Neches River Adventures

Activities

Public Trips

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Public Trips

Charters

Sail aboard the Ivory Bill to learn about the unique ecosystems along the Neches River with their dense bottomland forests of hardwoods and pine trees. The area is home to more than 200 tree species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians.

Charters

Education

Neches River Adventure programs are adventure-based, discovery programs developed to engage students in hands-on learning activities. Programs include outdoor lab experiences and interactive classroom presentations.

Programs

Public Tours on the Neches River

...leaving from Beaumont's Riverfront Park

Enjoy a leisurely trip on the ecologically diverse Neches River. The Neches has been called "The Last Wild River" in east Texas. Our comfortable, open boat, the Ivory Bill, allows us to showcase this beautiful river with its unique ecosystem and dense bottomland forests of hardwoods and pine trees.
The Neches is home to more than 200 tree species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians. As you view nature at its best, we will relate to you the history of the river and its vast and diverse ecosystems.
Regular Weekly Tours: March through November
Charter cruises may be scheduled throughout the year.
Proceeds from public trips benefit the Big Thicket Association.

Phone Numbers

Reservations are required:

Public Tours & Private Charters

(409) 651-5326

7 Days a Week

8 am - 8 pm

Trip and Charter Info

Public Eco-tours

Every Saturday

March - November

Private Charters

7 Days a Week

As Availability Permits