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Capital Cruises

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Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock, Austin, TX
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Batacular!

Every tourist to Austin should be sure to see the bats! It was so cool to watch them come out and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hpmicks
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Highland Park, Illinois
Wedding rehearsal dinner!

We used capital city cruises for our wedding rehearsal dinner and it was so much fun! We fit 118... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jocelyn B
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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 good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock, Austin, TX
South Austin
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Every tourist to Austin should be sure to see the bats! It was so cool to watch them come out and flood the sky. We booked our tickets online and paid for them ahead of time. Check in was quick and easy. I would recommend...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We used capital city cruises for our wedding rehearsal dinner and it was so much fun! We fit 118 guests of all ages on the boat and went out from 7-10 pm. The guests loved being on the water and seeing the bats! The sunset...More

Thank Jocelyn B
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Jocelyn, So glad we could be a part of your special event and thanks for taking the time to post! Hopefully we can get you all out again in the future!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative, great view of the bats, friendly staff, comfortable boats, good for families, Hyatt regency has a Starbucks inside, $5 to park close by

Thank Jason K
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Jason! We are glad you had a great time with us and look forward to getting you out on the lake in the future!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a great time on the bat tour boat. The host was very charismatic and had a lot of great fun facts. We will be doing this again in the future! 7-11 loves Capital Cruises!

Thank Avriel B
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Capital Cruises loves 7-11! Thanks for taking the time to post! We'll see you next time!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent way to see the incredible sight of the bats flying out after sunset from the Congress bridge. Also great views of the sunset. Entertaining commentary from the guide.

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

Thanks for the feedback Andy! So glad you enjoyed the tour! We hope to see you the next time you want to get out on the lake.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best viewing of the nightly bat flight with this boat tour company! The bats are having their babies right now, so we were warned that we might not see them as they have been coming out much later. We decided to go anyway...More

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

We are glad that the bats did not disappoint and that you are a bat fan (just like us!). Give us a call the next time you want to get out on the lake. Thanks again for taking the time to post!

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This is a great way to see the bats. Beck was a really good guide and knew loads about the bats as well as the other Austin sites - and was amusing. Much better than standing on the bridge. Highly recommend.

Thank PequotLady
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post! We will relay your review to Beck as our captains love the feedback. We hope to get you out on the water in the future!

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Nobody likes being forced to participate in inane activities during work events/conferences, which makes this a PERFECT end to a long day of meetings. It's unique to Austin, relaxing, and entertaining. Our guide was both hilarious and informative, the bats performed as expected, and my...More

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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Geri, So glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for the glowing review! As far as beverages, we do allow you to bring your own. Alternatively, we do offer private events that can include bar service and catering on our larger vessels which can also...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

It was a blast. It was a wonderful time. It was a good way to see the lake. I am excited to see the bats if a few months. We will recommend to everyone we know

Thank ChristinaPGL
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Christina, Glad you enjoyed the cruise on Mother's Day! We look forward to getting you out on the lake later in the year!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The tour is called a "Bat Cruise" (and Sunset Tour) so I was really looking forward to seeing the bats fly out for the evening. The boat went out in the opposite direction of the bridge at first and we were told about the city,...More

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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Denise, Thanks for the feedback and taking the time to post. We typically have the bat schedule down as well as anyone, but on occasion the bats do come out at slightly different times and by no means follow a set schedule. We always try...More

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Response from Linda L | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I can’t answer the question. We took tour boat.
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Well people brought their own on my trip.
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It does sell out, once it took 3 days before I could get tickets
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