Rio San Antonio River Walk Cruises
Take in the beauty and history of San Antonio with a Rio San Antonio Cruise, a 40-minute narrated boat tour along 2.5 miles of the famous San Antonio River Walk. You'll see some of the most memorable sights along the river, such as the Alamo and the San Fernando Cathedral. Plus, you'll hear about the history behind the River Walk and of San Antonio.
The first sight you'll see is the Alamo, the famous Texas symbol of freedom and independence. It's where 200 Texas revolutionaries fought for 12 days in 1836 against General Santa Ana's Mexican forces. The battle was lost, but the spirit of Texas freedom remains at the Alamo today.
You'll also see La Villita, San Antonio's first neighborhood in the heart of the city that is now a district with art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Then the tour goes by the San Fernando Cathedral, founded in 1731, and today draws 5,000 people to weekend masses. Also see the San Antonio Central Library, a colorful addition to the downtown area. You'll also see much more history and get valuable information on this tour.