Capital Cruises - The Ultimate Austin Experience

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Welcome to Capital Cruises

Holiday hours: 10 am till dusk (private charters later by reservation) daily.  Closed 11/22-11/25; 12/24-12/26

Update July 5th, 2021: We are open for our normal hours.  Rentals of all personal watercraft are open as normal. All vessels are sanitized before and after each use.  All staff members are well checked before beginning work.  NOTE: Current CDC/local guidelines say that non-vaccinated individuals should wear a mask in public places. CREDIT CARD ONLY- No cash. Please click the button below for specifics.

COVID-19 Updated hours/offerings

Established in 1991, Capital Cruises is the largest all-electric boat fleet on the Highland Lakes. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX, we are proud to offer lunch and dinner cruises, wedding events, internationally famous bat-watching excursions, party boat services, and the ultimate alternative for group and corporate outings.

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To our valued customers of Capital Cruises:

July 5th, 2021 COVID-19 Update

We are open daily Monday-Friday from 10 am till Dusk and Saturday-Sunday from 9 am till dusk. All vessels are sanitized before and after each use.  All staff members are well checked before beginning work.  NOTE: Current CDC/local guidelines say that non-vaccinated individuals should wear a mask in public places. CREDIT CARD ONLY

  • Rentals of Canoes, Kayaks, Swan Pedal Boats and SUPs will be available during normal business hours and are sanitized after each use. Current CDC/local guidelines say that non-vaccinated individuals should wear a mask in public places.. Credit card only.
  • Electric boats and Donut boats will also be available by reservation During normal business hours. Due to sanitizing requirements, we have a two hour rental minimum. Current CDC/local guidelines say that non-vaccinated individuals should wear a mask in public places. Reservations are required by calling 512-480-9264.
  • Public Tours are available daily. Our bat watching tour currently leaves at 7:15 pm (as of 8/27/21) and is offered nightly. PLEASE NOTE BAT TOUR TIMES CHANGE BASED ON SUNSET TIMES. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL FOR CORRECT CHECK IN TIMES. Our sightseeing tour is available Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm. Current CDC/local guidelines say that non-vaccinated individuals should wear a mask in public places. Pre-purchasing tickets online required
    http://www.capitalcruises.com/bat-watching/
  • Private reservations on larger boats are available by advance reservations.. Current CDC/local guidelines say that non-vaccinated individuals should wear a mask in public places. Please call for details.

Sincerely,
The Capital Cruises Team
512-480-9264 or email info@capitalcruises.com

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Features

First Capital Cruises Donut Boat Ride

Donut Boats

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 golf cart on the water. It’s fun for the “hole” family and a “Do-nut” miss it Austin adventure. Donut Boat FAQs

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.  For reservations, call (512) 480-9264
Capital Cruises will be closed on the following days: November 22nd-25th and December 24 - 26. Open for normal hours at 10 am 12/27

Sunset Sightseeing Tours

Now offering Sunset Tours. November -February (weather permitting).  Closed 11/22 - 11/25; 12/24-12/26
Enjoy sunset on Lady Bird Lake and views of the Austin skyline! At this time of year, most of the bats are gone but some do stay around–bat viewing is limited. Bring a jacket, some snacks, and a beverage of your choice. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the moment. Tours are one hour starting at 5 pm. Check-in time: 4:30 pm.  Starting 1/15/22 tours move to 5:30 departure and 5 pm check in.
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What people think of Capital Cruises

WEDDING RECEPTION

“We hosted our wedding reception on Capital Cruises and let me just tell you – the staff is FANTASTIC!

They worked with me in every way possible. They supported me throughout the process and on the day of the wedding, EVERY little detail was perfect! We had the best captain, the best server and everyone I was in touch with behind the scenes were perfect! They are reliable, responsive and just great. 

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WEDDING EVENT

“This was a really wonderful trip. Capital Cruises leaves from the river by the downtown Marriott in Austin on a “Bat Boat Tour”. Millions of bats live underneath one of the river bridges. At twilight, they all fly out, almost blackening the sky.

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SURPRISE BIRTHDAY

“I booked a private electric boat(Duffy) through Capital cruises for a Birthday surprise for my husband. It was quiet easy to call in and make a reservation and  the person on the phone was very helpful. They gave me all the basic information and answered all my queries as well…

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