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Address: 175 Old Cumberland, Across the street from 500 Tennessee Waltz Parkway, Ashland City, TN 37015
Phone Number:
+1 615-385-7007
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

We have SEVEN different cruises, ranging from 1.5 to 3.5 hours, with...

We have SEVEN different cruises, ranging from 1.5 to 3.5 hours, with family-friendly prices.

We have a cruise for you:

• a morning or afternoon Nature Cruise that suits toddlers to grandparents

• an easy way to entertain visiting family and friends

• a wildlife-viewing excursion where you can look at birds with your binoculars

• a quiet, romantic adults' Sunset Cruise

• an HGTV-type tour of a variety of Waterfront Homes

Or you can rent the whole boat for a Private Pontoon Party!

• Kids Adventure Cruises are action-packed and perfect for children's birthdays

• Church groups, adults and seniors, bring your own food & beverages and enjoy a unique social outing.


We can seat 22 passengers and still have room to roam around the boat. Free bottled water and nice restroom aboard.

RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST, walkups welcome if space permits.

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Absolutely Wonderful

Jim Steele is a master! He plays captain, host and entertainer to all of his guests. Our cruise happen to include several pre-teens. Jim was well prepared and kept these young... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lake Village, Indiana
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Lake Village, Indiana
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149 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jim Steele is a master! He plays captain, host and entertainer to all of his guests. Our cruise happen to include several pre-teens. Jim was well prepared and kept these young passengers delightfully entertained from the minute they boarded and up until we docked. In the meantime, the adults were able to enjoy the view and relax. Again...Jim is a... More 

Thank mbe96
Franklin, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

My wife and I took our last ride of 2016 on the Blue Heron yesterday. We waited until well into the cruising season to go, but the weather was beautiful and we enjoyed everything about this cruise. There is no such thing as an un-enjoyable cruise to book on the Blue Heron, any day or any cruise is going to... More 

1 Thank NashvilleHiker
Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Took this trip on a sunny fall Sunday afternoon at the last minute. Not many boaters out on the river so it was a smooth ride at 5-10mph. Even though the trees had not changed color, it was nice to see lots of turtles basking in the sun and several blue herons. The cruise is 2.5 miles down the Cumberland... More 

Thank 3Hondas
Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

There's nothing like taking the late day cruise and watching the sun go down with favorite relatives visiting from out-of-state...

1 Thank HollyTN
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Captain Jim offers a unique experience on the river. The Nature Cruise is very relaxing and you get to see many Blue Herons, we even saw a Bald Eagle! It was a cool grey day and we had a few rain drops but this just added to the fun. The boat offers protection from the rain without losing the feeling... More 

Thank nancymcmorrow
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We took out friends for an afternoon cruise. some have been several times with us, and some have never been and found it very relaxing. it was a mixed group of people my age (65), as well as a younger family with a 10 yr. And a 15 yr. Old and 3 of their friends. This never gets old for... More 

Thank flutelady2
Nashville, Tennessee
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167 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I booked this wonderful little cruise for my birthday and invited my whole family. Capt. Jim Steele is the best Captain ever. We had adults, pretend and toddlers as he had activities and music to suit everyone. Unfortunately this has been a rainy summer and we had to turn around about halfway through. What we did get to do was... More 

Thank Gequita R
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Captain Jim is like a wonderful, laid back grandpa! We had a boat full of moms and young kids and we had such a fabulous time! They provided snacks and juice boxes, bubbles, bouncy balls, etc. We road the boat for 45 mintues to a little beached area and played in the water for over 2 hours. They also had... More 

Thank Allison P
Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Our group of six, three generations, enjoyed a fabulous river cruise yesterday at 10 a.m. Though it was the end of July, the temperature was pleasant. The two men working the cruise were the owner/master pilot and his good friend (also a boat owner). The men were knowledgeable and pleasant, good natured guides. The wildlife didn't cooperate, but the cruise... More 

Thank kaye54
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Makes a person want to live on a boat full time, very relaxing, wonderful scenery and great people aboard, would do it every day if I could

Thank Bridgette T

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