Choose from Three Options
- $6 for a weekend afternoon sightseeing cruise for one ($10 value)
- $10 for a weekend afternoon sightseeing cruise for two ($20 value)
- $19 for a weekend afternoon sightseeing cruise for four ($40 value)
Eco-friendly electric cruisers ferry groups on a one-hour tour of Lady Bird Lake. Along the way, the captain points out the sights, including native waterfowl, buildings and bridges in the downtown skyline, information on the world famous bat colony, and much more. Passengers are welcome to bring along beverages and snacks.
Cruises are at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and boarding time begins promptly at 2:15 p.m. See the map for location and parking details.
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.
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 after-school activities for at-risk fish.