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Rio San Antonio Cruises

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Address: Downtown, San Antonio, TX
Phone Number: +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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I really enjoy learning about a community through its local tours and this one didn't disappoint. Enjoy it during the day while the sun is out or at night with lights illuminating... read more

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Midwest
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289 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really enjoy learning about a community through its local tours and this one didn't disappoint. Enjoy it during the day while the sun is out or at night with lights illuminating the restaurants and businesses. It is fun to see the design of the Riverwalk and the variety of businesses and architecture of surrounding buildings. The tour isn't very... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour lasts about 30-40 minutes and takes you all along the natural and man-made portions on the San Antonio river. Our tour guide was great and we learned alot about the San Antonio area. We went at night and it got a bit chilly while on the water.

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Thank MathiasTheTraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We go to the River Walk several times a year, and always take a ride on the boats. We are never bored, since every driver presents the history of the River Walk differently, and usually humorously.

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Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At the outset let me say you should go on the boat. It is great and you see so much. However our cruise was ruined by the young male captain seeing how fast he could talk. He was monosyllabic and sounded like a computer in overdrive he spoke so fast we could not understand a lot of what he said... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took an evening tour on a Saturday night. We were on one of the last boats out so it was packed. Boat operator was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour. Seeing the riverwalk from this perspective is a must do.

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Marilla, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would definitely recommend taking a trip on one of their boats. It's a nice way to see and learn about the history of the SanAntonio River. Would be good for both adults and young children.

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the things to do in San Antonio is, get into a riverboat. It is a very fun experience, if you go for a ride in the morning you can enjoy it better because there are not so many people. The gentleman who takes care of the boat, was very nice and funny, I cannot remember his name but... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a quick ride and the captain has his jokes to keep the ride entertaining but also informative. I would imagine this is a good hot day activity.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The company has two choices: a Rive cruise/ tour with on going history talk from the drive or a river taxi where you can get off and on, but he/she also gives you some history too.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the grand kids loved it. it has little room for bigger people. you are knee to knee with everyone. but was very good about the stories you hear and the history behind the buildings.

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