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Address: Burnet, TX
Phone Number: 800/4-RIVER-4 or 512/756-6986
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9:00 am - 5:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:15 pm

Entertaining and informative tours of the spectacular Texan...

Entertaining and informative tours of the spectacular Texan landscape.

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Beautiful scenery!

The river is up after the recent rains and the Texas Vanishing River Cruise is back in operation! Went out today and the breeze was blowing, the sun was shining and it was great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Deborah B
Round Rock, Texas
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Cameron, Texas, United States
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat ride was pretty boring. The guide seemed really informed and was full of history. Not many birds, which is not the cruises fault, but just a ride to and fro, that's pretty much it. For $25.00, the lunch should be included. Not worth the amount you get. Will probably not recommend to anyone.

Thank Sissy M
Fredericksburg, Texas
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the cruise on our wkend to Burnet, great box lunch, great boat crew. It was cool and cloudy but still very enjoyable. Only disappointment is boat can't get to the waterfall due to the water level but they made up by going elsewhere on the lake. Boat is covered upstairs so even on rainy still enjoyable.

Thank myriam850
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The weather was perfect, crew friendly and knowledge. A rehabilitated bird of prey was released back into the wild. Box meal was good. I'm a smart boat traveler and always take draminine before getting on any boat. Always glad I do this when I see someone else not feeling to well. Great history of the lake and city from another... More 

Thank Mollymom210
Nacogdoches, Texas
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We rented three kayaks for two hours and had a great time paddling around the lake. The owner was incredibly nice and helpful. The price was about the same as you'll pay anywhere.

Thank myjudge2
San Antonio, TX
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

19 July tour of Lake Buchanan AND the release of 8 raptors who had been recovering from injuries and illness. Not a cheap 2 hour tour (2 adults and 2 children and box lunches) at over $245. But it was worth it, especially since I got to be one of the few to actually hold and release a hawk. Amazing!!!... More 

Thank davis0056
Burnet, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Me my wife and our 17 year old daughter went on the two hour cruise and had diner which was great and the crew and other people on the cruise was fantastic and this is something we will do again.

Thank hbj2015
Round Rock, Texas
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113 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The river is up after the recent rains and the Texas Vanishing River Cruise is back in operation! Went out today and the breeze was blowing, the sun was shining and it was great. Plan to go back in January when the Eagles are nesting, but it is a great two hours. Skip the lunch..just a sandwich, chips...one lady said... More 

3 Thank Deborah B
Lampasas, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

4 Thank onegoldi
San Marcos, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Bseg22
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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