Pontoon Boat Cruises

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.  These cruises through the heart of the Nature Center presents an uncommon opportunity to watch and learn about bayou life.


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.  Enjoy rolls, juice and coffee while underway.

Members - $25, Non Member - $30

Saturdays, from 8 - 9:30 am

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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.  This is a unique opportunity for up close wildlife viewing.  Cruise length is 1.5 hours.

Members - $20, Non Member - $25

Saturdays, times vary with sunset.

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Moonlight Cruise

Nightlife on the bayou is a lively chorus of frog songs and owl calls. The night shift on the bayou includes raccoons, opossums, nutria, deer, owls, snakes, turtles and alligators.  Cruise length is 1.5 hours.

Members - $25, Non Member - $30

Saturdays during summer months only, times vary with the moonlight

Pontoon boat cruises are scheduled for Saturdays with private cruises available.  Go to the calendar and view upcoming scheduled cruises or call the ABNC office to book your private cruise

Special Charter Cruises are available Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (Saturday 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.  

Note: A maximum of 8 persons are allowed on board the "Bayou Ranger"
Note: Until further notice, all of the pontoon cruises are leaving from ABNC and not from Bay Area Park.

Reservations are required 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 for Pricing

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 ABNC cancels for any reason, you will be given the option of applying the fees to another program or a refund. A minimum number of five people is required for the trip to launch. You will be notified the day prior if the minimum number has not been reached.

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.