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River Gorge Explorer

Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga Pier, Chattanooga, TN 37402
+1 423-785-4015
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Overhyped and Overpriced!!

Cabin had AC but was very hot. Granted the outside temp was 90F but AC should be able to handle it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bob P
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Maryville, Tennessee
A very nice way to see a different part of the river

We were most interested in seeing the new boat and it does not disappoint. They can only show off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gourdess
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Tennessee
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Travel swiftly and smoothly downstream from the Chattanooga Pier into the scenic Tennessee River Gorge aboard this high-tech vessel. Experience “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon” aboard the River Gorge Explorer. Enjoy the view from the topside observation deck during daily two-hour cruises into the Gorge. Each excursion is guided by an Aquarium naturalist who brings local history to life while helping you spot wildlife. Relax in the climate-controlled cabin and soak in the beautiful scenery from the observation deck.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga Pier, Chattanooga, TN 37402
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+1 423-785-4015

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Reviewed yesterday

Cabin had AC but was very hot. Granted the outside temp was 90F but AC should be able to handle it. Hey it's Chattanooga, it gets hot. Guide talked non-stop the whole trip on a muffled mic, more annoying than informative. Fix your mic. Aquarium...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were most interested in seeing the new boat and it does not disappoint. They can only show off the speed a very few times and of course you need to stay inside when they do. We would have enjoyed our trip SO much more...More

Thank gourdess
GR8Fish, Public Relations Manager at River Gorge Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for cruising with us and sharing your feedback after your trip. We will make sure our captains and crew receive a copy of your comments. We hope you'll visit us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tremendous trip to the Chickamauga Dam through the lock and back-approximately 3 hrs long. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. The narrator was great!-full of knowledge about the civil war in this area, birds nesting along the way and the construction...More

Thank themcgraws1
GR8Fish, Public Relations Manager at River Gorge Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Your comments about this specially-themed cruise have been shared with our captains and crew. We hope you'll cruise with us again!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We took the River Gorge Explorer after touring the Tennessee Aquarium. It was a nice way to end the day. It's a very scenic tour and informative about local wildlife. The boat ride is fun. I don't know that younger children would enjoy it; I...More

Thank Sarah P
GR8Fish, Public Relations Manager at River Gorge Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Sarah - Thanks for your review. We're glad you and your grandmother enjoyed the excursion. We will make sure our captains and crew receive a copy of your feedback.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

On a sports car club trip with three other couples. Signed up for a two hour trip on the River Gorge Explorer which is a high speed (up to 50 miles an hour) catamaran. The problem is that the catamaran is high speed only about...More

Thank Daniel H
GR8Fish, Public Relations Manager at River Gorge Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Daniel - Thanks for your review, we have shared your comments with our captains and crew. On the particular day you referenced, we had a church group that was delayed getting to Chattanooga. This set them behind picking up their tickets and boarding. While the...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

They left 12 minutes late because they waited for some late arriving passengers--not very respectful of the majority that arrived on time. The narration was OK, but the man doing it has clearly done it way too many times. And, the videos were on very...More

Thank pwjones27
GR8Fish, Public Relations Manager at River Gorge Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for your review, we have shared your comments with our captains and crew. On the particular day you referenced, we had a church group that was delayed getting to Chattanooga. This set them behind picking up their tickets and boarding. While the cruise could...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This was a fun afternoon activity that my mom and I did after visiting the aquarium. We bought our tickets in advance. When the day came, we were worried about the weather but we were lucky to not have any rain while we were out....More

Thank ramblinggirl67
GR8Fish, Public Relations Manager at River Gorge Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks for your review. We're glad you and your mother enjoyed the cruise. We will make sure our entire crew receives a copy of your feedback. Thanks again!

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Njce trip and would do it again. Boat is roomy and comfortable seating . Clean. LOTS of history during the almost two hour cruise up and down the Tennessee River. Learned a lot about the River and area. The guide talks all the time. Would...More

Thank Terry G
GR8Fish, Public Relations Manager at River Gorge Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Terry - Thanks for your review. We'll make sure our captains and crew receive your feedback. We do our best to let people know that each cruise is two-hours in duration and includes quite a bit of narration from our naturalist. If you check the...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

The River Gorge explorer travels at 50 miles an hour, comes to a fast stop for exciting fun. The passengers ride inside in very comfortable seats. Aboard is a very knowledgeable guide explaining about the wildlife of the area, the topography of the river and...More

Thank SALLYCAT8166
GR8Fish, Public Relations Manager at River Gorge Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thanks SallyCat! We'll make sure our captains and crew receive your nice comments.

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Five of us went and was at awwww. My children even was taken to the pilot room and given an opportunity to see how the captains work and stare the boat. That boat in itself is a work of art, built just for that river...More

Thank Terance01
GR8Fish, Public Relations Manager at River Gorge Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Terance - Thanks for your fun review. We'll make sure our captains and crew know that you think they're the "Best Boat Crew Ever." We hope you'll cruise with us again!

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Andres J
12 June 2017|
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Response from GR8Fish | Property representative |
Andres - Thanks for the question, it's one we get asked frequently. While you are welcome to bring your child aboard the boat, we hope you would consider that this is a two-hour cruise including quite a bit of narration from... More
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FredJill
30 April 2017|
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You should contact the business directly to ask. Never rely on reviewers with that type of question. If someone told you yes, and you booked and got there and were told no, that would be no fun.
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TryingEverything1234
19 February 2017|
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Yes. A ticket purchase does guarantee a seat, but there are no assigned seats.
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