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Interesting river tour

We went with some friends to check out the river tour. This changes somewhat from year to year, but... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Bellville, Texas
Pontoon boat ride on the Rio Grande River

The boat, which is a large enclosed pontoon boat, can carry about fifty passengers. The boat is... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Houston, Texas
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214 E Chimney Rd, Mission, TX 78572-4593
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We went with some friends to check out the river tour. This changes somewhat from year to year, but it's still very interesting. We were not able to go near the dam because Homeland Security has it barricaded off. We didn't see any illegals crossing...More

2  Thank JayC103
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Make reservations -- not needed but the boat fills up quickly -- after the boat ride, have some lunch -- try the pork cutlet sandwich - you won't be sorry. I had a friend from Canada visiting & she really enjoyed the lunch & the...More

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The boat, which is a large enclosed pontoon boat, can carry about fifty passengers. The boat is clean and well maintained. The cost is $12 ($10 for seniors). Reservations are advisable. The cruise lasts about one hour. It departs from Riverside Restaurant. The captain is...More

1  Thank MarshaW51
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The boat ride is interesting because it gives you a first hand impression of this much discussed border from a different perspective. Providing you go down stream towards the Anzalduas Dam it is also interesting to see that the Mexican side has a lot of...More

1  Thank dasreiseteam
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We took the 1 hour tour and it was a very relaxing and informative tour. Learned many things about the Rio Grande River and the surrounding area.

1  Thank pmofoz
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We tried multiple times to make a reservation one day in advance. Left messages on their answering machine which were never returned. Went out anyway since reservations are not required, but were told that we needed reservations. They said they don't always return phone calls...More

2  Thank Jerome M
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My family of 4 were visiting family in Mission and decided to take this river cruise. We ate lunch prior to the ride and was all pleased with the food. The tenderloins were particularly large. The ride was nice, the guide was knowledgeable and pointed...More

Thank uniftbl
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Took the one hour tour. The captain was informative of various points we passed along the river. Interesting to learn of different things past and present along the Texas/Mexico border. Was a beautiful, relaxing cruise. Very reasonably priced.

Thank Marion S
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Just got back from the river tour with my two children. It was very entertaining and nice seeing the Mexico side. We got to see everyone from both Mexico and US celebrating an awesome day! Will probably visit again!

1  Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 23 February 2016

My wife and I heard about this cruise from a friend who had been on the cruise recently so we decided to go for it. It was a beautiful hot sunny day with a stiff breeze but it was gorgeous cruising then river. The tour...More

1  Thank PJ M
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Marily S
24 January 2017|
Response from Arnold G |
I dont think so
Marily S
24 January 2017|
Response from margor313 |
No passport needed. You do not disembark in Mexico.