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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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Downtown, San Antonio, TX
+1 210-244-5700

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The new electric river barges are pretty and you no longer smell the diesel fumes or hear the engine noise. The seats are more comfortable and sit facing forward instead of all around the sides with benches in the middle like the old days. I️...More

Thank gomccall
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must do if you are in San Antonio! Great way to see the city, river, and attractions on the San Antonio River!

Thank Brandi T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the best way to get a feel for the charm of San Antonio. It’s wonderful regardless of season.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 3 days ago

The guide was very informative in telling us about the history and features of the Riverwalk. It is definitely a must do, especially if you can't walk very far.

Thank Mulan H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The River Walk Cruise is a great way to get the lay of the land as well as some history and interesting information about the sites along the River Walk before you start walking the length. The captains and tour guides are well trained, both...More

Thank jayares2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the RSAC. I️ have not been for a few years and noticed the wonderful changes. New boats that run on electric power instead of gasoline. It is so much quieter on the river walk and it doesn’t have that awful exhaust smell...More

Thank RuthBarnes
Reviewed 3 days ago

Friendly, entertaining guided tour thru the city. This is favorite thing for me to do when in San Antonio.

Thank Jeanne b
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first time visiting San Antonio and the first attraction we did when we got there. No long line at the Aztec center where we got our tickets. Apparently there are other locations to get tickets to get a tour on the riverwalk....More

Thank pixiedreamer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the tour in the evening when it was nice and cool. The tour guide was well informed and kept us entertained.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a conference scheduled river barge tour & lunch. The lunch was good and the tour better. Learned a lot of historic information in a fun way. If you go to the river walk you need to take a river tour.

Thank raycincyben
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27 October 2017|
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Response from Leslie F | Reviewed this property |
About 35 mins
24 October 2017|
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Response from btstan9297 | Reviewed this property |
No. Only service pets are allowed.
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13 May 2017|
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Response from Peggy V | Reviewed this property |
There are river taxi's that stop all along the river for hopping on or off and then there is the cruise that goes all the way up & down the river. You purchase tickets for whichever type you prefer. We bought ours at the... More