River Gorge Explorer | Tennessee Vacation

River Gorge Explorer

Chattanooga
Travel swiftly and smoothly downstream from the Chattanooga Pier into the scenic Tennessee River Gorge aboard this high-tech vessel.
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Address: 
1 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Contact Email: 
webmaster@tnaqua.org
Toll-free: 
800-262-0695

Welcome aboard the Tennessee Aquarium River Gorge Explorer! This 70-passenger, high-speed catamaran is the first of its kind in the Southeast. Aquarium visitors can extend their “mountains to the sea” learning adventure by cruising into the Tennessee River Gorge aboard this sleek vessel. An Aquarium naturalist will lead you into this protected habitat, pointing out wildlife and historic points of interest along the way. 

Each two-hour cruise begins as passengers board the vessel at the Chattanooga Pier next to the Tennessee Aquarium. Four water jets then propel the watercraft smoothly and swiftly downstream. Angled seating allows each guest to relax in the climate-controlled cabin and enjoy the scenic beauty and wildlife through oversized windows and overhead sky panes.

As spring starts to roll across the Southeast, trips through the Tennessee River Gorge in the coming months will showcase this natural wonder in a new light, one made all the more enjoyable when experienced from this unique perspective.

Climb aboard the River Gorge Explorer and experience “Tennessee's Grand Canyon” as it was meant to be seen - from the water. 

Learn more at: http://www.tnaqua.org/plan-your-visit/river-gorge-explorer 


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