Monday, February 19, 2018

GAYTRIPPER: The 2017 Big Gay River Float

June 25, 2017 - 12 NOON - 5 PM

RESCHEDULED: Leave it to Mother Nature to keep with tradition. Due to expected storms over the coming week and with unsafe floating conditions expected, the second annual Big Gay River Float down the San Marcos River is being rescheduled for SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017.

Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored for the new date. For refunds, reply to your original email confirmation from Austin Tour Company with your refund requests.

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After last year’s phenomenal response, even after the rains washed out the first date, pretty much guaranteed that we’d host another event this year.

Just like last year, there are two options. The first option is for those who want to ride the bus from Austin. It includes transportation to and from the float as well as all tube rentals. The second option is for those who want to drive their own vehicle. It includes tube rentals and a shuttle back to your vehicle.

If you want to take part in the float but don’t need the transportation or tube rentals, you are welcome to join us, but note that the outfitter does charge walk-up fees.

The float is 2 1/4 miles and lasts about 3 – 3 1/2 hours. The full trip will total approximately 5 – 5 1/2 hours. NOTE: Float time will vary depending on the speed of the river which will vary depending on recent rains.

Option #1

Full Package w/bus – Austin-San Marcos

We’re meeting up on SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017 down on 6th Street at Bikini’s. They’re opening up early for us and they’ll have $3 mimosas and Bloody Mary’s and $2 off sandwiches and burgers while we get everyone checked in, before we load up. The first bus will head out at 12 NOON. It’s BYOB so bring what you want to drink … EXCEPT, NO GLASS OR STYROFOAM, these are banned on the San Marcos River. We’ll provide tubes, coolers, cooler tubes and ice. Tickets are $60 and include transportation to and from San Marcos.

Book This Package - $60

Option #2

Float Only Package – No Bus

If you don’t need transportation between Austin and San Marcos (you’re opting to drive your own vehicle down, you’re from the surrounding, or maybe you’re coming in from out-of-town someplace south of Austin, e.g., San Antonio, Corpus Christi), we do have a “no-bus” option for $30 that includes the tube rental and shuttle back to your vehicle.

Book This Package - $30

Meet us there

If you’re meeting us there … either you chose option #2 or you’re bringing your own tubes … we’re dropping it at Texas State Tubes Park & Float location at 2024 North Old Bastrop Rd., San Marcos, TX 78666. This is where you will need to check-in if you’ve got the Option #2 package. There is a shuttle at the end of the float that brings you back to your vehicle at this point. Unfortunately the address doesn’t show up correctly online so we’ve pinned the actual location on the map below.

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