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

10 Best LogoOne 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 on a top 10 list that featured favorite waterways including Niagara Falls, Washington’s Puget Sound, the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and Alaska’s Inside Passage, the San Antonio River Walk earned a spot on the list thanks to readers’ votes. That’s no surprise considering that more than 1.5 million passengers a year hop onboard Rio San Antonio Cruises to enjoy the River Walk, one of Texas’ top tourist attractions. is a division of USA Today Travel, offering invaluable information on top places to go and things to do both in the U.S. and abroad. It surveys readers for its opinions on a variety of tourist activities.

“Being a part of the River Walk experience and truly showcasing the beauty of San Antonio is something we take to heart. Our barge drivers, as well as our entire team, work tirelessly to give our passengers a fabulous experience to remember,” explains JoAnn Boone, President and CEO of Rio San Antonio Cruises. “Our passengers’ smiling faces are proof of our efforts, but having USA Today weigh in on the quality of tours is a wonderful compliment. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to enjoy the River Walk aboard one of our river barges. We love our locals as much as our visitors—come explore with us.”

USA Today noted: “One of the most famous boat rides in Texas takes passengers on an informative journey along San Antonio’s famous River Walk. Floating along the shaded waterways, beneath stone footbridges and past al fresco restaurants and historic sites, makes a River Walk cruise the perfect way to get oriented for further exploration. The Rio Taxi offers a quick and easy way to get between 39 River Walk hot spots, so you can give your feet a rest.”

Rio San Antonio Cruises River Barge tours offer a relaxing, fun, educational and unique way to explore the River Walk. Narrated tours aboard the famous barges are 35-40 minutes long and cover 2.5 miles of the San Antonio River’s winding path through the River Walk. Tours run approximately 350 days a year, operating from 9 a.m, until the last guest leaves, weather permitting. Rio Taxi, a river taxi service that takes people directly to any or more than 39 stops along the River Walk, does not offer a narrated tour, but cruises the River Walk in a shuttle-like fashion, with large yellow and red checkered flags to distinguish them from tour barges.

Now that summer is here, this winning destination makes a perfect addition to your summer fun list. Ride the Rio today and see what the buzz is about!


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