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Capital Cruises

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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 2 weeks ago

I have done this boat tour many times over the past years (with friends, family members, visitors...). It never fails to disappoint. If you're in the city for just a few days or if you've been here for years and never done the tour, you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post and express your appreciation for our tours! We’ll see you next time!

Reviewed November 16, 2018

We are vacationing here in Austin and were looking for something memorable to do for my wife's birthday - so we signed up for the sunset cruise. It was a clear, but cool day and when we got to the boat, we found out my...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2018

Thanks for showing your appreciation of our tours! We will certainly pass along your review to Georgia as all of our captains love the feedback! Thanks again and see you next time!

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Was due to go on the bat cruise with Capital last Tuesday (17th October) however this was cancelled due to the rain. One good thing I will say however is that I found the company very professional in the fact that they emailed me on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

So sorry we were unable to get you out on the water. We have had record rain this October as well as historic flooding. Unfortunately we are have been closed since the 17th and remain closed due to this. Hopefully the weather will cooperate next...More

Reviewed October 18, 2018

I took my family of 10 to view the bats. We really enjoyed the tour, our guide was clever and she enjoyed talking about Austin and the bats. She positioned the boat for the best vantage point to see the stream of bats, those on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thanks for posting and sharing your experience! The vantage point from the water is the only way to see them when we are in a wet weather pattern. Give us a call next time!

Reviewed October 11, 2018

We had a wonderful time on the sunset bat cruise. We saw plenty of bats - and people watching the bats, but so much more. Seeing the sun come down over Austin, from the river, was lovely. Well worth the modest cost.

Date of experience: October 2018
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thanks for showing your appreciation of our tours and for taking the time to post! We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed October 1, 2018

I had 20 prepaid tickets for our family. We could not even be together on the same boat. No one said there were 2 boats. When it came time to see the bats, we couldn't see much...only fluttering wings under a red light shining on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post Jean. Sorry your group was not able to sit together. Since seating is first come first serve, it is imperative that larger groups arrive right at check in which is all mentioned in the check in procedures sent...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Visiting from Oregon and took our daughter and grandson who live in the Austin area. Fun tour of the river, giving us some of the history of the area and river. It was fun seeing and hearing the bats. A bit long for an active...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks for posting Ray! We are happy that you enjoyed the tour and hope to get you out on the water the next time you come to Austin!

Reviewed September 28, 2018

I just want to thank you all for a wonderful bat watching experience last night! I brought 10 residents from our assisted living home and they treated them with such kindness. Michael and Brittney were super helpful assisting three of our wheelchair residents on and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post your recommendation for our tours! We will be sure to relay your kind works to Michael and Britney as all of our staff loves to get feedback! Please keep us in mind the next time you want to...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018

Capital cruises have a dock next to the Hyatt Regency on the south side of the river in Austin. They go out in the early evening for a cruise on the river and you get to watch the bats when they come out at sunset...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post! We really appreciate the feedback and hope we can get you out on the water next time!

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Bat cruise was fantastic. I’d go to Austin just to see this. The tour guide explained everything and it was great to see the bats from the water. There was a large crowd of people on the bridge which was fun to see too. You...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KarenG515
CapitalCruises, Owner at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Karen, Thanks so much for taking the time to express your joy for our tour! We really appreciate the feedback! Give us a call the next time you are in Austin!

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lizzysparks
September 27, 2018|
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Response from SB1114 | Reviewed this property |
Stupid spellcheck – – I should know to read more carefully before pushing send. The deck on our boat was open
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maria_rn
April 8, 2018|
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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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Tylden T
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Well people brought their own on my trip.
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