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Graceful Ghost Steamboat

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Address: 756 Pine Island Road, Uncertain, TX 75661
Phone Number: 877-894-4678
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A must do!

Had a wonderful time. Captain Ron was great. Just watch for the post, lol This is a must do if you are ever in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a wonderful time. Captain Ron was great. Just watch for the post, lol This is a must do if you are ever in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time with captain Ron! It's amazing how quite and still it can get in the canals. Captain Ron is very knowledgable about the area and has a true passion for what he does. Definitely worth the trip!

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1 Thank Elizabeth R
Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Being late in the season our tour only had us and another couple. Captain Ron was very friendly and informative. The lake was up so he was able to take us into some areas that could not be accessed if the lake had been at its normal level.

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1 Thank Sue_ZQ_75
Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I rode on the Graceful Ghost 5 years ago with Captain Ron Gibbs and took my husband this time - it's almost time to put the steamboat up for the year, so it wasn't running as frequently, so we did the pontoon boat swamp tour. Ron is a very experienced captain, and has been on boats most of his life.... More 

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1 Thank Jane F
Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Even though it was a chilly and damp day, Captain Ron made the trip worthwhile with his knowledge of Caddo Lake and quick wit! I would definitely recommend this excursion.

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2 Thank jacqueline_payne
Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Captain Ron Gibbs narrated an excellent swamp tour of Caddo Lake. It was very interesting touring the swampy areas and seeing the beautiful cypress trees and various plant life. It was too cold to see any alligators but did see various birds in their natural habitat. Beautiful. I highly recommend this tour.

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1 Thank Sooner Fan W
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

the steamboat had an accident so we had to take the pontoon the next morning bright and early which cut into our plans. that's the only reason for the 4 stars but i was so glad we got to get out onto that beautiful lake. also, i think the pontoon is what i preferred in the long run, so comfortable... More 

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1 Thank kim b
Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice afternoon ride down the bayou on pontoon. Wish it could have been a private tour as other guest on boat smoked. Enjoyed history of Lake Caddo but wish we could have gone further to big water section of lake. Still a beautiful journey enjoying God's creation.

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1 Thank Ready2Go2Day
Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We took the pontoon boat tour as the steamboat was broken. I love being out in a boat but I am not interested in hearing Captain Ron's derogatory comments about President Obama. When I spoke up I felt as though I was being personally insulted - he questioned me about being a Texan (which I am). Captain Ron also encourages... More 

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captnron99, Manager at Graceful Ghost Steamboat, responded to this review

I am sorry you were offended by the Captain's humor, we ride thousands of people and 99.9% of people are comfortable with it. I understand though that it is not everybody's cup of tea. No matter what humor we use someone would be offended. We do prepare people for the cannon before arriving at it's location. Again, most people enjoy... More 

Tejas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We've ridden the Graceful Ghost many times over the years, and it's always a thrilling, throw-back event to a quieter time. Now they seem to be running a bit of bait and switch, offering every reason to NOT take the steamboat out. If I wanted a pontoon ride, I could have booked with someone else and avoided the drive to... More 

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captnron99, Manager at Graceful Ghost Steamboat, responded to this review

Captain Ron has 40 years of boating experience and his primary concern is his passengers safety. These years have taught him the ability to read conditions as well as consulting with all local and national weather stations. I feel sure that you would not want to be aboard the Steamboat when she encountered a problem. No-one regrets the cancellation of... More 

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