Before he reached fame as an octogenarian, Old Man River hustled the streets and sinks of the South as Tiny Todd the faucet leak. See how far he's come with today's Groupon: for $14, you get two adult tickets to a sightseeing tour from Chattanooga Riverboat (a $29.24 value). Tours begin from Pier 2 in downtown Chattanooga, and tickets must be redeemed before September 5.
Chattanooga Riverboat leads clusters of sight-seeking landlubbers on 90-minute excursions across the Tennessee River's placid and wind-swept waterways (a $14.95 value/person). Escape terra firma's cold grip and hop aboard the sprawling Southern Belle riverboat for a stress-free water stroll. Boaters can revel in singular views of Chattanooga while drinking in a narrated history of the tour's stretch of the Tennessee River, including stories of Confederate and Union Army skirmishes in the area and the history of nearby Lookout Mountain and its native species of sentient telescopes. Eyes and imaginations get their fill as ears drink in the antique tones of the Southern Belle's calliope, known to pump out traditional, carnival-esque tunes and Iron Maiden cover ballads. Check out the online schedule to plan your tour reservation.
Chattanooga River Boat Company
The retreating sun paints the waters of the Tennessee River with golden streaks of light, beckoning the _Southern Belle_’s passengers onto her breezy decks to take in the resplendent evening. Making daily jaunts along the Tennessee Valley, the three-story riverboat evokes the majesty of days gone by with her snowy white exterior and elegantly appointed interior that includes a dining room, dance floor, and a crew of old-timey ghost captains. Staffed by friendly crew members, the boat regularly pushes off from Pier 2 for a daily lineup of lunch, dinner, and sightseeing cruises. Along with everyday tours, the majestic vessel also plays host to a variety of special events, from festive Thanksgiving cruises to elegant weddings and exciting school trips. Back on the dock, Pier 2, a stationary boat that functions as the _Southern Belle_’s docking facility, bustles with events ranging from teas to high-school reunions, while chefs in the 3rd Deck Burger Bar grill up succulent patties for hungry visitors.
201 Riverfront Pkwy.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402