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About Kentucky River Tours
Catch the Bourbon Boat! THE ONLY DISTILLERY TOUR IN THE UNITED STATES OFFERED FROM THE WATER! As mentioned in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine! We operate in Frankfort Kentucky, meeting our guests at Buffalo Trace Distillery. We offer guided historical tours of the Kentucky River, and take a different look at bourbon and how the river helped make it what it is. Tours run approx. 50 minutes and are filled with history, river lore and FUN!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun cruise with an informative captain! It was great to get on the water and learn a bit of history in the process!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank donnamello
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 4 took the 2:00 tour on Sunday. What a phenomenal end to our weekend in Kentucky! Captain Nate and Callie (?), were as nice as can be, and Nate knew everything about everything! If you want to see Kentucky in an entirely...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shanloro
CKYandKRT, Owner at Kentucky River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awesome. So glad to have you all on board!

Reviewed September 30, 2019

Kentucky River Tour was Fantastic! Weather was great! Allison and Nathan were informative and just all around fabulous hosts to this little piece of history! Thanks for a great Tour!

Date of experience: September 2019
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CKYandKRT, Owner at Kentucky River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2019

We had a great time with you all being on board. We love getting to know our customers and you all were fun ones to get to know!

Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

A unique experience blending beauty, Bourbon and history! Captains Nate and Allison do a great job describing the history, geography and local lore of the area on a scenic 90 minute cruise. A necessary complement to anyone on the Bourbon Trail; a great value; and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jrmmb
Reviewed September 30, 2019

This is Must Do Activity. Our Captain (Nathan) was exceptionally knowledgeable and provided us with lots of history. As an extra bonus, we were offered a bottle of water or soda. (It's the little things that mean a lot) The price for the tour is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank welfordh
Reviewed September 25, 2019

Four of us took this tour and found it to be a huge highlight of our visit to KY. Alison picked us up at Buffalo Trace and drove us to a dock where we met Captain Nathan who took us on an hour boat ride...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 1959MichaelC
Reviewed September 18, 2019

My husband and I had the privilege to have a private river tour with Captain Nate! His knowledge of EVERYTHING was amazing!! We learned so much! Conversations flowed from fish to caves to property prices to complete bourbon history and beyond! If you are visiting...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nellmic
CKYandKRT, Owner at Kentucky River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2019

Thank you all so much! Good friends call me Nate, and you all got well in that category!! I loved getting to know you all and hope you have a great Kentucky and USA roadtrip.

Reviewed September 11, 2019

Boat captain is a wealth of very interesting info about both the Kentucky River as well as the Frankfort area. We had a terrific trip down the river Saturday 9/7. Would strongly recommend this trip. They pick you up at Buffalo Trace and take you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CarolK2376
Reviewed September 6, 2019

I recently took the KY River Bourbon River Tour. Such a nice way to learn a little bit about bourbon and local area history. Captain Nathan was informative and a great tour guide. I highly recommend this tour. A nice way to spend an afternoon.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hallie1030
Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

So happy I found this trip on TripAdvisor! It was the perfect compliment to our tour at Buffalo Trace Distilleries. I was so impressed with the friendliness and knowledge of both Allison and Nathan and how easy this trip was. Allison picked us up in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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May 14, 2019|
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Yes you can book online. The cost is $14 per person.