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2014 Boat Tours

Information

Children under the age of 4 are not permitted on the boat tours.

Maximum number of passengers: 21




Second Saturday Buffalo Bayou Boat Rides!

Dates:
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14

10am-2pm (30 minute rides) The last tour departs at 1:30pm
Boat departs at Sabine Promenade (150 Sabine St., 77007)

Weather permitting: Call 713.752.0314 or check our
Facebook page
 for cancellation information.

$7 - adults

$5 - children (ages 4-12)

Cash Only

We do not take reservations for these tours. They are by first come, first served only. You will pay when boarding.

These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the afternoon with your family. Escape from the city and enjoy the cool breeze as you glide along the bayou's waters. Look for graceful herons, jumping fish, and even the occasional alligator sunning on the bayou's banks. After your cruise, enjoy a picnic lunch on the Sabine Promenade grounds.




Twilight Tours

Dates:
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6

6-8:30pm (30 minute rides) The last tour departs at 8pm

Boat departs at Sabine Promenade (150 Sabine St., 77007)

Weather permitting: Call 713.752.0314 or check our
Facebook page
 for cancellation information.

$7 - adults

$5 - children (ages 4-12)

Cash Only

We do not take reservations for these tours. They are by first come, first served only. You will pay when boarding.




Waugh Bridge Bat Colony Pontoon Boat Tours

Dates:
April 26
May 10
May 24
June 14
June 28
July 12
July 26
August 9
August 23
September 13
September 27

Tours begin 45 minutes before dusk (weather permitting)

$35 - Adults
$25 - Children (Ages 4-12)

Visit Houston's Mexican Free-tailed Bat Colony!


Guests on these tours will enjoy an amazing view of the bats' dusk emergence from our boat on the bayou's waters. Over 250,000 bats call Waugh Bridge home. You will spend the evening viewing and learning more about these magnificent flying mammals that share the city with us.

Reservations required, contact Trudi Smith at tsmith@buffalobayou.org or 713.752.0314 ext. 4




“Looking Back” History Tours with Louis Aulbach

Dates:
March 29
April 19
May 17

10-11:30am

$40 per person

Watch this news clip about our History Tours!

Reservations required: 713.752.0314 ext 4 or tsmith@buffalobayou.org




Private Charters on Buffalo Bayou

See Houston from a Whole New Angle!

Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s pontoon tour boat, Spirit of the Bayou, will take you and your guests on a 1½ hour ride through the heart of downtown along the historic Buffalo Bayou; past Allen’s Landing; the redeveloped Sesquicentennial Park and Sabine Promenade. For those trips heading east of downtown, you will view the historic McKee Street Bridge and the industrial side of our city. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages. Boat departs from Sabine Promenade (link to map) or Allen’s Landing. Please note this is a self-guided trip for your enjoyment.


Fees

Private Charters, lasting 1½ hours, are $400 for a maximum of 21 guests. An historian can be added for an additional $175, based on availability.

Reservations for Private Charters must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.

Please click here for a request form and return to: tsmith@buffalobayou.org or Fax 713.223.3500

or call Trudi Smith at 713.752.0314 ext. 103