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Rockin' Thunder River Tours

100 E Vaughn Dr, Madison, IN 47250
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A great ride, a fun trip and a way to get to know the Ohio River's history.

Our son and his family, who lives in southern Indiana suggested this would be a terrific gift for... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Woody J
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fantastic Ride

If you are visiting Madison, IN, you MUST take the 40 mile tour of the Ohio and Kentucky River with... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
BaxterIndiana
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Experience the most unique boat tours in Indiana and Kentucky. Based in Madison Indiana these are the only tours of both the Ohio River and Kentucky River. Five different adventures to choose from. A ROCKIN' Thrill ride with thrills and splashes, a 40 mile SCENIC tour, a 4.5 hour 75 mile Wednesday Lunch Excursion, an 8 hour 90 mile Sunday Dinner Adventure and a 155 mile 2 Day Kentucky River Adventure. WE GO FARTHER, SEE MORE AND HAVE FUN US Coast Guard Licensed and Inspected
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100 E Vaughn Dr, Madison, IN 47250
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our son and his family, who lives in southern Indiana suggested this would be a terrific gift for their two boys when we were visiting southern Indiana and Clifty Falls State Park. Wow..., not only was this boat ride fun and exciting, but along the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are visiting Madison, IN, you MUST take the 40 mile tour of the Ohio and Kentucky River with Rockin' Thunder River Tours! The guides were amazing and we plan on going back to take the over night tour to Frankfort, Kentucky.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting in Madison, Indiana from May thru September. It was a great ride on the mighty Ohio and Kentucky rivers, 40 miles all total. This boat moved pretty darned fast averaging 40 mph and topping out around 50....More

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havefun668, Owner at Rockin' Thunder River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Andrew and thank you for the review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time on the river with us. No matter how hot it is ashore it is always cooler and pleasant on the river. The cover on the boat also helps keep the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I took our three grandchildren on the 40 mile boat ride. We all had a great time. The boat goes at a good speed to make it fun. Captain Paul and Captain Janet were very welcoming and knowledgeable. I recommend this boat...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We rode with Rockin Thunder River Tours on Father's Day, 2018. It was a surprise gift for my husband. The Captains made our experience great! Their knowledge of the area and stories made the trip pleasant and fun. It was a great ride. We saw...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family went on the 40 mile scenic tour yesterday. It was a wonderful trip that is perfect for anyone! Captains Paul and Janet are so knowledgeable about the history of the area and the river. Their passion for the river was contagious! We will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The thrill of a speed boat, history of the area and spotting an eagle added up to a fantastic evening aboard the Rockin' Thunder! I would highly recommend it for anyone wanting a lasting memory of their Madison visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are new to area, lived here all your life or just visiting lovely Madison, IN, this tour is a must see. Capt Paul & Capt Janet will keep you entertained with their stories while cruising along. We took the 2 hour scenic tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 2 hr. nature tour. Up the Ohio and Kentucky rivers. seen bald eagles and had a great explanation of the lock system on the Kentucky river. We are going to do the over night up the Kentucky river next year. A great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our boat ride on the river with picture perfect weather. Our captains were informative and had interesting data to share. We are on the waiting list for an upcoming over night trip...sure hope we make the cut!

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TammyAWard
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Response from havefun668 | Property representative |
8 on the Rockin Thrill ride and up to 24 on the Longer tours. Thank you. Capt Paul Nicholson
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Response from havefun668 | Property representative |
You have 5 different tours to choose from each with a different price. The Rockin Thrill Ride is $29 The 40 mile Scenic Tour is $49 The 75 mile Weds Lunch Excursion is $89 The 90 mile Sunday Dinner Adventure is $139 The 155... More
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