Kayaking & Tubing

Beginning in April each year, after the upland bird hunting season has ended, sporting adventures move to the water. Explore the beautiful Guadalupe River meandering through this area, including the isolated stretch of water that borders Joshua Creek Ranch for 1 ½ miles.

The Ranch will rent you the appropriate equipment, and will drop-off and pick-up your party and their gear. You can enjoy the peaceful solitude of the river’s quiet stretches as well as its exhilarating rapids all within trips ranging from two to four hours. Guadalupe River trips are limited to guests 12 years and older. For younger guests, water recreation on the Joshua Creek using kayaks and tubes is a delightful experience. 

The cool, clear spring waters of Joshua Creek and the Guadalupe River are a fun way to escape Texas’ summer heat and take in some spectacularly beautiful scenery at the same time. Joshua Creek is private water within the ranch boundaries and this isolated stretch of the Guadalupe River has very light traffic. Reservations are required for all float trips. It’s best to begin a morning river float by 10 am and an afternoon float by 2 pm.

* Kayaking, canoeing, and tubing are available April 15th through September 1st.

 

Recreation Type

Damage Deposit Required

Equipment Rental

Drop off or Pick Up

Guide

Note

Kayak

$100/Each

$25/HR/Kayak
$125/Kayak/Day

$75/Trip/Vehicle

$75/HR
from Ranch departure to Ranch return

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Canoe

$100/Each

$25/HR/Canoe
$125/Canoe/Day

$75/Trip/Vehicle

$75/HR
from Ranch departure to Ranch return

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Tubes

$20/Each

$20/Tube/Day

$75/Trip/Vehicle

$75/HR
from Ranch departure to Ranch return

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* If Equipment is damaged, deposit is not refunded.
If Lost or totaled: Kayak cost- $350/Each; Canoe cost- $600/Each; Tube cost-$25

**Maximum weight in Kayaks - 250 lbs

*** Guadalupe River minimum age requirement - 12 years; life vests required

Note: 
Drop off or pick up by Joshua Creek Ranch is $75/trip/vehicle. Must call when ready to be picked up.
(Example: One truck to deliver guests and equipment to river is $75. One truck to pick up guests and equipment at river is $75. Both delivery and pick up is $150/vehicle.)