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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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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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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This is a definite must do! Very informative and amazing architecture. The guide was wonderful. I would recommend going late afternoon to early evening. I would highly recommend... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a definite must do! Very informative and amazing architecture. The guide was wonderful. I would recommend going late afternoon to early evening. I would highly recommend for anyone.

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The river cruise is a wonderful way to gain the historical overview of the river and the city of San Antonio. The boats are available for boarding at multiple locations. There are timed tickets and board anytime tickets and the price is reasonable at $7 for seniors. The price is slightly higher for adults and there are discounts for children.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this tour! Michael Price was interesting and hilarious. I learned so much about San Antonio and the Riverwalk.

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Houston, texas, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When the weather is nice like it is in March it seems ashame to ride on of the badges clanking down the river with questionable commentaries. The barges have their place during summer days when walking more than a few blocks means extreme sweating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great river cruise. It took about 30 minutes. We saw tons of sights along the Riverwalk. Our guide was both funny and had a lot of information about San Antonio. Our kids enjoyed it.

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Thank Casey E
Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to say that the driver/narrator makes the trip around the riverwalk. Ours was super knowledgeable and he was funny at the same time. We learned alot about the Riverwalk's origin and major modifications through the years. We also learned a signfiicant amount about the history of buildings along the route. He also added pieces about the different fruit... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cruise was about 30 minutes. We had a nice young man give us San Antonio and River walk trivia. The ride was smooth. We went in spring break and they had a long line however it moved very fast.

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The San Antonio River and unique cruise through the "streets" and history was a dream come true for me. A relaxing and very informative tour provided us with lots if great information on the many opportunities in San Antonio. The wonderful architecture and multi cultural atmosphere made the river cruise outstanding!

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The guides tell you a lot about the area and even have tips like some of the local museums being free after 4. Definitely worth the 10 bucks. Gives you good overview of the river walk area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the boat tour. The price is $10 each and was well worth it to hear some history and to explore the Riverwalk. We'll probably go again at night to see it lit up.

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