Have you ever thought about getting married on a boat? Maybe a rehearsal party or birthday party? If you’re wedding party size is more on the intimate side, this option may be perfect. For out-of-towners, this would be such a fun and unique experience to give them…not that you’re planning your wedding around them but just sayin’.

I recently had the pleasure of attending Capital Crusie’s bat tour as well as their intimate canopied boat cruise. Let’s start with the bat tour; as a born and raised Austinite, I found out I still didn’t know a lot about this beautiful city. Throughout the hour-long tour, the tour guide was very entertaining as well as informative – a great time for your out-of-towner’s or just because you’ve never done it before. The entire cruise was absolutely beautiful; the Austin skyline, surrounding nature, the lake, turtles, dogs playing in and out of the water and, finally, the bats!

Along with Austin’s reputation for live music, it’s also known for the Congress bridge bats. I won’t give you too many details because you’ll have to experience it for yourself BUT, there are over 1 million bats residing under that bridge! If you haven’t experienced this amazing visual, you need to. Bats do SO much for our eco-system making it quite a privilege to have them reside in our hometown – take the tour to find out exactly what I’m talking about. 😉

Okay, now let’s talk a bit about the intimate boat ride; this particular boat seats up 10 people and has a canopy with pull down clear windows so no matter what time of year it is, this crazy Texas weather won’t rain on your parade. This would be a great idea for an intimate date (also a beautiful proposal! hint hint, wink wink) or a nice relaxing time with friends and family. Food is allowed on the boat so take your sammiches and cocktails and relax. (Sighs)

Now, if you’re looking to hold your wedding, wedding rehearsal, corporate outing, bachelor/bachelorette party, or family reunion, Capital Cruise’s flagship vessel can accommodate up to 140 people – why not say “I do” in such a relaxing setting?! Capital Crusie’s also offers swan rentals (yes, a huge paddling swan!), kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, so regardless if you want to propose to your awesome significant other, party with friends or just relax, they have something fun for you.

Written by Marie Vargas

Marie Vargas