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Capital Cruises

Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock, Austin, TX
+1 512-480-9264
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Excellent Batty Boat Ride!

The night we went, the bats weren't too active as it has been rainy in the area and they don't feed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JeremyinDetroit
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Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
Evening Bat Cruise

My daughter booked us on this inexpensive yet lovely cruise so that we might experience Austin's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
annaocc
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter booked us on this inexpensive yet lovely cruise so that we might experience Austin's bats leaving their nests under the Congress St. Bridge at dusk. The weather was perfect and the sunset was spectacular, as was the view of the City skyscrape. Our...More

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

Anna, Thanks for joining us! We are always glad to hear folks enjoy the evening out on the water! We'll see you next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 17 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 5 weeks 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 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!

Reviewed 6 September 2017 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 8 September 2017

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!

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