River Gorge Explorer

  • 1 Broad Street
  • Chattanooga, TN 37402

Cruise into a natural wonder aboard the Aquarium's sleek boat, the River Gorge Explorer. This high-tech vessel will transport you at speeds up to 50 miles per hour downstream from the Chattanooga riverfront into the scenic Tennessee River Gorge. Each two-hour adventure is led by an Aquarium naturalist who will point out wildlife and historic points of interest along the way.

Four water jets propel this high-tech catamaran, the first of its kind in the Southeast, smoothly downstream. Angled seating allows each guest to relax in the climate-controlled cabin and enjoy the scenic beauty and wildlife through oversized windows and overhead sky panes. Climb aboard the River Gorge Explorer and experience "Tennessee's Grand Canyon" as it was meant to be seen - from the water. Cruises depart from the Chattanooga Pier.

The River Gorge Explorer will no longer be operating after Jan. 15, 2018. For more boating options in Chattanooga, click here.

Facility Info
  • Reception Capacity 70