San Antonio

San Antonio River Cruise & Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

San Antonio, United States

From $72.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


See more of San Antonio with a combo package that includes a 72-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass and a 40-minute sightseeing cruise on the San Antonio River Walk. The river cruise offers a scenic and relaxing ride, and the double-decker bus gives you the flexibility to explore the city at your own pace, and disembark at attractions such as The Alamo.
  • River Walk cruise ticket and 72-hour bus pass provided
  • Hop-on hop-off buses depart every 20 minutes
  • Choose from river cruise departures throughout the day
  • Hear onboard commentary

What's Included

  • 3 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Bus Tour
  • River Walk Boat Cruise
  • Live Guide
  • Fantastic Views
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 9/22/2020 - 6/20/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 08:40 AM - 05:30 PM

Ticket redemption point

111 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

What To Expect

Hop on Hop Off

19 Stops

6 Points of Interest

Duration: 4 hours

Operating Schedule: Every 20 minutes from every stop from 8:40am to 5:30pm.

111 Alamo Plaza

Pearl Brewery

San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA)

VFW Post 76, "The Oldest Post in Texas"

Augie's Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse

Museum Reach

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Veterans Memorial Park

The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio

The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

The Gunter Hotel

San Fernando Cathedral

Historic Market Square

La Quinta Inn & Suites - San Antonio Convention Center

King William Street


434 S Alamo St

Tower of the Americas Way

111 Alamo Plaza

Points of interest passed by on this route

The Alamo

Tower of the Americas

San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

San Antonio Museum of Art

The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where do I redeem my ticket for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass?

A:You can redeem your ticket at the City Sightseeing Tours Welcome Center, located at 111 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 (next to Kilwins Ice-Cream Shop.)

Mar 2021

Q:Is there parking near the Welcome Center for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass?

A:Yes, there are many parking lots near our Welcome Center and Hop-On Hop-Off Stop 1. The two closest parking lots are at 328 East Crockett Street and at Crockett Street / Bowie Street.

Mar 2021

Q:Do you offer hotel pickup for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass?

A:We are unable to provide a hotel pick-up for our Hop-On Hop-Off tours, but most downtown hotels are on or near the route.

Mar 2021

Q:How long is one full rotation of the San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off Tour if I do not get off the bus?

A:Our tours take approximately 60 minutes if you stay on board but many customers use their tickets to hop-on and hop-off several times throughout the day.

Mar 2021

Q:Are the buses handicap accessible for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass?

A:Yes! All of our buses are fully ADA Compliant and handicap accessible. Please notate any special needs in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Mar 2021

Q:How often does the bus arrive to each stop during the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass?

A:We pick up at each stop approximately every 20 minutes.

Mar 2021

Q:Where does the boat depart from for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass?

A:The boat tour begins at our 'Stop 1' Welcome Center, next to The Alamo, 111 Alamo Plaza (opposite H&M)

Mar 2021

Q:When does the boat depart for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass?

A:The boat tour departs every 20 minutes. You are welcome to board anytime from 9 am to 9 pm.

Mar 2021

Q:What will we see on the boat portion of the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass?

A:Along the River Walk route, we will pass the Shops at Rivercenter, the Arneson River Theatre, Marriage Island, La Villita, HemisFair Park, the Tower Life Building, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Pearl, & the city's five Spanish colonial missions.

Mar 2021

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81 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 81 reviews
Bus tour/River Cruise
Elizabeth_F, Oct 2022
I paid for 3 days bus/river cruise. When we went to get the "ticket" to get on the bus, we were told it was only 2 days. We thought the River Cruise was also unlimited, but it was only one time. What I paid was a total waste of $$$. I should have just paid for a single River Cruise once we arrived in San Antonio.
Fun in S.A. with 4 of us sisters!!
ANGELINE_L, Oct 2022
We just loved the hop on hop offer feature. However, we would liked more chances on the river walk. Totally awesome!!!
San Antonio in may
Randolph_J, May 2022
River cruise and then the hop on and hop off good location. Well briefed drivers and very friendly. Good schedule through out the route great sites to visit
Ease of getting on and...
Alfred_B, Mar 2022
Ease of getting on and off and good tour guides - very knowledgeable - would like to see the River cruise be the same as the tour bus - good for three days - or at least get two cruises and not just one
Great way to see the city
ginfarm1, Feb 2022
I thought it would be boring to hear the same thing over and over again but each driver had different things to say and they were all wonderful we had a wonderful time
The River
Sonia_B, Dec 2021
Very nice trip along the river, we waited until sunset to appreciate the Christmas spirit in each place. very colorful and fun. Also the ride on the bus was very good because we were able to visit the places that interested us and then take the bus to the next attraction. very nice bus drivers. I recommend this choice.
Nice experience
Barbara_G, Dec 2021
Pleasant tour. Informative guide. Cheaper to buy tickets at Riverwalk booth. Park at smaller kites if needed, reasonably priced.
Rerouted stop
Daniel_K, Nov 2021
The first time we tried to get in the Hop on Hop Off bus was at stop 14. Your agent failed to tell us that stop 14 had been rerouted because of construction & we waited a hour before we decided to walk to the Alamo.
The quality of the boat...
Thiminhthao_L, Oct 2021
The quality of the boat cruise is really fantastic. The sights are beautiful. It’s worth for our money
Fun and convenient
David_G, Oct 2021
Hop on Hop off is a great way to see the city and learn some local history. B.C. was our favorite driver. You get a few different facts/ info from each driver and all were professional and courteous. You won’t be disappointed with any of the drivers/tour guides. Highly recommended..
Best time
colleen_s, Sep 2021
Best deal in town. Wanted to stop at mores spot but ran out of time Wish it would be open longer than 530 pm
Great river trip, bus is so-so
Sarah, Jul 2021
Good intro to the city but speedy trip made it difficult to take in all the info - not super convenient for hopping on and off as you have to do the whole tour to get back to your starting place. Loved the river tour - Juan was a great driver as well as being very informative and super entertaining.
Hop on Hop off bus
Sherrill_M, Jul 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our riverboat cruise but the hop on hop off bus experience was not good. Long waits for the bus in the heat was not enjoyable.
Old and run down buses
Adela_C, Jun 2021
I was so disappointed with the state of the buses. They were dirty, old and ac was not putting out cold air. The drivers really needed work on their script, would have much preferred if they played prerecorded fact info message.
Nice Tour
Tagwunda_S, Jun 2021
I thought it was a scam at first but it wasn’t. We enjoyed the Hop On & Off bus ride, which had AC & the boat ride down the riverwalk. It was well worth the money!!!
5Star customer service
Rachel_S, Jun 2021
I was impressed with how customer service rep handled the phone call. I spoke to different agents on differ t days and both were accommodating.
Easy to use
Yvette_M, May 2021
The pass was easy to use, tour guides were great, had very interesting information to say, my family enjoyed it.
Mark_B, May 2021
The city is beautiful. We cannot get over how clean and colorful it is. The river walk is amazing. Boat cruse was so much fun
Deb, Apr 2021
Bus was timely and convenience. Absolutely hated the Loud music playing while trying to listen to the tour info. Could not make out anything that was said. This is the only hop on hop tour I ever had that experience with. Usually love them Parking is definitely a issue in the Alamo area
For the Most Part, Really Good
John_M, Feb 2021
We used this service to travel to all the sites. For the most part, it was on time and pleasant. There was one driver who was a bit "much", as she continually sang off key with the music and gave wrong information (we know, because the other drivers said differently and we confirmed). Other than her (whom we had as a driver twice) it was a pleasant and convenient experience.
Riverwalk experience is a MUST
Rumunda_M, Aug 2020
Great experience Many restaurants to choose from Boat cruise could have lasted longer but we enjoyed
Hop on hop off was a bad investment
rlvclubb, Oct 2019
First, we really enjoyed the river cruise! This is a must do attraction but do not waste your money buying this combo pack! Several places on the Riverwalk will allow you to buy the boat ride alone. You can also do a dinner cruise and I wish we had known about that! Now, for the Hop on bus pass, we bought the 72 hour pass thinking it would work like the hopper passes In Savannah, Ga. it does not! There is so much construction in San Antonio you can’t really see anything. The bus is loud and unless you ride up top in the heat, you can’t see out well. We only used it one time. The other thing is, if you are staying in a hotel on the Riverwalk, which I recommend, you don’t need this bus. You can walk everywhere in San Antonio. I hate to leave a bad review but honestly we felt like we wasted our money on the bus. The Riverwalk cruise was fabulous!
vacation in san antonio
LORI_V, Jul 2019
everything was great they advertise the Alamo movie with your package which I did not get but the cruise and the hop off were more than than worth the expense I would recommend to everyone mick
San Antonio
David_M, Jun 2019
The tour was interesting, especially for the history of San Antonio, along the river. The bus ride through the City was more interesting and the fact that we could hop off/on made it more effective. The Alamo was historically interesting but very crowded.
The best way to see San Antonio
Marian_P, May 2019
The San Antonio River Walk Cruise was fantastic? Beautiful attraction with a wonderful service. A must see on your "bucket list." The hop-on hop-off bus was lots of fun and took you right to the attractions and picked you up at the same place. Highly recommend!
Don't buy this!!!
Deb G, Apr 2019
Buy a Go Rio trip instead. This is overpriced and we could NOT even find this business anywhere near the San Antonio Riverwalk.

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