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Savannah River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Savannah Riverboat: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

1. Savannah Riverboat: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Climb aboard for an unmissable Savannah experience: a trip on a Savannah riverboat. Travel along the Savannah River on your 1.5-hour cruise with live commentary from the captain as you go. Hear about everything from the modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world, to the history of Savannah and its river. Marvel at the beauty of the "Hostess City of the South" as you sit back and take in your surroundings. Make your way down river to Old Fort Jackson, home of one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country. Even get to hear and see the cannons in action.  Be sure to make the most of the photo opportunities that present themselves.

Savannah: Riverboat Sunset Cruise

2. 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. Enjoy live music whilst you’re aboard. Sit back and relax, or get up and dance to music from the 1950s all the way to today. Purchase a drink or something to eat at the onboard Skyline Bar and Grill and watch the Savannah waterfront float past.

Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

3. Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

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: Sightseeing Lunch Cruise

4. Savannah Riverboat: 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: Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

5. Savannah Riverboat: Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

Journey back in time in one of the beautifully appointed ballrooms aboard the Savannah Riverboat on a dinner cruise. Savor the fresh buffet-style dinner made with local ingredients and enjoy the live entertainment as the riverboat slowly glides down the Savannah River.  After dinner, you can get up and dance to tunes from the 50s through today’s hits performed by one of the riverboat entertainers. Venture up to the top deck and enjoy the wonderful Savannah evenings with the amazing sights and sounds of the historic city of Savannah. Seating is available indoors and on the deck for the best views of the river and the city of Savannah. The indoor areas are climate-controlled. There is nothing more charming than an evening on the Savannah River. Sample Dinner Menu: Our Signature Savannah Shrimp and Grits, Tender Beef Carving Station, Fresh Catch of the Day, Lemon & Artichoke Chicken with Spinach, Roasted Potatoes, Squash Casserole, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Southern Side Salads, Fresh Garden Greens with Dressings and Toppings, Seasonal Fruits and much more.

Savannah Riverboat: Sunday Brunch Sightseeing Cruise

6. 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.

Savannah: Monday Gospel Dinner Cruise

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Savannah River

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 589 reviews

We had a very nice time on the dinner cruise! As soon as we sat down, they brought us our salads, which was nice, so no waiting. The wait time for drinks was normal. The buffet was presented beautifully and served to us, instead of an open self serve buffet. The staff was very friendly. We were able to access other open air decks so we could see the nice views of the River District and take beautiful sunset pictures. There was entertainment on different decks. The dinner cruise entertainment was more for mature attendees. There was a dj on one of the other decks that appealed to the younger audience, but even some of the older folks were joining in too. Overall it is worth the money spent!

The bus tour was planned perfectly as a overview of the entire route before they dropping you off at the boat dock. You still have time at that point to go back and see items that you enjoyed on the bus tour on the SAME one-purchased ticket. It was a great value

Driver was knowledgeable and spoke well. Only complaint was the tour advertised as 90 minutes for bus tour and 90 minutes for boat tour. What they don't tell you is how long to pump the meter! I had a 2 hour gap between the 2 tours.

This River Boat Cruise was wonderful, very relaxing, and informative. We enjoyed the narrator and the views of historic Savnnah.

Excellent event. Beautiful gospel music. Luscious dinner. Great event.