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Public Holiday Cruises

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For those looking for the ideal venue from which to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July, call Capital Cruises for special holiday pricing. All of our vessels can be reserved for the occasion, so however large your group size may be, we have a boat to accommodate you.

Public cruises to see the fireworks open up the Monday prior to July 4th and are subject to vessel availability. If you would like to be added to a waitlist to be contacted if the cruise opens for a public tour, please give us a call.

Now booking private events on our larger vessels and taking rental reservations for canoes, kayaks, and swan pedal boats. Watch the bats emerge from the Congress Avenue Bridge, then catch the fireworks from the best seat in the house. Call 512-480-9264 today to reserve.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Lady Bird Lake, enjoy an evening sunset cruise and views of Austin’s skyline. Cruise includes complimentary adult beverages with various sweet treats while we cruise Lady Bird Lake. Enjoy the climate-controlled lower level or the open-air upper deck (with outdoor fireplace) accompanied by acoustic tunes compliments of Gabriel Borg.

  • Time: 5:00 PM 7:00 PM (Private cruises still available; call for details)
  • Pricing: $90.00 per couple total (includes tax and gratuity; $45.00 each)
  • Menu: Complimentary wine and various sweet treats.
  • Online Reservations: Click Here for Online Reservations and select tour type “V-Day” to purchase tickets. Advanced reservations required. Call 512-480-9264 for more information.

Celebrate Mother’s Day on Lady Bird Lake and enjoy a buffet lunch catered by the The Four-Diamond Hyatt Regency Hotel. Use the Austin skyline as a background for your family photos. #capitalcruises #mothersday

  • Sunday, May 12, 2024 – Limited table seating.
  • Time: TBD
  • Pricing: Adults: $(come back for pricing in April of 2024) Kids: $(come back for pricing) (ages 3-12). Price includes tax and gratuity
  • Menu: The Hyatt’s famous Deluxe Fajitas with complimentary dessert and mimosas.
  • Online Reservations: Click Here for Online Reservations and select tour type “Mother’s Day Lunch Event” to purchase tickets. Advanced reservations required. Call 512-480-9264 for more information.

Join us for a 1-hour Public New Year’s Eve Tour with Fireworks at midnight. The cruise will show you lights from the city, as well as a view of the Fireworks at midnight from the water. $20.00/seat. No food or beverage service offered, but feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks.  Departs at 11:30pm 12/31/23 and check-in starts at 11 pm.

Boat: Sunset Bat Watching Boat

  • Group Size:  54 passengers
  • Theater-style seating 
  • Provides views of the City skyline as well as the fireworks from the lake
  • No restrooms available on the boat during the tour

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We host special public cruises for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, July 4th, and New Year’s Eve. These are the only times of year in which we host a public cruises on our flagship, the Pride & Joy II. Call 512-480-9264 for pricing and booking information. Event details and catering vary.