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Rio San Antonio Cruises

Downtown, San Antonio, TX
+1 210-244-5700
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (1,093 reviews)
“minute cruise” (41 reviews)
“tour guide” (225 reviews)
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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
Downtown
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+1 210-244-5700
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"the river"
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"minute cruise"
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"tour guide"
in 225 reviews
"boat captain"
in 74 reviews
"nice ride"
in 40 reviews
"different perspective"
in 38 reviews
"riverwalk area"
in 100 reviews
"great tour"
in 114 reviews
"entire riverwalk"
in 37 reviews
"interesting facts"
in 49 reviews
"christmas lights"
in 55 reviews
"the pearl"
in 47 reviews
"boats"
in 402 reviews
"information"
in 232 reviews
"knees"
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"passengers"
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"jokes"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved it. It was such a great experience. We booked the boat tour online and it is valid for 30 days from the day it was booked. The boat tour itself was just like any other tours that you would take where the tour...More

Thank PhilliTraveller007
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This narrated 30 minute tour of the central loop of river is a must do in San Antonio but our guide was unable to enunciate and his narration was mumbled leaving us feel like we missed an opportunity to learn more. The tour costs about...More

Thank David J
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice way to see what all is along riverwalk before actually walking it. Lots of local useful knowledge that can help your trip

Thank Keith H
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Reviewed yesterday

For over 25 years, we have been coming to San Antonio and have taken this boat ride numerous times, never to be disappointed. The guides are fantastic, full of knowledge and humorous too! The best time to ride is at dusk! Don't miss out on...More

Thank Robin R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lot of people take this sightseeing cruise on the Riverwalk river. It is a great way to see a majority of the area without having to walk. The guides know their stuff and you will find it interesting.

Thank Bimster69
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Taking a Riverwalk cruise is the best and easiest way to take in the sites. The price for the cruise is relatively inexpensive for what you get to see. The trip lasts about 35 minutes (perfect amount of time for restless kids) and you get...More

Thank danielhY9367RD
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Reviewed yesterday

have been several times but was our first at night and think it may have been the best. Our tour guide was great, but had the last one out that night and was just a little shorter than previous ones. so very pretty at night...More

Thank Gstrc501
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took an afternoon cruise and also an evening one. The afternoon one was fantastic due to the guide we had. Learned a lot. The evening cruise was not as enjoyable since the guide was not very animated.

Thank Joan S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went on the river cruise for a second time and had previously gone about three years ago. While the boats are new, the information presented by the guides is not. It was the same information as last time. The guides are wonderful, but they...More

Thank Judy A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My son and I took the boat ride. It was hot but worth the time. Alexander was informative and funny.

Thank mgottfried911
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dondahlinger
June 14, 2018|
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Response from DCPJJ | Reviewed this property |
Unable to answer was there during the week
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j0yce60
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Mike P | Reviewed this property |
Easy-Peasy, right on the river walk just a short little stroll from the Casa Rio Mexican Restaurant. You will board adjacent to the ticket booth. Don't forget the senior and military discounts if they apply.
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Raquel V
April 23, 2018|
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Response from ruthhC1722ME | Reviewed this property |
Your best best is to call 210-227-4746. I took a dinner cruise on the River Walk about 10 years ago and really enjoyed it. However, apparently a new company has the contract for the river cruises and it's handled a bit... More
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