Houston boat tours provide unforgettable spectacular floating journeys, that take advantage of the abundance of waterways that traverse the "bayou city". These natural resources provide visitors with waterborne adventures that will take you to see the Houston Ship Channel, Buffalo Bayou, or for a romantic cruise of Clear Lake.
Boat Tours Of Buffalo Bayou
The Buffalo Bayou Partnership, a non-profit organization that oversees the bayou and it's improvements, have put together Houston tours on a pontoon boat, to allow you to witness the wildlife that live in and around Houston's main bayou.
A favorite Houston boat tour travels down Buffalo Bayou to take you up-close and personal to witness winged residents, raccoons, rabbits and other small animals sometimes an occasional alligator, hunting and fishing in the bayou. The tours aren't offered all year long so check the partnership's website to make reservations and find the next boat tour.
Port Of Houston Tours
The Port Authority started offering public tours onboard its sightseeing vessels in 1958. Passengers enjoy a 90-minute round-trip sightseeing cruise along the Houston Ship Channel. You'll get passing views of the hundreds of international cargo vessels being loaded and unloaded at the one of the busiest docks in the nation, the port's Turning Basin Terminal.
Because of security reason this waterside view of the city that is only available through the Port of Houston Tour.
The Port of Houston boat tour is a free tour conducted onboard the S/M Sam Houston a 95 ft vessel that carries a maximum capacity of 100 passengers within its air-conditioned lounge and additional standing room on the boat's rear deck.
Pleasure Cruises In Houston
For a upscale and different way to see Houston, take a pleasure cruise on The Big White Boat. This luxurious 117' yacht, The FANTASEA is the newest and largest charter yacht on the Gulf Coast and luckily for Houston tourist, it operates out of one of Houston's premier resorts. The waterborne adventure takes you sightseeing past some of the fabulous lakeside homes and local Yacht Clubs around the Clear lake area.
The big white boat offers climate controlled decks on all levels to maximize your comfort. The dinning, full service bars, R & B Dinner Cruise, Caribbean Luau Cruisea, and romantic evening cruises are just a few getaways you can experience on this grand vessel.
Sightseeing By Boat In Houston
You can easily find a Houston boat tour that will suit your taste with the wide variety of pleasure cruises on local waterways available. Tour boats give guest an aquatic view of this huge metropolitan area.
On just about every trip, on sightseeing boat tours of the beautiful waterways in Houston, there's plenty of native wildlife and majestic birds of prey flying hunting, fishing and swooping down to cool off in the water. And it all happens just a stone throw from the hustle and bustle of an urban mecca.