Nestled among the giant bluffs on the river in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Queen Priscilla is conveniently located at Volunteer Landing, just a short walk from the lively downtown entertainment district, The University of Tennessee and Neyland Stadium.  Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the ambiance of the waterfront while Captain Kevin & Chief Mate Andrew provide a delightful cruise that will ensure you have a Good Time on the Tennessee River.   Favorite cruise options include our 90-minute Forks of the River Cruises (upriver) and our 90-minute Looney Island Cruises (downriver).  Shorter cruise options include our 45-minute City View Harbor Cruises and our 30-minute game day Vol Navy Cruises.  The Queen Priscilla is a fully restored genuine 26′ 1968 U.S. Navy Whale Boat.  Find out more about her history and features by clicking this link.

Named after the fun-loving mythical Southwest Native American figure known as “Kokopelli”, the KokOasis offers a peaceful sanctuary on the water to travelers seeking a totally relaxing experience aboard a modern houseboat with all the comforts of a quality suite. Whether here to celebrate a birthday, vacation, graduation, or to attend an athletic event, festival, or concert, you are certain to have a good time on the Tennessee River.  Docked at Volunteer Landing Marina, just steps away from downtown Knoxville, this beautiful 75-foot houseboat is very roomy on the inside with lots of bonus space on the roof! Central heat and air conditioning provides cozy comfort all year round. Three staterooms, 2 full baths, a fully appointed kitchen, and a large hot tub on the upper deck provide additional comfort and convenience.  Find out more at KokOasis.com.

Forks of the River

Departing from Volunteer Landing, our private 90-minute Forks of the River Cruise heads eastward (upriver) past Volunteer Landing Marina, on a course that takes it under the South Knoxville bridge on a path that drifts past the Island Home Community649, Downtown Island Airport650, Otter Island651, and the boardwalk at Ijams Nature Center …

Looney Island

Departing from Volunteer Landing, our private 90-minute Looney Island Cruise heads westward (downriver) past Calhoun’s Restaurant, meandering through several historic bridges past the VOL Navy docks, Neyland Stadium647, and the Sunsphere of The 1982 World’s Fair.  The cruise continues past the famous UT Forensic “Body Farm”, gorgeous UT Gardens and UT Regional …

City View Harbor

  Operating within the immediate vicinity of the downtown area, our 45-minute Harbor Cruises  feature sights of the Knoxville skyline and nearby Downtown Island Airport. Points of interest include: Calhoun’s On The River, Volunteer Landing Marina, Suttree Landing Park, South Knoxville Bridge, Goc. Ned McWhorter Riverside Landing Park, Island Home Park, …

Vol Navy

Very special 30-minUTe public VOL Navy Cruises are offered on Fridays & Saturdays before University of Tennessee Volunteers home football games. Like our Harbor cruises, these cruises are operated in the downtown area, but mainly in the immediate vicinity of the assembled armada of the famed VOL Navy.   A minimum …

Boarding Sites

Depending on the circumstances, several boarding site options are offered. These options are presented on our map below. Click the map for greater detail. A: Volunteer Landing Marina B: Calhoun’s Restaurant C: “Towers” at Volunteer Landing D: VOL Navy Docks E: CityView Docks The Magenta Arrows indicate the walking route toward …