Boat Rentals on Lady Bird Lake

Capital Cruises offers a wide selection of rental boats. Our manually powered rentals include paddle boards, canoes, one-person and two-person kayaks, and swan pedal boats for $10.00-$20.00 per hour. Our motorized rentals are sporty electric launches for $65.00 per hour and accommodate groups of 10 or less.

Rental hours for non-motorized boatsrentals-051212

  • March through October
    • 10:00 am to approximately one hour before dusk
  • November through February
    • approximately Noon to 4:00 pm (as weather permits)
  • Extended rental hours until after the bat emergence Thursday through Sunday (May – October)

Electric boats are available anytime with advance reservations (schedule and staffing permitting). We recommend calling 24-48 hours or even more in advance for weekend rentals. Please note, our electric boat rentals have a two-hour minimum after 5:00 pm. Call for availability.

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) RentalsCC-sup-IMG_0435

Capital Cruises now offers SUP boards on Lady Bird Lake. Skip the lines at other facilities on the lake! Come down, get right on the lake, and paddle past Auditorium Shores, Barton Creek, Zilker Park, and the Congress Avenue Bridge with the panoramic backdrop of the dynamic Austin skyline and many great restaurants and bars a short walk from the dock. Paddle Boards are easy for beginners and fun for everyone. Our friendly staff will give you a quick tutorial to make sure your experience is fantastic! Walk, cab, bus, or drive to paddle the best boards on the lake.

  • $15.00 for one hour
  • $25.00 for two hours
  • Weight limit: 225 lbs

Swan Pedal Boats

Come early and often to rent the insanely popular swan pedal boat. Perfect for a relaxing afternoon on the water with a picnic lunch for two or for quenching the thirst that your young one has for pedal boating with its kitschy charm. Get your pictures taken before you leave, when you’re still at your most photogenic.

  • The swan pedal boat is $10.00 per hour.

Canoe RentalsCC-canoe-IMG_1719

Rent a canoe and explore Lady Bird Lake with the family or the dog. Bring a small cooler, a picnic basket, or your fishing gear.

  • All canoes are $10.00 per hour.


The fastest and most efficient of our self-propelled watercraft. Get the well-rounded workout that you want from the gym but with much better scenery.

  • Single-person kayaks are $10.00 per hour.
  • Two-person kayaks are $15.00 per hour.

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Rent an electric boat for your next private cruise. Reservations are definitely recommended, as these boats are very popular. It is never too early to reserve your boat. Give us a call to secure your reservation!

  • $65.00 per hour
  • 1 – 8 passengers
  • Add a captain to your Duffy rental for $30.00 per hour plus 19% service fee (only available Sunday – Thursday)

*Rentals after 5:00 pm have a two-hour minimum*

Duffy 21′ Rentalduffy21

Duffy 21′ is a 2006 model Duffy with leather seats, stereo, CD player, and iPod connection. It is completely enclosable for rough weather days, and we can even put a small heater inside to warm the cabin. This boat is perfect for romantic dates or small groups of eight or fewer people.

  • $65 per hour
  • Self-driven electric vessel

*Please note there is a two-hour minimum rental after 5:00 pm*

Longhorn 21′ Rentallonghorn21

Nearly identical to its blue-topped sister, Longhorn 21′ is a luxurious 2006 model with leather seats, stereo, CD player, and iPod connection; however, this boat has a teak table and steering wheel.

  • $65 per hour
  • Self-driven electric vessel

*Please note there is a two-hour minimum rental after 5:00 pm*

Duffy 16′ RentalRentals67[1]

What our smaller, self-driven electric vessel gives up in space, it gives back in maneuverability. Equipped with a AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary hook-up for smartphone or iPod and comfortable leather seating, the smooth, responsive handling of Duffy 16′ makes for the ideal ride for your group of up to six passengers.

  • $65.00 per hour
  • Self-driven electric vessel

*Please note there is a two-hour minimum rental after 5:00 pm*