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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Holiday Hours

We are open: 10 am to ~1 hour before dusk for rentals. Private charters and catered events available anytime by reservation. Capital Cruises will be closed on the following days:
  • November 14-16
  • November 24
  • December 24-26
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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 Tours

Our 2016 Public Bat Tours have ended for the year. Public Bat Tours resume to welcome the bats home in late February 2017.

The Anne W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge is the home of the largest urban bat colony in the world.  Austin’s bridge bats are Mexican free-tailed bats. They migrate each spring from central Mexico and return to Mexico in early Fall. Capital Cruises offers public bat tours from March through mid-November.

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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!!!”