Austin, Texas is a beautiful city filled with amazing sites and fabulous entertainment. In addition to incredible shops, restaurants, and theaters, the city offers a variety of interesting outdoor activities for all of its nature lovers. One stunning spot is Lady Bird Lake, named after the former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson.
Lady Bird Lake is a top recreational spot in Austin and is surrounded by beautiful parks and lovely trails. One of the best ways to enjoy Lady Bird Lake is by boat. Capital Cruises offers a variety of boat rentals to help you enjoy your day on the lake. You'll spend the afternoon taking in the beauty of the phenomenal Austin skyline and sights like Barton Creek, Zilker Park, and the Congress Avenue Bridge.
Capital Cruises has both manual and motorized boats to fit your needs. Manual boats include stand-up paddleboards, swan pedal boats, canoes, and kayaks. The swan pedal boats are especially popular. Motorized boats are self-driven electric vessels and include the Duffy 21', Longhorn 21', and Duffy 16'. All of the motorized boats have AM/FM/CD stereos with auxiliary hook-up for smartphones so that you can enjoy your favorite tunes while relaxing on board. Both 21' boats have an enclosable cabin that can be warmed with a heater in inclement weather.
One of the most unique experiences offered is the bat cruise--book this to view a truly marvelous sight. Every summer evening, the world's largest urban bat colony takes flight over one of the busiest areas in the city. You'll be amazed as you watch 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats fill the Austin sky. Bat cruises run from March-October. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about the delightful Lady Bird Lake and other wonderful outdoor activities in Austin.Back to Blog List