Tennessee Riverboat Company

300 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

About Tennessee Riverboat Company

4.7 / 5

from reviews

    The Tennessee Riverboat Company operates the Star of Knoxville Riverboat cruising the Tennessee River. The Tennessee River is one of the most beautiful rivers you will ever cruise. You will enjoy one of the most breathtaking views in Knoxville. Not only will you see some of the history of the river, you will most certainly be relaxed by the river’s beauty. Join us on a lunch or dinner cruise.

    Chris Allen
    June 03, 2024

    Was an incredibly fun time. Albeit slower and she's a bit older, place was spotless and the crew was friendly and knowledgeable. The band was a nice touch, the food wasn't too bad either. Huge shout out to the gentlemen at the bar above the main crew deck, he was awesome. The ride was around 2 hrs but felt much shorter than I had anticipated. It was still an incredible view of Knoxville along the river. Highly recommend to anyone going out to check out the area from a different perspective. Good job yall.

    abbas khan
    March 24, 2024

    I recently had the displeasure of experiencing a dinner cruise aboard an outdated vessel in Knoxville, and the entire experience left much to be desired. First and foremost, the ship itself felt like it belonged in a museum rather than hosting guests for a dining experience. To add insult to injury, they had the audacity to charge an extra $15 for a "window table," despite there being only two lines of tables on each side, essentially guaranteeing that you'd be seated next to a window regardless. It's a blatant cash grab with no added value. The food, which was hyped up on their website, failed to meet even the lowest of expectations. What was promised as a culinary delight turned out to be a disappointing assortment of lackluster dishes that hardly justified the exorbitant prices they were charging. Furthermore, their handling of special occasions was utterly lackluster. Despite providing details about my son's birthday when booking, they didn't lift a finger to acknowledge it. No cake, no candles, not even a simple announcement. It's as if they couldn't care less about making their guests feel special. To top it all off, there was supposedly live music on the second floor, but it might as well have been nonexistent in the dining area due to the poor sound quality and inconsistent performance. Save yourself the disappointment and look elsewhere for a dinner cruise experience. There are other companies offering comparable prices with modern ships, better food, and superior service. Don't waste your time or money on this outdated excuse for a cruise.

    Anne tall girl
    July 14, 2024

    I booked seats for the dinner cruise to celebrate my daughter's and my brother's birthday. While the staff was friendly and the cruise nice, I wish we had eaten dinner somewhere else and just done the cruise. For the prices charged, the dinner was so so so disappointing! It was cold and tasteless, so bad even the grandchildren wouldn't eat it. Fine dining prices for less than palatable food.

    Liz W
    July 01, 2023

    We did a lunch cruise on the Star of Knoxville, and the boat ride was very peaceful and relaxing. The views were pretty as well, definitely worth seeing. But I'd recommend just doing a scenic tour, instead of getting the meal too. The buffet lunch of BBQ and sides tasted like cafeteria food. The sweet tea and the rolls were great, but otherwise I wasn't too thrilled with the meal. The server was wonderful and very friendly. It was also difficult to hear the captain talk about the scenery, their sound system wasn't very good. Restrooms: seemed clean. Parking: the entrance to the parking area is shared with Calhoun's, and it's awkward to navigate, but they had plenty of available parking close to the boat dock.

    Clayton Kleinschnitz
    July 07, 2024

    Honestly terrible. Dirty and dingy. The whole thing felt gross. The food was really bad. NOTHING about this was fancy or fine dining like it was advertised to be. I booked this to be a nice fine dining experience for my wife's birthday and we are both disappointed and I was embarrassed the whole time. This was not even relatively worth the $328 dollars that we spent for four people. I really don't like leaving bad reviews but I thought that it would be worth it for people to know and not spend their hard earned money on this. I hope they will address the issues.

    Tennessee Riverboat Company

    Our Address

    300 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

    Experience the Star of Knoxville!

    The Star of Knoxville offers a wide variety of cruises.

    River Dinner Cruise
    Lunch Cruise
    Sightseeing Cruises & Blues Cruise
    Light Night Party Cruises & Private Charters are also available.

    Tennessee Riverboat Company

    300 Neyland Dr. Knoxville, Tennessee, TN 37902

    (865) 525-7827

    Office Hours

    Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm

    Cruise hours differ from office hours.

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