Tubing on the Lake – Where, When, and How to Do It


Lake Coeur d’Alene boasts tons of summer amenities! Rent a room or enjoy a meal at the Coeur d’Alene resort. Hike to the top of Tubbs Hill, walk through the Coeur d’Alene Shops, or take in the scenery on a lake cruise.

There are tons of things to do in Coeur d’Alene, but one of the most popular is tubing on the lake. Want to know how, where, and when to do it? Keep reading below.

Where to tube

Tubing is one of the best summer pastimes around. Imagine it – you’re out on the crystal blue water, zipping over the waves. The wind is whipping past your ears and the adrenaline is high! Tubing is a lot of fun but you can’t do it just anywhere. To go tubing on Lake Coeur d’Alene, stay in highly visible areas and open stretches of water. Avoid shallow areas and the shoreline.

Where NOT to tube

While there are tons of places you can tube, there are a few places you shouldn’t.

Don’t tube in narrow channels or down the river. Tubing is highly unpredictable because you never know when the passenger is going to fall off the tube. Avoid other boats as much as possible and exercise extreme caution.

When to tube

Summers around the lake are usually beautiful, but there are occasional instances where tubing should be avoided.

If the weather is bad or the water is choppy, you might want to hang up the tube until everything improves. Choppy waves are fun and all, but only when they’re coming from the boat’s wake. You definitely don’t want to be riding around the lake in high swells. Bumpy ride is an extreme understatement at that point!

How to tube

The good news is, there is no major learning curve to tubing – just get in the tube and hang on

If you’re looking to mix things up from the typical, layback position, try lying on your stomach. You can also try kneeling or even riding backwards!

Safety precautions

While tubing, you should be practicing safety precautions.

  1. Most importantly, make sure that everyone is wearing a life jacket.
  2. Don’t ride near other boats or swimmers.
  3. Don’t take wide and unexpected turns.
  4. Always, always keep an eye on whoever is in the tube at all times. You never
    know when the rider is going to fall off.
  5. Be mindful of who is around, in front, and behind you.

Ask the experts

So what do you think – are you ready to hit the water for some tubing? We certainly are!

At Resort Boat Rentals, we consider ourselves experts in all things water and fun. Looking for pontoon boat rentals or sport boats? No problem. Want to try paddle boarding? We’ve got those too! No matter what you’re looking for, we have options for the entire family.

Contact us today! We’d love to help you hit the water on Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer.