River Tubing FAQ
- Where do I park? How much will it cost?
Seattle Departures: You will park in the 345 Boren Garage, which is located directly across the street from our check in location (1043 Harrison Street). There will be a Sound Excursions A-Frame in the parking garage entrance that says, "PARK HERE!". This is the ONLY garage we have worked out rates with - your parking for the entire day is $4.88. We cannot guarantee any other price in any other garage and recommend you only park in this garage.
Bellevue Departures: You will park in Eastgate Park and Ride (free) and proceed to the check-in location.
- Is there a bathroom on the bus?
Yes - there is a bathroom on board the bus that you will be able to use during the 2.5 hour drive!
- What happens to my things when I am on the river?
Anything you wish to have meet you after you get off the river (towels, change of clothes, wallet, phone, etc.) you will place into bins we provide at the river put-in. Anything you put in these bins, will meet you at the beer garden once you're off the river. Keep in mind - you will have to carry this bag around with you when you explore Leavenworth, so try to keep the bag small and light! All other belongings can be left on the bus, you just wont' have access to them until we depart from Leavenworth later in the day. (The bus remains locked until 30 minutes prior to departure)
- Will we be making a stop so I can purchase beer before we arrive at the river?
No. We do not stop anywhere you can purchase beer for the river. Any beverages you wish to bring with you on the river must be purchased ahead of time.
- Is beer included?
No, beer is not included in your ticket price, in regulation with state liquor laws. Der Hinterhof will have beer available for purchase once you get off the river, and we have worked out some special pricing for you on pitchers of beer. We will have complimentary bottomless lemonade available for you in the beer garden!
- Can I bring beverages on the river?
Yes, you can bring beverages on the river. However, do NOT bring glass and ALWAYS keep your litter and trash with you (there will be trash can at the end of the river for you to dispose of any garbage).
- Can I bring my dog on the trip?
No. We are not able to include your awesome dog on this trip! We love dogs, but you'll have to leave them at home while you're out tubing!
- Can I bring my cooler on the river?
Yes, but we will not be able to provide you with a tube for your cooler. Some guests have tied their coolers to their tube and drag it behind or beside their tube - completely up to you!
- Are life jackets provided?
Yes - personal flotation devices will be provided by our tubing partner! You are not required to wear one, but it is recommended if you are not a strong swimmer.
- Will the event be cancelled due to weather?
No. Our events happen rain or shine! In our experience, it has been sunny and warm during the summer in Leavenworth. If rain does occur, it's intermittent and passes quickly. In the event of a major weather incident, customers will be notified within 24 hours of the event, if the event is cancelled!
- Can I bring someone who is under 18 years old?
It's a possibility, if you talk with us beforehand! Reach out to Cassie@soundexcursions.com and she will let you know if you can bring a guest under 18 years old.
- I want to go on the trip, but drive myself. Is this an option?
No. You will not be able to meet up with our group if you drive yourself. Please reach out to Cassie@soundexcursions.com and she will get you the necessary information to plan an awesome day (without transportation and meal).