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Paddle Boats, Donut Boats, and more

Boat Rentals on Lady Bird Lake

Capital Cruises offers a wide selection of rental boats. Our manually powered rentals include paddle boards, canoes, one-person and two-person kayaks, and swan pedal boats, ranging from $18.00-$40.00 per hour. Our motorized rentals are sporty electric launches for $100.00* per hour with a two hour minimum rental and accommodate groups of 10 or less.

Self-Operated Boat Rentals


Donut Boats

First Donut Boats in Texas! Capital Cruises is proud to offer “Donut Boat” rentals exclusively to Lady Bird Lake, putting you on the latest small group electric boat adventure for the ultimate Austin experience.
$100 per hour
Two-hour minumum rental
Up to 10 passengers

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Duffy Boat Rental

Available by reservation, you can get your party out on the water in one of our all-seasons, electric Duffy boats. Bring snacks and drinks or arrange for dinner for up to six people through us. Call for more info.
$100 per hour
Two-hour minimum rental
Up to 10 passengers

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Stand Up Paddleboards

Capital Cruises offers SUP boards on Lady Bird Lake, using Glide boards that are stable and easy for even the inexperienced paddler. Skip the lines at other facilities on the lake! Hop on the lake, and get in a core workout in a much more serene place than the gym.
$20 for one hour/$30 for two hours
Weight Limit: 225 Pounds
PLEASE NOTE: Boards must be returned to the dock prior to the departure of the bat cruise.

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Swan Pedal Boats

Get here early to rent the wildly popular swan pedal boats. Perfect for a relaxing afternoon on the water with a picnic lunch for two or for quenching the thirst that your young one has for pedal boating. Its kitschy charm makes for the perfect Instagram post.
Two-seater - $20 per hour
(Weight limit = 500 pounds)

Four-seater - $30 per hour
(Weight limit = 800 pounds)

Two-hour minimum rental after 5:00 PM

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Kayak Rental

The fastest and most efficient of our self-propelled watercraft. Get the well-rounded workout that you want from the gym but with much better scenery.
Single-person kayak - $18 per hour
Tandem kayak - $20 per hour
Two-hour minimum rental after 5:00 PM

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Canoe Rentals

Rent one of our wide and sturdy canoes, and explore Lady Bird Lake with the family or the dog. Bring a small cooler, a picnic basket, or your fishing gear.
$20 per hour
Two-hour minimum rental after 5:00 PM

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