Fun Things to Do: Pontoon Saloon

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The Pontoon Saloon is Nashville’s premier party pontoon boat offering private and public river cruises. Take your party off Lower Broadway for two hours of fun on the Cumberland River. The 50-foot party barge is popular for birthdays, bachelorette and bachelor parties, corporate outings, family reunions, or just a night out with friends. Scroll down to learn more about this fun thing to do in Nashville.

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Prefer to captain a boat for a full day on the water? See their boat rental option at the bottom and get 10% OFF.

Good to Know

  • Expect a bar-style atmosphere with music from the large sound system, games, dancing, and incredible city views while cruising on the Cumberland River
  • Each cruise has a Captain and Deckhand
  • Guests must be 21 or over on public cruises, but all ages are welcome on a private cruise. Bring your ID!
  • Tours are two hours (private tours can be extended to three hours on select days)
  • It’s BYOB (no glass bottles), but buckets of beer and seltzers are available for pre-purchase online at checkout. Ice, cups, coolers, and water are also provided.
  • Swimming is not allowed 
  • A restroom is onboard 

Cruise Options

Public Cruises

  • IDEAL FOR: Singles or groups up to 16 people! Choose from three options, including the Mimosa Cruise (morning cruise before noon), Pontoon Party Cruise (afternoon), and the Sunsets & Skylines Cruise (evening)
  • PRICE: $50 – $55 per person

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Private Cruises

  • IDEAL FOR: Suitable for all occasions, including birthdays and reunions seeking a more private experience! Recommended for any groups with 17-47 guests
  • PRICE: $1,200 + $22 per person up to 47 passengers (plus tax and 10% gratuity)

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BACH Party Cruises

  • IDEAL FOR: Bachelor or bachelorette parties! This is a shared cruise experience exclusively for bachelorette and bachelor parties that includes beer and seltzers (so you don’t have to carry your drinks before or after the cruise!). Party with other soon-to-be brides and grooms before hitting up Broadway!
  • PRICE: $90 per person (plus tax and gratuity)

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Corporate Outings

  • IDEAL FOR: Companies looking for a fun group outing! The Corporate Cruise is a full-service cruise that offers you the option to customize your group’s experience. Choose from the Taste of Nashville Beer package, live music from local artists, shuttle service, cruise host, and catering.
  • PRICE: Request a quote

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Narrated Nashville History Tours (Family-Friendly)
*starting April 21, 2024*

  • IDEAL FOR: People of all ages looking to cruise on the water, get photos, and learn a little history about Nashville. Kids are welcome on these tours!
  • PRICE: $39 adults | $20 kids | FREE kids 3 and under

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For plenty of photo opportunities and good times, put the Pontoon Saloon on your “fun things to do in Nashville” list!

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Pontoon Boat Rentals

Rent a Boat for Your Crew!

Prefer to have your own private experience on a pontoon in Nashville? Pontoon Saloon’s sister company, Boat Rental Nashville, offers premium pontoon rentals seven days a week and is the closest boat rental company to Downtown Nashville located at Rock Harbor Marina. Their fleet includes a variety of vessels from fishing to double deckers with slides equipped with bimini tops, tables, lounge seating, and bluetooth sound systems. With access to Downtown Nashville, they offer a unique experience on the Cumberland River. Pricing ranges from $340-750 (plus tax/fuel) for an eight-hour time block from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Add-on options are also available, including captains (limited to six passengers), Downtown Nashville dock Reservations, Lilly pads, coolers, and ice.

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