Like Mark Twain, you can ride on a paddlewheel boat and relive a romantic era in American history. Afternoon cruises include ... More
Like Mark Twain, you can ride on a paddlewheel boat and relive a romantic era in American history. Afternoon cruises include a narration of the sights on the Tennessee and Arkansas sides of the river, while dinner cruises include a bountiful buffet, music and dancing. Try the moonlight music cruise with someone you love. There are daily and moonlight cruises in the warmer monthes, and the riverboats hosts special events in the winter months.
My youngest daughter decides that while we are in Memphis (1 day only) that she would like to ride the airboat. So we find the area and go into their gift shop. We let the lady know we are interested in taking the airboat ride, after waiting awhile due to the captain being in a meeting we are told that the airboat has no fuel? However if we are interested in renting the jet boat then he would take us for a ride. There are 3 of us which is the minimum for the airboat, however the jet boat requires 4 and we will need to pay for the 4th seat!
Not sure how you run a business with no fuel, but needless to say they didn't get our money to buy fuel that day. Guess the next time we are in Florida will take the youngest for a ride in the Everglades!
So, my boyfriend surprised me on my birthday and took me to Memphis riverboats..it was AMAZING! The girl that seated us was sooo nice. I felt bad for her because there were like tourist people at the table beside ours who like complained and stuff about being near the air conditioner and were so rude to her...we didn't mind sitting near the air conditioner thing so we offered to switch seats with them..we were just grateful for having a window seat! Everyone ended up happy! Also, the music was AWESOME! we danced the night away..and hung out on the top deck under the stars and had the best view of the city of Memphis. Oh! and the food was delicious! The chicken was my fav! And the whole trip was lovely and i will never forget it! It was the best birthday everrr!!
The riverboat experience was great for me! I read all of the other reviews and just wanted to leave a little comment on a couple of things I read...
The pictures are taken as souvenirs and nothing more, if you dont want to take a picture, then dont..no one forced me!
The cobblestones are not as bad as someone stated, however, Memphis Riverboats also doesnt advertise that they have a beautiful paved parking lot either, so about the cobblestones, take off your heels to go on a freakin boat and stop trying to look so cute!
The comment about the boats looking old, HELLO...They were built FOREVER ago, of course they are old!
The boats were very clean and neat when I went out and enjoyed every minute!
My husband I recently booked a dinner cruise on the Memphis Queen through Vacations Made Easy. The overall experience was AMAZING, but I need to warn everyone of our booking company. My husband paid over a hundred and thirty hard earned dollars for our cruise. When we got to the riverboat, we discovered that if we would have bought our tickets directly from Memphis Riverboats, we would have paid under a hundred. I made a call to Vacations Made Easy for an explanation, and they said that the "service fee" is added to the ticket price to pay for the map that vacations made easy supplies. I don't know about anyone else, but I would rather buy direct and save. That map is the most expensive map that I have ever bought. Skip Vacations Made Easy !!!!!!!!
The photographs are taken for Homeland Security reasons and as a souvenir from your trip . This is a standard policy that takes place on all cruise ships and facilities that utilize this under their vessel security plan. This is done for your protection. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we are trying to keep all of our passengers safe.
Warning - they get really nasty with you if you don't let them take your photo as you are boarding. My advise - don't let them take your photo. Better yet, just skip this cruise. It's really a waste of time.
I had been looking forward to a trip on the Great Mississippi, so we booked our 2 hour trip on arrival at Memphis. I was hoping to see some of the river and travel a few miles on it, after all, 2 hours is a long time. Not so; The boat left its dock and proceeded to chug at 1 mph whilst someone gave a monotone over the speaker system about history that I could have read on the Internet. After reaching the first bridge several hundred yards downstream, it turned around and headed for a point just off the mouth of the inlet where the dock is. We then marked time for over 45 minutes whilst the voice on the speaker system went on and on, even repeating the same old story about the new dock, in fact I actually fell asleep for a few minutes. This was not the river trip that I was hoping for and I felt ripped off and disappointed. The only conclusion I can make about this is that having got your money, they wanted to spend as little on fuel as possible, hoping their rather elderly passengers wouldn’t notice.
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