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Lone Star River Boat

South shore of Town Lake, Between the Congress Ave. and South First St. bridges, Austin, TX
+1 512-327-1388
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Great time!

My first time to Austin and what a great way to see the bats! Captain Chris had us entertained... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
melissaheartsdavid
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Edinburg, Texas
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Wonderful

Two Austinites and 2 visitors thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed this activity. Highly recommend as a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve and Marci... A
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A scenic tour of the city by boat, passing million dollar homes and breathtaking natural scenery.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bat cruise” (43 reviews)
“austin skyline” (19 reviews)
“captain chris” (10 reviews)
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LOCATION
South shore of Town Lake, Between the Congress Ave. and South First St. bridges, Austin, TX
South Austin
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+1 512-327-1388
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"amazing site"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My first time to Austin and what a great way to see the bats! Captain Chris had us entertained and laughing the whole time! Highly recommend and will definitely do it again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two Austinites and 2 visitors thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed this activity. Highly recommend as a way to see the bats,

Thank Steve and Marci... A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG This bat cruise was the best thing we did! Not only did we get to see the bats, Captain Shelby also took us on a little loop in the lake and shared stories about the lake and the surrounding area. Educational & FUNNY! If...More

Thank Darenda K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you need to go on one of the boat companies to enjoy the Austin bats? No? Is this a better way to get the most of it? Definitely! Your boat takes you right into the midst of the "show." Our guide did have some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Custer over service, entertaining guide and lovely meander down lady bird and back to view the bats. Never that hot when onnthe water

Thank Greenjen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The bat watching tour was AMAZING! Captain Aaron was knowledgeable and pretty entertaining. The tour gave you a bit of Austin flavor in 1 hour. I definitely recommend it. It was well worth the money...which was very affordable.

Thank Sandy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Our captain was fun and very knowledgeable about the area. I had been looking forward to seeing the Austin bats for a few years and I'm so glad to have had the opportunity.

Thank J H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did bat tour. Captain Chris was awesome. The bat tour was the highlight of our trip to Austin. Learned a lot about Austin skyline and other history tidbits.

Thank Melinda W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn’t know about the boats till we tried viewing from the bridge and saw the boats on the water. I found the links on the bat conservation website. It’s absolutely worth the $12 per person. The view from the bridge was not so great,...More

Thank Sandori3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well done. Interesting, exciting and very well run. We were super impressed. Grandchildren 8 & 11 had wonderful time.

Thank JHY1948
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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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