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208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX78704

Treat yourself to an idyllic boat ride on Lady Bird Lake with Capital Cruises Austin! Not only will you be treated to a one-of-a-kind perspective of the lake's surroundings, but you'll also glide past an array of noteworthy sights, including the picturesque Boardwalk. As the boat glides along, you'll be mesmerized by the stunning views of the Austin skyline, perfectly framed by the serene waters of the lake. This is an experience not to be missed!

Hop On A Cruise To See Lady Bird Lake And More!

What to Know

We have partnered with Capital Cruises to provide you with a tranquil boat tour that will leave you longing for more! Established in 1991, Capital Cruises has been ever since providing tourists with the ultimate Austin experience with its sightseeing tours! This company boasts an internationally famous tour — the bat cruise where you can see the largest urban bat colony gather over the Congress Avenue Bridge! 

Your boat will depart 30 minutes before sunset and you can enjoy the surreal sight of bat emergence against a gorgeous twilight for an hour. This will truly be one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles you'll ever get to see in your life! This public tour is available from March through mid-November but there are lots of options for customizations so you can get a truly VIP experience.

How to Get There

Capital Cruises boasts its all-electric boat fleet on 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, which you can easily reach by car. But the best way to get there is by booking a VIP Private Tour of Austin that will take care of everything for you — from pick-up to drop-off and from luxury transportation to admission fees! You will get to explore other areas of interest as well such as Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, Texas Capitol, and more!

Best Time to Visit

You can take this ultimate boat ride whenever you want as it's open year-round! However, we recommend you plan your trip when the weather is pleasant enough to enjoy a sightseeing cruise!


Introducing the ultimate way to explore the Highland Lakes of Austin - with the premier cruise company in town. This company offers a variety of excursions that showcase the natural beauty and rich history of the area. Whether you're in the mood for a leisurely sightseeing tour or an action-packed adventure, they have something for everyone.

Step aboard one of their luxurious boats and take in the breathtaking views of the lakes and hills, while listening to the knowledgeable commentary of the experienced guides. Whether you're a local or a tourist, this cruise company is sure to provide a memorable and unique experience on the Highland Lakes of Austin.


Come sail aboard this largest all-electric boat fleet on the Highland Lakes! Our boats are docked on the picturesque shores of Lady Bird Lake, also known as Town Lake, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 208 Barton Springs Road in Austin, Texas.

We invite you to join us for a leisurely lunch or dinner cruise, where you'll take in the stunning views of the lake while enjoying a delicious meal. Our boats are also the perfect setting for special occasions, such as weddings. Additionally, we are internationally famous for tourists' favorite sunset bat-watching tour where you can witness the spectacular sight of hundreds of bats emerging from under the Congress Avenue Bridge — home of the largest urban bat colony!

For those looking to celebrate, we offer open-air and other party boat services that are sure to make any event unforgettable. And for groups and corporate outings, Capital Cruises provides the ultimate alternative to traditional team-building activities. With our fleet of electric boats, we offer a unique and exciting way to bring your team together. Come experience the beauty of Lady Bird Lake and the Highland Lakes with Capital Cruises. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!


Capital Cruises, established in 1991, is an iconic presence on the Highland Lakes. This company boasts a rich history as the largest all-electric boat fleet providing its tourists with many sightseeing cruises. Based on the picturesque shores of Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX, the company offers a range of services including lunch and dinner cruises, party & wedding events services, world-renowned bat-watching excursions, and group and corporate outings.