Capital Cruises - The Ultimate Austin Experience

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Welcome to Capital Cruises

Holiday Hours Update: We are closed 11/21-11/24 and 12/24-12/26 to allow our employees to enjoy the holidays.  Other than those date, we are open daily Monday-Friday from 10 am till Dusk and Saturday-Sunday from 9 am till dusk weather permitting. Feel free to give us a call at 512-480-9264 if you have questions about weather.  Please stay home if you are sick.  CREDIT CARD ONLY – NO CASH PAYMENTS CURRENTLY

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:

Holiday Hours Update for 2022

We are closed 11/21-11/24 and 12/24-12/26 to allow our employees to enjoy the holidays.  Other than those date, we are open daily Monday-Friday from 10 am till Dusk and Saturday-Sunday from 9 am till dusk weather permitting. Feel free to give us a call at 512-480-9264 if you have questions about weather.  Please stay home if you are sick.  CREDIT CARD ONLY – NO CASH PAYMENTS CURRENTLY

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

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 can change their patterns any time of year. You will have the best opportunity to view the bats from the tour and will get great views and information of the surrounding area. This tour is very popular so book your tickets today! Learn more

DEPARTS NIGHTLY March through early November ~30 minutes before sunset. Adults: $13, Seniors: $10, Children: $8.

Reservations required: Book a Bat Cruise

Blue Starlite’s Capital Cruises Cinemas

  Capital Cruises is exited to partner with Blue Starlight Cinema to offer both on the water and waterfront cinema experiences! Our monthly on the water cinema cruise of Lady Bird Lake will show classics and new independent films as you sit on the upper deck of one of our vessels with the city floating by.  $35-$60 per person.  First screening 9/14/22 - Book your tickets here! We are also offering a weekly waterfront floating cinema with stationary platform seating and boat in options (with your own canoe/kayak).  $20-$40 per person.  First Screening 8/25/22 - Book your tickets here! Both options are offered privately as well for groups of 21 or more. See our quote generator to look at pricing.  
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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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Private Event

I recently booked with Capital Cruises for an end of year celebration with my elementary school staff. I booked a few months out from our party date and in that time between they had great communication with me to let me know exactly what I needed to do, and answered all of my questions within 24hrs. To say that “we had a blast” would be an understatement. The party was two days ago and I still have staff asking when the next one will be, or if we can get a boat twice a year now! All of this was in huge part of the amazing four-man staff that took us out that evening. We WILL book again and are very much looking forward to it already!

V. Valdes – End of Year Teacher Party 2022

Private Party

I would give this place five stars purely on the basis of how easy they were to work with, how wonderful the boat was, how much fun my guests had on this party, or how amazing the experience was and how badly I wish to do it again. But I definitely had to give them five stars when they literally saved my friend’s life! About halfway through our cruise one of my friends had a medical emergency and passed out. The crew was unbelievable. They took charge of the situation, coordinated with rescue services, and performed an emergency docking that literally saved my friend’s life. He’s alive today because of the quick thinking and bravery of the crew. I was worried if they could provide me a bartender who could mix drinks. Not only did he do an amazing job running a bar but he managed to hold the boat in place for paramedics. What other company has that level of crew? Just an absolutely amazing experience (for a reasonable price!) plus the added benefit of being crewed by actual heroes. Thanks Capital Cruises!

Daniel T – Private Party 2022