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Capital Cruises

Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock, Austin, TX
+1 512-480-9264
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Perfect evening!

This was a great way to entertain a few clients visiting from Germany. Not only did they get to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Samantha B
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Austin, Texas
Beautiful Cruise

I really enjoyed the boat ride on Lady Bird Lake and seeing the famous "bat bridge" butt even more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly6656
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Wernersville, Pennsylvania
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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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“bat cruise” (42 reviews)
“bat watching” (14 reviews)
“lady bird lake” (29 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is an awesome display of nature adapting to humans. It is well worth the price of admission. The volume of bats (upwards of 2 million!) was amazing. Our tour guide, Georgia, was funny, interesting, and knowledgeable. We are new residents of Austin and will...More

Thank David R
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

David, Glad to get you out on the lake and welcome to Austin! We will pass along your feedback to Georgia as she loves to hear how well her tour is received! Thanks again for choosing Capital Cruises! We'll see you next time.

Reviewed 15 September 2017

If you've never seen this, or even if you have, the bat cruise is a must-do when visiting Austin! I've never seen anything like it in my life and days later, I can't stop thinking about how magical it was! The whole experience was made...More

Thank Chelsea L
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Chelsea, Thanks so much for the glowing review! We really appreciate the feedback and are glad to know that we are providing a memorable experience for everyone. Please give us a call the next time you are in Austin!

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The boat tour was fantastic! Our guide(can't remember her name) was amazing with a lot of fun facts about the city. You could tell she was really passionate about Austin culture, animals and of course the bats! We got a great view of the bats!

Thank Bella1215
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Bella, Thanks so much for the kind words! I'll be sure to pass these along to our staff as they love the feedback! We look forward to getting you out on the lake in the future!

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