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Address: Burnet, TX 78611
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+1 512-756-6986
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:15
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Entertaining and informative tours of the spectacular Texan landscape.

Entertaining and informative tours of the spectacular Texan landscape.

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Unique views of Lake Buchanan

You'll definitely want to check out Lake Buchanan by boat and this is a comfortable and easy way to do it. Upper and lower decks make for great vantage points, but I would... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SabRN
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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437 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat views of Lake Buchanan that you wouldn't otherwise see. Its a large comfortable double decker boat. They offer coffee, tea, and water but you are able to bring any alcohol beverage you like. Wouldn't recommend spending the extra on the lunch it didnt look that great. Overall I enjoyed my experience and even l learned a bit however at... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll definitely want to check out Lake Buchanan by boat and this is a comfortable and easy way to do it. Upper and lower decks make for great vantage points, but I would definitely suggest the upper at the front of the boat. Watching the captain navigate through the river is impressive. Did not realize that the lake was created... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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163 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called and the trip from the day before had been rescheduled due a storm, so we took the two hour tour which was long enough since it wasn't Eagle season. My advice is take the tour and eat a late lunch, skip their boxed lunch. It is nothing more than an over priced add on! The tour, however, is... More 

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The boat was built around the 70's. We had about 50 on the outing. You can sit either top or lower decks. The docent entertained us with wonderful descriptions of the fauna, trees, River, history of the area and was very concerning to point out various birds in the air and in the river. I felt I learned a lot... More 

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Lafayette, United States
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The cruise takes visitors out on Lake Buchanon to view wildlife, historical sites, waterfalls and bald eagles. The day we ventured out it was raining and cold but we saw several bald eagles, other birds and these fascinating goats on the side of a cliff. The hosts were awesome, constantly wiping down the windows so we could see out and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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121 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

we were looking for something to do during the day - on the river/lake. Booked a trip for 2 in the a.m. on a Saturday with this company. First off, the staff is very very nice and will answer any questions you have. Arrived 30 mins prior to boarding the "people ferry" like vessel. Its hows it wear - but... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is our second trip on the cruise. It is breathtakingly beautiful, but we have yet to see an Eagle. We ordered the box lunch on board and it was just fine but if you had time to get lunch at a deli in Marble Falls it would be much better.

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PEARL RIVER
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We did the extended eagle sighting tour on Christmas Eve, and really had a great cruise. The crew was nice and helpful, the box lunch was good, and the scenery was fantastic. We saw several eagles, and several other types of birds and 4-legged animals. We hope to return one day!

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Thank DORIS H
Houston, Texas
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160 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We did the 2 HR COLORADO RIVER SCENIC WILDERNESS on a Wed. Cruise (4/5) - beautiful scenery - we saw a few eagles, an osprey, other birds and a cow! The guide talked all the way out, without a break - really informative, however, I missed a lot. There was no commentary on the way back (unless they were specifically... More 

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Lexington, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you a looking for a fancy boat with whistles and bells, this is "NOT" that boat. It is comfortable has an enclosed area with windows all around ac and clean restrooms, also has a top deck with cover but not inclosed. We took our 90 yr old parents and did have some challenges getting them to the boat via... More 

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