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 […]

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. […]

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.  For reservations, call (512) 480-9264 Capital Cruises will be closed on the following days: November 22nd-25th and December 24 […]

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.