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Address: Burnet, TX 78611
Phone Number: 800/4-RIVER-4 or 512/756-6986
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Vanishing Texas River Cruise a pleasant experience

We took the Wednesday tour(approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes) and opted for the Captain's box lunch. It included a ham and cheese sandwich(croissant), fruit salad, chips and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
Teresa56H
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Austin, Texas, United States
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the Wednesday morning tour. The river/lake is up (nearly full) so other than the captain navigating around some trees, the trip is uneventful. There is commentary on the way up river and quiet on the way back. The air conditioned lower deck keeps you cool enough on hot Texas summer days. The upper deck is well covered so... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the Vanishing Texas River Cruise once before when the water was down, but this time the water was up and the water fall was beautiful! Candy has so much information to share with you about the history of the town, I am not sure how she keeps all that information in her head, it is a great... More 

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Thank Donna L
Taylor, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live on Lake Buchanan and finally decided to take the Vanishing River Cruise. We were not disappointed. The friendliness of the workers makes this cruise enjoyable. The tour guides were knowledgeable and had many stories to tell along the river trip. We chose to enjoyed are time aboard the Vanishing River Boat. We would do it again and hope... More 

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Thank Belinda M
Hallettsville, Texas
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this area as a spontaneous trip but we did have reservations several days in advance. We have lots of rain in the area recently, so for the first time in a long time, Lake Buchanan was 'full'. This created a some unique and interesting ecology related to the lake and the 'former' land that surrounded it from the... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We traveled with Rockport Tours out of Corpus Christi to Burnet, Tx to take a two hour cruise down the Colorado River with the Vanishing Texas Rivers Cruise Company. This was a very relaxing and interesting getaway, which included a guide giving the history of the river and all its beauty along the route ( waterfalls, towering cliffs, wildlife). Our... More 

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Thank Bedie1
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Educational and beautiful on the Colorado river. Bring your binoculars for bird watching. Will come back when the eagles come from November thru March. Beautiful views for great photos. The boat has an air conditioned interior with iced tea and water when you get too hot and thirsty.

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Thank laurennjacobs
Texas
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We took the Wednesday tour(approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes) and opted for the Captain's box lunch. It included a ham and cheese sandwich(croissant), fruit salad, chips and a granola bar. Tea and water ae included and available on board. However, anyone could take their own cooler with whatever they wish. There are two decks, an upper open air,covered deck... More 

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3 Thank Teresa56H
Lake Placid, New York
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99 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Nice cruise on Lake Buchanan and the TX Colorado River. Right off the bat we saw an eagle which was pretty neat. Other than a few birds didn't see any other animals. It was pretty hot so they were probably all laying low. Saw a beautiful waterfall and everything was green and lush from all the rain. Purchased the box... More 

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Thank diane1024
Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Very enjoyable cruise. Well worth the money. Candy, our guide, was very knowledgeable and a great hostess. She was very caring and thoughtful to people, taking photos, fetching tea and water. There was lots to see, and very enjoyable.

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Thank Elizabeth V
North Richland Hills, Texas
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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

While we realize that the sighting of wildlife cannot be guaranteed, there was very little wildlife to see. We also realize that we are outside of the "eagle season". The guide seemed to be knowledgeable and shared A LOT of information. The staff are friendly and accommodating, but the tour wasn't really all that impressive.

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