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Capital Cruises

Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock, Austin, TX
+1 512-480-9264
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Congress Bridge Bats

This is the second time I have used Capital Cruises, it was great again. You must book online as I... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
renahammerness
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Austin, Texas
Streams of Bats at Sunset!!

We took our school-aged grandchildren on this adventure recently. (It was easily booked online... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
shermanparents
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Sherman, Texas
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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!
  • Excellent74%
  • 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 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 1 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!

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The kids said it was the best time ever. Got to see the bats and our guide gave us great information about the bats and the area. Highly recommend! I felt sorry for the people standing on the bridge who didn't have as good of...More

Thank shannon c
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Shannon, Thanks for the great review. We agree with you, the water is the best place to watch! Hope to get you out on the lake in the future!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

renting a kayak to watch the bats was so reasonably priced ($10). the staff here are super frienly. the bats are incredible. definitely a great experience

1  Thank Bailey P
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Bailey, Glad we were able to show you a great experience! Thanks again and let us know when we can get you out on the lake again!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We took our grandson to see the bats on their nightly exodus from underneath the Congress St. bridge. We purchased our tickets online, then arrived really early. We were told t that we could come back and line up 30min. early, but our grandson was...More

Thank Ruphue
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Ruphue, Thanks for the great feedback! Give us a call next time you want to get out on the lake!

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I was a little skeptical to book this blindly. I wanted something different for my boyfriends birthday. I have to say it was the best experience ever! It was absolutely gorgeous. I booked my time slot from 7:15pm to 9:15pm when the tempature was perfect....More

1  Thank SR728
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed your private dinner for two on the water! Thanks again for the feedback! Give us a call next time you want to get out on the water!

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This was such a great experience! Our guide (Meagan?) was awesome! They do a great job describing the sights buildings wildlife and of course the bats!

Thank Willwill99
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Glad we could show you around a bit! Let us know 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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