River Gorge Explorer | Tennessee Vacation

River Gorge Explorer

Travel swiftly and smoothly downstream from the Chattanooga Pier into the scenic Tennessee River Gorge aboard this high-tech vessel. Join our crew for special Sandhill Crane & Bald Eagle viewing cruises weekends from Dec 30, 2016 - Jan 16, 2017.
1 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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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 2-hour cruise will begin as passengers board the River Gorge Explorer at the Chattanooga Pier next to the Tennessee Aquarium. Four water jets propel the catamaran-style 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. 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 

***Special Sandhill Crane and Bald Eagle viewing cruises will be offered in the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge on weekends December 30, 2016 through January 16, 2017. These limited cruises depart from the Sale Creek Marina near Soddy-Daisy, TN. For more information or to reserve seats online go to: http://www.tnaqua.org/plan-your-visit/river-gorge-explorer/sandhill-crane-cruises/


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