Now Hiring Boat Captains

Rio San Antonio Cruises is actively looking for energetic, fun and engaging boat captains. Think you have what it takes to be a part of one of the top tourist attractions in the state? For more information on the positions, email: or call (210) 244-5709.

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Rio San Antonio Holiday Coloring Contest

  Enter our 2014 Rio San Antonio Holiday Coloring Contest. Rules:  • Contestants must be between 5 years old and 12 years old. • Entries judged on Creativity and Originality. • One winner will be selected and announced on Daytime@Nine on KABB/Fox 29 weekdays beginning December 15, 2014 and ending  December 31, 2014. • Daily […]

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USA Today includes us in Top 10 Best Boat Rides in U.S.

One of the most unique ways to enjoy the wonder that is the San Antonio River and the famous River Walk is to “Ride the Rio” with Rio San Antonio Cruises, a terrific ride that’s also one of the most popular boat rides in the country according to USA Today and 10Best. Named number six […]

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“City of Yellow Roses”

Valentine’s Week (February 7-16) in San Antonio is more romantic than ever as the destination transforms into the “City of Yellow Roses.” Romance specials themed around San Antonio’s legendary yellow rose offer a getaway like none other. Visitors can experience “City of Yellow Roses” in many ways: Romance-themed hotel packages are available with yellow roses, […]

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“Rio Diva Viva” Benefiting SA River Foundation

As any woman can tell you, the right accessories can pull an outfit together, making your look memorable. And for city of San Antonio, there’s no doubt that the San Antonio River is its ultimate accessory, giving the city a distinct beauty and a splash of fun at the same time. So what better way […]

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Happy Holidays from Rio San Antonio Cruises

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VOTE for Rio San Antonio in Mayor’s “Light Up Downtown” Campaign

For the second year in a row, Rio San Antonio Cruises is competing in the Mayor’s Light Up Downtown campaign in the “Best Use of Space” category. Last year, our company won the category for the “Rio Express” which was our own version of the Polar Express on the Riverwalk. This year, we have made […]

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“Four Days of Family Fun” hits Riverwalk

The holidays are coming early for four lucky families starting this Wednesday. Rio San Antonio Cruises is getting the season started by randomly selecting four lucky families who ride their barge tours and giving them gift packages that include tickets to local attractions, gift cards to a local restaurant and Rio Taxi passes – called […]

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San Antonio Riverwalk – A Passion for Preservation

Today, the River Walk exemplifies San Antonio’s passion for historic preservation and adaptive reuse of centuries-old buildings. As you tour the River Walk, look for these and other notable buildings both on and off our Riverwalk cruises: Most of the caliche block and stucco structures in La Villita Historic Arts Village, a collection of boutiques, […]

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10th Annual Chalk It Up Festival

  Watch your step on Saturday, October 12 from 10am to 4pm, as Artpace presents its street-level gallery of chalk masterpieces at our 10th Annual Chalk It Up festival. Historic Houston Street will experience a colorful awakening and quickly become the “chalk” of the town, with original murals created by some of the most vibrant […]

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