Now offering Guided Sunset Tours

Looking to get out on the lake on a kayak to see the Sunset? Capital Cruises now offers a guided kayak tour Thursdays through Saturday evenings. Cost is $30 per person and includes a ~1.5  hour tour. See views of the downtown skyline as well as a great view of the sunset from the lake.  […]

Donut Boats

First Capital Cruises Donut Boat Ride

First Donut Boats in Texas! The Donut Boat’s unique design allows up to ten people to casually sit around a center table, complete with a center post umbrella for shade, while you cruise Lady Bird Lake. The quiet electric motor allows you to easily chat with your friends and drives with the ease of a […]

Holiday Parties

Now accepting reservations for Holiday Parties including New Year’s Eve. Celebrate the holiday season with friends, family or co-workers on Lady Bird Lake. Socially distanced and outdoors for a COVID safe activity.  For reservations, call (512) 480-9264 Rent an intimate Duffy boat (2-8 passengers) or a larger vessel (9-50 passengers; capacities are limited due to […]

Bat Cruises

Did you know? Typical bat viewing varies from night to night but here are the general patterns: March-mid/late May – Good; June (birthing month) – varies from night to night with later emergences; July-Sept/Oct. – Best as the pups are flying with the rest of the colony. Of course, the bats are wild animals and […]

Holiday Hours

Starting November 1- February: 10 am to 5 pm for rentals (weather permitting).  Now accepting reservations for Holiday Parties including New Year’s Eve. Celebrate the holiday season with friends, family or co-workers on Lady Bird Lake. Socially distanced and outdoors for a COVID safe activity.  For reservations, call (512) 480-9264 Capital Cruises will be closed […]

Public Bat Tours

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.

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..

Pedal/Paddle Punch Card Special

PEDAL/PADDLE PUNCH CARD – $75. Good for 4 (two-hour) rentals of a canoe, kayak (1 or 2 man), Swan Pedal Boat, SUP Paddle Board. $160 value (save 50% vs. individual rentals). Purchase at Capital Cruises Boat Dock. Call (512) 480-9264 for details. Excluded holidays. no refunds or remainders returned. Card has no case value.