General Jackson Showboat: Nashville Riverboat Dining Experience
1,142 Ratings
Experience a thrilling lunch or dinner cruise on the General Jackson Showboat in Nashville. Enjoy delicious meals, live entertainment, and scenic views of the Cumberland River.
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more

After pickup from your Nashville hotel, board the General Jackson Showboat, one of the largest paddle-wheel boats in the country, and travel down the Cumberland River. This grand vessel was designed to recreate the showboats that plied the waters of American rivers in the 19th century.

Admire views of the Nashville landscape as you relax on the indoor or outdoor decks. In the beautiful Victorian theater on board, you’ll feast on a traditional Southern meal. For sample lunch and dinner menus, see the Itinerary section below.

You’ll then be treated to live entertainment! On the lunch cruise, enjoy a comedy production full of classic Southern humor. On the dinner cruise, enjoy a live orchestra accompanied by a dynamic cast of dancers in elaborate costumes.

After your cruise, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

Points of Interest

  • The Bankers Alley Hotel Nashville, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
What's Included
  • All local taxes & fees included
  • Live Entertainment On Board
  • Cruise on one of the largest paddlewheel riverboats - the General Jackson Showboat
  • Admission Ticket for General Jackson Showboat in Nashville
  • Choose between Lunch or Dinner Cruise
  • Musical performance in the riverboat’s Victorian dinner theatre
  • Scenic boat cruise along the Cumberland River
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off (select downtown Nashville hotels only)
What's Not Included
  • Additional food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Embark on a Musical Lunch/Dinner Riverboat Tour in Nashville!
Navigate through the picturesque Cumberland River on the General Jackson Showboat, one of the nation’s biggest paddlewheel riverboats. Relish lunch or dinner and a musical act in the riverboat’s stunning Victorian dinner theatre.

Lunch Cruise
Experience a cruise during the day. This exciting show encompasses a tasty lunch and a cruise along the Cumberland River on the magnificent General Jackson Showboat.

Dinner Cruise
Experience the thrill of cruising down the Cumberland River on the spectacular General Jackson Showboat. Your evening will feature a Las Vegas style performance with a vibrant cast of entertainers, detailed costumes, dancers, and a live orchestra. The night includes a mouthwatering dinner, the performance, and a three-hour cruise.

  • Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon advance notice
  • Accessibility: ADA-compliant vehicles are available for most tours if you provide us with a 48-hour notice. After scheduling your tour, please contact our Dispatch Office to confirm availability.
The Bankers Alley Hotel Nashville, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
222 3rd Avenue North
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Jun 16, 2024
Good show - Show was a fun event to do with friends. For a dinner theater experience, the food was good too. Entertainment was top notch. Discount on the second drink with the purchase of a glass was a bit of a joke. Other than that, happy with overall event.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 13, 2024
Anniversary - This was an amazing show and dinner will do again!! It was a beautiful experience for our anniversary!
Review provided by Viator
Jun 12, 2024
General Jackson Showboat luncheon cruise - The boat ride was great. Perfect sunny day. Don't forget the sunscreen. We had the lunch cruise. The food was a delicious hot meal served in a beautiful victorian style room. We all had table asignments and plenty of room. There was a wonderful stage show with a band that sang country favorites.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jun 9, 2024
Amazon time - The staff, food and the performers were amazing. We will definitely book another show when we are in Nashville again.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 7, 2024
Great but over priced? - This was a nice experience. The food was nice and the entertainment was really good. Not sure if it is value for money though
Review provided by Viator
Jun 6, 2024
Do it! - Beautifully done and very interactive! The food and entertainment was great. Ride was smooth and staff very courteous
Review provided by Viator
Jun 6, 2024
Mcgregor - Excellent food excellent entertainment. Overall a great experience. Spectacular view. Beautiful pictures
Review provided by Viator
Jun 4, 2024
Enjoyable voyage down the Cumberland - The views of the city, being on the water, food was very good, my view of stage was not very good from the balcony...
Review provided by Viator
Jun 15, 2024
Fun mid day activity - We did the luncheon cruise. The legends show was fantastic. The songs brought back many memories for me Our waiter, Imel, kept us laughing during the meal. The food was typical buffet food. I would have liked to see more of the river but our time went by so fast we didn’t get out on the deck enough I highly recommend this activity when your in Nashville
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jun 12, 2024
Go for the ride, dinner and show...opt out of the specialty drinks. - The boat was clean, the buffet was good, and the show was excellent. We had a beautiful evening ride, and everything is timed well so that between dinner and show you have time for pictures of downtown and river before heading back in for dessert and show. After the show you are back at the dock ready to head home. The only negative was the specialty drinks are very sweet, and my wife's margarita was essentially sweet and sour mix for $21. They don't really show regular drink menu in order to upsell their specials. Opt for a beer or regular well drinks, instead of specials. I saw many of the big fishbowls filled with ice so how much drink do you really get for your $21???
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 9 guests
1 Adult
July 2024