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Vanishing Texas River Cruise

Burnet, TX 78611
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Great way to see the lake & river

We took the Wed cruise on the lake and up the river with Vanishing Texas River Cruise. The weather... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
travelsbyrail
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Prescott, Arizona
A great tour! Much more than we expected.

We thought this would just be a ride around Lake Buchanan, but it was so much more! Tour goes up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hrsdean
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Entertaining and informative tours of the spectacular Texan landscape.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“box lunch” (11 reviews)
“bald eagles” (10 reviews)
“lake buchanan” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Burnet, TX 78611
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"turkey vultures"
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"great lesson"
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"fall creek falls"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Wed cruise on the lake and up the river with Vanishing Texas River Cruise. The weather was great. The cruise a bit over 2 hours - slow coming back in as the wind had picked up and the skipper was trying to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought this would just be a ride around Lake Buchanan, but it was so much more! Tour goes up the Colorado River into the Canyons where we saw a lot of birds including Egrets, Blue Heron, Red Tail Hawks and Vultures (Eagles only through...More

1  Thank Hrsdean
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We took the Eagle tour boat cruise hoping to see bald eagles. However we did not. But we did see other things that wouldn't be visible except from the water such as Fall Creek Falls and Ceremonial Rock. We saw lots of other birds such...More

1  Thank houstonnative47
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Have taken the cruise several times. Good way to entertain out of town visitors. Staff is slwsys informative and friendly. Especially like the eagles tour that runs approx December through April. Take your binoculars!!

Thank duffyg48
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This was a great way to see parts of the Hill country that you cant see from a car. We did see 2 Bald Eagle as well as other wildlife. The guide is VERY informative. We would do this again.

Thank Kevin O
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

My husband and I took the Vanishing Texas River Cruise together with my daughter and her boyfriend on Lake Buchanan in Burnet, Texas on Sunday, December 17th. We took the two hour Eagle Cruise that went on Lake Buchanan and up the Colorado River. The...More

2  Thank kzsull01
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We wanted to go on this cruise 1st November but they were not running it even though it was advertised. Therefore can only give it a bad rating.

2  Thank CarolynChester
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Our trip was fully booked up, and still we had a great time enjoying the water, birds and cliffs along the river. We took the short cruse and only got to see one waterfall, that was actually quite nice. My advice would be to take...More

1  Thank Boydanator
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

You can not experience this in your car or by hiking! Want to see the Colorado River of Texas - unspoiled by development? Want to see the Llano Uplift, migrating birds and pristine waterfalls? Don't expect a "glamorous cruise ship" - expect a boat ride...More

1  Thank Kathryn M
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great tour. The scenery was beautiful, especially the waterfall and large stone structures in the lake. The food was excellent. They served jerk chicken, rice and veggies with a cookie for dessert. You have a choice of either water or tea. You...More

1  Thank LyndaBWaxahachie
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Andrea J
15 November 2016|
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Response from Shawn D | Property representative |
Sorry about the Web Site did not providing the info you are seeking. 2hr cruise $25 3hr cruise $35 4hr cruise including lunch $49.95
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Donald S
9 June 2015|
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Response from Weazy123 | Reviewed this property |
yes, we were there yesterday, they are in a different location from the last time I was there, but it's the same people. There are 2 tours, one at 11am & the other I think was 6, but might be 6:30. I left a message and they... More
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