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General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville

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Cruise on Nashville's Cumberland River aboard one of the country's largest paddle-wheel boats, the 'General Jackson Showboat', during this excursion. Book for a lunch or dinner cruise, enjoying the scenery on the riverbanks as well as live entertainment. Round-trip transportation from local hotels included.
  • Paddle-wheel boat cruise on Nashville’s Cumberland River
  • See the city skyline from an authentic paddle-wheel showboat
  • Enjoy live entertainment including music, comedy, and dancers
  • Dine on a Southern meal on board
  • Choose a lunch or dinner cruise
  • Pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Feast on a Southern-style lunch or dinner while enjoying live music, comedy, and views of Nashville’s skyline.
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General Jackson Showboat Admission Ticket in Nashville
Lunch or Dinner Cruise Options Available
Boat Cruise along scenic Cumberland River in Nashville
Experience the General Jackson Showboat, on one of the largest paddlewheel riverboats in the country
Enjoy a musical performance for dinner in the riverboat’s beautiful Victorian dinner theatre
Live Entertainment On Board
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off (from select downtown Nashville hotels only)
All local taxes & fees
Additional food and beverages

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: Hotel pick-up is offered at select downtown Nashville hotels only.
• Lunch Cruise: Please be ready in the Hotel Lobby for pick up by 10:30am for the Lunch Cruise at 12pm. 
• Dinner Cruise: Please be ready in the Hotel Lobby for pick up by 5:30pm for the Dinner cruise at 7:00pm.

Begin your showboat cruise with convenient pickup at your Nashville hotel prior to departure time; the lunch cruise departs in the late morning and the dinner cruise departs in the early evening.

Board the historically recreated General Jackson Showboat, one of the country's largest paddle-wheel boats, and set off down the Cumberland River. Find a spot on one of the outdoor or indoor decks to enjoy the riverside scenery, then make your way to the boat's onboard Victorian theater to be seated for your meal. Dig into a traditional Southern meal, then sit back and enjoy a show featuring live comedy and music. The dinner show includes a live orchestra and talented dancers. 

When the General Jackson pulls back into the dock, transfer to ground transportation for the ride back to your Nashville hotel. 

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General Jackson Showboat
After pickup from your Nashville hotel, board the General Jackson Showboat, one of the largest paddle-wheel boats in the country, and travel down the Cumberland River. This grand vessel was designed to recreate the showboats that plied the waters of American rivers in the 19th century. Admire views of the Nashville landscape as you relax on the indoor or outdoor decks. In the beautiful Victorian theater on board, you’ll feast on a traditional Southern meal. You’ll then be treated to live entertainment! On the lunch cruise, enjoy a comedy production full of classic Southern humor. On the dinner cruise, enjoy a live orchestra accompanied by a dynamic cast of dancers in elaborate costumes. After your cruise, you'll be taken back to your hotel.
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge
Cruise down the Cumberland River aboard the General Jackson Riverboat.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gray Line Tours
Transportation offered through Gray Line Nashville
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon advance notice
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Tennessee

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville.
What is the maximum group size during General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville.

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Great show
, Sep 2021
Legends show was wonderful. Very talented entertainers. Great choice of songs and artists. Nice cruise up the river to downtown Nashville and back.
Fun night
, Sep 2021
Music was pretty good but the food was not great. Shrimp overcooked. I wish I would have seen more of nashville while it instead of watching the show the whole time.
Great food, wonderful show! We were all impressed!
, Sep 2021
We enjoyed the show and the food! The boat was lovely even though it was a rainy day. Our driver was great! Punctual and had a great personality
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun Night
, Sep 2021
This was a great show. Dinner was good. We had a great time meeting new friends at our table. The lights of down town were beautiful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Dinner Cruise
, Sep 2021
Entertainment was great and views of downtown Nashville and lighted bridge were fabulous. Would recommend this trip to friends and family.
Great time
, Sep 2021
Great time! The food and entertainment was great! Worth the money. The service was great too. Thank you to the crew.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice show
, Sep 2021
The show was great, the performers were in their element and really showed that they were enjoying what they did. The wait staff were very nice but the food needs a lot of improvement.
General Jackson Showboat is a must see in Nashville
, Sep 2021
Amazing entertainment and delicious food. Took our adult grandson and his fiancé and they had a wonderful time too!!
First Dinner cruise
, Sep 2021
The dinner cruise was very nice. The show was very entertaining and non stop a must see. The food was ok could’ve been better for the price especially the dessert 🍨
2 star
, Sep 2021
Entertainment is the ONLY reason for the two stars. Food was not good . Staff repeatedly put their hand on my plate to take it while we were still eating and drinking an extremely over priced bottle of wine.

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