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Phone: 727.394.9483
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THE DRIFTERS - Inner Tubing on Rainbow River


NEXT DRIFTERS: May 09, 2009 (Sat)
Destination: Rainbow River
 
 
 
 

THE DRIFTERS

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THE DRIFTERS

THE DRIFTERS is GTD'S 1 day inner tubing trip to one of Florida's beautiful spring fed rivers. This year we will be floating down Rainbow River. If you want a lazy day meandering away from the stresses of life as you float down an amazing liquid paradise then THE DRIFTERS is for you! Manatees, otters, and fish of all sorts may be just a few of the wildlife you encounter while skimming down one of Florida's incredible rivers. THE DRIFTERS will renew your energy & increase your praise as you appreciate the workmanship of God while you enjoy another one of His masterpiece creations. It's incredible what God can do in our lives when we take time to rest and be still. Prayer, fellowship and a God-awesome Christian atmosphere will help make THE DRIFTERS a blessing to your life.

 
 
 

THE DRIFTERS

 

EVENT: THE DRIFTERS - Inner Tubing Day trip
LOCATION: Rainbow River (Dunnellon, FL)
DATE & TIME: May 9, 2009 (Saturday 8.30a - 7.30p)
COST:
$30 per person (includes tubes, entrance fees, lunch, and more)
*Also transportation is available at no charge for the first 20 people.
TO REGISTER: Call GTD Office to register (727.394.9483)
TRIP DIRECTOR: Doug Garner & Jesse Altamarino
AGE RANGE: Adults 18 & older
CANCEL DATE: May 7, 2009
MIN. PEOPLE NEEDED: 10
MAX. PEOPLE: 30
ACCOMMODATIONS: N/A
ACTIVITIES:
- Inner Tubing
- Access & Swimming at Headspring
- Hiking Trails available
- Lunch & Dinner
DEPARTURE INFO:
3 DEPARTURE MEETING OPTIONS ON SATURDAY:
  1. Largo (8:30am) Meet @ Smiley's Coffeehouse (FBC of Indian Rocks) 12685 Ulmerton Rd / Largo, FL 33774
  2. Wesley Chapel (9:30am) Meet @ Publix (In the Hollybrook Plaza) From I-75 take Exit 279 (SR54) east for 1 mile. Publix is on Right. Meet in south end of parking lot.
  3. Dunnellon (11.00am) Meet @ Rainbow Springs State Park (At the Inner Tubing Entrance) 19158 S.W. 81st Pl. Rd Dunnellon, FL 34432 [352-465-8555]
WARNING: GTD CAN NOT GUARANTEE VEHICLE SAFETY
AT ANY MEETING LOCATION
RETURN INFO: Our goal is to return back to Tampa around 6.30pm & Largo around 7.30pm. These are goals. There are many variables that may cause delays. Be flexible.
REQUIRED WAIVERS:
(Any participant under 18 must also have parent/guardian sign each waiver)
PHOTO ALBUMS: Click here to see some pictures from previous trips.
ABOUT RAINBOW RIVER
River: Rainbow River <> Location: Dunnellon, FL <> Tube Duration: 2 hrs
Sun Exposure: 100% <> Water Temp: 72 degrees F
Put-In/ Take-Out: Rainbow Springs State Park
 
THERE ARE NO DISPOSABLE ITEMS ALLOWED ON RAINBOW RIVER. NO DISPOSABLE WATER BOTTLES, NO WRAPPERS, NO TRASH, ETC. PLACE YOUR SNACKS IN A TUPPERWARE CONTAINER. WATER CAN BE IN A "NALGENE" TYPE BOTTLE OR A NON-DISPOSABLE WATER CONTAINER.

"Though options for water sport in Florida are plentiful, one of the best places to indulge in the quintessential summer ritual of tubing is the 5.8 mile Rainbow River, about two hours north of Tampa. This pristine river system discharges nearly 500-million gallons of cool, clear water a day, making it the fourth largest freshwater spring in Florida and the eighth largest in the world.
 
With a year-round temperature of 72 degrees, the river is a haven for city dwellers looking to beat the heat in a kayak, canoe or tube. Because the headwaters of the river, located in Rainbow Springs State Park, are protected, tubers must put in south of the park entrance..."
 
- An excerpt from St Petersburg Times

ABOUT OUR INNER TUBES
 
Coleman Deluxe River Tube with Cooler
 
  • 47" diameter
  • Built-in 6"x9" cooler
  • Built-in cupholder
  • 300D polyester cover
  • 15-gauge PVC
  • Snap 'N' Stay system lets you attach multiple products together
 
 
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Lunch & Dinner, Entrance Fee, Transportation for the first 20 people registered, Inner Tubes, Dry Containers, Full Time Guides, Daily Devotions, & a Lifelong Memory!
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Transporation after 20 people, Items Listed On Checklist, Water, Snacks, Meals During Transit.
MEALS
- Lunch will include sandwiches (turkey, ham, peanut butter & jelly) & chips
- Dinner will include GTD's "world famous" pizza quesadillas!
- Drinks will include lemonade & water
PAYMENT OPTIONS
GTD events can be paid for with cash, checks, debit/credit cards (online only), or for most events $79 or more you can sign up for our 4 month online payment plan. Click on the following links for more information or to make payment.
 
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EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
GTD
1.888.697.2479 (GTD Main Office - Toll Free)
727-394-9483 (GTD Main Office - local call within Tampa Bay area)
727-692-0250 (GTD On-Call cell phone)
813-391-0654 (GTD Day Trip Director cell phone - Jesse Altamarino)
RAINBOW SPRINGS STATE PARK
352-465-8555 (Ranger's Office)

 
 
 
DAY TRIP - INNER TUBING
CHECKLIST
WARNING: Extended exposure to cold water may result in hypothermia especially for smaller children & those with very low body fat. Also, there is very little shade along the river so bring plenty of sunscreen to prevent sunburns.
 
THERE ARE NO DISPOSABLE ITEMS ALLOWED ON RAINBOW RIVER. NO DISPOSABLE WATER BOTTLES, NO WRAPPERS, NO TRASH, ETC. PLACE YOUR SNACKS IN A TUPPERWARE CONTAINER. WATER CAN BE IN A "NALGENE" TYPE BOTTLE OR A NON-DISPOSABLE WATER CONTAINER.
 
[ ] Swimsuit
[ ] Shade Hat
[ ] Sunglasses
[ ] Sunscreen / Lip Balm (you may want to bring an extra T-shirt for sun protection)
[ ] Sandals, Watershoes, or Flip Flops
[ ] Towel
[ ] Change of Clothes (Shorts, Shirt, Underwear, Footwear)
[ ] Plastic Bag (for wet clothes)
[ ] Water Bottle(s) (IN A NON-DISPOSABLE CONTAINER) (you will need approx 30-70 ounces of fluids)
[ ] Energy Bars / Snacks (IN A NON-DISPOSABLE CONTAINER)
[ ] Goggles, Mask, Snorkel, Fins (optional, but highly recommended)
[ ] Waterproof Camera (optional)
[ ] Money (snacks, food, payments, etc) (make checks payable to "GTD")
[ ] Eyeglasses with Strap / Contacts (if applicable)
[ ] Any Necessary Meds (if applicable)
[ ] SIGNED WAIVER(S)
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables



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