Donut Boats

Donut Boats coming soon exclusively to Lady Bird Lake

First Donut Boats in Texas Coming Soon! Capital Cruises is proud to offer “Donut Boat” rentals exclusively to Lady Bird Lake and provides the latest small group electric boat adventure for the ultimate Austin experience. The Donut Boat’s unique design allows up to ten people to casually sit around a center table, complete with a […]

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 […]

4th of July Fireworks

Photo by Jared Tennant Photography

View the 4th of July fireworks from Lady Bird lake. Now booking private events on our larger vessels and taking rental reservations for canoes, kayaks, and swan pedal boats. Watch the bats emerge from the Congress Avenue Bridge, then catch the fireworks from the best seat in the house. Call today (512) 480-9264. Ticket sales now open: Public […]

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 – $60. Good for 4 (two-hour) rentals of a canoe, kayak (1 or 2 man), Swan Pedal Boat, SUP Paddle Board. $100 value (save 40% vs. individual rentals). Look for our Living Social specials. Purchase at Capital Cruises Boat Dock. Call (512) 480-9264 for details. Excluded holidays. no refunds or remainders returned. Card has […]

Austin Passbook Deal

Water Sport Rentals – Look for our 2-for-1 ad in the Austin Passbook. 1 Hour Rental (Paddleboard, Kayak, Swan or Electric Boat). $10-$65 Austin Passbook