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Woodlands Waterway Cruisers

Previously known as "Waterway Taxis," the Waterway Cruisers offer an excellent mode of transportation for tourists and locals alike to explore the ever-growing waterway district. The Waterway Cruisers operate on weekends and certain weekdays along the 1.4 mile long Waterway corridor, from afternoon to early evening hours (see below). The Waterway courses beneath a total of five bridges; Six Pines Drive, Waterway Avenue, Woodloch Forest Drive, Lake Robbins Drive and Mall Ring Road. Passengers can catch a glimpse of "At the Water's Edge," a series of mosaics located in niches under the Waterway Avenue bridge, in addition to several sculptures and the waterwall at Waterway Square. A second form of public transporation is The Woodlands Trolley, a convenient way to get around in Town Center.

Along the north side of the corridor are businesses, restaurants, office buildings and The Woodlands Waterway Hotel & Convention Center as well as The Pavilion, park-like open green spaces, and Waterway Square Park with its beautiful Waterwall Fountain. On the south shore are both urban residential and office buildings, The Waterway Koi Garden and its adjacent park-like sitting/meditation area, along with several natural wooded areas that could see future development.


The east end of the corridor is anchored by The Woodlands Mall, where the Waterway Cruisers enter the circular turnabout beneath suspended lighting and another beautiful fountain in the piazza, while the west end is anchored by Town Green Park. With various stops including the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, and operating year-round, the Waterway Cruisers offer a unique way to take in the scenery in a relaxing experience.

Hours of Operation

Friday - 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Saturday - 12:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Sunday - 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM

With expanded hours during holiday periods.

Private Catering Charters Available

The Waterway Cruisers are available for catering any day of the week through Waterway Events, the managing company of the Waterway Cruisers. Contact them at 832 458-3006 for more information.

Waterway Cruiser The Waterway Cruiser provides the perfect setting for a corporate event, birthday party, meeting, family gathering among other special occasions to have dinner while cruising along the waterway. You can board at the designated stops along the Waterway every 45 - 60 minutes. Tickets can be purchased when you board the cruiser, and can be paid with cash, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover).


Tickets are $5.00. Children 4 & under, Seniors 80 & over, and military personnel all ride FREE.


The Waterway Cruisers are wheelchair accessible, and can be reached via elevators at The Woodlands Mall, the south end of the Waterway Avenue bridge, and in the center of the 20 Waterway building.


For more information, contact Waterway Events at: [email protected] or 832 458-3006.

Previously operated by The Brazos Transit District, The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors chose Waco River Charters to acquire and operate its fleet of six Woodlands Waterway cruisers during a meeting March 16, 2016, shortly before the interlocal agreement with Brazos Transit District was set to expire March 31.

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