Narrated Nashville History Tours

River Boat Cruises in Downtown Nashville

Live narrated history tour of Nashville and the Cumberland River. We'll give you fun and entertaining knowledge around Nashville's unique history.
Cruise Duration: 1.5 hrs
Price: $39 Adults, $20 Kids, Kids 3 and Under free!
Availability: Sundays & Tuesdays

The only Narrated Nashville History Tours on the Cumberland River!

Cruise along the Cumberland River in Downtown Nashville and enjoy the Beautiful Nashville Skyline from the water! Great Photo opportunities aboard the only Nashville history tour river cruise with Pontoon Saloon. You’ll get views and insights of historic landmarks, parks, Commercial Barges, and their significance to Nashville. We’ll go back in time to the settlement of Nashville, our Riverfront, Demonbreun Cave & Cumberland River History. We’ll end the tour with fun insights into the Future of Nashville Developments along the River. Our personable and engaging staff are there to answer your questions, and have a fun family-friendly time on the water! Kids are welcome! The views and the knowledge are endless on the Nashville history tours!

What’s Included in the Narrated Nashville History Tour

  • USCG Licensed Captain & Deckhand
  • Live narrated tour
  • 1.5 hour tour
  • Views of Nashville Skyline
  • Beer & Seltzer Buckets available for pre-purchase
  • The best views of Music City
  • Snacks, beverages and merchandise available for purchase
  • Restroom
  • High top tables with plenty of seating
  • 1 level deck with 360 views
  • Departing downtown Nashville (east bank)


  • Captains Hats!
  • Beer & Seltzer Buckets

Departure Locations

Riverfront Dock East — All Narrated Nashville History Tours will depart from the east bank dock, please review your confirmation email for additional details.

Plan Your Ideal Day on the Water


Nashville History

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Commerce in Nashville

pontoon saloon cruising by the nashville skyline at sunset

Then & Now Nashville

Reviews From Our Guests

It’s a great way to get off Broadway and still have some good ‘ole Nashville fun!!! Seriously so much fun! Beautiful views, awesome crew, clean bathroom and great music.


My bridesmaids surprised me with the boat cruise for my Nashbach! It was the best time ever!Highly recommend this event for any group looking to spend an evening partying on the river!


Went on the pontoon saloon for my bachelorette party. We had a blast!! There were multiple parties with us and we all danced together. At one point we were playing limbo with a broomstick. I do recommend getting there earlier to secure a good spot on the boat. Plus, having the bathroom on board made life so much easier.


We had a team meeting (12 people) in Nashville and took an evening cruise on the pontoon saloon. It was the perfect choice for a group activity as they had dinner and beer as we cruised the Cumberland River. Awesome views of the Nashville skyline!! Andrew was great!


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!




Full refund 14 days prior to cruise departure time. Cancellations within 14 days, no-shows, late for departure are 100% non-refundable, non-transferable. Please contact us as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate you on another cruise with a 20% change fee, we understand life happens. The 14+ day cancellation policy applies to any change in the guest count for a reservation. Public Cruises include Mimosa Cruise, Pontoon Party Cruise, & Sunset Party Cruise.


If you need to cancel or make changes to an existing reservation, including adding or reducing the number of people in your party, please email us at We will not make changes or cancel bookings over the phone.


You are allowed to bring your own beverage of Beer, Hard Seltzers (cans only), or wine.  You can pre-purchase buckets of Beer & Hard Seltzer (Miller Lite, Coors Light & Whiteclaw), they will be iced and ready for you upon boarding.


Cruises operate rain or shine since 3/4 of the boat has a covered roof. If Pontoon Saloon cancels due to severe weather we offer a refund of 50% or 100% toward a gift card for use at any future date. We will notify you 1.5 hours in advance if we need to delay or cancel your cruise. We are more flexible during our winter months (November-March) if we have random severe cold weather.


If you need to cancel or make changes to an existing reservation, including adding or reducing the number of people in your party, please email us at or call us at (615) 601-1464.


We are a simple 10-15 minute walk from the Broadway side of the river. Walking is generally recommended, as there are often many events going on downtown. If driving, we highly recommend that you take Uber/Lyft. We don’t want anyone drinking and driving! We don’t provide parking & parking is limited around the dock and Nissan Stadium due to events. Please plan a head and come early if you are driving. There are paid lots around the stadium that are a 10-minute walk to the dock.


Due to limited number of tours only operating Tuesdays and Sundays we recommend booking 30 days in advance but do have same day reservations available at times. 


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