Capital Cruises

Capital Cruises has been your choice for the ultimate Austin experience since 1991! We offer public tours, bat watching, cruises, private events, and more!

When you're looking for a variety of recreation opportunities on Lady Bird Lake, look no further than Capital Cruises. For more than 26 years, we've been your premier boat tour agency in Austin, TX, offering numerous options for fun and relaxation. Whether you're looking for an intimate couples' cruise around the lake, an evening out on a party boat with friends or co-workers, or individual boat a


Did you know we offer an exclusive Donut Boat designed to accommodate up to 10 people? It's an ideal pick for family outings, friendly get-togethers, and cozy celebrations. Just hop in and set sail on a joyride.


From paddleboards to kayaks -- we offer a collection of water vehicles for you to pick and choose from. Whether you seek the calmness of the lake or wish for a robust workout session, we've got you covered.


Our journey began back in 1991, fueled by a love for aquatic adventures. The past years have been extraordinary, creating countless memorable moments at Lady Bird Lake. Here's to more adventures ahead. Secure us for your private event.


Did you know? Our electric fleet, the largest in Highland Lakes, enhances the ultimate Austin experience -- while ensuring the peace and tranquility of Mother Nature is preserved. Stay tuned for our weekend sightseeing tours, coming soon. Visit to learn more!


Setting off on our electric boat tours, we absolutely love hearing your unforgettable experiences. Did you have a favorite moment from your last visit with us? Reflect on your journey and let us in on your secret favorites. Every story is a gem for us.


Since 1991, we at Capital Cruises have been crafting unique boating experiences like swan paddle boats for the people of Austin. Sailing the serene waters of the Highland Lakes, we strive to deliver the ultimate experience with our distinctive services and friendly atmosphere.


Planning a memorable event? Imagine a birthday party, rehearsal dinner, or corporate event on the water with the scenic Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin as your backdrop. We cater to all your planning needs.


Our all-electric boats not only ensure a quiet, relaxing ride but also contribute to preserving the beauty of Lady Bird Lake. Join us for an eco-friendly cruise or rental today.


Join us in reminiscing about your favorite experiences with our swan paddle boats. Get a taste of Austin Adventures as we reminisce about your favorite memories. Share your experiences in the comments below.


As we celebrate our 33rd year showing Austin off from the water, we want to offer big thank you to all our guests over the years for their trust and love in our unique events on the lake! Create your unique experience this year!


Since we set sail in 1991, our main goal has been to create unforgettable experiences on the Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin. From paddleboarding adventures to bat-watching tours, each moment has been memorable and eco-friendly. Let's set sail for more exciting journeys ahead.


Did you know Austin is home to the world's largest urban bat colony? Bat Watching season is from March through October, and the season is approaching. Join us for an enlightening bat-watching tour and learn more about these fascinating creatures.


Looking to plan a unique and unforgettable event? Visit our website at and explore our customized packages for private parties, corporate events, or romantic dinner cruises.


Remember that romantic sunset dinner cruise or that exhilarating bat-watching tour? We want to hear about memorable moments you've lived with us. Share your story in the comments below. And, may we create many more together.


We're looking for our favorite moments on Lady Bird Lake! Please share your experiences of your most memorable outing with us in the comments -- was it a serene solo kayak trip, or a fun-filled paddleboard session? We'd love to see your adventures!


Glide across Lady Bird Lake on our swan paddle boats and behold Austin from a unique perspective. These boats offer a stable, relaxing ride. Be the captain of your own swan.


Embrace the season of renewal with a peaceful paddleboard session or a friendly kayak race on Lady Bird Lake. Hop into one of our paddle crafts and make this season memorable.


Visit our website to explore the exciting escapades we offer, from paddleboards, sunset tours, and even NYE fireworks tours! Planning your next event? Find all the details you need at


Our commitment to unforgettable experiences has earned us a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor from 2015-2019. Trust us at Capital Cruises to make your next event spectacular. Discover more about our awards and services.


Since '91, we've navigated much more than just the waters of Lady Bird Lake. Our journey is a tapestry woven with the threads of Austin's spirit. Make your own favorite Capital Cruise memory.


Did you know? Austin's beloved Lady Bird Lake has a fascinating history and is a crucial part of our city's ecotourism. We ensure that our electric boats protect its natural beauty. Learn more about our eco-friendly practices at Capital Cruises on our website at


Tell us about your golden hour on our daily Sunset Tour-- did the sky's fiery hues inspire you, or did you experience a moment of tranquility? Share your sunset stories with us in the comments below.


Whether you're a pro or a first-time paddler, our rentals provide an unforgettable experience surrounded by Austin's natural beauty. Visit to reserve your watercraft and embark on a thrilling aquatic journey.


There's nothing like a fiery Texas sunset reflected in a lake- except experiencing it on a boat! Join our daily sunset tour and catch the magic with us.


Enjoy the views of Lady Bird lake with Capital Cruises, Austin's ultimate water destination. We're here to make your lakeside dreams come true with private dinner cruises, bat-watching tours, incredible sunset sightseeing, and more. Let our experienced team guide you on an unforgettable Austin adventure!


Why choose Capital Cruises? We provide high-quality boats, an experienced servicing team, and a chance to cater from the Four-Diamond Hyatt Regency Hotel to make your day on the water unforgettable!


Experience Austin's beauty like never before with Capital Cruises' enchanting sunset tours. Set sail on Lady Bird Lake and soak in the stunning hues of the Texas sunset while enjoying our fun and friendly atmosphere.


What’s your favorite way to enjoy Austin’s water? Paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, or taking a scenic ride on our iconic swan paddle boats? Let us know in the comments below!


Our daily sunset tours will forge an unforgettable memory for you! Set sail with us and cherish the sheer beauty of Austin under the hues of the setting sun.


Explore the ultimate Austin experience with us at Capital Cruises! We've been creating memorable water-based adventures for locals and tourists since 1991. From private dinner cruises to fun bat-watching tours, paddleboarding, kayak, and swan paddle boat rentals, and our signature daily sunset tour, we make every moment count.

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Austin, TX

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