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Vail Valley: Shared Turtle Bus Transportation & River Float

From Vail and Surrounding Areas

Quick Details

Adult (Saturday)
Youth Ages 5-12
Toddler Ages 0-4


Shared Turtle Bus Transportation & River Float! 

Hop on the Round-Trip Turtle Bus & Make Friends with a New Crew!


Departure Schedule & How it Works:

  1. 9:45 AMPick up at Vail Transportation Center in Vail
  2. 10:15 AMPick up at Bob’s Place in Avon
  3. 10:45 AMPick up at Marko’s Pizzeria in Edwards
  4. Arrive at Dotsero Landing for a quick safety speech, and get prepared to hit the water!
  5. Ready. Set. FLOAT! Per BLM rules, we will have 10 minutes riverside to board the tubes and launch!
  6. Enjoy 2 hours +/- on the incredible Colorado River! (Time differs based on water level.)
  7. Pack-Out, Pack-In Style: Gather your belongings and ALL TRASH to be ready for the Take-Out process. Let’s keep colorful Colorado clean & be mindful of other river users exiting the waters.
  8. Take-Out: Keep your eyes open for your riverside Turtle Team! Start paddling to the RIGHT of the river where we will help you disembark. 
  9. Back on the Bus for more Turtle Fun!
  10. *Drop off times are approximate, based on pace of river. We aim to have everyone back at the final destination by 3:30PM.
  11. 3:00 PMDrop off at Marko’s Pizzeria in Edwards
  12. 3:15 PMDrop off at Bob’s Place in Avon
  13. 3:30 PMDrop off at Vail Transportation Center in Vail



Who’s Coming for the Float?:


Group Size: Adults Youth Toddlers
Cost Per Person:  $80  $50.75  $24


What to Wear:

  • Swimsuit or light clothing
  • Sunscreen!
  • Hat or sunglasses 


What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Snacks
  • Water or beverages
  • SOFT Personal Cooler 
  • Wet bag for any personal items aboard 
  • Towels and dry clothes to leave in your vehicle


What NOT to Bring on the River:

  • No Styrofoam Coolers (they break and create litter)
  • No Glass
  • Leave towels and dry clothes in your vehicle



  • Check the weather for your trip here




Additional Fees May Occur If You… :

  • Loose a Paddle 
  • Damage a Tube