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Southern Belle Riverboat

Come aboard the majestic Southern Belle Riverboat and take a step back in time. This grand vessel offers cruises of various lengths on the Tennessee River in the old riverboat tradition, offering Southern Charm at its best. See Chattanooga's most important landmarks as you cruise up and down the river and learn about the city's rich history. Cruises feature excellent food and beverages, live music, dancing and, of course, scenic views. Southern Belle Riverboat events include seasonal cruises such as their romantic Valentine's Day dinner cruise and Fall Color cruises that allow you to enjoy views of the vibrantly-hued leaves as they change color each Fall.

Southern Belle Riverboat
1620, 151 Riverfront Pkwy, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37402
Distance from hotel: 13.30 miles


  • Daily cruises can range from 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, and a Sunset Cruise at 7pm


  • Mountains to the river: Southern Belle Dinner Cruise, Ruby Falls, Rock City & The Incline
    Adult: $98.95 Child (2-12): $53.95
  • Family Fun Package: Southern Belle Lunch Cruise, Ruby Falls, Rock City, The Incline & the Creative Discovery Museum
    Adult: $86.95 Child (3-12): $57.95
  • Fish & Chips: Includes: Southern Belle Cruise, Tennessee Aquarium & IMAX Movie With Sightseeing- Adult: $47.95 Child (3-12): $29.95 With Lunch- Adult: $55.95 Child (3-12): $33.95 With Dinner- Adult: $73.95 Child (3-12): $42.95



  • Weddings
  • Family - dinner cruise
  • Sightseeing
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Q. How long are the Southern Belle Riverboat cruises?

A. The Southern Belle features several cruises along the Tennessee River. Lunch cruises are 1.5 hours and dinner cruises are 2 hours long. Specialty and holiday cruises are also available. Depending on the cruise type, sites may include historic Chattanooga buildings and landmarks, stunning displays of fall foliage, or enchanting twilight views of the city's skyline.

Q. What is the best time of day to go on the Southern Belle Riverboat cruise?

A. Daytime and evening cruises are both enjoyable, but each cruise has its own distinct vibe. Daytime cruises are generally more informative, with a guide explaining more of the sights and history of the city. Nighttime cruises offer the opportunity to enjoy a romantic sunset and watch as the Chattanooga skyline lights up the night while enjoying a somewhat more laid-back atmosphere.

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