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San Antonio's downtown boat tours now being offered in Spanish

But only during certain days of the week.
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Visitors crowd the River Walk in San Antonio, Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the city prepares to host the Women's NCAA College Basketball Championship. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO — Five years after Go Rio Cruises started revving up its boat engines and giving visitors a river-level view of downtown San Antonio, it's now offering tours in Spanish. 

The announcement was made Sept. 14, with Go Rio saying ticket prices will remain the same – $13.50 for most guests between 6 and 64 years old – no matter what language the boat ride is being offered in. 

But Spanish-language tours are only being offered from Monday through Thursday, meaning River Walk guests can't take advantage of the option during some of the busiest days of the week. A spokesperson said it's possible they could expand into the weekend at some point down the road, depending on the early results of Go Rio's pilot program. 

"Once we evaluate the results and needs, we will work on our plan for 2023," officials said. 

The Spanish tours are being offered at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and will launch from the Historia ticket area near the Palacio Del Rio. 

Go Rio officials said the new tours – which, like the English cruises, delve into the history of some of downtown's most iconic sights – are part of a continued push to cater to visitors whose native language is Spanish. A Spanish version of the Go Rio website is also "in the works."


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