San Antonio

San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

San Antonio, United States

From $69.99

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 day (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Combine two great tours for a comprehensive look at the city of San Antonio. Enjoy a relaxing, 35-minute River Walk boat cruise along the San Antonio River. Explore the most popular sites in San Antonio on a scenic hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit popular sites like the Alamo, Pearl Brewery, the San Antonio Museum of Art, Market Square, and many more. Select a pass and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live, onboard narration. Both the bus and boat have frequent departures throughout the day.
  • Take a sightseeing cruise along the San Antonio River
  • Get to know San Antonio on a hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Visit popular locations in the downtown and Pearl Brewery neighborhoods
  • Enjoy live commentary on board a double-decker bus

What's Included

  • River Walk Sightseeing Boat Cruise
  • Official City Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
  • Live Guide
  • Fantastic Views
  • FREE Appetizer at Mad Dogs River Walk British Pub
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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111 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

What To Expect

Hop On Hop Off

19 Stops

17 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 day

Operating Schedule: We pick up at each stop every 20 minute from 8:40am to 5:30pm, and your pass is valid for 24, 48, 72 or 96 hours

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

Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk/Museum Reach

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

100 Auditorium Cir

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

The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio

San Fernando Cathedral

Historic Market Square

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Downtown

Blue Star Arts Complex


434 S Alamo St

Tower of the Americas Way

111 Alamo Plaza

Points of interest passed by on this route

The Alamo

Historic Market Square

San Antonio River Walk

King William Historic District

Tower of the Americas

La Villita Historic Arts Village

San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio River

Blue Star Contemporary

Spanish Governor's Palace

San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

Alamo Plaza

Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

City Sightseeing San Antonio

Pearl Brewery

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

VFW Post 76

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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 Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

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 Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

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 Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

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 Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

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 Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

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 Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

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 Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:The boat tour departs every 20 minutes. You are welcome to board anytime from 8:40am to 5:30pm.

Aug 2021

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

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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488 reviews
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Riverwalk bus your and boat ride was great
Tammy_M, May 2023
We did the 48 hour tour, so the first day was like an overview and the second day, we knew exactly what stops we wanted to get off and explore. The boat cruise was fantastic, I recommend taking it after dark, it was beautiful!
River Cruise YES Hop on Hop off Bus NO
James_V, May 2023
5/5 for River Cruise and 1/5 for Hop on Hop off bus, so averaging 3/5. Bus was very boring and only single decker, could only barely hear the driver (we were barely a third of way down) was like an hour of restaurant advertising. River Cruise was excellent, interesting and Thomas was brilliant, funny and informative.
Madeline_D, May 2023
We were expecting an open top bus but only coaches were running. No commentary on the first coach, no idea what we were passing. Waited between 30 and 45 minutes between coaches. At one stage we missed a bus so came back ten minutes later only to see the next bus pulling away. Had to wait more than 45 minutes for the next one. Very disappointed.
Do it!
Kristina_N, May 2023
Spent the entire day using this and it is definitely a must if you want to see all the sights and go and explore. The stops are visible, bus comes every 20 min. Highly recommend
Great experience, clean and friendly.
Sonya_E, May 2023
Everyone was friendly and helpful. The whole area was impeccably clean (not the water) and the city and Riverwalk are beautiful!
Poor customer service
Margaret_H, May 2023
On 4-29-23, your Office was closed and we weren’t able to redeem our tickets. We have requested a full refund through our credit card company. Margaret Hepke
A lovely day in San Antonio.
Valerie_P, May 2023
I ordered our tickets online on the way to San Antonio. We picked them up and enjoyed the bus tour of San Antonio and boat ride on the Riverwalk. You can hop off the bus at any if it’s stops and catch another every 20 min or so at the same stop. It was so easy and if we had questions the guides were very helpful. We will definitely use the tour if/when we visit again!
Enjoyable day!
Patrick_O, May 2023
Enjoyed the cruise very informative. The hop on hop off was enjoyable but had a hard time hearing the guide over the speaker. Heavy traffic so could not stop at a couple of the stops.
Riding the river
Robert_A, Apr 2023
Learning the history of the River Walk and some San Antonio history. The Iconic Umbrellas were so fun to see!
Great way to see San Antonio Riverwalk area!
Nancy_W, Apr 2023
The Hop On Hop Off bus was a great way to get around-no need for a rental car or parking! Loved seeing the houses in King James district
Love to come back n do it again
Diane_M, Apr 2023
I'm handicapped on oxygen n it's been hard to get around without being out of breath. I have met so many wonderful people each helping me in the own way. The bus came back for us as I was out of oxygen not only that let me off close to my hotel. The Riverboat people let me on the boat faster cuz I could not stand in that line. The waitress that went out of her way for me at Margaritaville to make sure I got to an Uber. The people were just so awesome that run this
River cruise was great!...
Eric_N, Apr 2023
River cruise was great! Tour guide was very informative. Lots of restaurants along the way. Would recommend
Krista_M, Mar 2023
The river cruise was fun. The bus tour was terrible and a big waste of money. Couldn’t hear the bus driver and there were no seats on the top level. Extremely overpriced Doesn’t include admission to the alamo
Skip the Bus, Take the Riverwalk Boat Tour
Mark_M, Mar 2023
The bus goes around through the seediest parts of town. The "tour" consists of a litany of restaurants that paid to be announced on the tour. The bus also stops running after 6pm. Unless you really need to see the Flour Mill and abandoned brewery-apartments, skip the bus tour. Captain K was very good on our 2nd run around San Antonio. He taught us about the city and the history, not the restaurants. Be sure to skip the Market near the Cathedral, and the Antique Mall. Also, the Texas Ranger Saloon charges $43 per couple to see their stuffed animal trophies. Skip that too. The tour bus office was manned by "dolts" who were very unhelpful.
Great experience on hop on hop off bus and river boat tour
Judy_G, Mar 2023
Loved the boat ride and convenience of hop on hop off buses. All the drivers were very courteous and informative. We used the 3 day pass so we could spend time at each place. We highly recommend.
Do the River Walk Cruise!
Judi_B, Mar 2023
Hop on Off bus tour was so disappointing! Can’t say we were excited by anything☹️ We did the Alamo on our own, glad we made the trip for that! Also took the River boat cruise- this was our favorite- so beautiful! We enjoyed walking around the restaurants and shops (would absolutely recommend that part!)
Had a good time
keith_b, Mar 2023
The tour guides were very informative. We were able to get off the bus and tour the attractions we wanted to see.
Truly a “10”!
ThomasJ_S, Mar 2023
The Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour was a lot of fun, and provided us with so much information on San Antonio. Easy to use and always on time Our evening river cruise was amazing…the river at night was beautiful. San Antonio is a very special place!
Trip was great! The...
robinjohnson729, Mar 2023
Trip was great! The busses were o. Time, drivers were knowledgeable and the boat ride was wonderful.
Best experience ever
Noreen_J, Mar 2023
The boat ride and the hop on bus trip the adventure was nice the knowledgeable, friendly,and courteous staff made the experience remarkable.
Nice experiences. Great...
DreamEscapes_T, Mar 2023
Nice experiences. Great time of year to sit at the top of the bus. Guides on bus & boat both entertaining.
Robert_O, Feb 2023
It was fun a little confusing but fun. Directions to buses and boat were confusing. Walked around area and was given directions that were confusing
Bus sucked, boat was awesome!!
Shelly_B, Feb 2023
The hop-on, hop-off bus was less than stellar. Employees were grumpy and rude. The boat cruise was FANTASTIC. Joel was the best tour guide we ever had. His narration and anecdotes were great!! Save your money, just do the boat cruise.
Great tour of the...
Shawn_H, Feb 2023
Great tour of the important spots in SA and the history they represent. Highly recommended! Drivers were great!
San Antonio YES! Tours - not so much
John_B, Feb 2023
The Riverwalk is a fun experience and San Antonio does a great job. This is one of the cleanest cities I’ve visited. Ray and drink are the mainstays of our downtown visit. The hop on hop off bus tour was disappointing. The schedule was off from the beginning and multiple stops along the route are either closed or relocated and the signage was not changed and the instructions were vague. The bus is loud and we couldn’t hear the driver’s commentary well. The tour package was misleading (for me anyway) and the riverboat(s) are NOT hop on hop off like the bus and is a one-time tour. There are river taxis but those are different and you pay for those on top. Lots of walking. Hard to get around if you can’t hike a while. The Alamo was interesting due to its historical significance but that’s about it. Pretty disappointed with that experience. San Antonio - yes Tours - no, not necessary. No value.
Our tour guides both on...
Nicky_O, Feb 2023
Our tour guides both on the bus and the boat were fantastic! Both very informative and had a great sense of humor!
San Antonio first timers
scott_s, Feb 2023
The hop on hop off bus tour was fun and informative. Convenient to be able to explore without having to find parking and learned new tidbits of information. Our riverboat tour was fun and entertaining. He took his time and pointed out numerous area that we went back to and explored further. Loved hearing the history of the Riverwalk!
Great little River Walk Cruise
wjcharris77, Feb 2023
Beautiful little cruise along the river walk with friends. We were pleasantly surprised with the river walk, the narration, and the scenery. We would highly recommend it.
San Antonio Trip
Aaron_i, Jan 2023
The Riverwalk boat tour at night was really enjoyable and a learning experience. The hop on hop off bus tour was fun as well!
Amazing weekend
Deborah_R, Jan 2023
Top notch everything! Great tour guides, restaurants, entertainment, tour of the Americas, market, buckhorn saloon museum and drinks!

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