Savannah, Georgia enjoys a perfectly idyllic location along the river, and one of the most charming ways to see this southern city is from the water. Savannah Riverboat Cruises is a local tour operator in town that’s been around since 1991 and has since become a hot spot for tourists and locals celebrating something special.

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The Georgia Queen during the day
The Georgia Queen during the day

About the Riverboat

The lovely Georgia Queen holds up to 1,000 passengers, is 230 feet long, and is 64 feet wide. Onboard, you’ll find three ballrooms with lots of dining and dancing space, as well as a 5,000-square-foot open-air top deck with patio seating.

There are bars on each floor and even an elevator at the bow of the ship for guests with mobility challenges. This is an ideal boat to enjoy some sightseeing around the city and the fresh breezes from the water. Alternatively, you can ride on the 600-passenger Savannah River Queen, which is operated by the same company as well.

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Buffet dining on the boat
Buffet dining on the boat

Cruise Options

The cruises offered by Savannah Riverboat Cruises allow you to taste delicious southern cuisine, watch live entertainment shows, and take in the breeze around the harbor. Two-hour dinner cruises sail year-around, while Saturday cruises feature a huge buffet and Monday evenings have cruises with uplifting gospel music.

You can also take a narrated harbor luncheon cruise, or join the crew for Sunday brunch. Saturday moonlight cruises and sunset cruises have a cash bar for guests to kick back with some cocktails, and narrated harbor cruises are a great way to learn about the history of the city. Seasonally themed cruises are also available for the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.

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Cocktails and a gorgeous view
Cocktails and a gorgeous view

What to Know Before Your Ride

There is no dress code to board the Georgia Queen, so come as you are and wear what you wish. The boat sails rain or shine, as long as the weather conditions aren’t dangerous. Most of the cruises go up the river, past the Talmadge Bridge, and back down to Fort Jackson.

When you arrive at the launch facility on River Street, you can park in the public lots here or at the meters, which are free after 5pm and on weekends. Reservations are recommended for Georgia Queen riverboat rides, so book your ride in advance so you can have this amazing Savannah experience!

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Sunset cruise in Savannah
Sunset cruise in Savannah

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