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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Downtown, San Antonio, TX
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited San Antonio as part of a tour group. Due to the number in our party, we were separated onto two boats. The guide we had on the second boat that left the dock at 4:00 p.m. was amazing! He was a wealth of...More

Thank justjo008
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Reviewed yesterday

For about $12 pp for a 35 minute tour, you get a nice snapshot of the River Walk and adjacent structures/history. You can purchase tickets along the River Walk or add them to a bus tour package.

Thank Catherine W
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on the tour during the day, and had a good time. Our tour guide, who has lived in the area for 36 years, was fun. A quick tour for sure, but we learned a thing or two.

Thank Melanie L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our boat cruise around the River Walk. The flood gates are interesting to see. My friends and I found it difficult to hear the guide, but there was plenty to see.

Thank TravelDibbs
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When my husband and I were in San Antonio one week ago, we took an evening boat ride down the waters of the River Walk. To avoid long lines and waits, go by the ticket office earlier in the day, so you will already have...More

Thank NancyLovesRehoboth
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

New electric boats. Quiet, non polluting rides. Drives are entertaining and knowledgeable. They make the trip educational and fun at the same time. I would suggest doing this early in your trip. It helps to get your bearings set and give you a great overview...More

Thank Hummer1973
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the relaxing ride throughout the Riverwalk. Our guide was pleasant and informative. April was a perfect time before the temperature was too hot. It was a really pleasant experience

Thank Barb1121
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Guide was fantastic giving details of history and information about surrounding architecture. Reasonably priced.

Thank Len D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I rode the new all electric motors river walk cruise and loved every minute of it. The tour guide was skilled and knowledgeable and it was a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the area and pick out what I wanted to...More

Thank Gwendolyn M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride on the San Antonio River and the narrative of the history of the area. The price was very reasonable and the guide as warm and friendly. It was absolutely beautiful! About 35 minutes to make a circle around the...More

Thank Susan V
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Becki C
15 April 2018|
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Response from Phil H | Reviewed this property |
12.. takes 50 minutes..
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Swrtie1
24 March 2018|
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Response from Carla F | Reviewed this property |
They don't do any stops at all. It's a round-way trip, you can say. You get in the boat at the boarding point and get off at the same point. They travel along the river and the tour guide explains some specific sights, but... More
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