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Vanishing Texas River Cruise

Burnet, TX 78611
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We called and the trip from the day before had been rescheduled due a storm, so we took the two... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
David E
,
Kerrville, Texas
Drift Down the River

The boat was built around the 70's. We had about 50 on the outing. You can sit either top or lower... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
stoogeg3
,
Suamico, Wisconsin
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  • Average13%
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Entertaining and informative tours of the spectacular Texan landscape.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Burnet, TX 78611
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

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...More

Thank David E
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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...More

Thank stoogeg3
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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....More

1  Thank Cheré C
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Reviewed 21 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...More

2  Thank dcallawaytx
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Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank bluebird78133
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Reviewed 1 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....More

Thank DORIS H
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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...More

1  Thank J20ELA111
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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...More

3  Thank mdre07
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Weren't sure what to expect but this was a GREAT experience. We went on a Wednesday and we bought the available box lunch, but if I did this again, I would bring my own lunch and beverages. You can bring an ice chest...we brought a...More

3  Thank Tchwawa
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Vanishing Texas River Cruise on Lake Buchanan in Burnet, Texas is very interesting, informative and enjoyable. The scenery is beautiful on this Texas Highland Lake formed from the Colorado River, including the waterfalls. The tour guide was very friendly and gave a lot of...More

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Andrea J
15 November 2016|
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Sorry about the Web Site did not providing the info you are seeking. 2hr cruise $25 3hr cruise $35 4hr cruise including lunch $49.95
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Donald S
9 June 2015|
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Response from Weazy123 | Reviewed this property |
yes, we were there yesterday, they are in a different location from the last time I was there, but it's the same people. There are 2 tours, one at 11am & the other I think was 6, but might be 6:30. I left a message and they... More
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