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Fully operational' outfitter kicking off tubing season on the Comal River on Tuesday

Published Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:00am

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Tubing season on the Comal River is starting earlier than planned this year.

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Tubing season on the Comal River is starting earlier than planned this year.

At least at Texas Tubes, an outfitting company on the Comal, which announced opening season moved up to Tuesday rather than Friday, on account of the weather.

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"Due to the great weather in this week's forecast, we're opening a few days earlier than planned, so come on out and grab a tube and jump in," the company shared on Monday.

Texas Tubes called the 10 a.m. start the official kick off to the 2021 tubing season. Memorial Day weekend is usually seen as the unofficial start to toobing, but people have been known to start floating as early as February.

Last summer, tubing outfitters responded to state orders to close amid the COVID-19 surge, by selling river entry access and parking. Shuttles were not permitted to operate.

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The business said the services will be "fully operational," with tube rentals and shuttle service.

Comal Tubes, another company on the river, is planning on opening Wednesday with limited reservations that can be booked online. Popular services, like Rockin' R River Rides, have not announced an opening date yet.

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