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We are closed for the season from Dec. 1st until April 1st for individual tours but will still do a tour in groups of ten or more



2014 Operating Hours
12a to 4p Thursday, Friday and Saturday
12p to 4p Sunday
Boat will leave the dock at the top of every hour with 4p being the last cruise

This year our rates are:
$10 per child
$15 per adult
We will be offering kayak rentals for $15 per hour

Also discounts for military and groups over 20 of 10%.



Enjoy the tranquil beauty of Shreveport/Bossier City, LA along the historic Red River and Cross Bayou.

This enchanting tour shows you the tranquil beauty of the Red River and Cross Bayou. Learn how the logging industry, which dominated the Red River in the 1800's, has been replaced by the gaming industry.

The Spirit of the Red is a 35 passenger boat with many windows for your viewing pleasure. If you would like to enjoy the scenic view from outside, it offers a spacious observation deck. The Spirit of the Red is also U.S. Coast Guard certified.

Cross Bayou and the Red River have become a habitat for several species of wildlife. The alligator, blue heron, white egret, kingfisher, sea gulls and various types of snakes and turtles, all dwell along the banks of these two bodies of water. This area has turned into a popular fishing area for bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Fried catfish is an area speciality.

Along this tour you will encounter several different bridges and even for some local people this piece of history is used and seen daily but the history behind them remains a mystery.