Price Info

We are happy to announce the debut of our
on-demand Free-Shuttle service. Just call 413.282.7678 (PORT) for free, on-demand pick-up from wherever you exit the river back to our Headquarters.*

River Tubing
 $50 per person
$40 for youth (age 7-17)


River Tubing (groups of 10 or more)
$45 per person


Upriver Equipment Transportation

(bring your own equipment)
$30 per person


Equipment rental only (no upriver transportation)
$20 per tube with a $20 deposit
($20 deposit for cooler tubes and life jackets)

Parking Only with Free-Shuttle Pick-up*
$20 recommended donation

to our favorite Animal Rescue

Portage service for those with their own water craft needing portages for non-standard locations please contact us for a quote.

*Please note that our free-shuttle pick-up service is limited to our standard, downriver route(s). For non-standard locations, please contact us 24-hours in advance to see if we can accommodate your particular needs. Free-shuttle service is limited to availability for any particular day. Please contact us for more information about our donation-based parking and free-shuttle service.

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We accept MC Visa AMEX and cash (preferred)

Make your reservation now (call/text 413-282-7678)
​with your name, phone number, group size, and date.
Reservations are free to make and are usually available same day!


Trip Info

Packing list: cooler w/snacks & drinks, sunscreen, & river shoes!

Float from Bardwell's Ferry
(apx. 3.4 miles with 4 mild rapids)

Here's how it works -

You make a reservation.
On the day of your reservation, please show up 10-20 minutes early (30 minutes early for large groups) so we can check you in.*
You pack your picnic.
We transport you up to the put-in point.
We provide inner tubes and life jackets.
You get on the river.
When you are done floating, call our on-demand free-shuttle service.
The free-shuttle service picks you up and returns you to your car.

*If you will be more than 15 minutes late for your reservation time, please contact us, we will try to fit you in.  You may have to wait for other groups with reservations to go first.

Please read so that you understand what working with us is all about. 

The attractions and speed of the river change depending on weather and seasonal factors.  

All times are approximate.

Other Information - we provide this to help you make your tubing decision. 

Typically, TransCanada releases have minimal affect on the water level from Bardwell's Ferry.  
You can check Waterline or call 1-800-452-1737 and enter 255126 to find out how the water is flowing on any given day in the Charlemont area. Water flow levels listed can be used as a time guide for your float. 
700 CFS = 2 - 3.5 hours
350 CFS = 3.5 - 5 hours
300 CFS = 3.5 - 6 hours

If the river is running 320 CFS or lower, some walking may be required through the shallow points.
Subject to change: There are many places to picnic and swim. During the early part of the season there are typically several waterfalls along the way.  
There are 4 class 1 rapids (light chop) and areas of slower moving water. When the river is running at 320 CFS  or less there is a 100 foot long shallow stretch between the 2nd and 3rd rapids. Some people can make it through on a tube, others choose to walk. River shoes or sturdy footwear are suggested. 

We strongly encourage you and your friends to be safe on the river, including knowing how to swim, the use of personal flotation devices by children and weak swimmers, sunscreen, picnics, drinking water, river shoes or sturdy sandals, dry bags/double Ziplocks, and sensible decision making. 

The Deerfield River is a pristine and precious local treasure and is support to myriad species including eagles, pileated woodpeckers, bears, moose, frogs, fish and so forth. Please help us keep the ecosystem in balance. Tread lightly, leave only footprints, take only memories. There is no development along this part of the river and mother nature has its way. Debris can float down stream, trees can fall in, coolers can tip over and cans, plastic, and bottles can get caught up in the river. Please pack-out what you packed-in.

In an effort to keep the river nice for all users, we will take all trash and recyclables that you bring to us. 

For inquiries, Contact Us 
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