One of the things a visitor must do when they visit San Antonio is take a narrated river boat tour along the beautiful Riverwalk. The tours are operated by Go Rio Cruises and take place from 9am to 9pm, 365 days a year. The tour of the main Downtown area lasts about 35 to 40 minutes and is a wonderful way to learn about the origins of the river and our Downtown history. Don’t miss out on taking a Go Rio Cruises tour on your next visit!
Go Rio Cruises Riverwalk Tours
Go Rio Cruises narrated river tours can be accessed from several different locations along the Riverwalk. The costs of the tours are below.
- Adults: $12
- Children (ages 1-5): $6
- Local Residents of Bexar County Texas: $10
- Senior Citizen (60 & older) and Military: $9
- All prices include tax
Boats operate from 8am to 10pm daily.
Ticket Purchase Locations For Narrated Tours
- Under the Market Street Bridge and Alamo Street (across from the Hilton Palacio del Rio)
- Rivercenter Mall (Commerce Street and Bowie)
- Aztec Theatre (St. Mary’s and College Streets)
Go Rio Cruises River Taxi Services
Riding the River Taxis
Just trying to get from place to place? Flag down a Go Rio taxi! Look for the Go Rio Taxi signs that are located throughout the River Walk downtown and on the Museum Reach. Boats are labeled with Go Rio Taxi signs. There are no scheduled pick-ups or drop offs and Taxis will run every 20-30 minutes.
Taxi service begins at 9am. Purchase your Taxi ticket on the boat or at any Go Rio Ticket booth.
One Way Pass $10
One Day Pass $12
3 Day Pass $25
One Way Pass $12
One Way Pass $16
3 Day Pass $25
Local Bexar Residents $25
Riverwalk Dining Cruises
Lunch and Dinner Cruises
Lunch and dinner cruises are done on a charter basis. There are currently no Riverwalk restaurants that offer reservation based “community” type lunch or dinner cruises where you can join others on a boat for a meal. To book a charter lunch or dinner cruise, you first contact a Riverwalk restaurant and they will assist you in chartering the boat and cater the meal for you. Chartered dinner and lunch cruises seat a maximum of 20 guests but most recommend 16 to 18 people for comfort. It is a wonderful and charming way to see the Riverwalk. If you would like more information about a private, chartered dinner, lunch or cocktail cruise, email us here.
Cocktail cruises are also done on a charter basis and catered by any number of Riverwalk restaurants. They can seat a maximum of 30 to 40 guests and can be configured for drinks and appetizers.
Chartered Narrated Tours
If you are part of a group coming to San Antonio, there is no better way to see the Riverwalk than with a private, chartered narrated tour. These private narrated tours can seat up to 40 people.