Lake Texoma History and Sightseeing Tour

Lake Texoma History and Sightseeing Tour

Hop aboard Mellow Yellow Saturday at 1pm for an incredibly fun Lake Tour. We will be giving interesting facts and history about Lake Texoma all while viewing some of the best scenery on the lake. Some points of interest will include area marinas, million-dollar homes, and the historic Denison Dam or the Islands. You can add a boxed lunch for $10 and all of our cruises are BYOB for adult beverages (other outside food or drink is not permitted)… don’t forget to bring your camera!

Pricing (includes cruise, boxed lunches available for purchase):
Adults: $19
Children: $19 (12 and under)

All Lake Tours depart from Lighthouse Marina Charter Dock at 300 Lighthouse Drive, Pottsboro, TX 75076. Please arrive 15 minutes early to start the pre-boarding process. For more information or to make a reservation call 903-361-0775.

If you’re not able to make our Scheduled Lake Tour, Mellow Yellow is also available for private lake tours starting at $150 and water taxi trips to various restaurants and destinations on Lake Texoma.

Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance. Cruises depart rain or shine. Please note, all cruises do require a minimum number of passengers. Should we cancel the cruise due to adverse weather (such as high winds, lightning) or lack of attendance, you will be issued a full refund. If the 1pm Ticketed Lake Tour fills we will start selling tickets for a 3pm Ticketed Lake Tour.

Fall in Texoma

If you are in Texoma in the fall, there is a festival near you!

Main Street Fall FestivalIf it is fall in North Texas there is a festival, fair, art tour, and carnival close by as the communities surrounding Lake Texoma celebrate their heritage with uniquely themed events.  From September thru November, Saturdays are dedicated to fair food, strolls along Main Street America, benefit golf tournaments, air shows and fundraising events that are just too much fun!

The National Aerobatic Championships are held in September at the North Texas Regional Airport at Perrin Field, so the clear blue autumn skies of Texoma will be alive with airplanes looping and diving as pilots show off their skills at this judged event.

US Nationals Aerobatics Championship

Celina and Gainesville light up the skies in early September with Hot Air Balloon Festivals featuring live entertainment, helicopter rides, balloon rides, and fun for kids of all ages. Ivanhoe, home of Homestead Winery, holds its Wine and Music Festival in late September.

Later in the month The Sherman Municipal Lawn turns into a glorious hub of activity for this annual welcome to autumn. “Autumn Arts Fest” begins with a 5K, 10K and Fun Run and Pancake breakfast, and then a day of festivities for all ages begins! Art Shows, theatre productions, Museum tours, youth activities, and continual live entertainment fill the downtown Sherman area. Up to 100 Arts & Crafts and food vendors fill the Sherman Municipal lawn. The festival ends with a concert.

Speaking of fall events, put these two on your “must do list” – The Blue Ribbon Ball, held at the Mayor Arena at Loy Lake Park in Denison benefits the Ag programs in Grayson County and the Boot Scootin Ball, held at the Bar K R Ranch in Pottsboro is the major fundraiser for the Pottsboro Volunteer Emergency Services.  These are diamond and denim events that offer live entertainment, dinner, auctions and dancing.  Order tickets early these sell out quickly!

Every county in the area has a Fair with food vendors, carnival rides, livestock shows, tractor pulls, live music, beauty pageants, and all kinds of contest for homemade foods, arts and crafts. In addition to the Autumn and Arts Festival, Sherman celebrates the season with the Stroll, a wine tasting and Best Bites of Texoma competition in the historic area of downtown.  The evening winds up with a blues concert.

In October The Whitesboro Peanut Festival is a crowd favorite – winning the Best of Texoma Award for several years.  Denison’s Main Street Fall Festival, Eisenhower Birthday Celebration and. “I Like Ike” 5K/Fun Run, and the Pottsboro Frontier Days offer tons of festival food, vendor booths and carnivals.  If you love gardening in the fall the Grayson County Master Gardeners Fall Home Show at Loy Lake Park is a must do!  Neil Sperry is often the keynote speaker.

Dia de Los Muertos PuppetsThe whole season wraps up with Denison’s Fall Art Walk, a two day event held on the first weekend of November. Celebrating the Holiday of Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead through a wide variety of Gallery Exhibits, live Art Demonstrations, Parades, Live Music, a bustling Mercado, International Foods and Beverages and events for all ages and interests!

For dates, times, locations and event schedules check out the Events Calendar.