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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 experience for the money!

Had a great time! Captain Hans Solo was a treat, and I saw thousands of bats! Would recommend to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ed J
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Phoenix, Arizona
Great way to see the bats!!

We had been to Austin before and tried to see the bats under the Congress Bridge by sitting on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AndyN21044
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Columbia, Maryland
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A scenic tour of the city by boat, passing million dollar homes and breathtaking natural scenery.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bat cruise” (36 reviews)
“captain chris” (9 reviews)
“the congress” (23 reviews)
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South shore of Town Lake, Between the Congress Ave. and South First St. bridges, Austin, TX
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time! Captain Hans Solo was a treat, and I saw thousands of bats! Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Ed J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to Austin before and tried to see the bats under the Congress Bridge by sitting on land. This time, we took a boat with Lone Star River Boat. Although it looked like the rain was going to cause the trip to be...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Austin for part of our spring break from North Carolina. My husband and I had done the bat thing about 20 years ago and our kids were very excited to check them out. We thought it would be fun to do a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time! The tour guide was entertaining and gave us an interesting overview of Austin and the skyline along the lake. Also knowledgable about the bats. It was really cool when they came out from beneath the bridge. Tip: get in line early to get...More

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our boat tour guide had plenty of fun facts presented in a humorous fashion. The bats were very active on our tour. It was quite an awesome way to view the bats from the water. A nice sunset and close to full moon were added...More

Thank Laura A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I heard about the bats and thought this would be a fun way to see them. It’s an hour boat ride for about $15.99. It’s BYOB so I brought some wine. The tour guides were great learned about Austin and how it is a city...More

Thank Starr L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I really enjoyed this tour. We are Master's students at UT. This was a great way to relax on the weekend and BYOB was clutch. Our captain was great, really funny and knowledgeable. Would recommend!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with three other people from work after this was recommended to us by a co-worker. We are only in Austin for a couple nights and this came highly recommended. It didn't disappoint! Our captain, Laura, was hysterical while sharing great facts about the...More

Thank Tyler S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was the highlight of our night. The tour guide was hilarious and gave us both great info about the city and the bats. Plus watching the thousands of bats fly out from under the bridge was pretty amazing. I would recommend this to...More

Thank Katie W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the crew was great! I have a daughter that had a small diaper issue and was helped tremendously !! our captain had some corny jokes, but he was funny ! we didn't see as many bats as I had seen in photos.

Thank Rumisha
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29 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
14 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
21 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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