Holiday Brunch Cruises

We are offering three different options when it comes to Holiday Brunch Cruises. 

The Brunch Boat with Buddy the Elf

First we passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gumdrops, and then we cruised Lady Bird Lake!

Once again we’ve teamed up with 365 Things Austin, Capital Cruises and many of our other local businesses friends for our second annual season of…
The Brunch Boat with Buddy the Elf!

Join us for this tradition that makes us smile, smiling’s our favorite!


During this two hour, all inclusive, boat cruise we’ll sip on specialty seasonal cocktails, enjoy food from favorite local restaurants and dance to holiday music spun by our resident DJ on the boat’s upper deck.  In addition you’ll get to…

  • Hang out and take pictures with our Buddy the Elf impersonator, you may even see Jovie, Santa or a Narwhal on Board!
  • Compete in our Elf Challenges
  • Indulge in “Buddy’s Sundae Funday” Station
  • Pose for a Photo at our Mistletoe Photo Booth 
  • Participate in one of our Give Back Opportunities with Austin Pets Alive & other local charities!
  • Join the Costume Contest

We elves try to stick to the SEVEN main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, syrup, VIA 313 Pizza, Breakfast Tacos, Chips & Salsa

All of this for only $49pp (including food & beverage)!  

Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggin, get your tickets for The Brunch Boat with Buddy the Elf before we sell out!


Non-alcoholic Beverages Included

*We cannot accommodate food allergies, but guests are welcome to BYOFood & Beverage (no glass, please) 

Drag Queen Caroling Cruise

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear…& that’s exactly what we’ll be doing on the Deep Eddy Vodka Drag Queen Caroling Cruise!

Grab your family and friends, throw on some holiday attire and join us as we “double-deck the halls”!  It’s the perfect way to see our beautiful city with locals and visitors while sharing Holiday cheer with all Austinites!

This two-hour ride on Capital Cruises double decker boat on Lady Bird Lake featuresperformances and sing-a-longs of Holiday favorites with our Drag Queen, the feisty and fabulous Colleen Deforrester.  We’ll have our resident DJ alongside her mixing holiday beats.  Colleen will perform a few numbers on her own and we’ll all join in with her for other holiday favorites.  We’ll have caroling songbooks for those that don’t remember the lyrics!

On Board We’ll Also Feature…

Happy Noon Year Cruise

A Special Golden Oldies theme with retro music spun by our resident DJ and festive decorations on the boat!

  • Champagne Toast at NOON! 
  • Open Bar with Local Favorite Cocktails and Beer
  • Special Three Course VIA 313 Holiday Buffet
  • Non-Alcohlic Beverages from Waterloo Sparkling Water & High Brew Coffee
  • A Photo Booth!
  • Costume Contest!  Festive Gold Attire Encouraged, it can be as casual, funky, festive or fancy as you’d like!