Southern Belle Riverboat
The Southern Belle Riverboat is a true 'must-do' while in Chattanooga, this cruise experience providing the best views, the best food, and the best all-around entertainment experience on the Tennessee River!
The Southern Belle Riverboat company offers several different types of tours, including daily cruises, dining cruises, seasonal cruises, sightseeing cruises, and private charters. The company sees over 100,000 passengers a year and has been open since 1985, expanding from a single-vessel operation to a 2 vessel operation, the newer dockside vessel holding a 2nd-floor banquet hall and a 3rd-floor full-service restaurant, 3rd Deck Burger Bar. At this eatery, you can enjoy excellent Tennessee River views and a unique 'build your own sandwich' menu.
Your group will most likely be enjoying a Daily Cruise or Dining Cruise, the latter of which lasts 2 hours and provides live entertainment, a full meal, tours of the pilot house, and sightseeing opportunities. The food all depends on the night you are visiting, with options such as flat iron steak, prime rib, Cajun chicken, roast beef, and several scrumptious southern sides.
The Daily Cruise lasts 1.5 hours and focuses on River History, Legends, and Places, with historic and informational narration all along the way, as well as sightseeing of the Chattanooga skyline, Lookout Mountain, and the Tennessee River and its native inhabitants.