Reviews of Chattanooga Riverboat
Average Customer Rating: 8.7 of 10 (134 Reviews)
My family had a wonderful time during the cruise.Great scenery,great food and great fun.My children have already expressed a desire to come back for another cruise!
-- Linda Collier - Dickson, TN
We had a wonderful dinner and a beautiful cruise on the tennessee river. Because we were staying on the delta queen that is moored across the river, the southern belle came and picked us up. This made us feel very spoiled and special. All in all a once in a lifetime experience that we have already recommended to everyone.
-- Vernon Reifeis - Indianapolis, IN
It was a most enjoyable and informative riverboat cruise. Highly recommend this activity.
-- Susan Wolfe - Sharpsburg, GA
We were pleasantly surprised because we were told that there would be no food ,except snacks to buy. We were so nicely escorted to out table and then realized it was a beautiful thanksgiving buffet. The cruise was also so nice, scenery breathtaking. This was our first time to see the fall leaves!
-- Gary Kinler - Mandeville, LA
Could have stay on boat love the trip
-- Linda Key - Ellijay, GA
The boat ride was very relaxing. It was great to have lunch and then be able to sit at the 2nd & 3rd level to enjoy the scenery and the river. The staff were friendly and professional in handling lunch. We enjoyed listening to the explanation of things along the shoreline and the history of the area. The music in the dining room added to the relaxing atmosphere of the ride. We are looking forward to doing a dinner cruise sometime.
-- John Korte - Leesburg, AL
Good service, food & music a bit crowded. But was an enjoyable evening.
-- James Middleton - Englewood, TN
Excellent , the staff, food, and band were the best. I would definitely recommend to family and friends.
-- Laverene Hudson - Atlanta, GA
Wonderful, enjoyable, all in my group had a great time. Food was delicous, music easy to listen to. Weather made everything super! Loved listening to historian. Thank you.
-- Diane Burdge - Cartersville, GA
The captain who narrated the ride up the river made this trip for me. His description of interesting things we passed as well as the civil war import of the area was wonderful.
-- Michele Stewart - Atlanta, GA
It was good the prime sirolin a little too red but it was a nice trip thank you
-- Phillip Smith - Adairstile, GA
Enjoyed the boat ride and the great meal.
-- Tommy Keef - Scottsboro, AL
We enjoyed the riverboat dinner cruise. The boat itself could use some updating, but the food was wonderful and the crew/staff were great.
-- Lynn Holland - Taylors, SC
Everything fell into place and went very smooth
-- Angela Roach - Celina, TN
It was wonderful, our birthday friend stephanie williams, really enjoyed herself. The food and entertainment was top rated. And the band brought that little country girl from north carolina. Thank you thank you thank you
-- Connie Blackwell - Conyers, GA
We enjoyed the ride on the river but the food was not what we expected. Meat was not tender, shrimp was over cooked i was disappointed to find our dessert was pre cut cheesecake that was on table before we boarded so it was warm by the time dinner was over. Crew was nice but i would not recommend the food, plates too small for salad and all other items for the one trip through. Salad should be on tables prior to boarding not dessert.
-- Christina Hagan - Huntsville, AL
We were a little disappointed in the riverboat cruise. Not exactly what we were expecting. There wasn't really anyone thing that stood out as bad - just had preconceived idea of what it would be like and it didn't meet that idea.
-- Gary Coon - Pinson, AL
The staff was very warm and inviting,the river boat was very clean. The lunch was very very good. Went out to the upper deck and enjoy the captain given the history of the surrounding area .
-- Lora Reis - Madisonville , TN
6.00$ beers are a little steep ! Kept smelling sewer gas ? Not sure but seemed it was coming from the river (town)
-- Jeff Cooley - Clinton, IL
-- Carla Jones - Seven Springs, NC
Very nice even in the rain. The most reasonably priced thing we did all weekend!
-- Richard Bowling - Anniston, AL
The river boat ride was enjoyable. The lunch was plentiful and the employees were knowledgeable and courteous.
-- William Avery - Phenix City, Alabama
We so enjoyed our southern belle cruise and dinner. The food was delicious. The entertainment appealed to all ages--singer/guitarist performing songs from several decades--celebrated our 48th anniversary dancing to my girl. The ride itself was smooth and interesting. The captain and staff were friendly, informative, and efficient. Our only problem was expecting the shuttle to take us near the pier and finding out its last stop is about six blocks away, but there is a parking area just across the street. We did enjoy a walk with several passengers returning to the shuttle stop.
-- James Elliott - Alabaster, AL
Lunch could have been served a lot faster had one guy cutting the prime rib and when you need more prime rib don't take it out of the warmer and set it on the floor set up could have been a lot better.Riverboat cruise was great.
-- Jerome Dixon - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Thank you for such a relaxing and enjoyable time. We appreciated the friendly and considerate service we received from your staff.
-- Lillian Nevulis - Winchester, TN
The riverboat was really nice, going outdoors as the boat traveled was very pleasant. The captain and first mate, super nice!! Disappointed with the lack of food prepared. The dining room was terribly hot. We had to wait table to table to line up for the buffet which is fine, but very hot. The staff worked very hard. By the time our table went to the buffet most of the food was gone. No salad at all, no chicken dressing, gone. We payed what i think was pricey for the dinner and didn't get much and there still were tables behind us. So they offed a free drink or etched wine glass to compensate big deal! They should be prepared to for each guest to have a complete dinner.
-- Donna Matt - Pulaski, TN
-- Wanda Robertson - Grand Island, FL
We had a wonderful time doing this on my husband's 70th birthday!
-- Sandra Sims - Cartersville, GA
Lovely weekend, everything was to the point, room was very clean hotel experience was great.
-- Debra Scott - Birmingham, AL
This dinner cruise was a great way to enjoy a night out with my wife. The river boat crew made you feel special with their friendly professional demeanor. The dinner (roast beef and chicken) was delicious. The guitarist played and sang some really nice music while we were onboard. The other dinner guests we meet made for different and enjoyable conversation. All together, a fantastic evening. We will do this again, perhaps this fall.
-- Robert Rotz - Huntsville, AL
Thank you,the dinner cruise was very enjoyable,the food was very good,i am a fan of bbq,but the unsweet tea was not good,way to strong,so we went to sweet tea it was better,could improve on the tea.But it did not ruin our dinner.Very good overall!!! Thank you
-- Ronald Willoughby - Templew, Georgia
We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. Comfortable accommodations, great music, friendly staff, relaxing.....Well worth the money spent!
-- Rebecca Riggs - Nickelsville, VA
The southern belle boat tour is always a beautiful adventure up and down the tennessee river... My only complaint is noone talked about the sights and history of chattanooga and the tennessee river. .. I found myself educating nearby passengers with facts i had learned on previous trips on the southern belle... Kind of disappointing :-/ but still a beautiful, fun way to see chattanooga...
-- Charles Cunningham - Murfreesboro, TN
The people, geography, and activities were wonderful and fascinating. I loved the choo choo hotel, tennessee valley riverboat cruise, the ride on the chattanooga steam railroad, the trip to rock city, the free trolley ride downtown, and the nice stores and restaurants too.
-- Ted Steinmetz - Medford, New Jersey
The sunset cruise was comfortable and pleasant after a long day of sightseeing. The crew were gracious, and the beverages were reasonably priced.
-- Alta Kemp - Maryville, TN
The cruise, the staff, the food and the music were outstanding, this is a trip that i really been recommending to all my friends and looking forward to doing it again, thank you for a wonderful time. Luis
-- Luis Encarnacion - Huntsville, AL
-- Bill Cooper - Maryville, Tennessee
Loved the cruise and dinner...Did not like the wait beforehand.
-- Deborah Shumake - Gainesville , Georgia
I enjoyed my vacation in chattanooga very much. I will return for more.
-- Carolyn Cauthen - Mount Juliet, TN
We really enjoyed our experience with you. Follow-up was supurb. Thank you!
-- Mark Chandler - Dacula, GA
We had a lovely sunset cruise on wednesday, may 18 2016. It was the perfect evening to celebrate my birthday. The sunset was beautiful, the scenery wonderful, the boat captain did a great job manuvering the boat and we enjoyed the company of locals who joined us at our table. Keep up the great work!
-- Marsha McOsker - Tucker, Georgia
Great trip for a get away weekend, river boat dinner cruise was one of our highlights. Easy to make reservation, boat crew very friendly, good food, friendly people on boat. Scenery was beautiful, especially on return trip with city nightlights. Will be back.
-- John Marcum - Bowling Green, KY
After our table was given to another couple with the same name we were squeezed in. We had to as for our initial drinks 4 times before we were served. Our meal was good but the southern salad was dripping in mayonnaise and we couldn't eat that. We did enjoy the ride and going to the top deck to enjoy the cruise.
-- Debi Freeman - Marietta, GA
This is a great riverboat cruise. The entertainment was very good, the food was great, and the whole trip was perfect. I would definitely take this cruise again. '
-- Randall Chapman - Pickens, SC
The riverboat dinner cruise was very good. The buffet stye meal was excellent and the river cruise was quite enjoyable.
-- Jerry Schapmann - Birmingham, AL
We had a blast, food was wonderful! It was really cold so bring a jacket! We will be doing it again but in the warmer months.
-- Brandon Martin - Springville, AL
It was wonderful
-- Demetrius Ewing - Madison , AL
The lunch fall folage cruise was great. There was one little glitch. The day before the cruise i got a call from the riverboat cruise people saying that there was a rowing competetion going on and their parking lot was blocked off. So, we were instructed to go to newton chev. Car lot nearby and they would send a shuttle over to pick us up. We were there 30 minutes early as instructed but nobody showed up. We called after waiting 25mins and they said sorry they would send someone right over. We waited another 20 mins. And nobody showed up. Another couple that was also waiting left to go check out the problem in person. He came upon a riverboat employee in a golf cart and asked what was going on . He said go ahead and park right here. That couple told the riverboat employee that there were more people at the car dealership waiting to be picked up. He seemed unaware, but hurried up to where we were and led us back to where we could park. After that everything went exceptionally well!
-- Linda Williams - Woodburn, OR
Very enjoyable trip. All personnel were knowledgeable. Would recommend to all.
-- Joe Schemenauer - Mercer, WI
Very enjoyable evening, worthy of another day trip sometime later.
-- James Price - Boaz, AL
Enjoyed history of area
-- Richard Young - Cupertino, CA
Food and entertainment were ok.....Nothing spectacular.
-- Timothy Ward - Roanoke, VA
We had so much fun on the cruise. It was great. Food was great and the staff were a lot of fun.
-- Joseph Todd - Yuma, AZ
The cruise was fine and it was a gorgeous day, but the colors had not changed so we saw a lot of green. The meal, especially the roast beef, was good, but it was advertised to include a dessert which was not served...A bit of a bummer, but we enjoyed the day on the boat. The tunes played on the pipe organ was a nice touch, but some of the flutes on the boat's pipe organ need to be tuned.
-- Chuck Wilson - Chattanooga, TN
Everything went smoothly on the ticket side while the meal & ride, plus dancing was super.
-- Kenneth Schneringer - Cumming, GA
Loved it. Just wished i knew we could have gotten window seats. Next time i will ask when i order
-- Keith Mullins - locust fork, Alabama
Fun evening! The food and entertainment were great. Using the voucher to board was easy and simple.
-- Mitzi Tatum - Dalton, GA
Six of us had a wonderful time on the southern belle river cruise. We enjoyed hearing about the history and battles along with the singing.
-- Susan McLaughlin - Soddy Daisy, TN - TENNESSEE
Everything was really great until close to the end of the cruise. I made the statement this was a really nice getaway! To an employee. That employee responded by saying this sucks! That's a huge turnoff seeing as how i told so many of my friends and family how nice it was initially. I'm a tourist that planned on bringing my entire family back, but now, no so much.
-- David Carr - Powder Springs, GA
Relaxing enjoyable informative, pre purchase of tickets was great
-- William Singleton - Vestavia Hills, AL
We had a wonderful time!
-- Paul And Wanda Shedd - Bethlehem, GA
We totally enjoyed the dinner cruise. The staff was awesome.
-- Erika Lewis-Hargrove - Louisville, KY
Awesome and outstanding.
-- Phyllis Clay - Sw Huntsville, AL
It was a really nice time but the wait to leave dock was quite ridiculous when they say from 7pm to 9pm that is what it should be but we did not leave the dock until 7:20. Also the dinner crew should be a little more organized. Would recommend if you have nothing plan afterwards because it would be 20mins later than 9pm.
-- Janet LeBarron - Elkmont, AL
The people who work there were very friendly and helpful. We miscalculated the time - central time zone to eastern time zone - so we were late, but they got us on the next cruise, and it was terrific. It turned out better that we took the 2:00 cruise because it wasn't so crowded. The buffet lunch was only so-so to me, but my friend thought it was just fine. Overall, i would definitely recommend this cruise to everyone.
-- Linda Hill - Huntsville, AL
The reservations were a smooth transaction. The river boat dinner and cruise were superb!
-- Lacy Wright - Birmingham, AL
This was a great evening out with great food, splendid music and superb staff service. The only reason we did not give them 5 stars was because there was no handicap access to the upper decks of the boat. Otherwise a perfect evening.
-- Dana Hopkins - Fayetteville, Georgia
Great great great my wife and i really enjoyed ourselves on the river cruise -- can't think of a thing to add -- we had a great time
-- Paul Ward - WALESKA, GA - Georgia
We were very pleased with the luscious buffet. We ate all we wanted and had soft drinks with dinner and coffee afterwards. The staff was cordial and helpful. We'd do it again.
-- Martha Bishop - Ringgold, GA
The meal was outstanding but the entertainment had something to be desired. Sitting outside after the meal viewing the river bank was relaxing. Didn't realize how large the tennessee river actually is. Even though the entertainment was lacking would do it again for the peaceful serene atmosphere of the cruse.
-- Daniel Strong - South Bend, IN
Really enjoyed our trip!!
-- Kristin Roberts - Huntingdon, TN
We had a wonderful time. I wish the cruise was longer. Dinner exceeded my expectations and the gentleman dj was very entertaining. We will certainly do it again if we stay in the area again. Great price for what we got.
-- Julia Shirley - Mills River, North Carolina
Awesome experience!!! Had fun!!
-- Marie Pierre - Dacula, GA
We had a fantastic time! Booking through you made everything easy. Thank you!
-- Lynn Williams - Evart, MI
Great food for the price (this was a belated40th anniversary)
-- Diane Mundy - Decatur, GA
-- Raymond Barrett - Chelsea, AL
The people where great!
-- Angela Wright - Lawrenceburg, TN
We used vacations made easy to purchase all of our tickets and didn't experience any problems from start to finish. I plan to use this site for most all my vacation planning.
-- Dorothy Horton - Dallas, GA
We had a great time on our river cruise, a first-time event for us! We plan to find out about the fall leaf cruise, too.
-- Henry Thompson - Barnesville, Georgia
Everything was as expected, the riverboat dinner cruise was outstanding, our tickets were there waiting on us and it was such an enjoyable experience.
-- Don Raynes - Charleston, WV
We had a great time. The food was excellent. The music and dancing was fun and entertaining. We will venture this way again. Thank you greatly.
-- Barry Owen - Huntsville, AL
It was a rainy weekend, but we enjoyed getting away. We enjoyed fining different eating places every night.
-- Clint H. Curry - Suwanee, GA
I doubt we will ever be able to find a dinner cruise that we will enjoy more than this one. Staff was great. Food was great and plentiful. And our whole deck joined in on the after dinner fun: singing, dancing, and playing the tambourines!
-- Ned Or Julie Hoagland - Marietta, Georgia
Need to be more wheelchair accessible.
-- Kimberly Crider - Chatsworth, GA
Food was ok, but not spectacular. They could extend the cruise to 3 hours and not be as rushed to get everything in. It is a nice get-away for a couple, even though there were some children aboard too. Entertainment was ok, but a little more class couldn't hurt. Overall, it was nice and relaxing to sit on the top deck and enjoy the ride and views. Very hard to see the views of the river from some of the seating. Also be prepared to pay for parking.
-- Dennis Maxwell - montgomery, alabama
Loved our visit. Planning to vacation there again!!!
-- Rhonda Coleman - Alabama, AL
We enjoyed our trip very much. I have had double knee replacements in the past year and walking is difficult. If i had known the parking spots were across the street from the boat and there was a fairly long walk to and from the boat, we would have brought my wheelchair rather than my walker. I had a very hard time getting to the boat. We did ask for a golf cart to get back to the car. Everyone was very abliging and helpful. The lunch was interesting. We had over 100 school kids on the same level, very well behaved. There were no salads, but the bread was huge. We might make another trip for the evening cruise.
-- Mb Bayne - SNELLVILLE, GEORGIA
Very enjoyable evening, food was great. The musician was very good.
-- Robert Decker - Mansfield, TN
Wonderful food and an enjoyable evening!
-- Kathleen Terrell - Daingerfield, TX
Enjoyed the trip to chattanooga. Really couldn't have ask for better weather and the friendly help was appreciated. Will be making another trip in a few months and hopefully the service will be the same.
-- Mike Johnson - Snellville, GR
We enjoyed ourselves and had a wonderful time! Thank you so much for a great experience and offering the services you do!
-- Leslie Pike - Carrollton, GA
Gluten and lactose free products should be a selection for the lunch menus. There are so many people that are gluten and lactose intolerant. Other than that, the riverboat cruise was very nice.
-- Sabrina Frazier - Newnan, GA
We had a wonderful time on the river boat, the food was delicious, everyone was so friendly. The entertainment was good, not to loud. Would recommend the trip to everyone.
-- Geneva Clay - Wartburg, TN
We'll organized! Tables were assigned, so there was no scrambling for a table. You were taken right to your seat. There was no long line for the buffet as just a few tables were called to the food at a time. The entertainment was good with people from the audience joining in and dancing. The captain of the boat was gracious and invited everyone to come to the bridge if they wanted to. A previous review almost kept us from going, but it appears that these reviews are taken seriously, as we had a great time and will come back again!
-- Tim Pedersen - Ohatchee, AL
My company & i thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and cruise along the river. It was interesting and pleasant. All of us plan to visit again soon!
-- Estes Williamson - Norco, Louisiana
This cruise met all expectations. We enjoyed it very much. It was the best event that we scheduled for the vacation.
-- Marion Coursey - Bethune, South Carolina
The riverboat & lunch was a very enjoyable treat. We had a riverboat captain that was a pretty good historian and pointed out the mountains & battles around us. Very beautiful & very enjoyable.
-- Shelly Turner - Crossville, TN
You did a great job--we had a ball thanks charlie
-- Charles E Potter - Helen, GA
Boat trip was great and the captain was very good telling about the area. Was very informative. The food was terrible...It seemed like it was left over from the day before....
-- Joan Schilling - Fort Mill, SC
Great time, vacations made easy, we're great to work with, made my trip easier to maneuver to my destination.
-- Gwendolyn Forcen - Las Cruces, NM
Had no problems with ticket purchase for our excursion from vacations made easy. I do feel that the chattanooga riverboat company overbooks their tours and is not able to handle the crowd. It took almost the entire cruise to receive our lunch and we missed the sights of the river. Could have been better organized.
-- Michelle R Webb - Columbia, TN
The food was very fresh and tasty and the historian was very informative
-- Gary Gray - Blue Ridge, GA
It was my daughter's birthday. Everyone made her feel special. The captain even let us take his picture (with my daughter and her two friends). Loved the guy with the microphone. He was loaded with fun information! Best cruise ever!!
-- Alison Archer - Huntsville, AL
Had an absolutely perfect experience. It poured rain but it was still a great cruise down the tn river! Staff was so helpful and friendly. We are going to make a trip to chattanooga a yearly weekend getaway!!
-- Barbara Least - Knoxville, TN
Vme was very helpful in helping us arrange our visit to chattanooga. They gave useful tips and advice in preparations before we arrived and also things to remember when there. I found vme a useful and convenient vacation advisor/planner. Highly recommend them for your future vacation plans/reservations.
-- Chuck Solomon - Hoover, AL
We had a great time. Lunch was really good. Views were fantastic. Guide was informative. Staff were all superior. Have recommended cruise to all our families and friends.
-- Larry Cronan - Piedmont, Alabama
Nice trip. Lunch was good. Captain was informational. Had fun w family.
-- Donald Bluemel - Murfreesboro, TN
The vacation experience was delightful. The reservations were there when we arrived, and the dinner cruise was a most enjoyable experience. The dj was excellent. He played tunes from major film musicals, old favorites, to include r&b, country, pop, and gospel. The audience was involved, singing, dancing, and the food was very food also. I will definitely check out you website when planning future vacations. Thanks, bobby hill
-- Bobby R. Hill - Fayetteville, GA
Wonderful, except was not notified of river fest had a hard time trying to find parking. If you r older as we were it's hard walking so far.
-- Brenda Parker - Grove Oak, AL
It was wonderful. The staff were very friendly and the gourmet lunch was great. I would recommend to others.
-- Mary Hammer - Enterprise, AL
Great dinner cruise. Great food. Really nice servers and bartenders
-- Michael Matthews - Atlanta
My family and i enjoyed the lunch cruise very much. It was a last minute idea to do the cruise for my husband's birthday. The food was good and the information about the area as told by the 'storyteller' on the top deck was very interesting. Our family is planning to come back for your christmas carol cruise and my husband and i are planning to come for an evening dinner cruise. Yes, we liked it that much! Thank you, jan & carl quinn
-- Janice Quinn - Abernant, AL
Me and my wife had a great time . We were blessed with good weather , safe travel, and great views. Thank you for your assistance. The maps you sent us were also helpful.
-- David Asselstine - Troy, AL
The boat ride was very memorable and pleasant. Nice gentle ride up the river and then down to the dam and back. The food was mediocre at best. Tough meat and plain veggies.
-- David Allman - Peachtree City, GA
Friendly staff, beautiful scenery. Food was good.
-- George Hall - Mountain City, TN
For a first time on a cruise ship this wasn't bad for us at all
-- Bimpe Sunmibare - Lilburn, GA
The trip itself was nice. They did run out of several items on the lunch buffet. The boat did stop back at the dock to pick up more food and to let some disgruntled people off the boat. Overall it was a nice day on the river.
-- Tom Topkoff - Douglasville, GA
Great food, great service, and a wonderful guide as well.
-- David Coker - Huntsville, AL
Captains dinner was just ok not great. Rain prevented going out on deck and the fireworks were cancelled because of rain
-- Michael Blanding - Decatur, AL
Great cruise will do again!!!!!
-- Larry Wilson - Gray, KY
Very enjoyable, very pleasant and the food and entertainment was better than i had hoped for. Mike
-- Michael Ledbetter - Rome, GA
Easier access from parking area, and views of the mountains would make the trip superb!!
-- Randolph Hays - Jacksonville, FL
The food was very good .Loved the potato salad and sourthen salad the deli meats were good. One suggestions would be a better snak cake....Lol every one was very nice. The boat is old but still clean. I would do it again.
-- Myron E. Bethel - Newen, GA
-- Glenford Henry - Conyers, GA
I couldn't hear the speaker for the 1st hour and then he did something and apologized if we hadn't heard him before that. I just thought the speakers were bad before he did whatever he did. I was also surprised that the staff were cleaning windows and such while we were cruising.
-- Tammy Hawkins - Duluth, GA
The food was average & service was lacking as some in our group had to repeatedly as for their dessert & in the south, sweet tea should always be a standard. We were one of the last tables escorted through the line & we were starving by the time we finally got to eat. It should be expressed what time the meal will actually take place or appetizers should be served with people are waiting.
-- Betty Fox - Seymour, TN
What great time we both had and wonderful meal
-- Herb Jones - Douglasville, GA
The dining area on the boat needs to be upgraded. Furnature, chairs, carpet are looking worn and old. The narrator was very good.
-- Richard Swoboda - Las Vegas , Nevada
Great time! Great views! Food was ok.
-- Kristy McCutchen - Louisville, KY
This cruise looks very interesting. Good food, good music and from the review a good staff. Im definitely marking this on my vacation to do list.
-- Nathan - Missouri
It was boring at first but later the guide came upstairs and provided excellent information about the area.
-- Catherine Peterson - Federal Way, WA
Very busy that day with several family reunions there also.
-- Alice Griffin - Cleveland, TN
-- Linda Tinch - Cookeville, TN
Very relaxing and educational
-- Lechia Garrison - Moultrie, GA
Great time, rolled up into a floating party !
-- Dawna Wilkinson - College Park , GA
Best riverboat in tennessee.
-- James Mann - Martinsville, IN
Lunch was good staff was friendly and courteous and the day was beautiful.
-- Nathaniel Sneeze - Powder Springs, GA