Public Tours

Public Ticketed Cruises

Ivory Bill

TOURS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR GENERAL PUBLIC AND CHARTERS.

(PUBLIC TOURS ARE LIMITED TO 32 PERSONS. If you have a large group, over 12, contact office before registering.)

COVID Cleaning Protocols remain in place. Click here for a copy.

COVID-19 Boat Safety Protocols

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 - No Cash Please

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

Schedule

**The normal Public Tour season is March to early November. **

If a passenger or anyone in a group has been knowingly exposed or is experiencing symptoms on the day of the trip, we will work with you to cancel or reschedule the group. (See registration page for details.)

Check our 2021 Schedule for available dates and times.

Last tour date is November 6th.

Registration

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.

Map

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

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.

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

For reservations fill out the information below.

Important Message regarding On-line Reservations for Public Tours:

If a passenger or anyone in a group has been knowingly exposed or is experiencing symptoms on the day of the trip, we will work with you to cancel or reschedule the group. Passengers are required to sign a waiver which will include a COIVD-19 statement. One waiver sheet will be given to each registered group on a trip. Each member of the group will be asked to sign the form.

Passenger capacity has returned to 32 passengers. Passengers and crew members are NOT required to wear masks or face shields during tours. BTA can provide masks, if anyone would like one. Hand sanitizer is also available on the vessel.

Payment in advance is now required to reserve your space for this tour. You may request a refund, if we are notified by noon on the Friday before the Saturday public tour. Reservations for our Saturday Public Tours must be made by 12 noon on Friday to insure your place on-board.

Most public tours depart from historic Colliers Ferry Park, 5390 Pine Street, Beaumont. Passengers will be notified if an alternate boat dock is scheduled. Person reserving should bring photo ID for boarding of party.

Snacks and non alcoholic drinks are allowed on the public tours.

Public tours may be cancelled by the Captain due to inclement weather or operational considerations beyond our direct control. We will NOT tour if there is a 50% chance of serious thunderstorms (at the time of the tour) or the temperature is below 45 degrees F.

Cancellations, due to weather, for paid reservations can be re-scheduled for another Saturday, or can be refunded to the client. Call 409-651-5326 or email btaassistant@gmail.com to request a refund or to reschedule.

Disclaimer: You will be asked to electronically indicate your agreement for this liability release form. It confirms that you assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur during today’s Neches River Adventures boat tour, or while you are on the premises of the boat dock. You hereby release and hold harmless the sponsors, promoters, or entities associated with the boat tours or otherwise. You acknowledge that you listened to the Captain’s safety instructions, and you are familiar with the potential dangers of being aboard the Ivory Bill while touring. You also acknowledge that you have been offered a life jacket to wear while aboard the vessel and understand that you are under no obligation to wear one. You agree to obey all laws and regulations made by local, Texas, and U.S. Governments.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By participating in the boat tour, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

You also acknowledge your picture and/or likeness may be used for future promotion of Neches River Adventures and consent to its use.

Remember: If you have a large group for a Saturday public tour, over 12, contact office before registering.

This release form must be complete and signed by all participants and/or legal guardians.

REGISTER HERE

"The Ivory Bill" is also available for field trips, corporate meetings, social events, nature classes and much, much more. For Charter Information, click here or call (409) 651-5326

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

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

People enjoying a public tour