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Get out and experience Chattanooga’s natural beauty aboard the River Gorge Explorer. This 70-passenger, hydrofoil-assisted, vessel transports passengers smoothly along the waters of the Tennessee River. Each excursion is led by an Aquarium naturalist who points out wildlife and historic points of interest along the way.

The River Gorge Cruise heads past the foot of Lookout Mountain and into the heart of “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon.” There's time to enjoy the scenic views from the topside observation deck while searching for wildlife. The last cruise of the day is a sunset cruise.

Adult $29 / Child $21.50 (3 -12) / Toddler $18      Buy tickets now
All children under 3 riding the River Gorge Explorer will be charged $18. They are counted as a passenger via Coast Guard regulations.

SPECIAL CRUISE:
WILLIAMS ISLAND FAMILY ADVENTURE CRUISES
Daily March 22 through April 17 @ 12:30 p.m.

Add some excitement to your family's Spring Break aboard the River Gorge Explorer! The Williams Island Family Adventure Cruise takes passengers to "the Gateway to the Gorge." During each 90-minute adventure, the young and young at heart will discover Native American and Civil War history, and gain insights into the wildlife that call this wooded island home. Time will be spent on each trip observing an osprey nest and heron rookery. Your naturalist guide helps locate other animals and leads an on-board scavenger hunt. These cruises will depart daily March 22 to April 17 from the Chattanooga Pier. Special Spring Break pricing will be offered for these cruises: $20/per person (age 3 and up), $18/per person under age 3.


 

 CRUISE SCHEDULE:

 March 27 - April 17  *12:30, 2:30 & 5 p.m.  (* Williams Island Cruise)
 April 18 - 20  12:30, 3 & 5:30 p.m.
 April 21 & 22  1 p.m.
 April 24 & 25  1 p.m.
 April 26  12:30, 3 & 5:30 p.m.
 April 27  12:30 & 3 p.m.
 April 28 - May 2  1 p.m.
 May 3  1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.
 May 4  12:30 & 2:30
 May 5 - 9  1 p.m.
 May 10  1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.
 May 11  1 & 3:30 p.m.
 May 12 - 16  1 p.m.
 May 17  1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.
 May 18  1 & 3:30 p.m.
 May 19 & 20  1 p.m.
 May 22 & 23  1 p.m.
 May 24  10:30 a.m., 1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.
 May 25  11:30 a.m., 4:30 & 7 p.m.
 May 26  10:30 a.m., 1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.
 May 27 - 30  2 & 4:30 p.m.
 May 31  1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.
 June 1 - 5  2 & 4:30 p.m.
 June 6 - 13  1 & 3:30 p.m.
 June 14  10:30 a.m., 1 & 3:30 p.m.
 June 15  11:30 a.m., 2 & 4:30 p.m.
 June 16 & 17  2 & 4:30 p.m.
 June 19 & 20  2 & 4:30 p.m.
 June 21  10:30 a.m., 1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.
 June 22  11:30 a.m., 2 & 4:30 p.m.
 June 23 & 27  2 & 4:30 p.m.
 June 28 - July 1  10:30 a.m., 1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.
 July 2  1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.
 July 3 - 8  10:30 a.m., 1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.