The largest and most trusted river outfitter in Texas, this company is the only river outfitter in New Braunfels with ... More
Rockin 'R' River Rides
The largest and most trusted river outfitter in Texas, this company is the only river outfitter in New Braunfels with locations on both the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. They offer rafting, canoeing, tubing, and camping at five different locations.
I have never had a problem with this place and I've been using them for years (at least twice a yr, if not more). I've never had a problem with attitudes or unfriendly staff. Most of the time, they're cuttin up and jokin w/ people. To the people that want to say that they are rude/ unfriendly need to remember that It all depends on what attitude you go in with and that's for any place. You have to remember that they deal with drunk idiots all day and that can get REALLY OLD REALLY QUICK! (yes I know thats what they signed up for when they took the job but still) Great staff and never any problems with any of them. I'm planning on going back very soon!
i will never go to rockin r again....i've experienced tubing with other places....like corner tubs and texas tubes....i think once we went to a place called gruene river tubes...i thought i would try rockin r this time because there was a boy waving a sign on the corner of the street advertising $5 parking...he gave us a map that sent us like 10 blocks away where we had to take a hot nasty van to the tube store
....i have been tubing many, many times and have never been given such a small tube before.....for some reason we didnt notice until we got into the water, which of course was too late but it ruined the entire trip ...i felt like i couldn't lean back and relax and i went under the water twice despite the low river conditions.
we paid $20 for a cooler tube..typical price but i am used to seeing my cooler in a tiny tube, very tightly squeezed into the middle so that it doesn't move on the river...but that's not how rockin r does it, no...they put the cooler in a tube that was too big for it and tied it down....it kept flipping side-ways throughout the trip, emptying out our melted ice, making our beer warmer faster.
also they forgot to give us a trash bag which is usually attached to our toobs at other places....
and the drive back was horrible! the guy was in a bad mood and instead of concentrating on driving he kept one eye and one finger on the damn radio the entire time...speaking of that i am used to riding in a ventilated bus (with tons of windows down) and for the first time in my life we are being driven around in a hot steamy van with no AC and no ventilation...not so fun esp. when you are crammed in there with a bunch of stinky, drunk strangers
NEVER AGAIN. also one star for the lack of friendliness of the staff inside the store and the and the lack of helpfulness of the guys passing out toobs....
I had our trip paid for by my husbands company so I cannot comment on prices (or price gouging) with Rockin 'R', my review will be about safety. Although I will say we had a 12:30 reservation for our group and didn't leave until after 1:30 on the bus.
Don't go on the 5 hours float that includes the 5 rapids unless you like to get injured, possibly drown. They do NOT explain the hazards of the river. Don't go if you are a weak swimmer or can't swim for sure. I'm a competitive swimmer (NCAA Division 1) and I was terrified. Flipped twice before having to quit because I lost my tube saving another toober. Twisted ankle that I can barely walk on. Cuts and bruises galore. I consider myself lucky that i didn't have my head smashed against a rock and drown. EVERY single person who does the trip should have a helmet and life jacket. It doesn't matter how well you swim, if you get knocked unconscious you won't make it. And good gracious, getting drunk while doing this trip is just plain stupid.
I heard the 3 hour trip with the tube shoot is safe, no rapids. Otherwise do not go on the long float and NEVER take your child.
I sat at the end at Bubba's watching the last rapid and watch two women nearly drown and no I'm not exaggerating, everyone at the bar was screaming to save them. At least 40% of tubers flipped over during the last rapid. Even heard a woman lost her finger that day having it ripped off by a rope that had a cooler tube tied to hers and she accidentally had her finger wrapped in it when she fell off in a rapid.
Every single person in our party of 30 came back injured. Thankfully no one seriously. One had his head smashed on a rock, he is extremely lucky.
This is just negligent. Yep, I signed the waiver that I didn't read like an idiot but I still believe the rafting companies are insanely negligent by not telling you what you are in for. We were told by another company driver that we hitched a ride back with that the river was too low causing the rapids to be fast and shallow and therefore more dangerous. Plus the river was jam packed with other tubers and rapids were so full tubers were toppled off their tubes from being run into by other tubers.
If you still want to go, great, but please take safety precautions and wear and helmet and life jacket!
Do not go to Felger's Tube rental on the Comal River. They have terrible service, the owner gets drunk and starts yelling at paying customers. They run out of tubes and when they have them they go flat during the float. If you want good service and good tubes go next door.
i stayed @ camp huaco & will never go again! 1st day a very nice teenager @ the gate charged me $10 after asking me if i would be staying the night. i went to walmart & unpon return was charged an additional $18 bc the girl had only charged me for a day pass & it was past their day pass hour (i was gone 30 mins).
only 2 of 3 showers worked. only 2 toilets had curtains. they contantly closed down the restroom facilities.
river itself wasnt bad. once returning from floating i was greeted by a very rude "parking sticker checker" who informed my my sticker was wrong then went & brought a manager who told me i was wrong & that the girl had written my new parking sticker incorrectly & they kept asking me how much i paid & when.
another girl on my campsite had also paid the 10 for "the night" & they came & found her & made her go to the front & pay the addition 18 dollars for the night b4 even though it had been their staff that messed up! extremely rude & unprofessional.
wanting to float the river? Stay away from rockin r, unless you like bending over and taking it in the rear. the prices were ridiculous! i could of overlooked that had there been decent customer sevice, but every single person that worked there was rude. the bus driver was barley 18 and on a major power trip, threatening to make us walk back. rockin r' is all about the money, i will never ever return there and do not wish that kind of horrible experience even on my worst enemy.
They totally twisted the contract. Not worth the expense, we had to pay extra for every person that was in our group that didn't arrive at the same exact time as we did. We has already paid for 12 people but only 4 people got in without extra expenses. staff there that was horribly rude to all the customers. Definetly not ever going back... No music after midnight,,, who is there to go to bed early?? Just a horrible trip, hope this helps, but I'm only speaking about "Double Rocking R" not the other one.
We enjoyed our trip on the Comal River this weekend and can't wait to go back! We were in the water quickly and the private exit for Rockin R toobers is the only way to go. I felt sorry for the people waiting on the side of the street in the monstrous crowds. Thinking about renting the party deck on the river for our next reunion.
Wouldn't let us take the float, saying it was an 8 hour trip and it was too late at 2pm. Continued harassment about vehicles at our site, kept coming back for more money increasing the cost per vehicle each time, first it was 10, then 18, then 28, finally 35 which is the cost of a camp site itself. No running water on our site, other people had their tents on our site. Very unprofessional staff. Will Never go there again.
$45 a nite for RV camping is a rip-off. After going to Rockin R for 10yrs+, my group of 20+ people and I will no more go to the river at Rockin R or any affiliate as of Feb '08. It's cheaper to go to Mexico and scuba dive. And on that note I will not be participating in the river clean up every year which us volunteers use our own gear and donate out time to clean the river bed of trash.
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