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Lone Star River Boat, Austin

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Lone Star Riverboat Cruises In Austin, Texas.

Featuring Austin's Newest, Most Luxurious Riverboat!!

Located on Lake Lady Bird (formally Town Lake) in Austin, TX. Lone Star Riverboat Cruises & Austin are two shining stars of Texas! Join us aboard one of our all environmentally-friendly vessels. Experience the exhilaration of the outdoors, the abundant waterfowl, our ever changing city skyline and the natural beauty that is Austin. We offer public narrated sightseeing cruises or witness the spectacular emergence of the world famous Mexican free tail bats on our sunset/bat watching cruises! Come see the sights and learn about Austin. Or jazz up your next occasion and have a private party aboard the Lone Star Riverboat, the largest all electric powered paddle wheeler in the nation.

Our staff at the Lone Star Riverboat is committed to excellent customer service and making your trips as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. We want to show you Austin in Texas-friendly style.

We are a family owned and operated city concession-meaning that a portion of our gross sales goes to support our nationally recognized park system. Mike Pearce & family have owned and operated the Lone Star Riverboat since 1987.
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  • This is a great way to end the day of visiting Austin. A brief tour of downtown Austin on the water followed by watching bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue bridge. Not a huge hoard of bats... 
    This is a great way to end the day of visiting Austin. A brief tour of downtown Austin on the water followed by watching bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue bridge. Not a huge hoard of bats...  more »
  • We decided to go as a way to see the bats and the city. Captain Mike was fantastic and such a charismatic funny guide. My family and I loved his banter and quips. He answered questions, and made the.....  more
    We decided to go as a way to see the bats and the city. Captain Mike was fantastic and such a charismatic funny guide. My family and I loved his banter and quips. He answered questions, and made the.....  more »
  • Captain Christina was very knowledgeable and funny! We had a blast on the tour and got to see quite a few bats on the tour which was a plus! 
    Captain Christina was very knowledgeable and funny! We had a blast on the tour and got to see quite a few bats on the tour which was a plus!  more »
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  • The bat cruise was one of my favorite things we did while in Austin. I knew nothing go in, so there was a lot to learn. I had a blast. Sharon did a wonderful job leading the tour. Great views of Downtown Austin, and even better views of the bats coming out to eat. Super affordable. Check it out if you are in town.
  • I embark on the bat cruise EVERY year (sometimes twice a year), for about the last 10 years, and it never disappoints!! I love to take my family and out of town relatives and friends. This is a MUST for anyone visiting Austin for the first time! The captain is always funny, and usually I know the material but this time Captain Stephanie had new information and witty comments I hadn't previously heard, which was enlightening!
  • All Captains were very kind, knowledgeable and entertaining! My family and I had an amazing time. Get there early, space fills up fast. They do have plenty of space though! It's BYOB but they do sell limited sodas/waters if needed. Bats were just in time! Very entertaining! Fun for young children to adults. My teenagers loved it! Definitely something to checkout while in Austin!
  • Wonderful experience all around. I went on a Wednesday evening with my mother, husband, and a good friend. There were still a few open spots for additional guests that didn't get filled so I'm glad we went on a night that wasn't crowded. I would recommend trying to get there earlier rather than later if you have to hunt for parking because Auditorium Shores can be tough to find parking at. But the ride itself was great, our captain had us laughing the whole time and we learned lots of things about the area near the lake as well as many facts about the bats. Viewing the bats from the boat was better than from the shore or the bridge, in my opinion. Overall I highly recommend, it was great value too!
  • Came as a group of 3 for the Sunset Bat Watching cruise. We arrived about half hour before departure and got seats together. I've seen the bats from the riverwalk but the experience is completely different from the river. Our guide was very entertaining and we appreciated the small history tour before settling in for the bat show. The bats were very active that night and it made for an incredible one of a kind experience. Totally recommend

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