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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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Good night on the river
Jeff_S
, May 2021
It was a neat adventure and we had a great time. The shuttle from our hotel was a nice touch as well. The boat trip was perfect with a nice dinner to go along with it. The show was decent and we had some good laughs. The performers did a wide array of songs and some may not have been the best fit for them but still a good show. Overall we would do it again and would love to have friends join us. Also recommend the night trip, awesome view of the city!!
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A fine evening
Janet_O
, May 2021
Good entertainment and delicious meal. Good service. Evening tour lacks view of downtown but lunch trip was sold out.
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Here's one to Bill!
Kehinde_O
, Apr 2021
The show was great, but Bill the van driver was the real experience! Great older guy with southern charm and knowledgeable recommendations!
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amazing
Frank_R
, Apr 2021
This was a amazing trip. My date and I enjoyed the dining experience and the entertainment was great
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Great time!
Lucy_V
, Apr 2021
The food was very good, the service was wonderful and the entertainment did not disappoint! Highly recommend!
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Wonderful! Entertaining! Exciting! Leisurely! Relaxing! Nostalgic!
Douglas_H
, Apr 2021
Wonderful River Boat Experience! Excited my imagination about how the RiverBoat actually was Back In The Day of gambling and River Boat Travel!
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Nice but pricey through Viator
Merium_T
, Apr 2021
The experience we had on the general Jackson was nice. Sat with interesting people and had great conversations. The servers were very nice too. Did not care for the dry ice fog that left a lot of smoky residue in the air. VERY disappointed with the cost of our experience! Met up with other people that made their reservation directly instead of going through this third-party. It cost us $35 more per ticket! Ouch that’s quite a gouge. They also had better seats directly in the middle of the floor. Wish we could have our difference of money back.
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Paddle fun
Bev
, Apr 2021
Delicious food except for dessert Information regarding Historical points of interest should be given all along the waterfront especially downtown. Show was good. Rachel was very talented on the fiddle but not so much on the singing. Would have liked to have heard the other young lady singing more. She was very good.
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Great show and good
Marisha_C
, Apr 2021
It was a great show and great food. I wish it was a little more diverse but my husband and I had a great time!
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Cast - offers
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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