Capital Cruises - The Ultimate Austin Experience

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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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Features

Bat Cruises

Did you know? Typical bat viewing varies from night to night but here are the general patterns: March-mid/late May - Good; June (birthing month) - varies from night to night with later emergences; July-Sept/Oct. - Best as the pups are flying with the rest of the colony. Of course, the bats are wild animals and can change their patterns any time of year. You will have the best opportunity to view the bats from the tour and will get great views and information of the surrounding area. This tour is very popular so book your tickets today! Learn more

DEPARTS NIGHTLY March through early November ~30 minutes before sunset. Adults: $12, Seniors: $9, Children: $7.

Reservations required: Book a Bat Cruise

First Capital Cruises Donut Boat Ride

Donut Boats

First Donut Boats in Texas!

Capital Cruises is proud to offer “Donut Boat” rentals exclusively to Lady Bird Lake and provides the latest small group electric boat adventure for the ultimate Austin experience. The Donut Boat’s unique design allows up to ten people to casually sit around a center table, complete with a cooler in the middle for all your beverages or snacks, while you cruise Lady Bird Lake. The quiet electric motor allows you to easily chat with your friends and drives with the ease of a golf cart on the water. It’s fun for the “hole” family and a “Do-nut” miss it Austin adventure. Accepting rentals. Donut Boat FAQs

Stand Up Paddle Boards

A great way to enjoy Lady Bird Lake. Paddle Board Rentals $15 /hour or $25 for 2-hours. Now offering SUP ATX boards and gear. Interested in night time tours?  Contact us for details..
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What people think of Capital Cruises

WEDDING RECEPTION

“We hosted our wedding reception on Capital Cruises and let me just tell you – the staff is FANTASTIC!

They worked with me in every way possible. They supported me throughout the process and on the day of the wedding, EVERY little detail was perfect! We had the best captain, the best server and everyone I was in touch with behind the scenes were perfect! They are reliable, responsive and just great. 

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WEDDING EVENT

“This was a really wonderful trip. Capital Cruises leaves from the river by the downtown Marriott in Austin on a “Bat Boat Tour”. Millions of bats live underneath one of the river bridges. At twilight, they all fly out, almost blackening the sky.

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SURPRISE BIRTHDAY

“I booked a private electric boat(Duffy) through Capital cruises for a Birthday surprise for my husband. It was quiet easy to call in and make a reservation and  the person on the phone was very helpful. They gave me all the basic information and answered all my queries as well…

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