River Cruise on the Tennessee River
April 18, 2016
The Tennessee River is a great source of pride for the city of Chattanooga. Known for it’s beautiful sweeping bends, the Tennessee River passes through downtown Chattanooga before turning at the base of Lookout Mountain, where it heads into the breathtakingly beautiful Tennessee River Gorge. The Tennessee River Gorge, referred to often as “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon,” provides critical habitat for over 200 bird species. There are around 27,000 acres of virtually undisturbed forest throughout the gorge itself, making this area one of the most biodiverse regions in the world; a true nature lover’s paradise. One of the best ways to enjoy this incredible area is a river cruise. Book a room at our romantic Bed and Breakfast today, and enjoy an unforgettable evening dinner cruise or narrated sightseeing tour along the Tennessee River.
The natural beauty of the Chattanooga area and the Tennessee River itself makes the area ripe for river cruises of all varieties. Whether by riverboat or steamboat, a river cruise in Chattanooga will be an experience you won’t soon forget, filled with beautiful scenery and wildlife, live entertainment and even a great meal along the way. Though there are a few different companies that offer river cruises from downtown Chattanooga’s Ross Landing, the most popular of these is the Southern Belle Riverboat. This beautiful riverboat, designed to look like the riverboats of Mark Twain’s era, is a wonderful way to spend an evening in Chattanooga. Their popular dinner cruises last about 90 minutes, and will showcase some of the most beautiful aspects of Chattanooga.
Another popular river cruise is the River Gorge Explorer, operated by the Tennessee Aquarium. In no time at all, you’ll be gazing at the steep tree-lined slopes and rock outcroppings that makeup the walls of the Tennessee River Gorge. All cruises are led by Aquarium naturalists, who provide guests with an insider’s glimpse into the area’s natural history and wildlife inhabitants. Another popular river cruise in Chattanooga is aboard the Blue Moon, which offers Eco-Cruises through the Tennessee River Gorge and Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge. Whichever style of cruise fits you best, there is no better way to see Chattanooga this spring than aboard one of these stunning river cruises. Book your room at our Tennessee Bed and Breakfast today.