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General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Cruise on Nashville's Cumberland River aboard one of the country's largest paddle-wheel boats, the 'General Jackson Showboat', during this excursion. Book for a lunch or dinner cruise, enjoying the scenery on the riverbanks as well as live entertainment. Round-trip transportation from local hotels included.
  • Paddle-wheel boat cruise on Nashville’s Cumberland River
  • See the city skyline from an authentic paddle-wheel showboat
  • Enjoy live entertainment including music, comedy, and dancers
  • Dine on a Southern meal on board
  • Choose a lunch or dinner cruise
  • Pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Feast on a Southern-style lunch or dinner while enjoying live music, comedy, and views of Nashville’s skyline.
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Lunch or Dinner Cruise Options Available
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Boat Cruise along the Cumberland River in Nashville
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please be ready in the Hotel Lobby for pick up by 10:30am for the Lunch Cruise at 12pm. 

Please be ready in the Hotel Lobby for pick up by 5:30pm for the Dinner cruise at 7:00pm.

Begin your showboat cruise with convenient pickup at your Nashville hotel prior to departure time; the lunch cruise departs in the late morning and the dinner cruise departs in the early evening.

Board the historically recreated General Jackson Showboat, one of the country's largest paddle-wheel boats, and set off down the Cumberland River. Find a spot on one of the outdoor or indoor decks to enjoy the riverside scenery, then make your way to the boat's onboard Victorian theater to be seated for your meal. Dig into a traditional Southern meal, then sit back and enjoy a show featuring live comedy and music. The dinner show includes a live orchestra and talented dancers. 

When the General Jackson pulls back into the dock, transfer to ground transportation for the ride back to your Nashville hotel. 

Please see Itinerary section for a sample menu.
Itinerary
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General Jackson Showboat
After pickup from your Nashville hotel, board the General Jackson Showboat, one of the largest paddle-wheel boats in the country, and travel down the Cumberland River. This grand vessel was designed to recreate the showboats that plied the waters of American rivers in the 19th century. Admire views of the Nashville landscape as you relax on the indoor or outdoor decks. In the beautiful Victorian theater on board, you’ll feast on a traditional Southern meal. You’ll then be treated to live entertainment! On the lunch cruise, enjoy a comedy production full of classic Southern humor. On the dinner cruise, enjoy a live orchestra accompanied by a dynamic cast of dancers in elaborate costumes. After your cruise, you'll be taken back to your hotel.
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge
Cruise down the Cumberland River aboard the General Jackson Riverboat.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gray Line Tours
Transportation offered through Gray Line Nashville
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon advance notice
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Tennessee

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Wheelchair access is easy and by ramp or lift to everything except the shop where there is a very small bump, so I avoided there." See review
  • "A very organized event that was well worth the money!" See review

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Popeye
, Apr 2021
On time, great food and service, fabulous entertainment. Worth the price! Easy to book and was picked up and returned in reasonable time.
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Wonderful food, yummy drinks, excellent perfomance, great service and beautiful views!
JC_girl
, Apr 2021
Wonderful food, yummy drinks, excellent perfomance, great service and beautiful views! Awesome way to celebrate both a birthday and bachelorette party!
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No need for a second go round
David_K
, Apr 2021
The show was good but a little short I thought. It would have been nice to have had an opportunity to talk to the performers after the show.
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Enjoying The Creation!!!!
MarvinJr_M
, Apr 2021
It was a very enjoyable ride!!! I really enjoyed it even more because we sat by a window!!! The food was very very yummy 😋
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Wonderful
Charlene_M
, Mar 2021
Since I was traveling alone. I say at a table with a family of 5. They were wonderful people and wish I could have met them earlier. The food and entertainment were very good. That young lady can really play the fiddle!!
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Lunchtime cruise
UK2020
, Mar 2020
We went on the lunchtime cruise at the start of the corona virus Because of this the boat was only a third full and the weather was grim The entertainment was pretty good but with the emptiness of the vessel it seemed a bit flat . I would probably recommend going on a busy warm evening where you could also walk outside Would we bother to go again no probably not.
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This is a yes!!!
Shauna_F
, Mar 2020
A great time for the whole family! The paddle boat was awesome! Wonderful food and entertainment! Would definitely do it again!
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not a great cruise
patrick_c
, Mar 2020
I was expecting a more scenic cruise. It was barren river banks and old industrial sites. The food was average,service was good. The stage show was good.
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Enjoyable evening!
SHIRLEY M
, Dec 2019
The 3 course meal was scrumptious, getting to know others seated at our table was fun, and the nighttime scenery as we drifted by lit up for Christmas was mesmerizing. The musical show was entertaining and so enjoyable.
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General Jackson Showboat Lunch Crusie Sept 2019
patti2004
, Nov 2019
Fantastic entertainment on stage and outside on top deck! . Staff was excellent and very attentive, food was delicious and lots of it, very tasty and a nice selection of Southern cuisine. We met so many wonderful and interesting people from all over the world on this cruise and made some great memories! Enjoyed everything about this cruise and to the courteous shuttle drivers to and from our hotels. Thank you for a great experience!
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