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Lone Star Riverboat Sightseeing Tours

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208 Barton Springs Road

(512) 327-1388

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About Lone Star Riverboat

Located on Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) in Austin, Texas. Lone Star Riverboat Cruises and Austin are the two shining stars of Texas! Climb aboard one of their environmentally-friendly vessels and experience the of the outdoors, the abundant waterfowl, ever changing city skyline and the natural beauty of downtown Austin. They offer offer public, narrated sightseeing cruises that include the spectacular emergence of the world famous Mexican free-tailed bats! Learn about Austin or jazz up your next occasion and have a private party aboard The Lone Star, the largest electric powered paddle wheeler in the nation. The staff at Lone Star Riverboat is committed to excellent customer service and making your trips as enjoyable and relaxing as possible, showing you Austin in a Texas-friendly style.

Lone Star Riverboats near Lamar Bridge

Sightseeing Tours
Pick from one of Lone Star Riverboat's public tours down Lady Bird Lake. These tours include commentary by the captain. You are welcome to bring your own beverages on the Little Star, Southern Star, and Lone Star. The Lone Star has a non-alcoholic cash bar available. Many tours, especially the bat watching tours sell out in advance, so we suggest you buy tickets early using the button below.
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Sunset Bat Watching (March - October)
  • 1 hour tour
  • Reservations recommended
  • Departure time is approximately 30 minutes prior to sunset.
  • Departure times may vary, please call for the departure schedule.
  • 32' and 35' Electric cruisers
  • ADA compliant
  • Prices: Adults - $13, Seniors (60 and over) - $13, Children (12 and under) - $8, Children (2 and under) - Free

Weekend Afternoon Sightseeing Tours (Year Round - Weather Permitting)
  • Saturday and Sunday - 12:30PM & 3:00PM
  • 1 hour narrated tour
  • Reservations recommended
  • ADA compliant 
  • Boarding begins 45 minutes before tour time. 
  • Prices: Adults - $13, Seniors (60 and over) - $11, Children (12 and under) - $8, Children (2 and under) - Free

Friday Night Moonlight Cruise (March - Mid December)
  • Friday - 10:30PM
  • 1 hour scenic tour
  • Reservations recommended
  • Boarding begins at 9:45PM
  • All Tickets: $13 per ticket
  • BYOB
  • ADA compliant

Sunset Cruises (November - Weather Permitting)
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 5:30PM
  • 1 hour narrated tour
  • Reservations recommended
  • ADA compliant 
  • Non-alcoholic CASH only beverage service (on the Lone Star) or bring your own beverage of choices
  • Boarding begins at 4:45PM until 5:15PM
  • Prices: Adults - $13, Seniors (60 and over) - $11, Children (12 and under) - $8, Children (2 and under) - Free

About Private Charters
Imagine your social occasion on a delightful cruise right through the heart of downtown Austin, Texas aboard The Lone Star Riverboat. Private charters are available year-round for groups of 30 to 130 people.

  • Minimum number of people: 30
  • Maximum number of people: 130
  • $18.00 per person (30 - 80 people)
  • $16.00 per person (81 - 130 people)
  • Children 2 and under are no charge
  • Two hour charter time (plus 30 minutes prior to departure for boarding)
  • $200 for each additional hour (may be broken into 1/2 hour increments)
  • Catering and beverage service may be arranged at an additional cost (see below)
  • Charges are for the number of people guaranteed or on a per person basis, whichever is greater

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