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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ACL Music Festival Boat Shutttle

ACL Boat Shuttle

$10 Roundtrip shuttle departs Hyatt Regency to Lou Neff Point at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4:30pm. The final shuttle departs Lou Neff Point 15-20 minutes after the last show (~10:15pm).
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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..

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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What people think of Capital Cruises


“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!”


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!!!”