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Capital Cruises. From March through October, this downtown-based company offers nightly bat-watching cruises from an electric paddlewheel boat, along with sightseeing, dinner, and lunch cruises on Lady Bird Lake. Cruise prices vary, but start at $8 for adults. Charters are available. The company also rents canoes, pedal boats, and kayaks beginning at $10 an hour, and Duffy electric launches (seating up to 10) beginning at $45 an hour. 208 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX. 512/480–9264. www.capitalcruises.com.
Lone Star Riverboat. This double-decker paddlewheel riverboat sails every evening for hour-long bat-watching cruises March through October, and every weekend for 1½-hour sightseeing cruises. Tours are $8 or $9. Docked on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake between the Hyatt hotel and South First Street Bridge, Austin, TX. 512/327–1388. www.lonestarriverboat.com.
Daybreak Boat Rentals & Golf Park. On Lake Travis, Daybreak rents pontoons, ski boats, and waverunners, plus a party boat. Hourly prices begin at $55 for pontoons, $75 for ski boats, and $135 for a party boat (including captain). Ask about discounts for longer rentals. 5171 Hi-Line, Austin, TX. 512/266–2176. www.daybreakboatrentals.com.
Lakeway Marina. Adjacent to the Lakeway Resort and Spa, this marina on Lake Travis rents ski boats, pontoon boats, and waverunners. Hourly rates begin at $75 for pontoon boats and waverunners and $80 for ski boats; ask about discounts for longer rentals. Also available are fishing guides, beginning at $225 for two people for four hours. The marina is open daily. 103A Lakeway Dr., Austin, TX, 78734. 512/261-7511. www.lwmarina.biz.
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