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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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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Public Bat Cruises

DID YOU KNOW? July through September are peak months for the Congress bats. The babies are flying with the colony making the emergence more impressive (~1.5 million + their babies). Rain normally hinders the emergence, but they are still coming out great! Learn more

DEPARTS NIGHTLY March through early November ~30 minutes before sunset. Adults: $10, Seniors: $8, Children: $5.

Reservations required: Book a Bat Cruise

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Pedal/Paddle Punch Card Special

PEDAL/PADDLE PUNCH CARD - $60. Good for 4 (two-hour) rentals of a canoe, kayak (1 or 2 man), Swan Pedal Boat, SUP Paddle Board. $100 value (save 40% vs. individual rentals). Look for our Living Social specials. Purchase at Capital Cruises Boat Dock. Call (512) 480-9264 for details. Excluded holidays. no refunds or remainders returned. Card has no case value.
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What people think of Capital Cruises

GRADUATION PARTY

“Perfect graduation party! Nothing could have been better! Exceeded expectations! Our driver was so full of information, so helpful, so polite, and so much fun to be with! I was not sure how this would turn out, but we all said it was the best venue ever for a party! Great value too!”

REHEARSAL DINNER

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.” 

WEDDINGS

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!!!”