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Old 08-30-2010, 10:58 AM  
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Riverwalk

I visited San Antonio years back with my family, and I now live within an hour from the city. Does the riverwalk still have the gondola river tours? I remember I loved going under the bridge and seeing the bats as a kid, just wondering if it's still in business!
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:29 PM  
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I visited San Antonio years back with my family, and I now live within an hour from the city. Does the riverwalk still have the gondola river tours? I remember I loved going under the bridge and seeing the bats as a kid, just wondering if it's still in business!
last i knew they were still giving the boat rides
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:31 PM  
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They still have the riverboat tours and taxis.

Check out Rio San Antonio Cruises | River Tours, River Taxi Service, Cruises... The San Antonio Boat Ride along the River Walk
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Last time I was down there it was. I would check, with all the rain we're getting up here, I would say it's making it's way somewhere.
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They still have boat rides, you seem them all the time.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:56 AM  
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Good! I'm excited to go next time I head that way.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:43 AM  
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As others said, they still do boat rides..depending on your age you may find it more fun to just get a drink "to-go" and walk the river. There is a place just as you enter from the alamo plaza side that sells good margaritas to-go.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:48 AM  
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They aren't really 'gondolas' anymore, more like barges with seats. The operator has a PA and gives a running commentary of sights on the river. If you haven't been in a while, give it a go. The Paseo del Rio was recently extended northward as far as the Pearl Brewery, which is being converted into a showplace. The SARA had an art contest for the new section of the river which is viewable from the boats as you cruise along.
Also, there is a 9' change in elevation between the old and new sections, so they installed a lock, which is pretty cool if you have never been through one.
If you come in the summer (March - September), be sure to get some water to drink on the ride and wear a hat.
If you are making a special trip, I would also suggest that in addition to the river, you drop by the SA Zoo, just off of 281 at N St. Mary's. They have really cleaned it up and added a new section.
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They aren't really 'gondolas' anymore, more like barges with seats. The operator has a PA and gives a running commentary of sights on the river. If you haven't been in a while, give it a go. The Paseo del Rio was recently extended northward as far as the Pearl Brewery, which is being converted into a showplace. The SARA had an art contest for the new section of the river which is viewable from the boats as you cruise along.
Also, there is a 9' change in elevation between the old and new sections, so they installed a lock, which is pretty cool if you have never been through one.
If you come in the summer (March - September), be sure to get some water to drink on the ride and wear a hat.
If you are making a special trip, I would also suggest that in addition to the river, you drop by the SA Zoo, just off of 281 at N St. Mary's. They have really cleaned it up and added a new section.

I didn't even know there was a zoo down there, I get so caught up in the glam of sea world. I'll have to check it out. Any cool exhibits going on right now?
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:56 AM  
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There's always something going on. They usually have some kind of event for kids on the weekend.
Check it out at: San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium - Where you experience Real. Wild. Life.
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