AAA Editor Notes
Rio San Antonio Cruises departs from three locations: the Rivercenter at 849 E. Commerce St., under the Market Street Bridge at Alamo St. (behind the Hilton Palacio del Rio), and outside the Aztec Theatre at St. Mary's and Crockett sts. Board one of the motorized, open-air barges that follow the winding, canal-like waterway, gliding beneath cypress trees and arched stone pedestrian bridges and past lush growths of palms and flowering shrubs.
During the narrated 40-minute excursion tour guides point out various sites along the 2.5-mile stretch of the River Walk and offer historical tidbits pertaining to river and city history. If you prefer your River Walk views with a side of chips and salsa, dining boats are available through participating restaurants.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.