Enjoy a leisurely trip on the ecologically diverse Neches River. The Neches has been called "The Last Wild River" in east Texas. Relax in a comfortable, open boat while a guide showcases 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 species, 300 bird species and many reptiles and amphibians. As you view nature at its best, tour guides will relate to you the history of the river and its vast and diverse ecosystems. Sponsored by the Big Thicket Association.
Hours: Guided tours are available every Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon from March through November. Reservations are required. Call ahead to verify availability and departure location.
Departure location: Beaumont's Riverfront Park (805 Main Street)
Admission: Adults, $15. Seniors (65+), $10. Children 12 & Under, $10. Children 3 & Under, free.
Come aboard the Ivory Bill for a 2 hour eco tour of the Neches River. You will board at Riverfront Park in downtown Beaumont and travel up the river into the Beaumont Unit of the Big Thicket National