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Great Sunset Bat Cruise

This cruise was the perfect length for our five-year-old granddaughter with enough interesting... read more

Reviewed today
rdahl
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Victoria, Tx
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Batty 'bout BATS!

I've lived in Austin for 12 years and have seen the bats in many ways - it's a frequent request... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
zanlou
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Hutto, 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...more
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Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock, Austin, TX
South Austin
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Reviewed today via mobile

This cruise was the perfect length for our five-year-old granddaughter with enough interesting Austin trivia for the grownups to be entertained. The Congress Avenue Bridge Bats were very accommodating and put on a great show.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've lived in Austin for 12 years and have seen the bats in many ways - it's a frequent request from out of town visitors. Capital Cruises always provides a fantastic experience at an affordable price. Seeing the bats from the vantage point of a...More

Thank zanlou
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded today

So glad that you enjoy your experience with us! We will be sure to pass along your feedback to Captain Swan as all of our operators love the feedback! Thanks again for taking the time to post and we'll see you next time!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Capital Cruises is a very professional and highly-recommended organization and easily has my vote for the most impressive and informative bat-watching venues! Captain Rainer was completely knowledgeable and all things BAT and maintained our attention and the attention of our girl scout troop the entire...More

Thank Jennifer S
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to post Jennifer! We will certainly pass along your review to our team as they love the feedback! Thanks again and let us know the next time you want to get out on the water!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Capital Cruises' bat tour was a great way to see the bats and get a nice tour of the city along the lake. They were professional, friendly and informative. **Note, be advised that there can be bat poop a droppin' when so many of them...More

Thank Daisy S
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Daisy, Thanks for taking the time to post. We really appreciate the feedback and hope you will join us again next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time taking out of town guests on this tour. Our guide, Beck, was fantastic! He gave us a good history of many of the buildings in downtown Austin. He was funny and witty and made the tour quite pleasurable! Of course...More

Thank CTanner68
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post and we are so glad you enjoyed your time on the water with us! We always love the feedback so I will be sure to pass this along to Beck. Please keep us in mind the next time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this cruise was great. Easy online booking. Reminder of details through an email, and then the actual night. While waiting for the bats we cruised through the downtown area of Ladybird lake and were very interesting facts and trivia about the sights. Our...More

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

Thanks for taking a ride with us and expressing your satisfaction via posting . We love the feedback! See you next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the $10! Great experience, learned about the bats the building and a little bit of Austin! Highly recommend.

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

Cindy, Thanks for sharing your experience and taking the time to post! Please give us a call next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Great experience to see the bats, 8am they all start coming out & the Tour Guide was great giving lots of info on bats. Capital Cruises are organized well too.

Thank LISACALLAN1
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Lisa, Thanks for posting and sharing your experience! We are glad that you enjoyed it and hope to see you next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve done this cruise a few times and last night was the best it’s ever been. Apparently, July is a great time to see the bats. Our tour guide Laurie was great.

Thank Bianca B
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bianca, Thanks for coming to see us again! And you are correct, the best views are July, August, and September. Though we have good emergences all season (March-October), by far the hottest months are the best viewing. Thanks again and we'll see you next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the whole experience... the boat took us a little way up and down the river as we moved into position to watch the bats. We learned about the skyline around us and the history of the bat bridge and nightly flight. The...More

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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to post! Your feedback is appreciated and will be shared with the team. Please keep us in mind the next time you want to get out on the lake. See you soon!

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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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