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Vanishing Texas River Cruise

P.O. Box 901, Burnet, TX
800/4-RIVER-4 or 512/756-6986
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Burnet
Type: Tours
Description: Entertaining and informative tours of the spectacular Texan landscape.
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Lampasas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The cruise was very beautiful and enjoyable the dinner was not worth the price for children but good for couples got to see the Eagles in the rocks off the Colorado River the staff was excellent

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I loaded up the dog and headed out to Vanishing Texas River Cruise to kayak and later camp at the Canyon of the Eagles Resort. We had a 2:00 reservation on a double kayak, but we called to let them know that we would be about 30 minutes late. We ended up getting there a little after... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This tour was possible because of the low water level of the lake. The Tour Guide explained a lot of the Lake, how it was built, some history in small pieces, and also on the "Flats"-island, where Old Blufton was located. We were walking on the original Highway 29, which is now flooded by the lake. Hopefully they will get... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We took the 2 hour cruise. It was a good way to get out on the lake. The tour guide was very good about pointing out any nearby birds and gave a lot of good historical info. My 5 and 10 year old both enjoyed the trip. They also loved feeding the seagulls off the back of the boat. I... More

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Garland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The trip is not very exciting but it is relaxing. The tour guide Tim definitely has a lot of information. It is a great lesson in history. He is also good at identifying wildlife along the route. It was a nice boat ride. Would like to go again when the eagles are in residence.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

It will heighten your awareness of how precious water truly is to take this 2 hour cruise. From the "dock" (the real dock is high & dry) to the small island of Old Bluffton that is normally under water you'll see lots of water birds that are so amazing. Old Bluffton's history is told and you'll actually walk on the... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The cruise was relaxing, informative, interesting, and a lot of fun! The staff was extremely courteous, they are very handicapped-friendly, and they know how to make you feel at home. (I am handicapped -- they drove me down to the boat in a utility vehicle. If they had not been so considerate, the walk would have been impossible for me... More

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very nice ride along the river. Tim, the guide, was great at spotting and pointing out the birds along the way. When we arrived at the town of Bluffton, under water before the drought, the guides were very knowledgeable about the area. Well worth the trip.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Of course, after waiting for a few years, I finally got to go do the Vanishing Texas River Cruise. The only disappointment was in drought ridden Texas I chose the one nasty gloomy day to go. The birds were all hunkered down, we saw only one eagle way up high, and of course with the drought we couldn't go up... More

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Seems like I'm having a lot of once in a lifetime experiences but we took the cruise yesterday. We knew the river was down so we would not be able to go real close to the eagles but this particular voyage was also when Last Chance Forever would be doing their monthly release of rehabilitated raptors. A couple of people... More

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