Facilitating Fun Since That Time (You know)
Looking for an alternative to the normal date night routine?
FUNBOAT Adventures encourages everyone to love and care for the river, and we share our passion for rivering through a unique approach to tubing that’s super FUN, educational, and sustainable for generations to come! We create sustainable tourism opportunities directly from the waste found in the San Marcos River by recycling, repurposing or repairing discarded and damaged items left by humans. FUNBOAT makes conscious considerations regarding new product consumption, vehicle emissions, plastics, and other environmental protection efforts to lessen our carbon footprint and dependence on fossil fuel.
River Floating Tours, Paddling, Camping, Hiking
Walking Tours, Art & Culture Tours, Birthday Parties, Comedy, Team Building, Workshops
Date Planning, Extreme Picnicking, Tinder Chaperoning, Team Captaining
FUNBOAT Adventures provides locally authentic and entertainingly educational outdoor empowerment adventure experiences that emphasize San Martian culture and environmental protection to encourage fun river stewardship.
FUNBOAT Adventures began, like most businesses do, as a love story. (Okay, we know that *most* businesses don’t actually start as a love story, but this one did. And, well, we think that’s really sweet.) The adventure began when two paddlers, Kelly and Chris, met at a boat repair shop where Kelly had joined her coach to work on rigging The Pink—the aluminum boat that she was preparing to race in the novice division of the World’s Toughest Canoe Race, The Texas Water Safari. Chris, a multi-time safari finisher, had been there performing odd jobs and repairs, so he offered his assistance.
Although this was not a love-at-first-sight encounter, Kelly and Chris developed a friendship through their safari training routines. But it wasn’t until they both finished the safari with their respective teams that year, that they grew to realize that they had more time available to have FUN and RELAX on the river together without all the stresses of training on their plates.
They began enjoying “fun paddles” and hiking and camping and surfing and traveling together, and as a symbol of commitment to one another, they purchased an aluminum boat *together* and named her Loveboat. (Kelly believes that all boats deserve names.) Later, Chris completed two more safari races in the men’s solo division (finishing 3rd place both years) while Kelly provided him with bank support with food, water, and encouragement under the team name FUNBOAT.
The name caught on, and some folks began referring to the couple simply as Funboat. They loved that they had earned a power couple name rather than given themselves one. (Seriously, they tried to come up with their own power couple name, and the best they could come up with was Chrelly Stamp. Yes, it was terrible.) Kelly and Chris realized that not only did they enjoy outdoor recreation, but they loved sharing it, professionally, with others. Chris, with his degree in Recreational Therapy, and Kelly, with her master’s in Health Promotion, understood they were quite the perfect pair for sharing their passions with others, and so FUNBOAT Adventures began.
They decided to SPLASH into promoting sustainable tourism in San Marcos by becoming a part of the Splash Co-Working Family and placing their headquarters in Downtown San Marcos. FUNBOAT Adventures currently offers walking tours with guided river floating experiences and will soon begin offering paddling hiking and camping tours as the company grows and makes waves.
Located at Splash Coworking
326 LBJ Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
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