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Vail Valley: Group Buyout Turtle Transportation & River Float

Quick Details

Private Trip (Turtle Bus) Rent out the whole 30 person Turtle Bus


Private Turtle Bus Transportation & River Float! 

Hop on the Round-Trip Turtle Bus for a River Float with Your Crew!


There is a 22 person minimum to book a Group Buyout


Departure Schedule & How it Works:

  1. Pick up at the location of your choice.
  2. Arrive at Dotsero Landing for a quick safety speech, and get prepared to hit the water!
  3. Ready. Set. FLOAT! Per BLM rules, we will have 10 minutes riverside to board the tubes and launch!
  4. Enjoy 1.5 hours +/- on the incredible Colorado River! (Time differs based on water level.)
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. Back on the Bus for more Turtle Fun!
  8. Drop off at the location of your choice.



Who’s Coming for the Float?:

Minimum, 22 people

Group Member: Adults Youth Toddlers
Cost Per Person: $80  $50.75  $24
Saturday Surcharge: TBD    –    –


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


Snacks Anyone?

Ask about our wood-fired pizza for the post-river munchies!