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Lone Star River Boat

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Lone Star River Boat
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“bat cruise”(37 reviews)
“austin skyline”(18 reviews)
“captain chris”(9 reviews)
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 5 days ago 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

Thank snaffle821
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!!!

Thank Misty H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a fun experience! A short cruise with highlights about Austin. And then the bats! Our captain, Captain Shelby, was knowledgeable and funny. This was our third cruise with Lonestar this summer. Each one very enjoyable!

Thank 361jerilyng
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked for 7 to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday! She was unable to make the climb to the upper deck but enjoyed the tour in the air conditioned lower level. And some of us went upstairs to catch the show in the night air....More

Thank nikki732018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our in-laws were in town, so we wanted something in August that a) showed them around the city b) didn't involve too much walking in the heat...and BOOM this was the best of all worlds! It a lovely 1 hour boat tour WITH a knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great time on this bat tour! My boyfriend and I had never seen the bats leave the bridge and it was such a cool and fun experience! Definitely recommend. We had Captain Shelby who was very funny and informative. The night...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, it took only few moments to book online and was a bargain for 26.95 for two. The captain was fun and informative. He made it so much funnier. I will recommend to my friends & family that this cruise is a must...More

Thank Annette W
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Second time doing this and we Love it!! BYOB and good music. Can't beat it for 12 bucks!!! Will definitely be doing this again!🙌

Thank Marissa R
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Highlight of our trip! Well worth the money to watch the bats from the boat, as opposed to the bridge. Tour guide (Captain Hans Solo) was knowledgeable and hysterical. LOVED it!

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20 August 2018|
Response from Isabella J |
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.