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Turning Basin Riverboat Tours

Polk Street Bridge, Jefferson, TX
+1 903-665-2222
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Tours and space are limited. We did not reserve a spot in time. Many of the residents in Jefferson... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
You HAVE TO visit these folks!

This tour was the highlight of our weekend! I absolutely LOVED taking this tour. The staff was... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Longview, Texas
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Polk Street Bridge, Jefferson, TX
+1 903-665-2222
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Tours and space are limited. We did not reserve a spot in time. Many of the residents in Jefferson recommended this tour as the tour guide has many stories about Jefferson's history, the sight of Diamond Bessie's murder which everyone is Jefferson has a story...More

Thank Janethetford
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This tour was the highlight of our weekend! I absolutely LOVED taking this tour. The staff was great and very entertaining. The tour provided a lot of history about Jefferson "back in the day". I learned a lot about the town and it's history while...More

Thank davidandwendy2016
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This was a short trip (1 hour), but very entertaining due to the boat captain, John. His history of Jefferson was very interesting. He's one of those characters that you could talk with for hours. It was worth the $10 to just talk with him....More

Thank matts905
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We enjoyed this ride with good narration regarding the history of river boats and Jefferson. The tour guides were fun, knowledgeable, and entertaining. Unfortunately there just is not much to see on the ride. Basically you are just riding up and down the river. The...More

1  Thank Craig V
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Husband and I took this fun and scenic ride today. It was relaxing and only $10 per person for an hour ride. The tour guide was friendly and gave lots of interesting history about the area! A must do when visiting Jefferson!

1  Thank LoveBug41
Reviewed 30 November 2016

John gives a great guided tour about the history of Jefferson, with a focus on the steam boats which used to come there. You get a beautiful view of the bayou and we saw Great Blue Herons and turtles. A very pleasant afternoon outing for...More

2  Thank Handywoman9
Reviewed 23 November 2016

There is nothing fancy about the building where tickets are sold or the boats in which you ride. However, the driver gives visitors an interesting lesson in the history of Jefferson and the way the river affected its economy. It's a fasinating story for people...More

2  Thank marycathyjoneslmp
Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband did a Halloween outing in jefferson last year and had a really nice time. This year we're bring the grandson. He will love this boat trip I'm sure. Even walking down to the river was cool. Our guide (a lady) was a blast....More

1  Thank Nina W
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Tour guide was very nice. Told a little history about the civil war and it's history in Jefferson and surrounding areas. Spoke about the bayou and ports. Interesting and informative. Great activity when weather is nice.

Thank g m
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Boarding our craft! Gator the river dog. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. Very nice, relaxing afternoon. Well worth the $10.00 per person. Third picture is of dead armadillo. Guide said in 10 years she's never seen one floating dead upside down on river!

Thank scott v
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