Take a tour of historic Savannah on a riverboat cruise
If you’re in Savannah, you absolutely have to check out the Riverwalk. Or, you could check out the Riverboat. The Savannah Riverboat Cruises takes you on a tour of this historic Southern town from the river that gave the city its name.
Savannah Riverboat Cruises was established in 1991 under experienced Captain Jonathan H. Claughton. Capt. Claughton wanted to bring a dinner cruise tour to Savannah. After doing his research, he invested in the River Queen, a 600-passenger vessel. This riverboat served him well as he and his crew welcomed those in Savannah to learn the history of this great port city.
The riverboat has daily sightseeing, but they also have nightly cruises with special themes, like a Monday night gospel with a full-on gospel choir. The cruise also features a wonderful buffet bar that’s one of the best in Savannah.
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In Savannah, everything started around the river. It was founded after James Oglethorpe traveled up the Savannah River. There’s tons of imports and exports out of the riverfront. With the riverboat cruise, you’ll be sure to learn a lot about the city’s rich history. Capt. Claughton thinks you gain an entirely new perspective of the city from the waterfront since there’s so much history around the waterfront.
The riverboat tours leave the dock right next to the exact location where General Oglethorpe first landed on the riverfront and head upriver, into the Port of Savannah, and then turn around and head back under the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge and past the historic riverfront.
From the first steamship to cross any ocean, to the first nuclear ship, Savannah has it all. “It’s an amazing city with an amazing history, and it all started right here, on the river,” says Capt. Claughton.
What’s stopping you from checking out this great Southern town today?
One of my most favorites cruises is the Monday night gospel cruise. We have a phenominal gospel choir, it's an uplifting cruise, the best Southern buffet in Savannah.... here in Savannah it all started with the river.