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Memphis Riverboats

Memphis, TN

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Address: 45 Riverside Drive, Memphis, TN 38103 How do we get there? Number: (901) 527-2628
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Are you ready to see Memphis from a whole NEW perspective!?

Memphis Riverboats are the ultimate way to see the skyline, as they offer authentic American Riverboat Cruises along on the Mighty Mississippi, from sightseeing cruises, to dinner cruises and more!

You're in Tennessee so there really is nothing like taking an iconic Paddlewheeler a few miles up and down the greatest river in the U.S.A. Yes, we've already said it but we'll say it again - the “Mighty” Mississippi!

Not only is a Paddlewheeler an incredible experience, but it's also a great way to see and learn all about the Mississippi River's history while visiting Memphis - and learning about Memphis too!

With Memphis Riverboats, the most popular cruise is the 90-minute sightseeing cruise, which are offered daily. These cruises will take you a step back into Tennessee history. Along the sightseeing cruise, you'll also hear historical commentary which will offer a comprehensive and interesting narrative of past and present Mississippi River life.

Snacks and drinks are available onboard for those cruises that aren't food specific - and speaking of which - this seems like the perfect time to tell you that Memphis Riverboats also offer seasonal Dinner & Music Cruises!

During these cruises you'll get to sit back and enjoy the sounds of their in-house band playing a little of everything from R&B to Jazz, and of course the Blues.

You can also find special cruises offered seasonally, so keep an eye out for these coming up!

All aboard, it's time to enjoy the iconic and memorable experiences that Memphis Riverboats have to offer! Aye aye Captain!

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For boarding, they pick up and drop off passengers at 45 Riverside Dr. This is the location you will need to come to get on the boat/check-in. You may not park at this location, as it is a construction zone for a City Riverfront Redevelopment.

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How much does it cost?



Cruises from $25



Cruises from $5 (Under 2s) and $15 (Ages 3 to 12)



From $21 for Military, Seniors and Youth


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Memphis Riverboats FAQ’s

Snacks and drinks are available onboard during those cruises that aren't dinner or lunch specific.

Arrive at least 15 minutes before boarding time, and dress in layers for the weather! For the dinner cruises, guests dress range from semi-casual to formal, so go as you please!

Souvenir photos are only $15 and you can get these at the end of the cruise!

Take your students aboard one of the legendary Memphis Riverboats. A guided history lesson of the Mississippi River. Learn about the tales of the river life spun by Mark Twain, a few of the Mississippi Rivers secrets, and the Sultana (the worst American maritime disaster to date).

A maximum of 300 students can enjoy the 60 minute cruise filled with fun and history!

Their vessels and original docking facility are not required to be ADA compliant due to their age and historical standing. However, we routinely assist handicapped guests on to the vessels.

Keep in mind while booking that their most handicap accessible boat is the Island Queen. Just call them at 901-527-2628 for specific information on this matter.

Your tickets are sent to you in your confirmation email. You will need to show them the QR Codes upon arrival. This can be presented on your phone or by bringing a physical printed copy of the code(s).

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