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Address: Burnet, TX
Phone Number: 800/4-RIVER-4 or 512/756-6986
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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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Wonderful Trip Through Gorgeous Texas Scenery

I took the two hour Eagle Cruise (available Nov-March) on a beautiful, sunny, cool January day. The trip is gorgeous - you travel through surprisingly varied scenery - busy lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the two hour Eagle Cruise (available Nov-March) on a beautiful, sunny, cool January day. The trip is gorgeous - you travel through surprisingly varied scenery - busy lake with boaters, log-jammed brushy narrows, flat grassland, and rocky canyons. Along the way, the guides tell you interesting stories about the local history and the birds (herons, egrets, coots, osprey,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove 4 hours to go on this cruise, because we were told that it is prime time to see the Bald Eagles nesting. The 2 hour tour turned into a 2 1/2 hour tour, and we didn't see a single eagle. When we got on the boat, they said the eagles have been elusive lately. I should have known... More 

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Wylie
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We booked the cruise the day after thanksgiving. We had a large party (26) staying at a nearby resort and saw the review on trip advisor and thought we would check it out. Note: this not a rainy day activity! The company does not cancel trip due to the weather but they should. The weather was cold and wet and... More 

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Cameron, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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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.

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San Antonio, TX
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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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115 reviews
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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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