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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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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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Entertaining and Educational

A very pleasant cruise thru downtown San Antoniol This enables a visitor to see what is along the River Walk and get a better judge of where you want to go. The guide was so... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
JoyfulEddy
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Eddy, Texas

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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

There was no better way to explore the Riverwalk than by taking this tour. While the trip and sights are enjoyable, there are a few things to keep in mind. I went during spring break and I waited in line 40 minutes to board the boat. I'm not frustrated by this since the weather was pleasent. Also, your tour guide... More 

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Eddy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

A very pleasant cruise thru downtown San Antoniol This enables a visitor to see what is along the River Walk and get a better judge of where you want to go. The guide was so informative and told us about things we would not have known any other way. It was well worth the time and moderate cost. Dinner cruises... More 

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Michigan
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472 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The boat tour lends a completely different perspective to the River Walk. Our guide was very informative regarding the history and the architecture of the area. A must do while enjoying beautiful San Antonio.

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Thank MichiganTess
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This ride was priced right, and was well worth it. The guide was funny and super knowledgeable. However, many to most of the sights were behind me, and my neck couldn't take it. The river is very low, below street level, whereas the buildings are of course far above, and are either on the right or left. The seating on... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

My family and I did the tour in the evening and it was already dark. I actually think the tour was better than during the daylight. The restaurant, shop lights were pretty and romantic. You could still see all the sights. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great overview of River Walk, its history and architecture. The price... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a great activity for people of all ages. We always do this tour in San Antonio and it's different every time.

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Cypress, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Our wonderful guide made this twenty minute boat tour enjoyable and entertaining. She pointed out several points of interest that we would never have seen. Funny and fun. Highly recommended.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

A trip to the Riverwalk would not be complete without the river cruise! It is about 30 to 35 minutes in length and the captain of the boat narrates the tour. The tour takes you along the central part of the Riverwalk and offers breathtaking views from the river of the city skyline, restaurants, landscaping, and sculptures. During our visit... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Found this boat tour to be a quick, relaxing and informative way to learn about San Antonio while attending a conference.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

This was a fun way to see the River Walk and hear a lot of the history. Guides and everyone expressed Southern Charm and were fun. Enjoy the boat ride and then walk and walk and walk.

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