Capital Cruises - The Ultimate Austin Experience

During the holidays, Capital Cruises is open daily at 10 am until one hour before dusk (weather permitting). Capital Cruises is CLOSED on the following days: 11/20 - 11/23 and 12/24-12/26. Private dinner and charters available anytime by reservation. ------- Get an instant quote online! Non-binding quotes with additional add-on options, enter as many as you would like, and let the quote generator do the work for you. Our knowledgeable staff will call shortly after you enter your quote to answer questions and to follow up on booking.

Welcome to Capital Cruises

Established in 1991, Capital Cruises is the largest all-electric boat fleet on the Highland Lakes. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX), we are proud to offer lunch and dinner cruises, wedding events, internationally famous bat-watching excursions, party boat services, and the ultimate alternative for group and corporate outings.

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Holiday Hours

We are open: 10 am to ~1 hour before dusk for rentals (weather permitting). Private charters and catered events available anytime by reservation.
Capital Cruises will be closed on the following days:
  • November 20 - November 23
  • December 24 - December 26

Holiday Parties

Now accepting reservations for Holiday Parties including New Year's Eve. Celebrate the holiday season with friends, family or co-workers on Lady Bird Lake. For reservations, call (512) 480-9264
Rent an intimate Duffy boat (2-8 passengers) or a larger vessel (9-140 passengers) and enjoy the Ultimate Austin Experience. Catering options available from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. We recommend booking early!

Sunset Sightseeing Tours

Now offering a nightly 1-hour Sunset Tour. November through February, 5-6pm (weather permitting).
Enjoy sunset on Lady Bird Lake and views of the Austin skyline! At this time of year, most of the bats are gone but some do stay around–bat viewing is limited. Bring a jacket, some snacks, and a beverage of your choice. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the moment. Check-in time: 4:30pm.
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What people think of Capital Cruises

Read Bob R.‘s review of Capital Cruises on Yelp


We had our rehearsal dinner on the Cruise. At one point on the upper deck, we had the sunset behind us, the full moon and Austin in front of us, and Elvis singing in the background… It couldn’t have been a better scene! Fajitas were great! It was real easy for 75 people to get around. They let us decorate how we wanted. And the margaritas were awesome! Absolutely zero complaints.” 


My daughter and her new husband sailed off down the river dancing on one of your barges with the band playing as their send off right after their wedding at the Four Seasons… It was magical and the best thing ever according to my daughter Shelby. Thank you soooooo much!!!”