Now offering Guided Sunset/Bat Watching Kayak Tours

Looking to get out on the lake on a kayak to see the bats? Capital Cruises now offers a guided kayak tour Thursdays through Saturday evenings. Cost is $30 per person and includes a ~1.5 – 2 hour tour. See views of the downtown skyline as well as watch the emergence of the largest urban […]

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 cooler in the middle for all your beverages or snacks, while you cruise Lady Bird Lake. The quiet electric motor allows you to easily chat with your friends and drives […]

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 […]

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