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New Year Baby!

Brand new year, brand new attitude, and a brand new boat! Well, kind of true. The Southern Belle Riverboat has been in operation for 32 years and the last offseason we repainted everything on the interior to make it look a bit more modern. It was a maroon color, which was a good looking color…

Fresh Burger Bar

We have been working on our dockside restaurant, The 3rd Deck Burger Bar! This year already we have added 6, 55 inch big screen TV’s, 6 custom made made wooden ping pong tables that double as dining tables for private parties, a brand new awesome wooden dining table that fits 12 ppl, and we repainted…

Guest Experience

I’ve driven over Chattanooga’s four bridges too many times to count. The view never gets old. But as much as I’ve admired the Tennessee River from above, I wanted to actually experience it. So I hitched a ride on a riverboat called the Southern Belle. I boarded the 450-passenger boat on the first day of…

Dinner Cruise

Come experience one of awesome dinner cruises aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat. This dinner cruise is one of the best traditions in all of Chattanooga, we have been dining on the TN River through downtown Chattanooga for 32 years! From the start you can make a dinner reservation on our website or over the phone…

Trip To Seattle

Myself, Jonathan Reinert, the kitchen manager, Joe, and the bookkeeper, Jordan all traveled to Seattle for the annual PVA convention at the Washington State Convention Center! The company has never been before, but with a new emphasis on the guest experience on The Southern Belle Riverboat, we had noticed some key note speeches by some…

Phil’s Birthday

My best friend Phil, his birthday is in the first week of February, moved to Huntsville to open a physical therapy clinic and left me behind in Chattanooga to suffer with our beautiful mountains and the best riverboat cruises in the US! Well, he cam back to see me and man had a lot of…

Mother’s Day Cruise

Join us on May 14th aboard the Southern Belle and celebrate Mother’s Day with us! That’s right, leave the cookin’ to us! We’ll be cruising on two cruises for a 2 hour cruise on the lazy Tennessee River! As you’re cruising we’ll offer live music for a laid back atomsphere, after lunch or dinner join…

Fall Colors

The Best Place to See Chattanooga’s Fall Colors “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain Fall brings…

Sightseeing Cruise

The Southern Belle sightseeing cruise has so many wonderful things to offer during your visit in Chattanooga. The guest experience begins when you call to book your reservation with the super friendly Chattanooga Riverboat staff. They will help you to best accommodate during your visit to Chattanooga , they’ll help book your cruise and they…

Experience Chattanooga Aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat

Top Things to Do in Chattanooga Enjoy the summer sunshine with a cruise on Southern Belle! As the school year wraps up and proms and spring sports seasons come to an end, it’s time to start planning out your summer. As you do that, here’s a helpful hint– a cruise down the Tennessee River on…

Valentine’s Day Cruise

Some of our favorite cruises throughout the year are our specialty cruises! And our Valentine’s Day Cruise might just be the best one! We offer 4 Valentine’s themed cruises, a sweetheart luncheon cruise during the day Saturday, on the Southern Belle Riverboat. The riverboat has 2 beautiful Valentine’s Dinner cruises that evening, and then of…

Plan a Flawless Gathering With Southern Belle!

The Best Event Venue in Chattanooga “Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach and having fun.”—Brian Wilson, Co-Founder of the Beach Boys. All of us here at Southern Belle Riverboat hope you’re having an awesome summer! As July winds down and we head full-steam into August, we want to…

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