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Wine & dine on the General Jackson Showboat!

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Take a Musical Lunch/Dinner Riverboat Cruise in Nashville!

Cruise down the scenic Cumberland River on the General Jackson Showboat, on one of the largest paddlewheel riverboats in the country. Enjoy lunch or dinner and a musical performance in the riverboat’s beautiful Victorian dinner theatre.

Lunch Cruise

A mid-day cruise. This thrilling show includes a delicious lunch and a cruise down the Cumberland River on the beautiful General Jackson Showboat.

Dinner Cruise

What a thrill to cruise the Cumberland River on the beautiful General Jackson Showboat. Your night will include a Las Vegas style show with a dynamic cast of entertainers, elaborate costumes, dancers and a live orchestra. The evening includes a delicious dinner, the show and a three-hour cruise.

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General Jackson Showboat prices include boat cruise, hotel pickup (select hotels), dropoff, lunch or dinner, live entertainment, local taxes. Convenient online booking : 4.5 star reviews! (note: additional food & drinks are extra). Subject to change

While “rollin’ down the river,” you’ll enjoy stunning views, a delicious meal freshly prepared by our chefs and toe-tapping entertainment in our two-story Victorian Theater in the center of the boat.

One of the largest showboats ever built, the grand General Jackson Showboat is an elegant triumph of American ingenuity. With its elegant lacy filigree and stately design, the boat is reminiscent of the opulence of the American Victorian era.

Showboats have long been a colorful part of our nation’s history, and this most unique Nashville attraction epitomizes the grace and grandeur of the Old South.

The General Jackson Showboat is named after the first steamboat to operate on the Cumberland River in 1817 which was named after President Andrew Jackson, whose historic home—The Hermitage—is 15 minutes from the dock.

Built by the largest inland shipbuilder in the United States, Jeffboat, located in Indiana, the General Jackson was launched on the Cumberland River on April 20, 1985.

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Do you love to spend time on the water? Nashville area cruises are the perfect combination of relaxing comfort with adventurous sightseeing. Often beverages are a part of the attraction and viewing the vast green middle Tennessee landscapes will relax the soul. There is something about being on the water that helps slow down a day that is moving too fast. Take a deep breath, and take in the beauty and a view of Nashville that can only be seen from the rivers edge. Visit these sites for find the best Water Tours and Cruises in middle Tennessee. Enjoy Life, Nashville Life!

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Public River Boat Cruises in Nashville

River boat cruises in downtown nashville, cruise the river on a pontoon party cruise.

Our public cruises are famous in Nashville. It’s hard to beat the unique guided party experiences from our distinguished crew and views only available aboard the Pontoon Saloon. Our public river boat cruises in Nashville are BYOB and available at various times and will typically host about 40 people per cruise. Each group will be greeted by our licensed USCG Captain & Deck Hand who will help ice down your drinks while you settle aboard the Pontoon Saloon in preparation for the scheduled cruise departure. The bar-style atmosphere is amplified by your Deck Hand bringing hit tunes, entertainment, and engaging games that bring a crowd together on the dance floor. Thanks to our amazing crew, unique boat design, and amazing views, no other party bus or booze cruise knows how to get the party started like the Pontoon Saloon. Aside from the time of day, our river boat cruises in Nashville are all similar—each offering BYOB or purchase buckets of beer/seltzer.  

What’s Included

  • USCG Licensed Captain & Deckhand
  • Party Host, Server, DJ
  • 2 hours on the water
  • Mimosa Cruise includes juices
  • Beer & Seltzer Buckets for pre-purchase
  • The best views of Music City
  • Ice, cups, coolers, Coke, & water
  • Large sound system
  • Bar area & Dance Floor
  • High-top tables & Stools(we do not have seating for everyone, standing & seated room at tables)
  • Koozies, Hats, T Shirts
  • Beer & Seltzer Buckets
  • Professional Photographer

Departure Locations

Riverfront Dock East — All riverboat cruises in Nashville will depart from the east bank dock except for event dates noted below or stated otherwise in your confirmation email. Lock One Marina — We reserve the right to change dock locations due to city events. Public Cruises will depart from Lock One Marina on the following dates: June 2nd, June 6th- 9th, July 2nd- 5th, Oct. 5th

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Mimosa Cruise

The USS Mimosa departs each morning before noon. This cruise is the best way to start your day in Nashville. Bring aboard your favorite bottle of Champagne, and we provide a variety of juices for mimosas. This cruise will cure your hangover as you sip on mimosas, enjoy the river breeze, and listen to our curated Pontoon Playlist. Two mimosas later, you’ll be dancing to Cardi B with all new friends and ready for Broadway! This is a bachelorette must-do!

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Pontoon Party Cruise

Our afternoon Pontoon Party Cruise is the best activity you can do before hitting Broadway! There is no better place to be on a hot sunny day in Music City than aboard this party barge enjoying a cool breeze and making some great Nashville memories. Grab a friend and come experience it for yourself. Our Deck Hand gets the pontoon party started with a curated playlist, and our famous pontoon dance-off will surely get you moving! Enjoy the beautiful views along the Cumberland River and skyline views of Downtown Nashville.

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Sunsets & Skylines Cruise

The evening cruise brings the best nighttime skyline views of Downtown Nashville. Our licensed captains will first cruise downriver for a picturesque sunset view only available aboard the Pontoon Saloon. As the sun sets, drinks flow, and the party starts to hit the dance floor, you’ll be cruising by Broadway soaking up all the city lights. This Nashville river boat cruise is a Honky Tonkin’ blast!

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Reviews From Our Guests

It’s a great way to get off Broadway and still have some good ‘ole Nashville fun!!! Seriously so much fun! Beautiful views, awesome crew, clean bathroom and great music.

My bridesmaids surprised me with the boat cruise for my Nashbach! It was the best time ever! Highly recommend this event for any group looking to spend an evening partying on the river!

Went on the pontoon saloon for my bachelorette party. We had a blast!! There were multiple parties with us and we all danced together. At one point we were playing limbo with a broomstick. I do recommend getting there earlier to secure a good spot on the boat. Plus, having the bathroom on board made life so much easier.

We had a team meeting (12 people) in Nashville and took an evening cruise on the pontoon saloon. It was the perfect choice for a group activity as they had dinner and beer as we cruised the Cumberland River. Awesome views of the Nashville skyline!! Andrew was great!

Pontoon Saloon was a great experience! The owner and staff are super cool, the boat was clean and roomy! It was a beautiful day on the Cumberland River even in November! We had a big group, so did the private tour! Highly recommend!

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Cancellation policy.

PUBLIC CRUISE CANCELLATION POLICY

Full refund 14 days prior to cruise departure time. Cancellations within 14 days, no-shows, late for departure are 100% non-refundable, non-transferable. Please contact us as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate you on another cruise with a 20% change fee, we understand life happens. The 14+ day cancellation policy applies to any change in the guest count for a reservation. Public Cruises include Mimosa Cruise, Pontoon Party Cruise, & Sunset Party Cruise.

CHANGES TO EXISTING RESERVATIONS

If you need to cancel or make changes to an existing reservation, including adding or reducing the number of people in your party, please email us at  [email protected] . We will not make changes or cancel bookings over the phone.

BYOB ALCOHOL POLICY

We allow Beer, Hard Seltzers, Wine, and Champagne only onboard the Pontoon Saloon. We do not allow beer in glass bottles (cans only) but we do allow wine and champagne in glass bottles. Glass items will be stored behind the bar and we have cups and fresh ice. We do sell buckets of Beer & Hard Seltzer (Miller Lite, Coors Light & Whiteclaw) for pre-purchase. Please plan appropriately , we do not allow the removal of opened cases of beer/seltzer from the boat due to city ordinance. Only unopened cases are allowed to be taken from the boat after your cruise.

WEATHER POLICY

Cruises operate rain or shine since 3/4 of the boat has a covered roof. If Pontoon Saloon cancels due to severe weather we offer a refund of 50% or 100% toward a gift card for use at any future date. We will notify you 1.5 hours in advance if we need to delay or cancel your cruise. We are more flexible during our winter months (November-March) if we have random severe cold weather.

If you need to cancel or make changes to an existing reservation, including adding or reducing the number of people in your party, please email us at  [email protected]  or call us at  (615) 601-1464 .

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General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises

General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises

A General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise provides an amazing adventure to those visiting Nashville, TN . This famous paddle wheel riverboat takes guests via the Cumberland River to view the Nashville skyline to enjoy a relaxing cruise, live stage show, and delicious dinner. Whether you are celebrating a date night, birthday, or just want to get in some sightseeing during your Music City vacation, it is a must-have addition to your itinerary.

The Cumberland River is a gorgeous and historic waterway winding throughout Nashville. On whichever trip you choose, you will be able to see some of the most glorious sights in Nashville from a unique perspective. The showboat is equipped with amazing ways to see everything, including balconies and outside decks which allow for beautiful panoramic views of the towering skyscrapers and sparkling lights of the city. During warmer months, you may capture sight of local wildlife as well such as fish and birds. Soak in the fresh air and the unforgettable Nashville skyline scenery on this cruise tour, and don't forget to bring your camera to snap a few pictures along the way!

About the General Jackson Showboat

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The General Jackson is one of the largest Nashville boat and river cruises in the country and its dock is found on the Cumberland River. Having launched its cruises in 1985, it has provided quality entertainment, live music, and fun to visitors for more than three decades. It is named after the first steamboat to travel in Nashville in 1817. Thousands of people have enjoyed this famous attraction, which is famous for its stately design and special event cruises, drawing in thousands of travelers every year to view its entertainment options. The boat itself has a lot of stunning features, with a length of 274 feet and a towering height of 55 feet, massive decks, and stunning views.

The Nashville river boat can carry up to 1,037 passengers and 135 crew at a time during max capacity. It also features one of the largest paddlewheels that is 36 feet long and 24 feet in diameter. Just the paddle wheel weighs 36,000 pounds! This massive boat has a total weight of 1,489 tons. It travels at an average speed of approximately 5 - 8 miles per hour. The boat is comprised of four decks, which hold features such as the Heritage Hall, a gift shop, the Victorian Theater with a sit-down dining area and comfortable seating, balconies, and tons of outside viewing opportunities. If you are wanting to enjoy a completely unique experience, make sure to board this fantastic riverboat. Additionally, the beautiful General Jackson Showboat is wheelchair accessible and gives a neat way to explore the Nashville downtown area.

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With tons of viewing space, these themed Nashville cruises offer amazing shows, a good time, mouth-watering food, and an energy that is totally unparalleled by any other boat adventure in the South. Be sure to climb aboard and enjoy live entertainment and downtown sightseeing the next time you visit Music City by booking your General Jackson Showboat tickets today. Whether you want to take an hour cruise, lunch cruise, evening dinner cruise, or just want to get out and see Nashville Tennessee on the river, these cruises offer amazing opportunities for adventures. Be sure to book your hotel lodging to the Gaylord Opryland Resort, go shopping at the Opry Mills Mall, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum or get tickets to see the Grand Ole Opry. Regardless of what you do, you're bound to have a blast on your trip to Nashville! Be sure to book a great Nashville hotel in the area. jackson general general jackson's music city queen riverboat nashville tngeneral jackson showboat seating chart gen jackson boat general jackson seating chart

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  • What type of parking do you have? The General Jackson shares a parking lot with Opry Mills and there is no charge for parking.
  • Approximately how long are the cruises? The entire experience is approximately 2.5 hours long.
  • How many decks or levels are there aboard the boat? The boat has four decks.
  • What lake or river does the boat cruise on? The boat sails on the Cumberland River.
  • How many passengers does the boat hold? The boat holds 1,037 passengers along with 135 crew members.
  • What is the dress code? Casual dress for all cruises. Shirts and shoes are required to be worn at all times. No halter top or bathing suit tops are allowed.
  • Does General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises feature a bar? Yes, there is a full-service bar on deck for all your favorite alcoholic drinks.
  • Are alcoholic beverages served at General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises? Yes, there is a full-service bar.
  • Is the boat air-conditioned? Yes, the interior of the boat is air conditioned.
  • What is the policy in case of inclement weather? The boat makes an effort to always sail even during weather-related instances in which the boat may be delayed.
  • Are strollers allowed on the boat? Yes, strollers are permitted on board.
  • Garden Salad Romaine Iceberg Blend - Shredded Kale - Cornbread Croutons - Crumbled Cheese Curds - Grape Tomatoes - Heirloom Carrots - Tangy House Dressing   
  • Loaded Baked Potato Salad Green Onions - Bacon - Sour Cream 
  • Sweet Bourbon Glazed Chicken BBQ Spices - Brown Sugar - Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Hickory Smoked Prok Shoulder  Sweet Molasses BBQ Sauce
  • Baked Mac and Cheese
  • Root Beer Baked Beans
  • Chef's Seasonally Inspired Vegetables
  • Buttered Soft Rolls with Cherrywood Smoked Sea Salt
  • Seasonal Fruit Cobbler Cinnamon Streusel Topping with Caramel and Vanilla Cream Sauce

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Garden Salad Romaine Iceberg Blend - Shredded Kale - Cornbread Croutons - Crumbled Cheese Curds - Grape Tomatoes - Heirloom Carrots - Tangy House Dressing 

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Slow-Roasted Prime Rib of Beef Garlic and Shallot Salt Crust - Fresh Herbs - Horseradish Cream

Main Course

  • Roasted Chicken Breast Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Demi  
  • Baked Mac and Cheese Garlic with Cheddar Crumb Topping  
  • Steakhouse Potatoes House Blend of Spices  
  • Chef's Seasonally Inspired Vegetable
  • Glazed Carrots and Spring Peas Shaved Parmesan - Citrus - Honey - Thyme
  • Chocolate Torte Whipped Cream - Vanilla Creme Anglaise - Bourbon Caramel - Toffee Cookie Crumble

((Menu Subject to Change without Notice))

Please mention at time of reservation. Vegetarian menus, while change each night, are often the same menu as the regular cruise minus the meat. They often include a pasta dish with additional vegetables. 

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Salad Arcadian Baby Lettuces with Dried Assorted Fruits, Toasted Pecans, Chevre Goat Cheese & White Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Braised Short Rib with Merlot Demi-Glace OR Roasted Chicken Breast with Creamy Chicken Demi
  • Roasted Steakhouse Potatoes
  • Citrus Honey Glazed Carrots
  • Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake
  • Oat & Honey Streusel, Sea Salt Caramel Cream

Tea, Coffee, or Decaf Coffee

(Menu subject to change without notice)

  • Arcadian Baby Lettuces with Dried Assorted Fruits, Toasted Pecans, Chevre Goat Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Chicken Breast with Herb Brined, House Spices, Creamy Demi

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T hese nine-day American river cruises on the American Queen Steamboat Company's American Empress sail from Vancouver, Washinton to Portland, Oregon and show you a glimpse at some of the most gorgeous scenery in the Pacific Northwest. From the paddle wheeler, you'll get to see the dramatic waterfalls at the Columbia River Gorge, the pioneer town The Dalles, and sea lions and filming sites from the hit 1980s film, The Goonies in Astoria.

Rivers of Wine Theme Cruise on the Columbia and Snake Rivers

These seven-night American river cruises on the UnCruise Adventure's S.S. Legacy sail round trip out of Portland, Oregon cruising a similar route to American Empress but focusing on wine. A sommelier and guest wine expert sail with passengers for the week, serving as an onboard resource and hosting tastings. There are also wine tastings, vineyard tours, and wine cave tours in Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, and the Willamette Valley and guests get to taste old-vine varietals and wines from eco-cultivated vineyards. River cruises are also popular across the pond.

Adventure Theme Cruise on the Olympic Peninsula

Sailing round-trip out of Seattle through Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands on an elegant little yacht, this seven-night cruise on UnCruise Adventure's Safari Quest includes kayaking, paddle boarding, and plenty of hikes. There are also opportunities to spot bald eagles, sea lions, and whales and to enjoy local seafood, including oysters and clams.

Upper Mississippi American Heartland Theme Cruise

This river cruise from Chicago to St. Louis is on American Queen Steamboat Company's newest ship, the American Duchess , a paddle wheeler as majestic as her older sisters, with the same iconic red paddlewheel. You'll see the towering skyscrapers of Chicago and get the perfect photo op of St. Louis's famed arch. The focus of this cruise is American history, and you can see towns that were settled as trading posts by French explorers, visit the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas debate in Ottowa, Illinois, and check out places from Mark Twain's writings in his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. Want to learn even more of America's backstory? Start with these 16 best cities for American history buffs .

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These 11-day cruise tours on American Cruise Line's Queen of the Mississippi travel from St. Louis to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania visiting Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati (among other towns) along the way. You'll get a behind-the-scenes tour of Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, and tour the Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. In Cape Girardeau, you'll see everything from Trail of Tears sites to Civil War battlefields. Best of all, expect plenty of bluegrass music and mint juleps along the way.

Music Cruise on the Cumberland River

These seven-night American river cruises from Nashville to St. Louis also on American Cruise Line's Queen of the Mississippi will take you to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Johnny Cash Museum and then heads on to St. Louis for a celebration of blues music.

Mississippi River Bourbon Theme Cruise

Cruise up the Mississippi River from Memphis to Louisville on the American Queen Steamboat Company's American Queen, with private tastings and cooking demos along the way, as well as lectures by historians. This special sailing, offered annually in July, also includes the opportunity to sample rare and vintage bourbons as well.

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On this eight-day cruise roundtrip out of Chicago on Blount Small Ship Adventures's Grande Mariner , you'll visit Mackinac Island, Michigan, home to historic homes and plenty of rocking chairs as well as Sturgeon Bay in Wisconsin's Door County, where you'll see lighthouses and plenty of yachts.

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This seven-night cruise on American Cruise Line's Independence sails round-trip out of Baltimore to Oxford, St. Michael's, and Annapolis, Maryland as well as Yorktown and Williamsburg, Virginia. You'll visit coastal fishing villages and eat plenty of hard-shell blue crabs, and get to visit Baltimore's famed aquarium.

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Your cruise lets you experience Nashville as it can best be seen from the beautiful Cumberland River.

While “rollin’ down the river,” you’ll enjoy stunning views, a delicious meal freshly prepared by our chefs and toe-tapping entertainment in our two-story Victorian Theater.

One of the largest showboats ever built, the grand General Jackson is an elegant triumph of American ingenuity. With its elegant lacy filigree and stately design, the boat is reminiscent of the opulence of the American Victorian era.

Showboats have long been a colorful part of our nation’s history, and this most unique Nashville attraction epitomizes the grace and grandeur of the South.

The General Jackson Showboat is named after the first steamboat to operate on the Cumberland River in 1817.

Built by the largest inland shipbuilder in the United States, Jeffboat, located in Indiana, the General Jackson was launched on the Ohio River in Indiana to start the journey to its new home on Nashville’s Cumberland River on April 20, 1985.

Please note that firearms and any type of weapons are not allowed aboard the General Jackson Showboat. 

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When was the General Jackson launched?

Our launch date was April 20, 1985!

Who built the General Jackson?

The Jeffboat Inc from Jeffersonville, Indiana built it.

When was it christened?

On July 2, 1985, by Mrs. Thelma Gaylord

What is the capacity?

The capacity of the General Jackson is 1,000 passengers plus crew members.

What is the length of the boat?

274 feet; 300 feet including gang plank

How wide is the boat?

63 feet, 6 inches (width)

How tall is the General Jackson?

55 feet, fixed; 77 feet to the top of folding stacks

What is the draft?

The boat sits 7 feet in the water.

Which engines are used?

2 Caterpillar 3512’s; 1050 hp per engine; 880 kw generators

Which motors are used?

Two 600 HP General Electric motors turn the paddlewheel – 1,200 hp total

What is the speed of the General Jackson?

13 mph top speed; 4-8 mph average speed

How large is the Paddlewheel?

36 feet long, 24 feet in diameter; weighs 36 tons

How heavy is the General Jackson?

1,489 tons dead weight

Bow Thruster

200 hp propeller

What kind of search light does the General Jackson use?

Xenon bulb; 120 million candle power

How big is the Dock?

195’ X 35’ barge

What is the Mooring Cell?

Large cylinders on each end of the dock filled with sand and rock, topped with concrete and used to support and secure the barge/dock.

About the Cumberland River

River Navigable for 381 miles; the General Jackson dock is at mile 197.5; average depth is 15-25 feet; normal (pool) level is 385 feet elevation. A round trip to downtown Nashville and back is 14 miles. The head waters are in Harlin County, Kentucky, and the mouth is at Smithland, Kentucky, where it joins the Ohio River.

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    If you're dissatisfied with your tour, please contact our Customer Service office at 615-883-5555 and we'll make it right. Take a Musical Lunch/Dinner Riverboat Cruise in Nashville! Cruise down the scenic Cumberland River on the General Jackson Showboat, on one of the largest paddlewheel riverboats in the country.

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    Children (ages 4-11): $77.00 Captain's Table (Pilot house tour, souvenir drink, upgraded dessert, t-shirt, dinner & show) $42.00 Cruise, Meal and Show. $30.00 Cruise and Show Only. Prices are inclusive of tax. View details on upcoming cruises offered by the General Jackson Showboat, and purchase your tickets online. Call for more information!

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