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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” (1,069 reviews)
“minute cruise” (38 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
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"the river"
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"tour guide"
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"boat captain"
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"nice ride"
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"different perspective"
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"riverwalk area"
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"great tour"
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"the pearl"
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Reviewed yesterday

What history the pilot / narrator provided on the river cruise! All kinds of information from early Texas all the way to the 21st century. Very worthwhile adventure through the heart of San Antonio!

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Do the tour early in your visit to get a good overview. Tour guides know more than they have time to share. Tour lasts about 25 minutes.

Thank MattGrimes1967
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved the ride and scenery and all the facts and trivia that the driver shared with us. Lots of history and fun info.

Thank Rhonda S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I wanted the family to see and hear the history of the area without having to walk the whole way. Captain of the boat was great and made it very enjoyable for all ages. Would recommend to all who visit San Antonio. 35 minutes was...More

Thank Medicroy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a native San Antonio this is one of my top three places to take visitors. If you come to San Antonio and don't take a river cruise...shame on you! It's only 30 minutes. Great friendly guides. You won't regret it.

Thank Savanah77
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We bought the river boat tour as part of our hop on, hop off package deal. We thoroughly enjoyed the river boat cruise - it is a must for seeing the entire Riverwalk area. The pilot knew a lot of the little details & history...More

Thank miffie98
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I recommend taking this water cruise if this is your first trip to San Antonio. Our guide was excellent and provided us with a historical perspective of the Riverwalk. Overall, an fun educational experience!

Thank Samuel A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

These barges can be used to go on a tour or you can use them as a shuttle service. We used them as a shuttle service and they are not very punctual. We stood in the stifling sun/heat for 20 or so extra minutes at...More

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If it's your first time in San Antonio, this is a must. The tours are fun and educational. There's a lot of history in San Antonio. Watch out for the birds and ducks and wave to the people on the boardwalk. Most of all, remain...More

Thank Roxann G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice way to see the river walk and all it has to offer Tour boat drivers are knowledgeable about the site and history

Thank Tina K
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dondahlinger
14 June 2018|
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Response from luvsmntry | Reviewed this property |
The wait for the tickets wasn't bad but there was about an hour wait to get on a boat
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j0yce60
5 June 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
24 April 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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