Lone Star Riverboat Sightseeing Tours

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About Lone Star Riverboat Sightseeing Tours on Lady Bird Lake

Located on Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) in Austin, Texas. Lone Star Riverboat Cruises and Austin are the 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-tailed 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, the largest electric powered paddle wheeler in the nation.

Our staff at 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 city concession and a portion of our gross sales goes to support our nationally recognized park system. Mike Pearce has owned and operated the Lone Star Riverboat since 1987.

About our Sightseeing Tours

Pick from one of Lone Star Riverboat's public tours down Lady Bird Lake. These tours include a 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 encourage you to buy tickets online 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
  • Adults - $10
  • Seniors (60 and over) - $8
  • Children (12 and under) - $7
  • Children (2 and under) - Free

Weekend Afternoon Sightseeing Tours (March - Mid December)

  • Saturday and Sunday - 3:00PM
  • 1 hour narrated tour
  • Reservations recommended
  • Boarding begins at 2:15PM
  • Adult - $10
  • Seniors (60 and over) - $8
  • Children (12 and under) - $7
  • 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
  • $10 per ticket
  • BYOB

About Private Charters

Imagine your social occasion on a delightful cruise right through the heart of downtown Austin, Texas aboard The Lone Star. 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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