Where can I purchase River Walk boat tickets?

There is 3 ways you can purchase tickets:

1.  Online:
Click this link to purchase tickets online.  Please note that purchasing tickets online ensures you a ticket, however passenger boarding is first come, first served.  Also keep in mind that your ticket is mailed to you after your purchase online.

2. In Person:
If you are already in San Antonio, head on down to one of the three kiosks located along the River Walk. So where are the kiosks located?  We went ahead and created this cool map so you can easily locate the nearest River Boat ticket booth to you.

3. By Phone:
(210) 227-4746

How do I reserve a river boat for a private party?

The easiest way to reserve a river boat for a private party is to fill out our private boat reservation form.  We take the information and send it to the operators on the River Walk.  One or all of the businesses will contact you.

Or….. you can simply call one of the businesses listed below.

Acenar 210-222-2362
Biga on the Banks 210-225-0722
Boudro’s* 210-224-1313
Café Ole* 210-223-2939
Casa Rio 210-225-6718
Charlie Wants A Burger 210-226-8490
Citrus (Hotel Valencia) 210-230-8412
County Line Bar-B-Q 210-229-1941
Drury Inn & Suites River Walk 210-212-5200
El Tropicano River Walk 800-288-3927
Fig Tree Restaurant 210-224-1976
Fresh Horizons Catering 210-226-5919
Hard Rock Café 210-224-0743
Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel 210-222-1400
Holiday Inn River Walk 210-224-2500
Homewood Suites 210-222-1515
Hotel Contessa 866-435-0900
Hyatt Regency Hotel 210-222-1234
Ibiza 210-270-0786
Iron Cactus* 210-224-9835
La Mansion Hotel 210-518-1000
Landry’s Seafood House 210-229-1010
Las Canarias 210-518-1063
Little Rhein Steakhouse 210-225-2111
Lone Star Café 210-281-1292
Luciano Ristorante Italiano 210-223-0500
Lüke 210-227-5853
Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk 210-225-3676
Mexican Manhattan 210-223-3913
Michelinos 210-223-2939
O’Neill’s Catering 210-541-9800
Original Mexican Restaurant 210-224-9951
Paesanos 210-227-2782
Paloma River Walk 210-212-0566
Pesca on the River 210-396-5817
Rainforest Café 210-227-6300
Republic of Texas 210-226-6256
Rio Rio Cantina 210-228-0805
Rita’s On the River Walk 210-227-7482
Saltgrass Steakhouse 210-222-9092
Texas Land & Cattle 210-222-2263
Tony Romas 210-225-7662
Water Mark Hotel 210-518-1056
Westin River Walk 210-224-6500
Westin San Antonio River Walk 210-354-2800
Zuni Grill 210-227-2782

*The restaurants in bold, provide Community Dinner Cruises, which can be reserved by the seat for small parties.

Cocktail and Dinner Cruises at an all-inclusive cost can be reserved directly through the catering staff at any of the above mentioned establishments.

How much does it cost to ride the boats?

Narrated tours of the San Antonio River Walk on the barges are available for the following prices:

$8.25 – General Admission
$6.00 – Bexar County Residents
$2.00 – Children (1-5 years)
$6.00 – Senior Citizens (60 & older) & United States Military

All prices are tax inclusive. Discount prices require picture ID. Group rates are available. There is a 10% discount on ticket purchases over 25.

Are pets allowed on the boats?

Only service pets are allowed on the River Walk boats.

Why aren’t there any public tours for the North Reach?

The River Walk boats currently support the Museum Reach with the Rio Taxi service and they have information that they offer about the art installations under the bridges.  Normal tours in that area will mostly likely go into effect when there is a larger demand.  Please submit your suggestion;  we’ll be sure to note your desire to get tours started up in the Museum Reach.

Are scooters, wheelchairs and strollers allowed on the boat?

Yes, and the drivers do their best to accommodate most scooters.  At times larger scooters are  not able to load due to the size of the ADA area designated on the boat.  Wheelchairs and strollers are always allowed though  guests are asked to fold their strollers and place them in the back.

Can we print tickets online?

You may order online after which they are printed and are either shipped Fed Ex or held at our Will Call box at the River Center Mall Location.  To be honest it’s best to purchase them in person at one of the kiosks along the River Walk.  Here is a handy map of those locations.

Do we need to make reservations for tours?

Reservations are not necessary for our public tours. River Boat tickets are not time specific and they leave the docks every 15-20 minutes.