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Capital Cruises

Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock, Austin, TX
+1 512-480-9264
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Great experience with lots to learn

I booked the sunset tour with Capital Cruises and although there were no bats at all (high season... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Silvia E
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Karlsruhe, Germany
Fun time

We had a great time w Georgia. She was funny and knowledgeable. Weather not optimal, but she still... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Alicia R
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Capital Cruises offers a selection of services for any lake event or activity on Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin. Not only do we offer our famous nightly sunset/bat watching excursion, we also specialize in dinner cruises and private events for all occasions. Looking for something a little more physical? Come down and rent a canoe, kayak, stand up paddle board, swan pedal boat, or an electric boat.With our all electric fleet and the beautiful backdrop of Austin's skyline on Lady Bird Lake, Capital Cruises is the ultimate Austin Experience!
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  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock, Austin, TX
South Austin
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+1 512-480-9264

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the sunset tour with Capital Cruises and although there were no bats at all (high season is between mid July and mid August), it was just great. Our host Britney took care of the small group and told us a lot about the...More

Thank Silvia E
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the glowing review Silvia! We hope you will think of us the next time you want to get out on the lake in Austin!

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great time w Georgia. She was funny and knowledgeable. Weather not optimal, but she still took me and my 3 friends out as we were visiting from out of town. Everyone was courteous and accommodating. Recommended!

Thank Alicia R
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Alicia, Thanks for the feedback! I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Georgia as she loves to hear that people lover her tour! Thanks again and give us a call the next time you want to get out on the lake!

Reviewed 2 December 2017

We could not be happier with how our event turned out! From the beginning of the planning process to the end of the night, Capital Cruises rolled out the red carpet for us and made everything special. We hosted approximately 45 people for our Halloween...More

Thank Madison M
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Madison, Thanks for the kind words! We were happy to have you! I will be sure to pass along this review to all of our staff as well as Ryan as we all love the feedback! Thanks again and keep us in mind for your...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017

This was a great way to entertain a few clients visiting from Germany. Not only did they get to see Austin's beautiful skyline at sunset, but also experienced a great show of bats flying out from the bridge and towards the trees. Georgia, our captain...More

Thank Samantha B
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Samantha, Thanks for the great review! We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Georgia as she loves the feedback! Thanks again and we'll see you next time!

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the boat ride on Lady Bird Lake and seeing the famous "bat bridge" butt even more so I enjoyed seeing the beautiful skyline especially when it was all lit up at night.

Thank Kelly6656
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Kelly, Thanks so much for the feedback! Glad we could show you around a bit on the water and hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 26 October 2017

I enjoyed our time on the boat ride, especially the white egrets in the tree along the river. The guide was informative and the viewing angle from the boat exceptional. Ialso enjoy layering the bat experience with walking along the water and listening and watching...More

Thank Allyson O
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Allyson, Thanks so much for the kind words about the views from the boat. Give us a call the next time you want to get out on the lake!

Reviewed 6 October 2017

The night we went, the bats weren't too active as it has been rainy in the area and they don't feed every night in the swarm they usually do. The driver of the boat was very knowledgeable about the city and gave some great insight...More

Thank JeremyinDetroit
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Jeremy, Thanks for choosing Capital Cruises! We are glad your experience was a good one even though the bats did not put on their usual show. We look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 1 October 2017

A nice little cruise up and down the river, the tour guide was enthusiastic and informative. He positioned us well to watch the bats - at first, a few trickled down and I was disappointed..... then all of a sudden, thousands and thousands of bats...More

Thank cpakjjos
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The boat ride itself was nothing special.. saw some cool graffiti , got history on some buildings we had wondered about...but there was a nice breeze and our guide was helpful...this was just a end if the day boat ride....BUT...The bat flight was amazing. I'm...More

Thank Kristi L
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Kristi, Thanks for the feedback! Give us a call the next time you want to come out see the bat emergence!

Reviewed 23 September 2017

This was a great way to watch the bats in Austin. Being able to watch from the river without all the crowds was great. We were taken up and down the river at first for a short introduction to the city and then to watch...More

Thank ashleyp161
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Ashley, We agree, the view from the water is the best! Give us a call the next time you want to get out on the lake! Thanks again!

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It does sell out, once it took 3 days before I could get tickets
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