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See big skies, beautiful water, and hundreds of birds aboard a 40' pontoon boat!  Come enjoy a peaceful cruise on the abundant waters of Percy Priest Lake, just 27 minutes southeast of Nashville. Travel on I-24 to the Smyrna exit (Sam Ridley Parkway), then drive to Fate Sanders Marina & Restaurant.  Several different cruises are available, from 45 minutes to 3 hours. Most popular are the 90-minute Nature Cruise (brief narration) and 2 hr. Sunset Cruise (relaxing music). Families, seniors groups, and church groups frequently reserve all the seats for a Private Cruise.  Our Kids Adventure Cruise is a fun option for a birthday party or family and friends; we take you to an island beach and provide lots of water toys, including pool noodles and kayaks.  Fall Foliage Cruises are awesome, with spectacular migrating birds providing the entertainment.  Celebrate a birthday, family reunion or anniversary with outdoor fun all ages will enjoy! Visit for full information and directions. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST, and sometimes last-minute seats are available. Please call 615-385-7007.

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22-passenger boat,  seats in shade & sunny area up front
The Blue Heron
Our Favorite Bird!
The Great Blue Heron,  poised for fishing
The Great Blue Heron, poised to capture a fish
Sunset Cruise
Sunset Cruises are gorgeous!
There are numerous public islands on Percy Priest Lake, and we can take you there!
Harpeth River Bluffs
Spotting a Bald Eagle in flight!
Spotting a Bald Eagle in flight!
Big sky
Big skies and beautiful waters are the scenery we provide on every cruise.
Peaceful Sunset Cruise
Soak up the peace of a Sunset Cruise!
Birdwatching is fun aboard the Blue Heron
We have a variety of trees along the shoreline of Percy Priest Lake: cedars, sycamores, redbuds, pines and more.
Lakeside Life
Blue Heron Decoy
We guarantee the sighting of at least one Great Blue Heron!
A few clouds make our Tennessee sunsets even more interesting!
Kids love our cruises!
Seniors love our cruises!
Kids love spotting wild birds
Easy boarding
It's easy to step aboard the flat floor of our 40' pontoon boat.
Comfortable seating for 22!
Comfortable seating for 22, under the roof for shade
Blue Heron Cruises

For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Blue Heron Cruises directly.


Fate Sanders Marina & Restaurant
3157 Weakley Lane
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122


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Admission Rates

$10 to $15; cruises vary from 90 minutes to 3 hours.

We accept cash, credit cards & debit cards whether online at Reservations link or on board the boat. ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

* SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Park at Fate Sanders Marina lot, then walk to the RESTAURANT DOCK. Please wait onshore until the Captain waves you aboard.


Middle of April through November 30th

Public cruises offered Wednesdays through Sundays

Private cruises available 7 days a week
Dates Closed
December through mid-April

Payment Methods Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Discounts Given

  • Other Discounts
  • Active Military
  • Group Discount
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