Here's the deal:
You show up at one of two places to drop off your car, get changed and pick your tube (netting on the inside or not). Then, a dude drives you up in a huge van, with all the tubes and drops you off 4km upriver. Once you get your tube in the river and attach the cooler tube (cooler in a smaller tube) to someone, the current just carries you along!
There were 2 islands that we cruised past, one with a bbq selling snacks! We also met up with all the other tubers (you're spaced 30 minutes apart so that isn't supposed to happen...) because there was a spot where the current just died. I remember the dude saying something about keeping right and left at certain points, but nobody could exactly remember the details. So, after about 30 minutes of not moving at all, we realized, "Hey, we aren't going anywhere!", so we started paddling a little. Soon, we picked up the current again and were floating along.
We'd hit spots where it was "bums up" because the water was a little low. Marc looked like he had an accident in his pants because he was wearing white trunks.
Lesson learned: No white bottoms.
Our float ended up being about 3.5 hours. Just amazing! We all got some colour...some more than others...and some got a little crispay! I got a random burn at the bottom of my shin, and then along the side of my right boob. Pretty good really!
This is seriously what I want to do for the rest of the summer and will be a mandatory activity for visitors.
A lazy river. Outside. Who woulda thunk it?