Public Tours

Public Ticketed Cruises

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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.

Ticket Prices

Age Group Price
Adult (13 to 64 years) $20.00
Seniors (65+ years) $15.00
Children (4 to 12 years) $10.00
Children (3 and under) Free


IVORY BILL Tours (Public, Charter and Educational) are cancelled In consideration of our community and according to the guidelines issued by the CDC, Jefferson County, National Park Service and the City of Beaumont.

Check our 2020 Schedule for available dates and times. 2020 Tours start on Saturday, March 28.

No tours in 2020 on Saturdays: May 9 or July 4 or August 8 or September 12. Last tour date is November 7th.


Registration and payment in advance is now required.

Most public tours depart from historic Colliers Ferry Park, 5390 Pine Street, Beaumont. Passengers will be notified if an alternate boat dock is scheduled.


While on the river the temperature will be about 10 degrees cooler, a jacket may be needed.

For Charter Information, click here or call (409) 651-5326.

Proceeds benefit the Big Thicket Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

People enjoying a public tour