The history of the San Antonio River dates back to Indians describing it back in the 1500's. In 1825, United States immigrants reached San Antonio and began purchasing land along the river. So much history occurred along these banks, most importantly involving the Battle of the Alamo. But it wasn't until the 1930s when local businessmen called for 'beautification of the River', the San Antonio River Authority was created.
Fast-forward many years. Flood gates and channels were developed and hotels and restaurants popped up along the river. Locals and tourists both enjoy the laid-back atmosphere created along the shady riverbanks. And daily, Rio San Antonio Cruises takes dozens of friendly faces on a historical tour of the river.
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Texas Travel Facts for Rio San Antonio Cruises River Tour:
Hours: Daily: 9 am - 9 pm
Admission: Adults: $8.25 ($6.00 Bexar County Residents)
Children (1-5): $2.00
Recommended Time: 1 hour
Good to know: Reservations are not necessary; can purchase tickets online; folded strollers are allowed on the back of the boat; kids of all ages will enjoy the cruise
My family and I were invited to take a cruise and were provided admission. I was not financially compensated for this post. All opinions of Rio San Antonio Cruises are strictly my own based on my experience.