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Capital Cruises

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

This is an awesome display of nature adapting to humans. It is well worth the price of admission... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David R
Bat Cruise was AMAZING!

If you've never seen this, or even if you have, the bat cruise is a must-do when visiting Austin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chelsea L
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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 good19%
  • 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 5 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 6 days ago

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!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just used Capital Cruises for our pre-wedding meet and greet for 70 guests. Everything from the reservation process to the site visit to the event itself was perfect! The crew was extremely helpful in loading our food and beverage (they even provided the ice)...More

Thank Brian A
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Brian, Thanks so much for the kind words! We are happy we could be a part of such a special occasion! Please keep us in mind for the anniversary!

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We took the cruise on a suggestion from our hotel staff. Glad we did. The boat leaves the dock at just the right time to cruise under the bridge and arrive in a nice spot not too far from it. If you want to see...More

Thank coldsooner
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thanks for the kind words! We agree, it is the best seat in the house! Please keep us in mind the next time you want to get out on the lake!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is the second time I have used Capital Cruises, it was great again. You must book online as I didn't see any opportunity for just walk-up business, as they were booked . The check-in process was simply, show up 30 minutes before your cruise,...More

1  Thank renahammerness
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thanks for the review and tips for our future guests! We will make sure to pass along your kind words to Beck as all of our captains love the feedback! Thanks for taking a ride with us again!

Reviewed 7 August 2017

We took our school-aged grandchildren on this adventure recently. (It was easily booked online) They were enthralled, as we all were! It was as though the bats were perfectly scripted. The scout bats came out first, a few minutes earlier than usual, eventually followed by...More

Thank shermanparents
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks for the glowing review! The bats are putting on their best shows of the year and we are glad to have taken you out to see them. Keep us in mind for next time!

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this one hour tour. Timing was great, as bats were early that night. They did fly over us, so don't wash your hair first or wear your favorite things. Tyrone was a good tour guide, he took us farther down the lake after...More

Thank OriginalYouth
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thanks for joining us with your family on the nightly tour and we love the feedback! We are glad that we could show you the lake and look forward to getting you out next time!

Reviewed 2 August 2017

I recently had the opportunity to go on a "bat cruise," on Lady Bird Lake in Austin. It was an absolutely delightful experience. Our bat expert of the evening, Raynor, was full of fun facts about bats and about Austin. I have done this many...More

1  Thank eellis2015
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thanks so much for the glowing review! I will certainly pass this along to Rainer as our captains love the feedback! Thanks again and let us know when you want to get out on the lake again!

Reviewed 2 August 2017

A great experience, especially for the kids. It is fairly easy to find and parking is available. The people were very friendly and did a great job of explaining why the bats were there and other information about the bats and were very good at...More

Thank Drew C
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thanks for the feedback Drew! Please keep us in mind the next time you want to get out on the lake!

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