Savannah Riverboat Cruises offers the ultimate way to experience Georgia’s First City — from the river!
And, best of all, many sightseeing cruises also include expertly prepared cuisine and a full bar.
“We offer one of the most quintessentially Southern dining experiences,” said Savannah Riverboat Cruises’ owner Captain Jonathan H. Claughton. “Our dishes and menus use only the freshest ingredients available, and we try to incorporate locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.”
Signature items include shrimp and grits, prime rib, house-fried chicken and coconut cream pie. Take a break from the everyday and indulge with a relaxing, leisurely cruise along the Savannah River, a historic waterway that once served as a main estuary for the South’s thriving cotton industry, and remains an active route for international shipping.
“When you take a dining cruise aboard Savannah Riverboat Cruises, you’re able to immerse yourself in Southern culture,” Claughton explained. “From our diverse menu selections to our unique cocktails and top-deck daiquiri bar, we have something for all ages. You can sit back and relax while you enjoy musical entertainment or historical narration provided by our captain aboard the grandest entertainment ship.”
Climate-controlled cruises depart daily from River Street.
Feel free to relax inside or head out onto the open-air deck for fantastic sightseeing along the river. Decorated in patriotic red, white and blue, these vessels draw visitors back in history.
Savannah Riverboat Cruises offers a variety of options to delight visitors. Enjoy the perfect Savannah getaway and a tasty meal on a Lunch Cruise or Sunday Brunch Cruise, both of which include a spectacular buffet featuring a wide range of Southern-inspired specialties. Dinner Cruises are scheduled throughout the year and include live music, as well as Savannah Shrimp and Grits, a beef carving station, roasted potatoes and delicious desserts.
For a memorable musical and culinary experience, try the Gospel Dinner Cruise, which features the uplifting sounds of Southern gospel music during a special two-hour dinner cruise. The specialty buffet includes Southern fried chicken, pulled pork BBQ, macaroni and cheese, garlic cheese biscuits, squash casserole and much more.
The popular Sunset Cruise departs daily from April through October and includes live music and delicious food and drink from the Skyline Bar and Grill aboard the riverboat.
“Our Sunset Cruise has a full bar and grill menu that is constantly evolving,” said Claughton. “Enjoy refreshing evening breezes and captivating sunsets from our open-air top deck patio with made-to-order dishes from our bar and grill.”
Daily Sightseeing Cruises showcase historic and present-day Savannah, and are fully narrated by the ship’s captain.
The cruise provides close-up views of historic River Street only available from the water. It includes information about the Georgia Ports Authority, the Waving Girl statue, as well as architectural history. Special Seasonal Cruises are offered for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and other holidays throughout the year.
Riverboats are also available for private parties, meetings, weddings, themed cruises and family reunions. All boats operate under U.S. Coast Guard regulations for passenger safety.
Savannah Riverboat Cruises originally began in Savannah in 1991 under the direction of experienced Captain Jonathan H. Claughton. Over the years, the company has grown and established itself as a must-see tour and dining experience.
Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E. River Street. (912) 232-6404 or www.savannahriverboat.com.