This is a boat tour of Lady Bird Lake in Austin (used to be called Town Lake). The website describes what appears to be a nice tour, but our experience was far from it. The trip was short, expensive, and the service was terrible. Once we paid, we were just a number to these guys. Terrible experience. Do not recommend.
We thought to make a tour on the paddled-wheeler but the week days the tour is made with a barge you can see on the right bottom of the picture.
The boat is used during the week end when there are more people.
We chose the Bat Tour at 7PM.
The tour lasts 1H30.
The captain comments the construction of the dams which caused the Town Lake and the other lakes.
Price : adult 8$, senior : 6$
The scenic tour worths more : 9$ and 7 for the seniors.
For a fun sunset on the water, take a 1 hour cruise on an old fashioned riverboat. The trip is relaxing and gives you a good view of downtown Austin. If you come in the summer months you will also be treated to the nightly "bat show". You can bring your own beer or wine aboard and enjoy the sun going down in Austin.
Boat tours are available through Lone Star Riverboat for $8.00 per person. .
The town tour from Austin Overtures sightseeing bus is amazing. The buses are comfy and have great air conditioning...a must in the Texas heat. You see the great landmarks of Austin in a little over an hour and a half. The bus driver is full of useful facts and can answer any questions you have about the town...and more!
If you prefer guided tours, try Austin Duck Tours
The narrated tour, approximately 75 minutes in length, will cover Austin highlights including the State Capital Building, Governor's Mansion, the University of Texas campus, music-rich Sixth Street, historic Congress Avenue and a 15-20 minute tour on scenic Lake Austin.
The tour of the Capital was very interesting. There was a very knowledgable and gifted storyteller leading our group around. The architecture and interior decorations (sculptures & painting) are quite fascinating if you are in to that sort of thing.
Interesting convergence of art and history.
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