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Savannah River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Savannah: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour with Low House Entry

1. Savannah: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour with Low House Entry

Board the “Trolley of the Doomed” in Savannah for a guided sightseeing trolleybus around America's most haunted city. Look out for ghoulish creatures and venture inside both the haunted Andrew Low House and the haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery. Old Town Trolley Tours invites you to explore Savannah’s darker side mixed in with a good dose of humor. Hear tales no other tours will dare tell you, as the shadows play gentle tricks with your mind. Journey through time, and hear ghoulish legends of murder and intrigue. The tour starts down on the Savannah Waterfront and travels though the many historic squares located in the heavily haunted Savannah Historic District, such as Columbia Square, Wright Square, Telfair Square & Lafayette Square. Naturally there are also stories relating to the Colonial Park Cemetery. A highlight of the tour is entry into the haunted home of one of the most prestigious Savannah families – the Andrew Low House. Here you will learn tales of the unrest still in the home, as well as personal experiences of both staff and guests. Another highlight is a visit inside Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery, a haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse restored from an era long past. Here you will experience the stories and legends of the Savannah Waterfront and River Street over the centuries. Other sites you will pass and hear spine-chilling stories about are the Olde Harbour Inn, the Pirate’s House, the 1790 Inn, the Hamilton-Turner Inn, and the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Savannah: Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment

2. Savannah: Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment

This two-hour dinner cruise is a wonderful way to unwind from a long work week, full travel schedule, hectic convention, or a busy day of sightseeing in Savannah. Sit back and relax on board in one of a beautifully appointed ballroom while the Riverboat slowly glides down the Savannah River. Enjoy a specially prepared buffet style dinner made with the freshest, local ingredients that has something to satisfy everyone’s palate! Menu selections include: Our Signature Savannah Shrimp and Grits, tender Beef Carving Station, Fresh Catch of the Day, Lemon & Artichoke Chicken with Spinach, Potatoes au Gratin, Squash Casserole, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Garden Greens with Dressings and Toppings, and much more! After dinner, snap your fingers and tap your feet or get up and dance to tunes from the 50’s through today’s hits performed by one of our own riverboat entertainers. Venture up to our top deck and enjoy the calm Savannah evenings and the amazing sights and sounds of the historic city of Savannah. Sails year-round Sunday-Friday; call for schedule Boarding at 6:00 p.m., Sailing at 7:00 p.m., Returning at 9:00 p.m.,

Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

3. Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

See Savannah by land and water on a guided city trolley tour followed by a sightseeing river cruise. Admire city highlights, including Old Fort Jackson, and enjoy insightful commentary from your guide and captain. After meeting your guide at Savannah’s Visitor Center, hop into the trolley to begin your tour through the city. As the wind blows through your hair, admire the lush foliage and Victorian mansions as you cruise around town. With an expert guide to take you through the cultural significance of each site, you’ll gain local insight into the city’s history, stretching back to the 18th century. Following your trolley tour of historic Savannah, embark on a sightseeing cruise down the Savannah River. During the cruise, experience the river that was – and remains – the lifeblood of Savannah. Hear the Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about Savannah’s modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world. Then it's downriver to Old Fort Jackson, home to one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country. Take advantage of the great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline. Snacks and drinks are available onboard at the Riverboat Snack Shop. After the tour, cruise back to the dock, enriched by the wide range of beautiful and historical sights that Savannah has to offer. Additionally, the tour has drop-off options to suit your needs, with transportation available to Historic District hotels, City Market, or the Savannah Visitor's Center.

Savannah: Riverboat Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

4. Savannah: Riverboat Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

During this new 1 ½ hour cruise you can experience the river that was – and remains – the lifeblood of Savannah! Hear our Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about the modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world. Then make your way down river to Old Fort Jackson, home of one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country! Take advantage of the great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline. Bar & Grille items are available for purchase. *This cruise does not include the lunch buffet* Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to sailing time.

Savannah: Sightseeing Lunch Cruise

5. Savannah: Sightseeing Lunch Cruise

Sit back and enjoy the views while cruising down the Savannah River. Learn about Savannah's complex, but interesting story, focusing on Old Fort Jackson and other landmarks.  Come ready to relax and feast on a delicious southern-style buffet all while cruising along the Savannah River listening to the Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts. Travel down the Savannah River while marveling at the modern port of Savannah, local flora and fauna, and finally, reach the mighty Old Fort Jackson. See and hear the cannons roar from your seat aboard the Riverboat and learn fascinating pieces of the city's history. The sample buffet menu consists of the signature savannah shrimp and grits, the best southern fried chicken, chef’s specialty station, creamy macaroni and cheese, southern greens, squash casserole, sweet potato soufflé, fresh fruit, assorted salads, dessert and more.

Savannah: Riverboat Sunset Cruise

6. Savannah: Riverboat Sunset Cruise

Make your way down the mighty Savannah River on a riverboat cruise. Enjoy the refreshing evening breeze and see the beautiful sunset from the open-air top deck patio. Marvel at the views of historic Savannah from the water and take in the beautiful surroundings. Sit back and relax, or get up and dance to music by entertainers on the boat. Purchase a drink or something to eat at the onboard bar and grill and watch the Savannah waterfront float past.

Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

7. Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

Cruise through stunning intracoastal waterways from Hilton Head Island to Savannah with this round-trip express ferry ticket. Board from inside the Sea Pines Resort, then travel to the city in a comfortable air-conditioned boat. Sit back and admire the view as you sail through old shipping channels. Enjoy over 4 hour in Savannah to explore the city, before heading back to the ferry. On the return trip, benefit from happy hour pricing on selected drinks.

Savannah: Monday Gospel Dinner Cruise

8. Savannah: Monday Gospel Dinner Cruise

Embark on an evening filled with cultural and culinary experiences. Hop aboard your cruise and sail into the Georgia horizon during this 2-hour cruise featuring a buffet dinner and the uplifting sounds of Gospel music. As you float down the Savannah River, enjoy beautiful scenic views of the Savannah shoreline as the calming river sets you into a relaxed state of mind. Take in the sounds of the South as Gospel music entertainers take the stage. Listen to the uplifting tunes and marvel at immaculate performances. Savor the flavors of the South with a 2-hour dinner buffet. Enjoy specialty dishes such as southern fried chicken, pulled pork, and barbecue. Pair your main course with the many side dishes offered like macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, southern greens, coleslaw, biscuits, and more. End your meal with a sweet treat from the many delicious desserts offered.

Savannah Riverboat: Sunday Brunch Sightseeing Cruise

9. Savannah Riverboat: Sunday Brunch Sightseeing Cruise

Experience a classic Southern tradition you don’t want to miss on a 90-minute cruise, featuring the best views of historic River Street, rivaling any other brunch in Savannah. Enjoy a mouth-watering buffet featuring: the best Southern Fried Chicken in the South, Honey Glazed Spiral Ham, Savannah Shrimp and Grits, Ham and Broccoli Quiche, Fresh Garden Greens with Dressing and Toppings, assorted breakfast entrees and items, desserts, and more.  Be entertained by the captain’s narration of the landmarks along the way and admire breathtaking views of Savannah from a comfortable climate-controlled dining room. This unique Sunday brunch tour is one-of-a-kind.

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What people are saying about Savannah River

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,575 reviews

We enjoyed the Riverboat Cruise. We learned a lot about the history of Savannah. Unfortunately we didn't see and dolphins, but it was a very nice cruise!!

We had a lot of fun. it was more than just a "tour". You were able to listen to information, and laugh at the same time. I would do it again.

City tour was very interesting and the tour driver was fantastic. Great tour of the city and the riverboat cruise was equally fantastic...

Our guide and driver were great story tellers and worked well together. An evening of entertainment was had by all. Would recommend.

Good food and nice guided tour of the Savannah River.