Lone Star Riverboat

Lone Star Riverboat

Experience the exhilaration of the outdoors, the abundant waterfowl, our ever-changing city skyline and the natural beauty that is Austin.

For a spectacular introduction to the city skyline consider taking your group on a cruise with Lone Star Riverboat, one of the absolute best sightseeing companies in all of Austin.

This tour boat agency has been owned and operated by Mike Pearce since 1987 and offers a variety of different informational tours on Lady Bird Lake. All tours include commentary by the captain, allowing your group to learn about the city as they see the best city sights. The goal of the company is to 'show you Austin in a Texas-friendly style'.

There are a few different options for both tours and vessels with Lone Star Riverboat. Each boat is environmentally friendly and the options include the Little Star, Northern Star, Southern Star, and Lone Star, the latter considered to be the largest electric powered paddle wheeler in the entire nation. You can book a private charter on the Lone Star for your group, the boat catering to the needs of 30 to 100 people (buffet-style dining options included). Otherwise, you will have the following choices for public sightseeing cruises:

  • Daily Bat Watching Sunset Cruises - Catch a unique viewing of the world-famous Mexican free-tailed bats
  • Weekend Afternoon Sightseeing Cruises
  • Friday Night Moonlight Cruises
  • Special Holiday Cruises - 4th of July, Memorial Day, Mother's Day, etc.