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Lone Star River Boat

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A scenic tour of the city by boat, passing million dollar homes and breathtaking natural scenery.
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South shore of Town Lake, Between the Congress Ave. and South First St. bridges, Austin, TX
South Austin
+1 512-327-1388
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

I'm so happy I booked this boat tour to see the bats. We did a short cruise down the river to see the Austin skyline and the sunset, all while learning tons of history and fun facts from our captain. Then we made our way...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We had such fun on the boat! Our captain was hilarious but also gave great info about Austin. Friends with us are from Austin and learned new facts about their city. Great tour and the bats were awesome!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susanssl
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Great to see Austin skyline and we saw LOADS of bats. Interesting commentary and friendly atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AlisonandAlanM
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Local Austinite of 5 years. Had a friend come into town for ACL and we didn't want to stand on the bridge so we opted cruise. Way way worth the $12. Learned a bunch of fun trivia. Views are great. Boat captain (tattoos, from houston,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dominic L
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The boat tour offered an excellent introduction to the city. It’s truly a beautiful city. The guides were informative and entertaining. They tried to be sure we all had an opportunity to see the bats. Although there’s no predicting how the bats will come out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hellopmdawn
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Went for the "bat viewing" tour and the guide,Bella, was funny and did a great job with the tour part but no one in any of those 3 boats saw a mass exodus of bats. They were still mostly getting ready to go when the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great time going to see the bats coming out from under the Congress Ave bridge in Austin. The river cruise was great for the price of the ticket. Our guide did a great job. She made it interesting with facts and humor. Would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig C
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I am so glad we took the boat tour to see the bats. It was not the best night to see the bats because it was cloudy and they did not come out until after dark. I don’t think we would have seen much from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank snaffle821
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Once aboard the double-deck tour boat we were treated to an enjoyable, non-stop humorous narrative by our host (Chris?). He described the Austin skyline in detail with historic data and interesting facts. The bat show itself was amazing to watch. Bar and restrooms are on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rich H
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I'm so glad we spent the $12 for the boat tour! Not only did we get to see the bats, but we learned about the city's buildings and history. Must do!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Misty H
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20 August 2018|
Response from 24isabellaj |
Hi, yes! There are ramps leading down to the dock, as well as movable ramps for the boats. The only thing that is NOT accessible is the top deck of the Lone Star (double deck paddle wheel boat).
20 August 2018|
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Response from Sho J | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. You should be good to go!
30 June 2017|
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Response from Alaster83 | Reviewed this property |
Day or two , even earlier that day possibly . I think it depends on the weather and any local festivals as to how crowded the area will be.