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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.  This year we are proud to introduce the new Queen Priscilla – a genuine 26′ fully restored 1968 U.S. Navy Whale Boat.  Find out more about the history and features of the new Queen Priscilla by clicking this link.

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private HARBOR CRUISE  45 min

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 $15/passenger. A minimum of 2 passengers is required up to a maximum of 6.  expanded description

April – Nov; after 5 pm on weekdays; Almost any time on weekends.
Rate: $15/passenger + tax1 ; 6 passengers max

public VOL NAVY CRUISE  45 min

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 $15/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 4 hrs prior to kickoff.
Rate: $15/passenger + tax1 ; 6 passengers max

private LOONEY ISLANDS SIGHTSEEING CRUISE  90 min

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

April – Nov; after 5 pm on weekdays; Almost any time on weekends.
GROUP Rate: $90/group + tax1 ; 6 passengers max

private FORKS OF THE RIVER SIGHTSEEING CRUISE  90 min

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

April – Nov; after 5 pm on weekdays; Almost any time on weekends.
GROUP Rate: $90/group + tax1 ; 6 passengers max

1Tennessee sales tax is 9.25%.

BOARDING . . .

Boarding takes place at the huge concrete steps in front of The “Towers” at Volunteer Landing – near Calhoun’s On The River, between the Gay St. Bridge and Henley St. Bridge (pictured below).  Volunteer Landing is a beautiful riverfront park that runs parallel with Tennessee River where visitors enjoy fishing, biking, jogging, walking, and relaxing.  It is also the place where the armada known as the VOL Navy assembles, creating a sea of orange on UT home football weekends.

PavillionDepending on the circumstances of each particular cruise, other boarding site options may be offered.  Some of these options are presented on our interactive map below.

Boarding Sites     MapPaw Points of Interest

Click the Arrows icon in the upper right corner of the map to access a full size interactive map.  Move your cursor over the icons on the map to display more information.

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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The TOWERS at VOLUNTEER LANDING: 35.958451, -83.916707
Calhoun\'s On The River: 35.958955, -83.915720
Volunteer Landing Marina: 35.960701, -83.911611
Looney Islands: 35.927929, -83.954902
UT \'Body Farm\': 35.941359, -83.939838
Neyland Stadium: 35.954378, -83.924228
Sequoyah Park: 35.926764, -83.970866
Lakeshore Park: 35.922455, -83.987389
Cherokee Bluffs: 35.923463, -83.963978
Downtown Island Airport: 35.964773, -83.875294
McNutt Shoals: 35.967656, -83.871303
Otter Island: 35.958799, -83.865262
Ijams Nature Center: 35.955742, -83.863363
Forks of the River: 35.959077, -83.849866
Pickel Island: 35.949350, -83.843279
Holston River: 35.963071, -83.850403
French Broad River: 35.957722, -83.844309
UT Gardens: 35.943426, -83.937703
UT Veterinary Medical Center: 35.945007, -83.940257
Crescent Bend House & Garden: 35.949732, -83.948250
World\'s Fair Sunsphere: 35.961795, -83.923085
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The TOWERS at VOLUNTEER LANDING
586 Neyland Dr., 37902
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Calhoun's On The River
400 Neyland Dr., 37902
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Volunteer Landing Marina
956 Volunteer Landing Lane 37915
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Looney Islands
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UT 'Body Farm'
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Neyland Stadium
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Sequoyah Park
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Lakeshore Park
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Cherokee Bluffs
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Downtown Island Airport
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McNutt Shoals
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Otter Island
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Ijams Nature Center
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Forks of the River
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Pickel Island
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Holston River
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French Broad River
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UT Gardens
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UT Veterinary Medical Center
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Crescent Bend House & Garden
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World's Fair Sunsphere
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VOL Navy Photos

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

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Passenger Manifests

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

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Harbor Cruises

A collection of images captured during some of our Harbor Cruises aboard the Queen Priscilla.

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Looney Islands Cruises

A collection of images captured during some of our Looney Islands Cruises aboard the Queen Priscilla.

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Forks of the River Cruises

A collection of images captured during some of our Forks of the River Cruises aboard the Queen Priscilla.

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Whaleboat Survey 2016

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Whaleboat Dry Dock

A collection of photos taken of the Queen Priscilla before we purchased her.

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Gemini Technical

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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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