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Cowichan River Tubing

NOTICE: We have changed our operation for the Season of 2021. We will be offering group bookings for team building, corporate retreats, and event celibrations. Contact us at to book your Group Outing.

Closed Until 2022 Season.

ORKA Adventures’ New Location

Long-time fans of Cowichan river tubing will be thrilled to hear about ORKAs new location.

We have moved across the street to the 56 North Shore Road, Lake Cowichan: the Riverside Inn.

This gorgeous riverfront location and dock makes the best of Lake Cowichan’s pristine scenery and easy water access to ensure that our customers’ water fun is as easy as it is memorable. Mere steps away from the water, this newfound accessibility makes our lazy river tubing, canoeing, and kayaking more family friendly than ever before!

Cowichan River Tubing

Cowichan River Tubing & More

Here at Outdoor Recreation and Kayaking Adventures (also referred to by Islanders as OKRA Adventures!), you can enjoy the ride of a lifetime thanks to us being Lake Cowichan’s one-stop shop for all water-related fun. We offer canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, SUP rentals, and, of course, river tube rentals for Cowichan river tubing. 

Get your float on and enjoy clear, crisp water as you float on an epic two-and-a-half hour adventure down Vancouver Island’s best river! We are a fully licensed and insured company that takes family fun to a new level thanks to our complimentary shuttle service back to town after a day out on the water.

The Extended River Tube Float

The Ultimate Cowichan River Tubing Experience

Now, for the first time ever in river tubing history, tubers can float past the beach and tube down untouched parts of the Cowichan River.

This Extended River Tube Float service is five kilometers long, takes between two and two and a half hours, and includes a shuttle back to the Riverside Inn at the end of your aquatic journey.

This epic two and a half-hour journey will undoubtedly top the list as one of your most memorable river days to date. We recommend bringing foot wear, hats, river safe sun protection, and something to drink for particularly hot days. Anything you don’t need to float should be locked in your car.

Schedule your Extended River Tube Float today for summer fun you’ll remember forever!

Cowichan River Tubing under Bridge

Make the Best of Cowichan River Tubing With OKRA Adventures’ Tube and Food Packages

Whether you are looking for a Family Pass, tube rentals, a tracker tube deal, and/or group rentals, we here at OKRA Adventures are happy to offer a multitude of tubing-related packages to help you enjoy our most popular rental options to their fullest.

One of our most popular packages is our brand-new Tube and Food Package: to celebrate our move to the Riverside Inn, we have teamed up with the culinary chefs in the above restaurant to offer tube and food combos to keep you fed and happy as you soak in the beauty of Cowichan Lake. (For example, group tubing bookings of five or more get a free Tuber Share Platter at the Riverside Restaurant upon the completion of their float. Talk about the perfect way to end a perfect day out on the water!)

Why have we chosen to offer this? Well, because we know how easy it is to work up an appetite while tubing on the Cowichan River! After all, when entering at its mouth and exiting at Little Beach, its most popular exit, the 5-kilometer journey can take up to three hours depending on the speed of the current that day.

Book Your Cowichan River Tubing Adventure Today

We are making tubing more fun by offer full services group bookings that include pickup and drop off from any where from Nanaimo to Victoria… we can even arrange food for after the float at the beautiful Riverside Inn restaurant.

Each of our friendly and experienced staff (paired with our shuttle service) will make sure you have the best Cowichan River tubing adventure possible. Unlike other parts of the Cowichan River, the section we here at OKRA Adventures offers for tubing is easygoing with some fun rapids – or as we call them, ” fun bumps”! Our New Extended River Run offers all that you need in one great tubular journey..

Reach out to book  your Cowichan River Group Tubing adventure today.

Cowichan River Tubing

Hazel Titian

Reasonable prices, easy to fill out waivers, and friendly staff working there. Shuttle service is good and included in the price!! I will definitely use them when I go back.

Sharline Konkin

Great way to cool off and relax on a long float. The staff is helpful and experienced. The manager, Pete, even went above and beyond to find help for me when my car broke down!

Madison Macmillan

So fun and easy! The staff was great and made our tubing experience wonderful! Definitely a must do summer activity!!!!