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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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Great way to see the Riverwalk

Took our 8 year old daughter on this. It is a great way to see the whole route plus learn quite a bit of history about San Antonio. Our guide, Cara, was so funny. Well worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took our 8 year old daughter on this. It is a great way to see the whole route plus learn quite a bit of history about San Antonio. Our guide, Cara, was so funny. Well worth the cost of the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been on the cruise several times with different family and friends. Loved how knowledgeable the tour guides are of the historic places. Beautiful area to go if you visit San Antonio

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Thank Sally G
Friendswood, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited San Antonio many times, and we always make it a point to do the river cruise. It is really a great way to see the city and you can usually learn quite a bit about the city's history, too. I do feel the need to point out that we did not enjoy this recent cruise as much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice ride, informative staff...but i really liked that you can reserve the barges for private parties and special events. Very nice!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must do! Beautiful way to see and get around the Riverwalk and learn some trivia along the way. Guides are fun, too.

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Thank Diana W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great experience and a different way to see the river precinct in San Antonio. I visited in late 2009 and the weather was amazing. The tour guides provided some great insight into the river precinct including its history. Take your camera peeps

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Thank Gregg P
Watkinsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth the price to learn about this interesting city. Cruise driver gives helpful information. Get to know other tourists. Need to be relatively mobile and not concerned about being packed onto the boat.

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Alto, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the one of the first things I would recommend that families do when they arrive in San Antonio. I was impressed with the knowledge our driver had along with the amount of beauty that we would have missed if we had just tried to walk the entire RiverWalk. Teens had a good time also. Not too long, not... More 

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Alliance, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take some time and ride the boats on the River Walk. Cost is not to bad, I think about $8 per person. It only last about 20 - 25 minutes, so you won't get bored from a long history. Some people probably wish it would go slower, but they most likely have a time schedule to keep.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fun and good information. Very enjoyable. I would recommend this for families or couples. Good way to get an overview of attractions on the River Walk.

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