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Lone Star River Boat

South shore of Town Lake, Between the Congress Ave. and South First St. bridges, Austin, TX
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Great bat viewing trip!

Very informative and fun trip for the family and visitors to Austin. Even Austinites would enjoy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AllieM51
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Austin, Texas
Fun relaxing, entertaining and interesting evening on the boat!

We had a wonderful time on this boat tour! It was the best $12 pp I have ever spent. We enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Molly J
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A scenic tour of the city by boat, passing million dollar homes and breathtaking natural scenery.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bat cruise” (39 reviews)
“captain chris” (9 reviews)
“the congress” (24 reviews)
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South shore of Town Lake, Between the Congress Ave. and South First St. bridges, Austin, TX
South Austin
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very informative and fun trip for the family and visitors to Austin. Even Austinites would enjoy as the "Captain" gives you interesting info about the city and the bats!

Thank AllieM51
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful time on this boat tour! It was the best $12 pp I have ever spent. We enjoyed a very relaxing boat ride seeing the downtown sights of Austin from Lady Bird Lake. Our tour guide was very friendly, entertaining and informative!...More

Thank Molly J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on the bat cruise. The guide was very informative and fun. The weather was perfect and the boat was comfortable.

Thank stevens3928
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After hearing about the Austin bats from family for years and reading about them with my students I finally got to see this wonder of nature. We boarded the boat at 7:30 for a one hour tour at 8:00. First, we went up and down...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Captain Han Solo was entertaining for both children and adults alike. The pontoon boat had adequate space - we sat on lawn chairs. Overall, the view of the bats was outstanding. I would recommend it.

Thank Carissa P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I highly recommend this in the summer months when you really want to see the bats. We were there in May and there's no way we would have seen the bats by standing on the bridge. From the boat, using red lights, we were able...More

Thank CHERYL N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour of all the properties on both sides up and down the lake and the bat show. You won’t find a better value then this tour in all of Austin! Very good deal.

Thank Sho J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for this trip! We had so much fun with two kids. Austin is wonderful! And our 5y.old daughter was so exitied with bats!

Thank Alina S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This was an amazing on hour tour! Everyone has a chair and there is not a bad sit on the boat! Depending on when sunset happens, you cruise along Ladybird Lake and see the beautiful Austin skyline and learn about many of the old...More

Thank Tammy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Han Solo was so great! Our boat was the closest to the bats but not so close that we were in bat droppings, perfect thank you!

Thank Mary Jo D
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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.
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akinjm
15 June 2017|
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Response from Mike P | Property representative |
Hello, there is possible free parking (limited) next door at 900 W Riverside, pay parking at the Hyatt Hotel garage for about $5.00 per hour and possible free parking a few blocks away at 505 Barton Springs Road at the One... More
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Sandy B
22 October 2015|
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Response from felinefan70 | Reviewed this property |
It looks like if you want to do a bat-watching cruise, that goes daily. The other two cruises they offer are on the weekend. We went on the weekend afternoon cruise which was lovely and entertaining.
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