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Blue Heron Cruises

175 Old Cumberland, Across the street from 500 Tennessee Waltz Parkway, Ashland City, TN 37015
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best cruise on the Cumberland

always have a great time every time I go...enjoy meeting new people and enjoying the view...Captain... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Elaine A
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White House
Always amazing!

Capt Jim always does an amazing job of making sure everyone has a fun trip out on the river. We... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
CJess67
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Ashland City, Tennessee
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We have SEVEN different cruises, ranging from 1.5 to 3.5 hours, with family-friendly prices. We have a cruise for you: • a morning or afternoon Nature Cruise that suits toddlers to grandparents • an easy way to entertain visiting family and friends • a wildlife-viewing excursion where you can look at birds with your binoculars • a quiet, romantic adults' Sunset Cruise • an HGTV-type tour of a variety of Waterfront Homes Or you can rent the whole boat for a Private Pontoon Party! • Kids Adventure Cruises are action-packed and perfect for children's birthdays • Church groups, adults and seniors, bring your own food & beverages and enjoy a unique social outing. We can seat 22 passengers and still have room to roam around the boat. Free bottled water and nice restroom aboard. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST, walkups welcome if space permits.
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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175 Old Cumberland, Across the street from 500 Tennessee Waltz Parkway, Ashland City, TN 37015
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

always have a great time every time I go...enjoy meeting new people and enjoying the view...Captain has a lot of knowledge of the landscape and history along the river

Thank Elaine A
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Capt Jim always does an amazing job of making sure everyone has a fun trip out on the river. We love taking a trip out on the Blue Heron to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. The scenery is amazing, the captain is...More

Thank CJess67
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was an absolutely amazing experience! My son enjoyed driving the boat and was sad when it was over. The weather was questionable so the Captain made sure we didn't get out to far. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys the water...More

Thank amy p
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CaptainJimBHC, Owner at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you, thank you. So glad you and your son had a fun time. Come back anytime!

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Excellent relaxing experience! We had a family group of six... ages 19-83. Captain Jim made us all feel very welcome to be there. We plan to return and take other friends to see the beautiful scenery. Thank you !!

Thank Andy R
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CaptainJimBHC, Owner at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Great to have you and appreciate the nice comments.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Love, love, LOVE doing this! I've gone on the Blue Heron over 20 times!!!! Always a great time! Will continue coming back as often as possible!

Thank Karen T
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CaptainJimBHC, Owner at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Wow! Love repeat customers. It's a joy to enjoy nature with folks like you. Thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The kids and I had a great time! The captain is so very hospitable. I felt so relaxed and my kids had a blast. The scenery was absolutely beautiful and the company was terrific. We will definitely go again.

Thank Amy C
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CaptainJimBHC, Owner at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Happy you enjoyed it. I look forward to your next visit, probably in 2018.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We have been on cruises with Blue Heron at least 10 times now & try to take visitors when they're in town. We took a school group today & all the parents and kids had a wonderful time! Captain Jim absolutely loves his job and...More

Thank NashLove
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CaptainJimBHC, Owner at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Aw, shucks. It's a joy taking people on a lazy boat ride and people like you make it so worthwhile. We especially enjoy school groups and are happy to have become a regular activity for home school groups and families. You're right, the drive to...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We had a great time on the Blue Heron Cruise... Thank you Captain Jim.... We appreciate that the cruise was entertaining for both the young and the young at heart.

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CaptainJimBHC, Owner at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you, Kathy Becker! Great description of what we do.

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Our five grandchildren from ages 1-12 LOVED this cruise! Captain Jim made it so fun for all ages with balloons, squirt guns, and letting everyone have a turn steering the boat. He was more than patient with all of them, and they all loved it!...More

1  Thank Marinann
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CaptainJimBHC, Owner at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

5 stars! Thank you, Mariann. Love having children aboard. Come back soon.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Jim Steele is a master! He plays captain, host and entertainer to all of his guests. Our cruise happen to include several pre-teens. Jim was well prepared and kept these young passengers delightfully entertained from the minute they boarded and up until we docked. In...More

3  Thank mbe96
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CaptainJimBHC, Owner at Blue Heron Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Aw, shucks. Thanks so much. Always glad to have youngsters, almost always glad to have adults (just kidding). Come again anytime!

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ellenedwards1952
28 July 2017|
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Response from CaptainJimBHC | Property representative |
$9 to $15 per person, depends on cruise. Nature Cruise (most people's choice for first time) is $9 ages 3-12, $14.50 adults, FREE for children under age 3, cruise lasts 90 minutes or sometimes longer. You can get a Buy... More
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ddoki624
28 September 2015|
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Response from CaptainJimBHC | Property representative |
Thanks for asking, home office is 4107 Aberdeen Road Nashville TN 37205. FAR from the river and the boat, so be sure you know that is only the MAILING address.
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