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Review of Memphis Riverboats

Memphis Riverboats
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$80.00*
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Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed July 6, 2013

The trip was very informative, the deck hands were helping people with whatever they needed. The boat was full and it was rather noisy, but when the man started with all the information about the route we were taking and all the information about the buildings we were seeing along the shoreline it was quite. They take your photo as you come on board and it was $10.00 for a 5x7. You don't have to buy it if you don't want too.The trip took a little over an hour and was worth the price. I would recommend that you go at least once.

2  Thank Linda S
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"nice ride"
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"the entire trip"
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We took the sightseeing 90 minute tour offered only at 2:30pm each day. It does not go far, but we did go to the south end of the city, where we had not been on land. The entire trip is narrated with a lot of history. We enjoyed learning so much, but my 12 year old did say he had a hard time following what the speaker was saying, he would jump around a little with dates, but seemed knowledgable in the history of Memphis. Beware, all of the chairs have cob webs on the bottoms & small spiders around. I don't think they do much on the outer decks except clean up the trash. With the admission cost, I should not have been asked to tip the speaker. I guess any tourism area will suck as much money out of you that they can. I would recommend for the history & older children (although the cost for young children is minimal)

1  Thank kim m
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Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

On the upside, the guide was very interesting and informative about the role of the Mississippi river in the history of Memphis and the trip itself was very relaxing. On the downside, I would liked to have the boat travel further up and down the river than it went.

2  Thank Stucolco
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We had to wait for another boat to leave so we were about 1/2 hour late getting to board...not fun standing in line in sun with family members. Once the Island Queen did get there we were able to board. We had an excellent guide who gave a lot of wonderful history of the area. The view was terrific. We had a 90-minute sight seeing cruise. All 7 of us enjoyed.

1  Thank genericqueen
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Boat didn't go very far, it basically circled the river front where you docked from. I did learn a lot however, it would of been nice to have the captain take a break in talking - he talked non stop the entire trip. We had to dock to pick up extra chairs which made us late and yet they didn't make up for that time.

Thank princessrose77
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