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Capital Cruises

Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock, Austin, TX
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Baby Bats

Had the best viewing of the nightly bat flight with this boat tour company! The bats are having... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
michagogo
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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Great Bat Cruise

This is a great way to see the bats. Beck was a really good guide and knew loads about the bats as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PequotLady
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock, Austin, TX
South Austin
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the best viewing of the nightly bat flight with this boat tour company! The bats are having their babies right now, so we were warned that we might not see them as they have been coming out much later. We decided to go anyway...More

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

We are glad that the bats did not disappoint and that you are a bat fan (just like us!). Give us a call the next time you want to get out on the lake. Thanks again for taking the time to post!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to see the bats. Beck was a really good guide and knew loads about the bats as well as the other Austin sites - and was amusing. Much better than standing on the bridge. Highly recommend.

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

Thanks for taking the time to post! We will relay your review to Beck as our captains love the feedback. We hope to get you out on the water in the future!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nobody likes being forced to participate in inane activities during work events/conferences, which makes this a PERFECT end to a long day of meetings. It's unique to Austin, relaxing, and entertaining. Our guide was both hilarious and informative, the bats performed as expected, and my...More

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

Geri, So glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for the glowing review! As far as beverages, we do allow you to bring your own. Alternatively, we do offer private events that can include bar service and catering on our larger vessels which can also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a blast. It was a wonderful time. It was a good way to see the lake. I am excited to see the bats if a few months. We will recommend to everyone we know

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

Christina, Glad you enjoyed the cruise on Mother's Day! We look forward to getting you out on the lake later in the year!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is called a "Bat Cruise" (and Sunset Tour) so I was really looking forward to seeing the bats fly out for the evening. The boat went out in the opposite direction of the bridge at first and we were told about the city,...More

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

Denise, Thanks for the feedback and taking the time to post. We typically have the bat schedule down as well as anyone, but on occasion the bats do come out at slightly different times and by no means follow a set schedule. We always try...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you‘re in Austin, you MUST do this Tour. The Tour Guide is really funny and gives a lot of information about the City, the skyline, the parks and buildings around the lake and of course, the bats. Fantastic views during the sunset and as...More

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

Jasmin, Thanks for being a fan and taking the time to comment! We love the feedback! Give us a call the next time you want to get out on the lake!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always take my guest here during the season April-Oct) Relaxing boat ride on Lady Bird Lake prior to stopping in the middle of Lady Bird Lake to watch the bats emerge. A must do when in Austin!

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

Paulette, Glad to have you out again on the lake! Thanks again for the review and give us a call next time you want to get out on the water!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very popular excursion so book ahead. Friendly, enthusiastic folks operating the venture. We had a grand time and the bats were magnificent. A little hard to find but call and they will talk you in. Would go again.

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

Candy, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review! Feedback is always appreciated and we are glad you enjoyed the experience. Give us a call the next time you want to get out on the lake,

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 April 18, 2018

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 April 19, 2018

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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I’m sorry I can’t answer the question. We took tour boat.
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