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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
Description: 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
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Round Rock, Texas
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San Antonio, TX
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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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.

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Round Rock, Texas
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96 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

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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

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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 

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Vanishing Texas River Cruise

Address: Burnet, TX
Phone Number: 800/4-RIVER-4 or 512/756-6986
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Burnet
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:15 pm

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