BIG GAY RIVER FLOAT
- Location: Austin, TX
- Product code: P0QLXL
-Departure from Oilcan Harry's on 4th Street.
-Round Trip Transportation to and from San Marcos to Float The River.
-We provide the coolers and ice for your convenience.
-We drop in directly at the river entrance so you can grab your tube and jump in.
-Includes the float tube and one tube with a bottom for you to put your coolers in per five people.
-Float to last 3-3.5 hours depending on the speed of the river which is altered by the amount of rain we get.
-Bus and Float are BYOB.
-You may leave items with us while you're in the river.
Pick Up & Check-In
Please meet us at Oil Can Harry's (211 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701) between the hours of 12:00pm and 1:00pm on Sunday to check in for the float. We will send the buses on flow as soon as they are full so please organize with your crew on what time you would all like to go so that you can all meet at the same time, The last bus will depart at 1:15pm. You do not need to print your ticket, just have your confirmation number handy in your email. We do allow name transfers.
All BGRF attendees will receive mimosa and breakfast taco specials!
What To Bring
THE BUS AND FLOAT ARE BYOB. Please bring your beverages with you either in your own cooler or in another container, i.e. a case of beer still in the case. We will provide coolers and ice for whoever needs them but you may also bring your own coolers. We recommend purchasing your beverages the night before since alcohol is not available for purchase before noon on Sunday's. We will hold these for you in OCH before you board the buses. There is NO GLASS and No Styrofoam allowed. Don’t forget to bring water and put on sunscreen.
We recommend packing very light and only taking yourself, your suit and ID on the river (if you have a pocket that will hold it safely), sometimes law enforcement will randomly check IDs and issue tickets if you don’t have it. People tend to lose shoes, shirts, electronics if they take them on the river. For your convenience we will be tagging all of the bags at check in, once we get to the river you will put anything you don’t want to float with into your bag and give it to your guide before you get off of the bus, you can then pick it up at the end of the float. Please bring your own small backpack or drawstring bag to check.
At the River
We will drop you right at the river entrance, once you get off of the bus you will grab the tubes and cooler tubes that we are providing and get into the river, bring rope if you would like to tie to your friends. We will also have can bags for you to tie to your coolers. DO NOT LITTER AT ANY TIME. Please try to stay in proximity of our Austin Tour Company Guides on the river so that you do not miss the bus! They will be wearing pink and black "Bottoms Up" hats! You will exit at Texas State Tubes at the end of the float which is next to Don’s Fish Camp (picture attached). If you miss the exit point, it is very difficult to paddle backwards! We do not allow outside flotation devices. If you do bring them use them as flair rather than for function!
PLEASE eat before the float. We will have the Texas Chili Queens at the end of the float for you to purchase food before heading back!
Return and After Party
As soon as you finish floating, get your bag and enjoy some chili you may board a bus back to Austin. These will depart as loaded, the last bus will depart at 6:00pm. We will be dropping the buses off in front of RAIN who will be hosting the after party.
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We will send out a “Lost and Found” email on Monday for anything that was left behind. For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org and day of you can text or call our lead guide Lauren at 512-350-1331.