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Welcome from Captain Kevin . . .

Nestled among the bluffs on the waterfront, the Queen Priscilla is conveniently located at Volunteer Landing, just a short walk from Knoxville’s lively downtown entertainment district, the University of Tennessee & Neyland Stadium.  Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of our fine city and vibrant waterfront aboard the Queen Priscilla while Captain Kevin & Chief Mate Andrew provide a delightful cruise that will ensure you have a Good Time on the Tennessee River.

90 min LOONEY ISLANDS CRUISE

Our private 90-minute Looney Islands Cruise heads westward (downriver) past the world famous “Body Farm” and UT Gardens and on toward the Looney Islands.  Witness the breathtaking views of the Sequoyah Hills Community with its stunning landscapes and multimillion dollar homes. The group rate for a private Looney Islands Cruise is $90 + tax with a maximum of 6 passengers.  expanded description

After 5 pm on weekdays; Almost any time on weekends; Final departure @ 8 pm.
GROUP Rate: $90/group + tax1 ; 6 passengers max

90 min FORKS OF THE RIVER CRUISE

Our private 90-minute Forks of the River Cruise heads eastward (upriver) past the South Knoxville Bridge, the Downtown Island Airport, and Ijams Nature Center to the exact location where the Holston and French Broad Rivers unite to form the 652-mile long Tennessee River.  The group rate for a private Forks of the River Cruise is $90 + tax with a maximum of 6 passengers.  expanded description

After 5 pm on weekdays; Almost any time on weekends; Final departure @ 8 pm.
GROUP Rate: $90/group + tax1 ; 6 passengers max

45 min HARBOR CRUISE

Operating within the vicinity of Volunteer Landing, our 45-minute Harbor Cruise provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy a spectacular panoramic floating perspective of the Knoxville skyline, World’s Fair Sunsphere, Neyland Stadium, UT Campus, and (after sunset) the shimmering lights of the historic Henley Street & Gay Street Bridges. A popular entertainment combination includes a 45-minute Harbor Cruise before dinner at Calhoun’s On the River or Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Boarding passes for a private Harbor Cruise are $10/passenger. A minimum of 2 passengers is required up to a maximum of 6.  expanded description

After 5 pm on weekdays; Almost any time on weekends; Final departure @ 10 pm.
Rate: $10/passenger + tax1 ; 6 passengers max

45 min VOL NAVY CRUISE

Special 45-minUTe “public” Vol Navy Cruises are offered on Fridays & Saturdays before home UT football games. Like our Harbor cruises, these cruises are operated in the downtown area – mainly near the assembled armada of the famed Vol Navy. Boarding passes for a public Vol Navy Cruise are issued on a first reserved – first boarded basis and may be purchased for $10/passenger. A minimum of 2 passengers is required up to a maximum of 6.   expanded description

Final Friday departure @ 10:30 pm; Final Saturday departure 2 hrs prior to kickoff.
Rate: $10/passenger + tax1 ; 6 passengers max

1Tennessee sales tax is 9.25%.

BOARDING SITES . . .

Depending on the circumstances of each particular cruise and the preference of our boarding passengers, four (4) different boarding site options are offered. The preferred boarding site is determined at the time the reservation is secured. Boarding site options presented on our interactive map (below) include:

  1. Dock at Volunteer Landing “Steps”
  2. Dock at Calhoun’s On The River
  3. Dock at Volunteer Landing Marina
  4. Dock at the Vol Navy

Boarding Sites     MapPaw Points of Interest

Per U.S. Coast Guard regulations, the maximum number of paid passengers aboard the Queen Priscilla at any time (day or night) is six (6). This rule is strictly enforced.

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Passenger Manifests

Selected portraits of some of our guests who have had a Good Time on the Tennessee River.

Harbor Cruise Photos

A collection of images captured during some of our 30-minute Harbor Cruises.

VOL Navy Photos

A collection of images documenting some of the aspects of "sailgating" with the VOL Navy.

Looney Islands Cruise Photos

A collection of images captured during some of our 90-minute Looney Islands Cruises.

Forks of the River Cruise Photos

A collection of images captured during some of our 90-minute Forks of the River Cruise.

 

Reservations . . . All cruises are scheduled at the request of our passengers. To request a cruise, please call us at (865) 312-9000, or our alternate number: (VOL) End Zone. If you reach our answering machine, please leave a specific message about the requested date & time and the number in your party. At least 2 hours advance notice is respectfully requested. If you would like to inquire about a reservation several weeks or months in advance, you may use our Availability Inquiry Form.

Other Information . . . If you have other questions, we may be reached by telephone at (865) 312-9000. If you prefer to use email, send your information request to: Captain@TennesseeBoatLine.com

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Are you part of a LARGER GROUP looking for a cruise?  We highly recommend the services provided by Capt John & Chief Mate Jeanette aboard “Trace 1″ – their beautiful 42 foot, 19-passenger, river cruise pontoon (pictured below).   Capt John & Jeanette operate from a different dock at Volunteer Landing.  Click here to learn more information about cruise options aboard “Trace 1″ and please let Capt John know you were referred to him by the Queen Priscilla at Tennessee Boat Line.

 
 

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