Nashville's Only Honky Tonk on Water!


The Pontoon Saloon® is Nashville’s Premier party barge on the Cumberland River. We are one of a kind in downtown Nashville, as the only River Cruise with the best view of Music City! Step aboard the 50-foot floating Saloon equipped with an open floor plan for plenty of room to hit the dance floor! Our custom pontoon has a sound system, a server, and plenty of coolers for your beverage of choice.

The Saloon holds up to 45 guests with tabletop seating and an open-top bow. This bring-your-own beverage cruise gives you 2 hrs to enjoy the river and amazing views of downtown Nashville.

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Public Cruise: Party with Others!

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Private Cruise: Party Together!

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It was great two trip. Drinking socializing and good entertainment! Was telling new people checking into the hotel a MUST do! Great way for out of state people to meet others from a different state also! The bartender/DJ and driver of the pontoon took very good care of us!
Joan Ebner
Joan Ebner
19:25 04 Oct 18
A MUST DO in Nashville!!! Total party boat for 2 hours! Bring your own booze & the men ice it down for you....bring more than you think, if it's hot & you are dancing you will run out!! Guys running it were awesome, friendly & fun! Dancing & dance off were great! It does have a bathroom too! A Nashville real good time! Quick walk over bridge when done & you are back to all the hot spots on & near Broadway!
Jaime Capesius
Jaime Capesius
20:26 30 Jul 18
It was so much fun!!! Everyone was so friendly and it is BYOB. We cruised around the river playing different kinds of music. Went for my bachelorette party (I know. Basic) but i loved it and wouldn't change it. HIGHLY Recommend.
Ashleigh Stallings
Ashleigh Stallings
16:36 31 May 18
Absolutely recommend! There's nothing close to how awesome this is in Nashville! We had such a great time on the river enjoying a sunset cruise. Andrew was a very accommodating and generous host. Reservations are going to be a must!
Michael Bachkanji
Michael Bachkanji
23:02 16 Jun 17
Heath and Jeric were amazing! Fantastic time was had by all!
A Google User
A Google User
23:37 11 Oct 18
Fun, scenic, completely different than other river boat cruises.
Debra Sheridan
Debra Sheridan
14:48 02 Nov 17
Captain was awesome, we had so much fun. We were able to enjoy ourselves while the Captain drove for us. Will be back again it was a real fun treat.
Eddie Olavarria Jr
Eddie Olavarria Jr
20:24 21 Mar 21
Pontoon Saloon was a great experience! The owner and staff are super cool, the boat was clean and roomy! It was a beautiful day on the Cumberland River even in November! We had a big group, so did the private tour! Highly recommend!
Rachelle Farrell
Rachelle Farrell
16:00 23 Nov 20
This place was BEYOND AMAZING! The music was nice, (we are from NY so country really isn't our thing and they played all types of music which was GREAT!) the ride was nice! we danced, played games, we drank our champagne. Bring snacks if you can and multiple bottles of champagne. It was really so much fun. I RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!
Ana Stevenson
Ana Stevenson
16:49 21 Oct 20
Went with 6 of my friends. We brought our own booze and snacks. The boat was clean and there were no more than 25 people including the crew. We had a blast. The dj was awesome. Played a mix of country and dance music and everybody was dancing and singing and having a good ole time. So much better than riding around the same packed streets of downtown. I highly recommend booking this excursion when in Nashville.
Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris
15:21 08 Oct 20
I really enjoyed this part of it ur trip to Nashville. Everyone who works for pontoon saloon was so nice and professional. Our Uber took us to the wrong dock and pontoon saloon sent someone to come get us so we didn’t have to go to walk. Music was great space was great. Just all around the best way to end our trip. Thank you pontoon saloon!
Stephanie Shifflett
Stephanie Shifflett
13:23 08 Sep 20
10 out of 10 experience! The workers were super nice, professional, and did a great job at hyping the group up to make sure we had a good time. Everybody was talking about what a fun trip it was. It was drizzling on a ride so this would be a perfect event for a rainy day since most of the boat was covered. Highly recommend this trip if anyone is looking for something to do on a fun day with a big group
Julia Gary
Julia Gary
22:18 24 Apr 21
Exception Service from start to finish! I’m so glad I chose to cruise with Pontoon Saloon. They were freaking AMAZING all the way around only down fall is not booking the extra hour! They made OUR birthdays a dream come true! Thank you Elizabeth, Captain Kelley, Andrew & Brandon! Until next time 🙂
TiAnna Grady
TiAnna Grady
01:49 13 Apr 21
OMG I came from Terre Haute, In to enjoy my first boat ride in Nashville. It was totally amazing. I want so many in my family to go back with me to experience this for themselves. Wonderful experience. Thank you all so much
Mermaid Squad
Mermaid Squad
20:47 28 Apr 21
Pontoon SaloonThis was a great, private event for our corporate summit in Nashville! I began planning the event several months ahead of time. Every step of the way Elizabeth (Communication and Guest Experience) kept me informed, assisted with meal/alcohol catering options. Elizabeth was incredibly easy to contact, very quick to respond and super kind and patient with me.I am pretty detail oriented and triple confirm and communicate everything when I plan an event out-of-town for 20 people, so the patience and kindness is a huge deal for me. The staff were very reassuring with whatever I asked of them (even if it was the third time I asked).There was a change the day before the cruise where they had to move to a different dock, but that's because they have to gauge water levels day-by-day (there are some reviews that seem to be upset with the company for this, but water has a mind of its own and levels change quickly). The owner informed me of the change as soon as they made a decision and found a shuttle for my group and made all the arrangements, even discounting the shuttle to an incredible fee. Just plan ahead before you book, because you may need to arrange alternate travel if the dock has to change due to recent flooding.The staff picked up all of my food and alcohol (for a small fee), and set it all up nicely on the boat before we arrived. Not only that, but they also went above and beyond and had plates, napkins, plastic wear, wine glasses, coolers and ice all provided for us. As my company's main event planner, having this done for me was SO helpful. I was immediately able to relax and have fun with the team instead of running point on the event.Brendon (our bartender/deckhand) and Andrew (owner/captain) were seriously so friendly, really joyful and go-with-the-flow! Our team had some wonderful conversations with them. They did a great job on the playlist, speakers were at great levels. They even brought several blankets and extra windbreakers aboard, because the day turned out to be a little chilly at 55 and partly sunny.I will definitely be keeping this as a must-do activity for my team any time we are in Nashville. I can't wait to recommend this to others. Thank you so much for a perfect experience!
cassandra gillam
cassandra gillam
02:07 23 Apr 21

Celebrate with us for your Private Events

Tiered Pricing from $45 Per Person


The Pontoon Saloon is the perfect place to celebrate any event in downtown Nashville.  Our custom boats provide a unique and fun experience on the water for all. Our private vessel is the perfect outing for all groups and is equipped with a bar & server, catering table, and lounge seating. Bring your own food & beverages or let us help with the catering and bar service. Whether you're planning a corporate event, wedding festivities, or a party with friends, hosting an event on the Pontoon Saloon is a perfect setting for a memorable occasion!

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Join us on our Public Cruise!

Tiered Pricing from $45 Per Person


Only a few of you? Come aboard our world famous public party cruise running multiple scheduled cruises a day. You'll join others in Nashville looking to enjoy the best party barge in town. This is the only way to get on the water downtown Nashville, crack a cold one, and see a unique view of the city, plus no pedaling! Twin Merc 150's (because we know you'll ask) power this party barge smoothly through the Cumberland River.
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Cruise Information


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  • All cruises are two-hours
  • Ice, Cups, and coolers are provided!
  • Bring your own booze & bring your own food
  • Capacity for up to 45 people
  • Convenient pick-up and drop-off location
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What Our Clients Say


It was great two trip. Drinking socializing and good entertainment! Was telling new people checking into the hotel a MUST do! Great way for out of state people to meet others from a different state also! The bartender/DJ and driver of the pontoon took very good care of us!
Joan Ebner
Joan Ebner
19:25 04 Oct 18
A MUST DO in Nashville!!! Total party boat for 2 hours! Bring your own booze & the men ice it down for you....bring more than you think, if it's hot & you are dancing you will run out!! Guys running it were awesome, friendly & fun! Dancing & dance off were great! It does have a bathroom too! A Nashville real good time! Quick walk over bridge when done & you are back to all the hot spots on & near Broadway!
Jaime Capesius
Jaime Capesius
20:26 30 Jul 18
It was so much fun!!! Everyone was so friendly and it is BYOB. We cruised around the river playing different kinds of music. Went for my bachelorette party (I know. Basic) but i loved it and wouldn't change it. HIGHLY Recommend.
Ashleigh Stallings
Ashleigh Stallings
16:36 31 May 18
Absolutely recommend! There's nothing close to how awesome this is in Nashville! We had such a great time on the river enjoying a sunset cruise. Andrew was a very accommodating and generous host. Reservations are going to be a must!
Michael Bachkanji
Michael Bachkanji
23:02 16 Jun 17
Heath and Jeric were amazing! Fantastic time was had by all!
A Google User
A Google User
23:37 11 Oct 18
Fun, scenic, completely different than other river boat cruises.
Debra Sheridan
Debra Sheridan
14:48 02 Nov 17
Captain was awesome, we had so much fun. We were able to enjoy ourselves while the Captain drove for us. Will be back again it was a real fun treat.
Eddie Olavarria Jr
Eddie Olavarria Jr
20:24 21 Mar 21
Pontoon Saloon was a great experience! The owner and staff are super cool, the boat was clean and roomy! It was a beautiful day on the Cumberland River even in November! We had a big group, so did the private tour! Highly recommend!
Rachelle Farrell
Rachelle Farrell
16:00 23 Nov 20
This place was BEYOND AMAZING! The music was nice, (we are from NY so country really isn't our thing and they played all types of music which was GREAT!) the ride was nice! we danced, played games, we drank our champagne. Bring snacks if you can and multiple bottles of champagne. It was really so much fun. I RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!
Ana Stevenson
Ana Stevenson
16:49 21 Oct 20
Went with 6 of my friends. We brought our own booze and snacks. The boat was clean and there were no more than 25 people including the crew. We had a blast. The dj was awesome. Played a mix of country and dance music and everybody was dancing and singing and having a good ole time. So much better than riding around the same packed streets of downtown. I highly recommend booking this excursion when in Nashville.
Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris
15:21 08 Oct 20
I really enjoyed this part of it ur trip to Nashville. Everyone who works for pontoon saloon was so nice and professional. Our Uber took us to the wrong dock and pontoon saloon sent someone to come get us so we didn’t have to go to walk. Music was great space was great. Just all around the best way to end our trip. Thank you pontoon saloon!
Stephanie Shifflett
Stephanie Shifflett
13:23 08 Sep 20
10 out of 10 experience! The workers were super nice, professional, and did a great job at hyping the group up to make sure we had a good time. Everybody was talking about what a fun trip it was. It was drizzling on a ride so this would be a perfect event for a rainy day since most of the boat was covered. Highly recommend this trip if anyone is looking for something to do on a fun day with a big group
Julia Gary
Julia Gary
22:18 24 Apr 21
Exception Service from start to finish! I’m so glad I chose to cruise with Pontoon Saloon. They were freaking AMAZING all the way around only down fall is not booking the extra hour! They made OUR birthdays a dream come true! Thank you Elizabeth, Captain Kelley, Andrew & Brandon! Until next time 🙂
TiAnna Grady
TiAnna Grady
01:49 13 Apr 21
OMG I came from Terre Haute, In to enjoy my first boat ride in Nashville. It was totally amazing. I want so many in my family to go back with me to experience this for themselves. Wonderful experience. Thank you all so much
Mermaid Squad
Mermaid Squad
20:47 28 Apr 21
Pontoon SaloonThis was a great, private event for our corporate summit in Nashville! I began planning the event several months ahead of time. Every step of the way Elizabeth (Communication and Guest Experience) kept me informed, assisted with meal/alcohol catering options. Elizabeth was incredibly easy to contact, very quick to respond and super kind and patient with me.I am pretty detail oriented and triple confirm and communicate everything when I plan an event out-of-town for 20 people, so the patience and kindness is a huge deal for me. The staff were very reassuring with whatever I asked of them (even if it was the third time I asked).There was a change the day before the cruise where they had to move to a different dock, but that's because they have to gauge water levels day-by-day (there are some reviews that seem to be upset with the company for this, but water has a mind of its own and levels change quickly). The owner informed me of the change as soon as they made a decision and found a shuttle for my group and made all the arrangements, even discounting the shuttle to an incredible fee. Just plan ahead before you book, because you may need to arrange alternate travel if the dock has to change due to recent flooding.The staff picked up all of my food and alcohol (for a small fee), and set it all up nicely on the boat before we arrived. Not only that, but they also went above and beyond and had plates, napkins, plastic wear, wine glasses, coolers and ice all provided for us. As my company's main event planner, having this done for me was SO helpful. I was immediately able to relax and have fun with the team instead of running point on the event.Brendon (our bartender/deckhand) and Andrew (owner/captain) were seriously so friendly, really joyful and go-with-the-flow! Our team had some wonderful conversations with them. They did a great job on the playlist, speakers were at great levels. They even brought several blankets and extra windbreakers aboard, because the day turned out to be a little chilly at 55 and partly sunny.I will definitely be keeping this as a must-do activity for my team any time we are in Nashville. I can't wait to recommend this to others. Thank you so much for a perfect experience!
cassandra gillam
cassandra gillam
02:07 23 Apr 21
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