Captain’s Summer Special: 90 minute cruise (up to 6 passengers) just $60.

Sit back, relax, and surround yourself with the natural beauty of our fine city and waterfront aboard the Queen Priscilla while Captain Kevin & Chief Mate Andrew provide a private cruise that will assure a Good Time on the Tennessee River.  Board our graceful 30’ cruising catamaran at Volunteer Landing with your small group (up to six passengers) for an intimate 90-minute round trip downriver or upriver cruise.  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.


Unlike larger cruise ships, the Queen Priscilla provides a more personal experience for you and your guests – including family, friends, & associates.  Celebrate any special occasion with your group of up to 6 people for one flat rate.


Choose a River Cruise, or our Cruise & Snooze™ Package.  Put all your daily pressures on cruise and book your escape today.


Reservations . . . The best way to receive urgent priority in having a reservation request considered is to submit information about your request using our Availability Inquiry Form. We will contact you very soon after the form is submitted. In most cases we will first contact you via email, but in some cases we may contact you by phone.

About Us . . . In addition to operating the Queen Priscilla, Captain Kevin and Chief Mate Andrew also work full time jobs on land.  To find out more about why they are motivated to provide cruises on the Tennessee River, visit the “About Us” link.

Other Information . . .We may be reached by telephone at (865) 312-9000. If we are not able to answer the phone, we may be out on a cruise. Please leave a message. 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 on the Tennessee?  We highly recommend the services provided by Capt John & Jeanette aboard “Trace 1″ – their beautiful 42 foot, 19-passenger, river cruise pontoon (pictured above).   Capt John & Jeanette operate from another dock at Volunteer Landing.  Click here to learn more information about cruise options aboard “Trace 1″.  Please let Capt John know you were referred to him by the Queen Priscilla at Tennessee Boat Line.

Knoxville is home to many enjoyable festivals and events through the year. Here are just a few to look out for:

Alive After Five  (39 weeks per year)  Music series to help Knoxvillians “come alive after five” in the Friday evenings. . . . at Knoxville Museum of Art

Martin Luther King Jr. Day  (Jan)  Celebration includes a parade and many events in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr . . . throughout Knoxville

Women Today Expo  (Mar)  The Women Today Expo, produced by Knoxville News Sentinel, brings the largest gathering of products and services for women in East Tennessee to Knoxville . . . at Knoxville Convention Center

Mardi Growl Dog Parade  (Mar)  Annual parade that’s for the dogs! Parade prizes and all kinds of pet product vendors afterwards at Market Square . . . at Gay Street and Market Square

Tulip Time at Crescent Bend Festival  (Mar – Apr)  More than 20,000 tulips will be in bloom during this fifth annual springtime event . . . at Crescent Bend

Dogwood Arts Festival & Parade  (Apr)  Annual celebration features dogwood trail, open gardens, arts and crafts shows, food, music and family fun . . . throughout Knoxville

Auto Show  (Apr)  See the best that Knoxville and local car dealers have to offer. Produced by the Knoxville News Sentinel . . . at Knoxville Convention Center

Earthfest  (Apr)  Sponsored by the city of Knoxville’s Solid Waste Office, event features live entertainment, arts and crafts, environmental exhibits and food . . . at World’s Fair Park

Biscuit Festival  (May)  The International Biscuit Festival celebrates the amazing biscuit and consists of biscuit-related activities, special foods, entertainment, artwork and more . . . downtown Knoxville

Tennessee Statehood Day  (May)  Celebration of Tennessee’s birthday, featuring period crafts and skills demonstrations and tours . . . at Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend, James White’s Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs and Ramsey House Plantation

Rossini Festival Italian Street Fair  (May)  Annual event draws thousands to celebrate the color, fun and excitement of Italian opera; featuring food, beverages, artisans, activities, amusements and multicultural entertainment on three outdoor stages . . . at Gay Street

Vestival  (May)  Vestival is the festival that honors and celebrates the heritage of the South Knoxville community of Vestal. The festival includes music, numerous arts, crafts and food vendors, children’s activities, and history info about Vestal and South Knoxville . . . at Candoro Marble

Market Square Concert Series  (May – Jun)  Enjoy free concerts on Market Square from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays during the Market Square Concert Series . . . at Market Square

Jazz on the Square  (May – Aug)  Enjoy amazing jazz outdoors at Market Square in this free concert series . . . at Market Square

Bark in the Park (Jun)  Fund-raiser for the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, featuring thousands of dogs and their two-legged companions . . . at Market Square

Kuumba Festival  (Jun)  Names for the Swahili word that means “creativity,” event showcases visual arts, folk arts, dance, theater, music, storytelling, games and food . . . at Chilhowee Park

Dragon Boat Festival  (Jun)  Event features the adrenaline-pumping action of dragon boat racing. Enjoy the fun and community spirit as you cheer on teams that consist of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steerer all in a 46-foot long dragon boat . . . at Concord Park

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Induction  (Jun)  Silent/live auction, dinner, autograph session culminate with inductions ceremony at Bijou Theater. . . . at Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Cherokee Heritage Festival  (Jun)  The Cherokee demonstrate tomahawk throwing, blow gun weaponry and the chores associated with everyday life. Experience friendship dancing, storytelling, crafts, face painting and open hearth cooking . . . at James White Fort

Meadow Lark Music Festival  (Jun)  A day of incredible Americana music at beautiful Ijams Nature Center, just minutes from the heart of downtown Knoxville . . . at Ijams Nature Center

PrideFest  (Jun)  The Knoxville PrideFest is an open celebration of music, entertainment and speakers focused on promoting Equality and Inclusion of ALL people . . . at Gay Street and Market Square

Festival on the Fourth  (Jul 4)  An American celebration, complete with food, refreshments, a performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, games and, of course, fireworks . . . at World’s Fair Park

Shakespeare on the Square  (Jul – Aug)  Shakespeare play festival presented annually by the Tennessee Stage Company . . . at Market Square

East Tennessee History Fair  (Aug)  Celebrate history in downtown Knoxville with live music, children’s activities, craft demonstrations, living history timeline, trolley tours, free admission to historic sites and much, much more . . . at East TN History Center and Downtown Knoxville

Feast with the Beasts  (Aug)  Enjoy the tastiest offerings from area restaurants while in the company of exotic animals . . . at Knoxville Zoo

Davy Crockett’s Birthday Party  (Aug)  Each year on the second Saturday of August, the East Tennessee Historical Society hosts a birthday party fit for a “King of the Wild Frontier”– and your family is invited! The party promises something for family members of all ages with hands-on crafts and games, storytelling, and, of course, birthday cake . . . at East Tennessee Historical Society

OutDoor KnoxFest  (Aug)  A three-day urban adventure packed with events and activities for the avid adventurer, weekend warrior, the novice outdoor enthusiast, and everyone who loves to Get Out and Play! The event benefits Legacy Parks Foundation, a Knoxville-based non-profit working to expand and promote outdoor recreational venues and opportunities throughout East Tennessee . . . at Downtown Knoxville

John Sevier Days  (Sep)  This living history weekend will feature demonstrations of late 18th and early 19th-century life . . . at Marble Springs

Greek Fest  (Sep)  Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, live Greek music and folk dancing and shop for imported Greek items . . . at St. George Greek Orthodox Church

Tennessee Valley Fair  (Sep)  Exhibits, tractor pulls, livestock contests, music, food, rides and more! . . . at Chilhowee Park

Hola Festival  (Sep)  The Hola Festival, organized by Hola Hora Latina, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by dedicating a full day to showcasing Hispanic culture, traditions and heritage while providing a hands-on educational experience . . . at several locations in Knoxville

Boomsday  (Sep)  Food, beverages, entertainment and one of the largest fireworks show in the Southeastern United States . . . at Volunteer Landing

Country Market Days  Sep  Kick off fall at Ramsey House Plantation as you explore over 50 craft dealers, view historic craft demonstrations, and listen to local music – a full weekend of crafts, food, music, and fun! . . . at Ramsey House Plantation

U.S. Constitution Week  (Sep)  Blount Mansion, a National Historical Landmark and home of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, hosts a series of special events in honor of U.S. Constitution Week . . . at Blount Mansion

Brewer’s Jam  (Oct)  Annual regional Craft Beer & Music Festival. Unlimited craft beer samples from regional brewers. Great entertainment and fantastic local food. . . . at World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn

Foothills Fall Festival  (Oct)  The #1 family event in East Tennessee. Enjoy music from local and famous entertainers, works from over 75 artists and crafters and the kids can explore Children’s Adventure Land . . . at Maryville, Tennessee

Halloween  (Oct)  Knoxville has several spooky events in October. Boo! at the Zoo with the Knoxville Zoo, Ghosts & Ghouls Walking Tours with Blount Mansion, and Hearth Scares Walking Tours with James White Fort, provide alternatives for Halloween fun.

Tennessee Fall Homecoming  (Oct)  The most extensive and authentic gathering of old-time musicians and pioneer-type craftspeople in the country. It features hundreds of people engaged in frontier, mountain, and rural activities, along with over 300 traditional, folk, early country and bluegrass musicians . . . at Museum of Appalachia

Foothills Craft Guild Fall Show  (Nov)  See over 135 booths of traditional & contemporary crafts by Tennessee’s finest artisans at the Foothills Craft Guild Annual Fall Show . . . at Chilhowee Park

Fantasy of Trees  (Nov)  A wonderland of holiday decorations and lights along with event-long entertainment, children’s activities and shops . . . at Knoxville Convention Center

Christmas in the City  (Nov – Dec)  Two-month celebration featuring the annual Riverlights Festival’s Boat Parade, Fantasy of Trees, performance of The Nutcracker by the Appalachian Ballet and the Santa Claus Parade . . . throughout Knoxville

WinterFest  (Nov – Feb)  Winterfest annual winter celebration is a four-month festival filled with special events, light displays and Southern hospitality to keep the whole family happy during the holidays . . . at Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg

Nativity Pageant of Knoxville  (Dec)  A professionally directed pantomime drama, combines a cast of over 90, moving narration, realistic sets, authentic costumes, and live animals to create a beautiful and powerful presentation of the Christmas story . . . at Knoxville Civic Coliseum

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