Sailors learn to be experts at knot tying, from securing the vessel with a tight anchor hitch to securing the captain after he succumbs to madness and tries to eat his own hook hand. This Groupon is a mutinous bounty.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for a moonlight riverboat tour for two (a $20 value)
- $23 for a moonlight riverboat tour for four (a $40 value)
Cruises depart at 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and run approximately one hour.
Lone Star Riverboat
Emblazoned with patriotic red, white, and blue, Lone Star Riverboat's vessels churn through Lady Bird Lake, floating alongside towering cypress trees and the city's skyline. Meanwhile, the captain's booming voice narrates each tour and details the steamy romances of the area's local waterfowl.
However, the company's aquatic excursions aren't just restricted to sightseeing. Their largest ship, The Lone Star, boasts two decks and a 150-person capacity. Aboard the ship, DJs spin tunes and caterers serve barbecue for special events such as weddings. On Friday nights, patrons board The Lone Star for moonlight cruises, taking in scenic views of the Austin skyline.
Lone Star Riverboat's enthusiasm for the water extends to environmental preservation. According to its website, the company owns the largest all-electric paddle wheeler in the country. It also donates a portion of its gross sales to the Austin area's park system and provides afterschool activities for at-risk fish.
“The cruise is relatively short, mine was about 40 minutes, but is very family friendly and would be great to do with a small, picnic lunch if you arrive a bit early. :)”
“Get there early if you have a big group and want a good spot on the top deck.”
“Great evening enjoying the Austin nightlife!”
Lady Bird Lake
208 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704