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River boat cruises coming to Fort Worth in July

In July, Panther Island Boat Tours will be launching boat tours on the Trinity River.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Panther Island Pavilion has become a hub for outdoor activity in Fort Worth.

"We've got kayak and paddle board rentals with Backwoods down here. We've got a bike share station, and of course the events, the beach," Shanna Cate said. She's the director of programming and development with the Trinity River Vision Authority.

In July, residents and tourists can add another item to the list of things to do in Fort Worth: River boat cruising.

A 30-foot pontoon boat will be launching from Panther Island and take up to 20 people at a time on a tour of the Trinity.

One to two-hour cruises will be available for purchase. Prices per hour are $9 for kids and $12 for adults. Evening tours will offer a dinner option, and it's BYOB — you can bring your own booze on this cruise. 

The Tarrant Regional Water District approved a three-year license agreement for Panther Island Boat Tours. The owner, Ryan Helm, has been operating similar boat tours in Waco for two years and is excited to bring the experience to Fort Worth.