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Public Bat Watching and Sunset Tour

Capital Cruises’ Internationally Famous Bat Watching Tour

Public nightly tours depart approximately 30 minutes before sunset and lasts roughly one hour in length. Tours available March through mid-November. Rates: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors & $5.00 for kids 3 to 12.

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. Our cruises provide the best possible viewing for one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles in the world! Bat viewing is available on a public tour nightly March through mid-November or  you can customize a private excursion with dinner, cocktails, and more. Please see dinner cruise and party boat pricing for rates.

Book a Bat Cruise or call at 512-480-9264.

  • Reservations require check in 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
  • Not checking in at this time may result in a loss of your reservation to wait-listed patrons.
  • Departure times will change depending on the bat emergence and sunset times.
  • This tour runs March through mid-November (weather permitting). Tour not available late November – February.

Tentative Departure Times*

Departure times will change depending on the bat emergence and sunset times.
February 22-28 5:45 pm
March 1-9 6:00 pm
March 10-31 7:00 pm
April 1-19 7:15 pm
April 20 – May 6 7:30 pm
May 7 – May 27 7:45 pm
May 28 – July 31 8:00 pm
August 1 – 12 7:45 pm
August 13 – 26 7:30 pm
September – November TBD
*Reservations require check in 30 – 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
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Capital Cruises Dock (Lakeside of the Hyatt Hotel)
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704