Float The Penticton Channel
One of Penticton’s top bucket list items is to float down the river channel on a sunny summer afternoon.
Coyote Cruises offers inner tube rentals and shuttle transport back to the starting point, so you can enjoy a leisurely ride down the 7 kilometer long channel that connects the beautiful Okanagan Lake to Skaha Lake.
It’s a summertime event you don’t want to miss, so slap on some sunscreen and spend a few hours leisurely drifting the cool waters of the Penticton channel. On top of the picturesque views, you’re sure to make friends along the way!
Daily 11:00 AM–4:00 PM*
* Hours of operation are weather dependent. If the sun is shining, the tubes are flying!
What hours are you open?
Last tube leaves the Coyote Den at 4:00PM. Last shuttle pick up is 7:30PM.
Where do I start?
You’ll start at 215 Riverside Drive, Penticton. Once you arrive, come on up to ticketing (north building) to purchase your tube/bus ticket. Then head over to the Coyote Den (south building) to sign our waiver and pick up your tube. You can choose between single, doubles or quads! Anything you want to keep safe and dry should be left in your vehicle.
How long does the trip take?
Times vary depending on channel water flow. Please allow 1-1.5 hours to mid point and 2.5-3 hours to end point.
What can I do with my phone? My keys?
You’re about to enter water so all items SHOULD BE LOCKED IN YOUR CAR and not taken on the channel. This includes: a change of clothes, towels, cell phones, wallets, all other non-waterproof electronics etc.
Can we tie our tubes together?
NO. Tubers tying themselves into a big flotilla can be very dangerous around our bridges. Accidents on the channel from tying tubes together has resulted in near drowning and deaths.
How late does the shuttle run?
Last pick up is 7:30PM. So if you are one of the last tubes out, don’t spend too much time at the midpoint on the way down.
Can the bus pick me up at the mid point or end point?
It can if you have a pre-purchased wristband/ticket from our starting point at 215 Riverside Drive. Our bus drivers cannot accept payment.
How often does the shuttle run?
It runs constantly from 11:30am onwards. Turn around time for the shuttle is around 20 minutes, with stops at the end point, mid point and a return to the start.
Can I make an online reservation?
Reservations are not needed for singles or doubles. If you are renting our Party Island (10 people) you will need to book in advance and have two time options (11AM or 2:45PM).
Are there any age restrictions?
Anyone under 15 has to be accompanied by an adult. Tubers between 15-18 must have a parent sign a waiver for them.