Public River Boat Cruises in Nashville
River Boat Cruises in Downtown Nashville
Cruise the River on a Pontoon Party Cruise
Our public cruises are famous in Nashville. It’s hard to beat the unique guided party experiences from our distinguished crew and views only available aboard the Pontoon Saloon. Our public cruises are BYOB and available at various times and will typically host about 40 people per cruise. Each group will be greeted by our licensed USCG Captain & Deck Hand who will help ice down your drinks while you settle aboard the Pontoon Saloon in preparation for the scheduled cruise departure. The bar-style atmosphere is amplified by your Deck Hand bringing hit tunes, entertainment, and engaging games that bring a crowd together on the dance floor. Thanks to our amazing crew, unique boat design, and amazing views, no other tour operator knows how to get the party started like the Pontoon Saloon. Aside from the time of day, our public cruises are all similar—each offering BYOB or purchase buckets of beer/seltzer.
- USCG Licensed Captain & Deckhand
- Party Host, Server, DJ
- 2 hours on the water
- Beer & Seltzer Buckets for purchase
- The best views of Music City
- Ice, cups, coolers, Coke, & tap water
- Large sound system
- Bar area & Dance Floor
- High-top tables & Stools(we do not have seating for everyone, standing & seated room at tables)
- Shuttle Service ($300 roundtrip, $150 one way)
- Beer & Seltzer Buckets
Riverfront Dock East — All public cruises will depart from the east bank dock except for event dates noted below or stated otherwise in your confirmation email.
Lock One Marina — We reserve the right to change dock locations due to city events. Public Cruises will depart from Lock One Marina on the following dates: 4/22, 5/5, 5/6, 6/8- 6/11, 7/2 – 7/5, 7/28, 7/29, 8/4- 8/6
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
PUBLIC CRUISE CANCELLATION POLICY
The policy is a full refund 14 days prior to your cruise date. If you cancel within 14 days of your cruise departure date, there will be no refund. This policy applies to any change in the guest count for a reservation. If you cancel your reservation within the 14-day window, If we can fill your full reservation with another reservation, we provide a 100% credit toward a future cruise within a year. If you no show or if you are late for the cruise and miss the boat, we will not provide a refund or credit.
CHANGES TO EXISTING RESERVATIONS
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 email@example.com. We will not make changes or cancel bookings over the phone.
BYOB ALCOHOL POLICY
We allow Beer, Hard Seltzers, Wine, and Champagne only onboard the Pontoon Saloon. We do not allow beer in glass bottles (cans only) but we do allow wine and champagne in glass bottles. Glass items will be stored behind the bar and we have cups and fresh ice. We do sell buckets of Beer & Hard Seltzer (Miller Lite, Coors Light & Whiteclaw). Please plan appropriately, we do not allow the removal of opened cases of beer/seltzer from the boat due to city ordinance. Only unopened cases are allowed to be taken from the boat after your cruise.
Our cruises operate rain or shine since 3/4 of the boat has a covered roof. If we cancel due to severe weather, we provide a full refund minus the booking fee or a full credit toward a future cruise. Do not assume your cruise is canceled due to severe weather—we will notify you prior to the cruise if canceled. We reserve the right to delay cruises as needed.
CHANGES TO EXISTING RESERVATIONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (615) 601-1464.
IS THERE PARKING?
HOW EARLY SHOULD I BOOK MY TRIP?
We recommend booking as soon as you decide on your cruise time. Especially if you have 8+ in your group, you will want to book at least 45 days out. Our Friday & Saturday cruises sell out fast.
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