewater adventures in 2017. Stay safe and enjoy all that is precious to you while you  celebrate special occasions and holidays throughout the off season. We look forward to having you join us again in 2018.
Brielle and her girl friends took the plunge in 2017. Why not tube the Esopus in 2018 and discover the thrill of whitewater tubing on the pristine Esopus Creek?

Welcome to Town Tinker Tube Rental in Phoenicia, NY Whitewater Tubing on The Esopus CreekFor over 30 years the Town Tinker Tube Rental has provided whitewater equipment for adrenaline seekers to come and experience the intensity of the rapids on the Esopus Creek.

The Course begins upstream from the Town Tinker headquarters, in Phoenicia, NY and contains the best and most extreme whitewater the Esopus has to offer. Depending on the water height an average tubing trip takes between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Transportation to the entry points is provided by the Town Tinker Taxi.

The Esopus Creek is "NOT" a lazy river! It's class II whitewater which means 1 to 3 foot waves and rapids. It is not a man-made amusement park ride. There are real rocks and trees that can get in your way. Tubers must be physically capable of maneuvering around obstacles and have the ability to recover when tossed out of the tube.
Enjoying the ride on The Esopus Creek at Town Tinker Tube Rentals - Your Action in Catskill ParkThe Town Tinker Staff is expertly trained to supply you with all of the equipment and gear needed. All tubers will receive safety instructions and gear needed. All tubers will receive safety instructions how to properly use the equipment and what to look out for on the creek. There are no guides or attendants on the Esopus so tubing is at your own risk.

All Tubers must be over 12 year's old and good swimmers.
Life jackets are mandatory and helmets are strongly suggested. Helmets are required for ages 12-14.

The Town Tinker Tube Rental delivers thrilling rapids on The Esopus Creek - Your Action in Catskill ParkTubing with the Town Tinker Tube Rental is fun,
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The Town Tinker Tube Rental delivers thrilling rapids on The Esopus Creek - Your Action in Catskill Park10 Bridge Street, Phoenicia, New York 12464
Open Memorial Day Weekend through September 30th
Weekends By Reservation Only After Labor Day
9:00AM - 6:00PM Daily
Last Rentals at 4:00PM
(845) 688-5553

A Division of Mountain Creek Recreation, Inc.

Experience nature's ultimate water park tubing on the Esopus

Your Action in Catskill Park

Town Tinker Tube Rental Enjoy a refreshing float on the Esopus Creek.

Always a great time at The Town Tinker!

Always a great time at The Town Tinker. Harry is incredibly hospitable, helpful and provides safe and thrilling adventures with integrity. If you haven't been, and know this isn't a lazy river, you should go. Been to The Town Tinker before? The releases should absolutely get you back...

Oh, and while you're there - check out the cool Town of Phoenicia; A+ restaurants, great atmosphere, cool shops. Put the work week behind you. 🙂

Marc Hollander - New City, NY - July 11, 2014

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Marc Hollander - New City, NY - July 11, 2014

Always a great time at The Town Tinker. Harry is incredibly hospitable, helpful and provides safe and thrilling adventures with integrity. If you haven't been, and know this isn't a lazy river, you should go. Been to The Town Tinker before? The releases should absolutely get you back... Oh, and while you're there - check out the cool Town of Phoenicia; A+ restaurants, great atmosphere, cool shops. Put the work week behind you. 🙂

…amazing a real adrenaline rush I had not expected

I went last weekend on the water release ! It was amazing a real adrenaline rush I had not expected. The OWNER a great guy, Harry, talks to every group personally, he warned us this was going to be a rough ride and told us not to go if we were not comfortable. He even suggested looking at the river and rapids we would be in before going if we were concerned. So if anyone is blaming the business that is BS, he explained in detail what to expect - and it was AWESOME !!! 10/10 would go again - would rent a helmet! Had no problems but better safe than sorry !! Mother natures playground at its finest - THANKS !!!

Elana Lopez - July 21, 2017

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Elana Lopez - July 21, 2017

I went last weekend on the water release ! It was amazing a real adrenaline rush I had not expected. The OWNER a great guy, Harry, talks to every group personally, he warned us this was going to be a rough ride and told us not to go if we were not comfortable. He even suggested looking at the river and rapids we would be in before going if we were concerned. So if anyone is blaming the business that is BS, he explained in detail what to expect - and it was AWESOME !!! 10/10 would go again - would rent a helmet! Had no problems but better safe than sorry !! Mother natures playground at its finest - THANKS !!!

Went on water release day, which was nuts. Great fun!!

Went on water release day, which was nuts. Great fun!! Pretty sure I broke a rib when I flipped and smashed into a rock.
Blaming the business for that would be asinine...they make everyone aware of the conditions and risks, and the creek is viewable from the area near the rental shop so you definitely get an idea of what you're in for before you choose to proceed.

A++ would go again

Jason Heffler - July 17, 2017

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Jason Heffler - July 17, 2017

Went on water release day, which was nuts. Great fun!! Pretty sure I broke a rib when I flipped and smashed into a rock. Blaming the business for that would be asinine...they make everyone aware of the conditions and risks, and the creek is viewable from the area near the rental shop so you definitely get an idea of what you're in for before you choose to proceed. A++ would go again

Our family and friends have an absolute blast!

Every time we rent tubes from the Town Tinker, our family and friends have an absolute blast! We have had nothing but good times on the creek, in calm water and in rough water, and it is definitely something to try when you are in the area -- you won't regret it! A lot of fun at a reasonable price!.

Robyn Meier Seifert - September 2, 2016

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Robyn Meier Seifert - September 2, 2016

Every time we rent tubes from the Town Tinker, our family and friends have an absolute blast! We have had nothing but good times on the creek, in calm water and in rough water, and it is definitely something to try when you are in the area -- you won't regret it! A lot of fun at a reasonable price!.

Sure beats the hustle and bustle of a water park!

I read many reviews before going and one had me a little apprehensive. Don't believe everything you read unless it's good. We went during the week and it was quiet. No problem parking. Matt and the others at the check in were very helpful and very knowledgeable! Especially Harry who has owned the place since I went for the first time 30 years ago. Nothing has changed much and considering it's been 30 years, the prices are still reasonable for a couple hours adventure.
The river was quite tame though they do have a release date coming up at the end of the month.
For me the rapids and excitement were enough. I also liked just relaxing in the quiet and beauty of the Catskills during the calm areas. Sure beats the hustle and bustle of a water park!
Besides, you can't beat nature!!! Thank you Harry......

Mindi Sussman Murch - August 20, 2014

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Mindi Sussman Murch - August 20, 2014

I read many reviews before going and one had me a little apprehensive. Don't believe everything you read unless it's good. We went during the week and it was quiet. No problem parking. Matt and the others at the check in were very helpful and very knowledgeable! Especially Harry who has owned the place since I went for the first time 30 years ago. Nothing has changed much and considering it's been 30 years, the prices are still reasonable for a couple hours adventure. The river was quite tame though they do have a release date coming up at the end of the month. For me the rapids and excitement were enough. I also liked just relaxing in the quiet and beauty of the Catskills during the calm areas. Sure beats the hustle and bustle of a water park! Besides, you can't beat nature!!! Thank you Harry......

What a day, we had a blast!

We went today with a group of 3, what a day, we had a blast.

keep in mind this is not a slow relaxing ride on the river there are some big drop and big rocks that you need to maneuver around them , make sure you ware a helmet and lid jackets but if you are up for the adventure this place is the best

i also want to give a shout out to the owner Harry he is always looking out for the safety of his customers and to his credit he never lost a life in over 30+ years.

Mayer Wertheimer - September 4, 2016

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Mayer Wertheimer - September 4, 2016

We went today with a group of 3, what a day, we had a blast. keep in mind this is not a slow relaxing ride on the river there are some big drop and big rocks that you need to maneuver around them , make sure you ware a helmet and lid jackets but if you are up for the adventure this place is the best i also want to give a shout out to the owner Harry he is always looking out for the safety of his customers and to his credit he never lost a life in over 30+ years.

Literally one of the best tubing experiences I’ve ever had.

Literally one of the best tubing experiences I've ever had. I have been going since I was a kid. My friends and family love it. If your not comfortable with tubing or water sports in general this might not be a good fit as this is no lazy river at splash down. The river can be more intense depending on when they release from the damn. It's an absolute blast though! Enjoy!! I can't wait to go again!

Aaron Palmiter - August 20, 2017

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Aaron Palmiter - August 20, 2017

Literally one of the best tubing experiences I've ever had. I have been going since I was a kid. My friends and family love it. If your not comfortable with tubing or water sports in general this might not be a good fit as this is no lazy river at splash down. The river can be more intense depending on when they release from the damn. It's an absolute blast though! Enjoy!! I can't wait to go again!

Since 1980. I loved it then…I love it now.

I have been using Town Tinker to tube down the Esopus since 1980. I loved it then...I love it now. Went again just this summer and brought my adult kids with me for the first time. We had a blast. Personally I like to go when flood gates are not open. It's more calm and leisurely. If you like more of a rush then go when it is open but make sure you wear the helmets provided.

Karen Hammar Chance - October 4, 2015

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Karen Hammar Chance - October 4, 2015

I have been using Town Tinker to tube down the Esopus since 1980. I loved it then...I love it now. Went again just this summer and brought my adult kids with me for the first time. We had a blast. Personally I like to go when flood gates are not open. It's more calm and leisurely. If you like more of a rush then go when it is open but make sure you wear the helmets provided.

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