Customer Testimonials


Wedding & Reception
“My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception aboard the Pride and Joy II this past weekend. The staff was so incredible and went above and beyond to make our day special – even to the point of finding some stashed forks when we forgot them for our cake! We had an unforgettable experience and cannot thank the staff at Capital Cruises enough for all of their hard work!”
C. Boatman – Wedding event 2021

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

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


“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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“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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“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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“Perfect graduation party! Nothing could have been better! Exceeded expectations! Our driver was so full of information, so helpful, so polite, and so much fun to be with! I was not sure how this would turn out, but we all said it was the best venue ever for a party! Great value too!”


“Our company had a great time on our Capital Cruise. Everyone LOVED it. When I asked how we were going to top it next year, not a single person had any idea and everyone agreed to make it our annual activity. We appreciate the upgrade to the larger boat – what an awesome surprise. The fajitas were great – and there was plenty of food for everyone and then some. Captain Josh was very kind and accommodating. It really couldn’t have gone better. THANK YOU!”


“Our crew were very friendly and had us in the right places on the river at just the right time for a fantastic sunset and the bats!
The on-board sound system was perfect for our playlist and really lent a party atmosphere to our cruise.
The food was delicious and there was plenty of it!
We and our clients couldn’t have been happier with our experience.”


“Best rehearsal dinner for my son’s wedding in Austin. We had 95 folks with fajitas for dinner. Food was great, Bats were right on time. Everyone had a blast and we got to know the bride’s family. I would recommend this to everyone.”