We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rio San Antonio Cruises

Open today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
1,292
All photos (1,292)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“the river”(1,172 reviews)
“minute cruise”(43 reviews)
“tour guide”(236 reviews)
About
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
Downtown, San Antonio, TX
Downtown
Website
+1 210-244-5700
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (4,150)
Filter reviews
3,985 results
Traveler rating
2,475
1,087
293
64
66
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
2,475
1,087
293
64
66
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the river minute cruise tour guide boat captain nice ride different perspective riverwalk area great tour interesting facts christmas lights the pearl boats information jokes passengers barge overview
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 3,985 reviews
Reviewed today

The new boats look great. More room for you feet and nice seats. The tour was great . Good tour guide LOVED IT

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed today

A wonderful way to see and hear some history of the area and enjoy the beauty from the advantage point of being on the river. We were there in the Christmas season and the lights were amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheGreenAuthor
Reviewed today via mobile

What a wonderful place the Riverwalk is. We took boats ride twice. Price is very reasonable and guide's tell you lots of history and places to see. We did night cruise with all the lights and then in day time for all the building and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rella T
Reviewed today

I've been visiting the Riverwalk my whole life but have never taken a boat cruise (I know, unbelievable!) Finally, on this trip we took time to take the boat tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our driver/guide was knowledgeable and delivered the information in an entertaining...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CTaaB
Reviewed today via mobile

Took my nieces and nephew on a boat ride down the riverwalk, they so enjoyed it. The lights and the scenery of the building in San Antonio to learn some of the history of the city. The scents of the different restuarant tickled they're appetites....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Donna C
Reviewed today via mobile

Probably great anytime however during Christmas it’s gotta rank top ten things to do. People watching, the lights, the festival like atmosphere was hard to believe unless you see it for your self. San Antonio goes all in for the holidays.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank parman55
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Experienced an evening cruise with family and met so many friendly Texans having as much fun as us. The 45 minute adventure was far more fun than the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. The pilot was very informative and had a terrific sense...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank henryandyolandac
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very magical place at Christmas. We've done a cruise in June, which is awesome. But the December cruise is a Christmas must. A very magical evening. The lights are fabulous and city is gorgeous and well maintained.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Theresa D
Reviewed yesterday

The Riverwalk Cruises are great. Several miles long, along the Riverwalk this is great sightseeing. The driver carefully negotiates the waterways and gives a running account of all the highspots and interesting facts and dialogue. Lotta fun. Spectacular at night when all the lights are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stOOOge
Reviewed 2 days ago

The boat guide worked with us to ensure our large family group (14) were all seated together. The evening was pleasantly cool and not overly crowded. We had a short wait to purchase tickets and board our boat. Our guide was very easy to understand...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lonnie M
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 361 nearby hotels
Hotel Contessa
3,615 reviews
.06 km away
The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio
4,343 reviews
.13 km away
Mokara Hotel and Spa
1,736 reviews
.16 km away
Riverwalk Vista
551 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,108 nearby restaurants
Zinc Bistro and Bar
976 reviews
.02 km away
Boudro's
4,151 reviews
.14 km away
Las Ramblas
541 reviews
.08 km away
Schilo's
1,785 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 673 nearby attractions
River Walk
23,598 reviews
.14 km away
San Antonio River
3,392 reviews
.14 km away
Briscoe Western Art Museum
711 reviews
.08 km away
Arneson River Theater
48 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Vacation239298
7 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from goldfieldguss | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are and there are several places where elevators are located to get to the river level.
1
Vote
dondahlinger
14 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
Response from Mike P | Reviewed this property |
No, I have seen the line on both weekend and weekdays and have never seen it take very long to the ticket booth.
0
Votes
j0yce60
5 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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.
2
Votes