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Rio San Antonio Cruises

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Address: Downtown, San Antonio, TX
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+1 210-244-5700
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Step aboard a River Cruising Barge for an exciting and entertaining...

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.

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Make sure you take the narrated river tour when at the River Walk. Very informative and fun. Our guide was a great boat captain and very knowledgeable on the history of the River... read more

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Pitman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Make sure you take the narrated river tour when at the River Walk. Very informative and fun. Our guide was a great boat captain and very knowledgeable on the history of the River and the local area.

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Thank requinn3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I always want to take visitors to the city. It's a great way to see downtown SA and on the narrated tours you learn alot about the city's history. Guides can be hilarious and make it fun.

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Thank cerrycel
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This may sound like something for a tourist to do, but this San Antonio resident loves to do it. Doesn't matter that I know the area and a lot of the history that you are told on the tour, the experience is always fun. My husband and I did this on our first date so it holds special meaning for... More 

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Thank TexasTravel201313
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family took the riverwalk cruise at night and it was wonderful. The tour guide was informative and funny. There was not a long wait and the timing was perfect for my nieces who are 10 and 11. They enjoyed the cruise as well and were entertained the entire time.

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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

fun way to see whatever is bordering the river and the guides are informative about these sites. They do not run when it is raining so be careful about purchasing tickets in advance.

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Thank decar48
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is just 35 minutes but it's a good for. You hear some of the stuff you don't read on the signs along the river walk. It is worth the $10 but isn't detailed.

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Thank Tina P
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good way to visit the river walk and see it from a different view from walking. They have good tour guides to point out the attractions along the river. Make sure you bring your camera.

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Thank Jim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this excursion the driver is full of information and entertaing this does a round trip, you can choose a river taxi but that doesn't tell you any information. We took this at night and very pretty, you can pick up a brochure booklet wich will give you a slight reduction we found this at our hotel.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did this tour as it was getting dark and I was worried that we wouldn't be able to see anything but the riverwalk is so well lit and even more beautiful at night. It provided great insight into the history of the city and riverwalk area. Do it!

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Thank Cruisingrace
McKinney, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent opportunity to learn more about the history of the Riverwalk and the beautiful architecture of many of the buildings. The cruise drivers are funny and very knowledgeable. Beautiful photo ops!

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