How many people can the boat hold?

The boat holds 21 guests (not including the captain and deckhand).

Is there an age limit for who can ride on the boat?

Passengers must be age 4 and older. All youth must be an accompanied by an adult.

Is there a bathroom on the boat?

The bathroom onboard is for emergencies only. Please make any necessary stops before boarding. 

Will lifevests be provided?

Yes, there are lifevests for passengers on board.

Is the boat wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, the boat launches to board the boat are not wheelchair accessible. There are a series of steps that guests must descend to reach the boat.

Are strollers allowed on board?

Due to limited space on the boat, strollers cannot be accommodated.

Where do boat tours depart from?

Tours depart either from Allen’s Landing or Sabine Promenade, depending on the tour.

Allen’s Landing is located at 1001 Commerce Street, Houston, TX 77002.

Waugh Colony Bat, Looking Back History, Port to Port, Seasonal Cruises and Private Charters

Sabine Promenade is located at 150 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007. Use the steps on the north side of Buffalo Bayou, the boat launch is just east of Sabine Bridge. 

Second Saturdays and Twilight Tours

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets should be reserved in advance online on our website.

How do I access my tickets?

After purchasing you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Second Saturday and Twilight Tours tickets will contain a square QR code for each ticket. Tickets can be scanned in directly from your phone, or you may print your tickets. For all other boat tours, the captain will have your name and number of tickets.

Something came up, can I cancel?

Tickets may be cancelled for a full refund up to 1 week before the tour. You will also receive a full refund or the option to reschedule if BBP cancels the tour due to weather or water related issues.

What if all the tours are full?

For Second Saturday and Twilight tours, a waitlist will be maintained at the visitor center at the Water Works (105 Sabine Street, 77007). For all other tours, you may e-mail Maggie at tours@buffalobayou.org to be notified in the event of a cancellation. 


Please Note

Boat tours are weather and water-level permitting. In the event of a cancellation, you will be contacted via e-mail with the option to refund or reschedule.


Inquiries & Questions email tours@buffalobayou.org phone 713.752.0314 ext. 301

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