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“A boat ride to nowhere”

Savannah Riverboat Cruises
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$26.40*
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Savannah Riverboat Cruises
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Owner description: What better way to get an overview of Savannah's magnificent river and port than to sail with Savannah Riverboat Cruises! The towering red, white and blue traditional riverboats; the 1000 passenger, new Georgia Queen and the 600 passenger Savannah River Queen, both dock near the place where General Oglethorpe himself is thought to have landed. Savannah Riverboat Cruises offer a variety of different tours that your entire family will enjoy. Take a break from the everyday and indulge yourself with a riverboat cruise. Savannah's ONLY riverboat tours & dining experience!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 5, 2012

First off, it isn't a real paddle wheel steamer. Second, it's one of the busiest commercial seaports in America, not the Thames River. Third, it's a voyage to nowhere: there's nothing to see but factories and the barren strip of the failed River Landing site. If all you want to do is view Savannah's historic River Street from the water, just hop on the ferry that takes you across to the Westin on Hutchinson Island. It's half the time and far less cost.

1  Thank Johnny F
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We started out on the top deck only to discover that the narration was unintelligible. We finally moved inside to discover that the narration really wasn't very interesting. This is a very limited cruise - does not go very far in one direction before it turns around and goes not very far in the other direction. Primarily covers industrial areas and businesses around river walk which you can pretty much see from the shore. Some history of Savannah but the cruise wasn't worth it. I wouldn't recommend it, but if you decide to take the cruise and purchase it with the trolley tour, be aware that you first have to go to the riverboat cruise ticket office (close to the riverboats) and exchange your ticket for a riverboat ticket before boarding.

3  Thank somanyplaces
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Great view of the city from the water; relaxing; somewhat industrial since Savannah is such a shipping city, but very informative

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

I enjoyed everything regarding the dinner cruise. The man on the cruise was very talented. The young man made every table feel special.

Thank aggrevated906
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We took our Girl Scout troop for a weekend to Savannah to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts and to visit the Juliette Gordon Lowe house. Thinking that it would be a nice addition to the trip we decided to do the Riverboat Cruise which advertised a special Girl Scout Program including a "Daisy Low Lunch" buffet.
The program was supposed to include a special "Pirate Scavenger Hunt"- which ended up being 3 clues that were found within 5-10 mins. A "SWAPS" making session"- just beads strung onto safety pins.
And far by the worst was the food! Even by 8-11 year old standards. The menu consisted of heated up fish sticks and soggy fries; greasy fried chicken; minute maid-type white rice and green beans out of a can. This for $35-$41/person.
I only give it 2 stars because our girls did love when the boat finally got moving (after almost 2 hours).
But I would recommend saving your money and get a meal much cheaper at one of the other wonderful Savannah restaurants.

3  Thank 129hutch
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