Pontoon Boat Cruises

Pontoon boat cruises are scheduled for Saturdays with private cruises available throughout the week. Go to the calendar and view upcoming scheduled cruises or call the ABNC office to book your private cruise.
Note: A maximum of 8 persons are allowed on board the "Bayou Ranger"

Reservations: Reservations are required by phone or in person and payment is required at the time of reservation. We take no reservations by email.

Cancellations:
Payment of fees is needed to complete your registration and is non-refundable unless the program/class/activity is cancelled by Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) staff. If ABNC cancels for any reason, you will be given the option of applying the fees to another program or a refund. If you must cancel, please notify ABNC at least seven (7) days prior to the program/class/activity. If you inform us at least one week before, we will issue you a credit voucher for the full amount of your payment that may be applied to another ABNC program fee, admission fee or gift shop item. Any non-attendance or cancellation less than seven (7) days will result in the full charge of the fee. ABNC does not give cash refunds.
If you cancel less than seven (7) days but more than two (2) days prior to the program, ABNC may at its discretion attempt to resell your space. If successful, we will issue you a credit voucher for your payment less a 10% administrative fee.

 

Breakfast on the Bayou

Start your weekend by enjoying a leisurely Saturday morning breakfast drifting down the bayou on our "Bayou Ranger" pontoon boat. Observe wildlife searching for their breakfast on the bayou. This trip through the heart of the Nature Center presents an uncommon opportunity to watch and learn about bayou life. Enjoy rolls, juice and coffee while underway. The "Bayou Ranger" will pick you up at the Bay Area Park boat launch. Maximum: 8 people

Saturdays, from 8 - 9:30 am

Ages: 5 - adults
An adult must accompany children under 18.
Fee:: $25 adults, $20 children & seniors.
Discount for Members

 

Sunset Cruise

Join us for a relaxing and educational trip on the bayou in the cool of the evening. Sunset on the water is a peaceful experience as you observe the wildlife of Armand Bayou. Depart from Bay Area Park aboard the "Bayou Ranger", a 28-foot pontoon boat.

Saturdays, times vary with sunset.

Ages: 5 - adults
An adult must accompany children under 18.
Fee: $20 adults, $15 children & seniors.
Discounts for Members

 

Moonlight Cruise

Nightlife on the bayou is a lively chorus of frog songs and owl calls. Some of the workers of the night shift include: raccoons, opossums, nutria, deer, owls, snakes, turtles and alligators. Leave from Bay Area Park aboard the "Bayou Ranger" pontoon boat and travel south to the narrow confines of Horsepen Bayou, a smaller tributary of Armand Bayou offering unique opportunities for up close wildlife viewing.

Saturdays, times vary with the moonlight

Ages: Adults - 18 years and up

Fee:: $25

 

Special Charter Cruises

Wed. Thurs. & Fri. (Sat. when available).

Always wanted to book your own private cruise? Now you can. Just select one of the 3 different cruises. (See above for description)

Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance. Reservations are required by phone or in person and payment is required at the time of reservation. We take no reservations by email.

Ages: 5 - adults
An adult must accompany children under 18.
Fee:: Call 281 474 2551 ext 10 for Pricing

Cancellations:
Payment of fees is needed to complete your registration and is non-refundable unless the program/class/activity is cancelled by Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) staff. If ABNC cancels for any reason, you will be given the option of applying the fees to another program or a refund. If you must cancel, please notify ABNC at least seven (7) days prior to the program/class/activity. If you inform us at least one week before, we will issue you a credit voucher for the full amount of your payment that may be applied to another ABNC program fee, admission fee or gift shop item. Any non-attendance or cancellation less than seven (7) days will result in the full charge of the fee. ABNC does not give cash refunds.
If you cancel less than seven (7) days but more than two (2) days prior to the program, ABNC may at its discretion attempt to resell your space. If successful, we will issue you a credit voucher for your payment less a 10% administrative fee.