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Rio San Antonio Cruises

Downtown, San Antonio, TX
+1 210-244-5700
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Great tour

My husband and I were vacationing in San Antonio. We thoroughly enjoyed the Riverwalk boat cruise... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dee A
Accokeek, Maryland
Relaxing cruise

The cruise lasted approximately 45 minutes. Very relaxing. Our pilot was our tour guide. Explained... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Evansville, Indiana
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Step aboard a River Cruising Barge for an exciting and entertaining narrative of the rich history of the San Antonio River! Cruises are about 35 minutes long and cover one and a half miles of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. We also offer Dining Charters, River Taxi shuttle and Private Charters.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Downtown, San Antonio, TX
+1 210-244-5700

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I were vacationing in San Antonio. We thoroughly enjoyed the Riverwalk boat cruise, very informative. Our boat driver Michael Price was outstanding and entertaining.

Thank Dee A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cruise lasted approximately 45 minutes. Very relaxing. Our pilot was our tour guide. Explained the history of the Riverwalk. He also provided information on the architecture of the buildings.

Thank K284ITrichardc
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the first things when we got to the River Walk was take the River Walk Tour Cruise. It's very inexpensive and helps gets you oriented on the river walk. The tour boats seem to be a little crowded when they are full, but...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the best way to start your Riverwalk experience. The guides are very informative and entertaining and you leave the boat with agood idea of what you want to enjoy next.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great time with a very well informed boat driver. Randall was very informative and really got along well with the customers.

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just to kill a half hour, the tour is worthwhile. The tour guide was very well-versed in San Antonio history.

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this riverboat ride...but would of been nicer if they didn’t jam as many people as they could into the boat. Our boat was way overloaded and we were sitting knee to knee with the person across from you. It was nice, but uncomfortable.

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must for the newcomer to the downtown San Antonio area. The guides are knowledgeable and entertaining and provide a lot of fun info. We almost always bring our out-of-town guests here at least once.

Thank vrb67
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great way to see all the sights on the River. We took two guided tours (which were $10 each person) one during the daytime and one at night. Each tour was different by day and by night. We also bought a 3...More

Thank Mizmoe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great time on the Riverboat Cruise, friendly staff, they were Professional and Knowledgeable, I will recommend this trip and the attraction as well.

Thank dibrown49
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Betty A
14 May 2017|
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Response from Peggy V | Reviewed this property |
There are river taxi's that stop all along the river for hopping on or off and then there is the cruise that goes all the way up & down the river. You purchase tickets for whichever type you prefer. We bought ours at the... More
8 May 2017|
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Response from Peggy V | Reviewed this property |
We had gatorade & the couple next to us had bottles of water. I did not see anyone with alcohol. I don't know if it's permitted or not.
26 March 2017|
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Response from Joeyf44 | Property representative |
At the Emma Hotel ( the old Pearl Brewery)