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Capital Cruises

Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock, Austin, TX
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Holy Bat Cruise!!

Ok, best value ever. $10 for a night cruise in Lake Lady Bird, taking in some Austin tidbits and a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
plz2meatu
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florida
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Great Bat Tour!

I would have never thought that I would enjoy something called a bat tour! We went on Sunday night... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy J
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock, Austin, TX
South Austin
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok, best value ever. $10 for a night cruise in Lake Lady Bird, taking in some Austin tidbits and a beautiful skyline before over 1 Million bats take flight for a night of buffet insect dining. Great time!

1  Thank plz2meatu
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed our tour! We look forward to getting you out on the lake in the future!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have never thought that I would enjoy something called a bat tour! We went on Sunday night and the weather was perfect and our captain did a fantastic job! She was so knowledgeable about the lake, the area, the wildlife and in particular...More

Thank Kathy J
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kathy, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our tour. Our captains love the feedback and it makes us happy when patrons enjoy the lake and the tour as much as we do! Give us a call next time!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took some out of town relatives on the Austin Lady Bird Lake bat cruise provided by Capital Tours and it was excellent. Parking is nearby and inexpensive ($5). Our tour guide on the comfortable little boat we boarded was enthusiastic and full of knowledge...More

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

Thanks so much for the review! We hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our bat tour last night. Our boat driver was very informative and shows his love for Austin. Great value!

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

Maria, We are so happy you enjoyed the experience! Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback! We hope to get you out on the water again in the future!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little trip out onto lake with interesting details pointed out by our very entertaining and knowledgeable guide, Captain Swan. Then the highlight: the emergence of the free-tailed Mexican bats from Congress bridge. What an amazing sight as literally thousands fly out swirling into the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bat viewing boat was great! We toured on lake, had information about Lady Bird Lake, Austin, wildlife and of course the bats. Reservations ahead are needed. I rode in open small flat bottom boat. It was fun!!

Thank Russ and Ann A
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Russ and Ann, Thanks so much for your feedback and review! So glad that you enjoyed the tour and we hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cruise last night in Austin. It was a little chilly, but it's still early in the season. Our guide Georgia was amazingly energetic, passionately knowledgeable, and even dressed up like a bat! She's a member of BCI (Bat Conservation International), so I doubt you'll...More

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

Ashley, Thanks for the glowing review! We love the feedback and will certainly pass this along to Georgia and the staff. We are so happy that you enjoy what we do. Please keep us in mind the next time you want to get out on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Capital Cruises for our son and daughter-in-law’s rehearsal dinner. They live in Round Rock and we live in Eastern North Carolina. The initial booking was made in October for the April event. Reservations were clear and easily amended to suit our needs even...More

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

So glad we could be a small part in your special celebration! We did our best to make the weather cooperate as well ;) We hope you'll come back and visit for an anniversary in the future! Best wishes to the new bride and groom!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the VERY best way to experience the bats. The boat was one level. Easy on easy off and everyone could easily see the spectacle no matter where you sat on the boat. AMAZING! Tour guide was fabulous too and gave a lot of...More

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

Colleen, Thanks for the kind words! Our captains love the feedback and we love that you your experience exceeded your expectation. We hope you'll come back and see us in the future!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in bats, this is the tour for you! We took an hour tour with Capitol Cruises at dusk and got to see 750,000 bats fly out from under a bridge. Not something you can see in most places, so was a...More

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

Lisa, glad you enjoyed the tour! Give us a call the next time you want to get out on the lake!

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Response from Linda L | Reviewed this property |
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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