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Blue Heron Cruises

Let Captain Jim take you and your family on a cruise down the Harpeth River

Nature Cruises and Private Pontoon Parties on the Cumberland River and Cheatham Lake, just 35 minutes northwest of Nashville in Ashland City, TN

Family-friendly and affordable! Variety of cruises, from Kids Adventure Cruises to romantic Sunset Cruises. Explore on our Harpeth River Cruises and Waterfront Homes & Wildlife Cruises. Great for birthday parties and family reunions!

Check out the different packages available:

Nature Cruise (Public OR Private)

  • Our best introductory cruise, 1-1/2 hours, available March 1 – September 30
  • A pleasant lowkey outdoor adventure for ages 6 weeks to 100 years young
  • Excellent for families, friends, home school groups, church groups, and seniors

Sunset Cruise (Public OR Private)

  • A relaxing, romantic 2-hour evening cruise watching the skies and listening to music
  • Perfect for "date night," birthdays, anniversaries, reunions
  • Available as either Public Cruise or Private Pontoon Party for 10-22 people

Kids Adventure Cruise (Private Pontoon Party)

  • 3 hours of fun! Available weekdays only, May 1 – September 30
  • Awesome activity cruise for children, with 1 hour playtime at playground or island beach
  • Excellent for birthday parties, family reunions, Moms Clubs, friends, and neighbors

Waterfront Homes & Wildlife (Public OR Private)

  • Lovely, leisurely tour past 50+ waterfront homes, lasting 3 to 3-1/2 hours
  • See a variety of architectural styles: cabin, cottage, ranch, A-frame, contemporary, even a Spanish hacienda.
  • A prime cruise for birdwatchers, traveling on a cozy creek frequented by more species
  • Available on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m.; also available as a Private Cruise for 10-22 passengers

Harpeth River (Private Cruise)

  • Our most impressive cruise for natural scenery, lasting 4 hours
  • Fantastic scenic vistas, including Harpeth Shoals, majestic high bluffs that we call "The Little Grand Canyon of Cheatham County," and many acres of Wildlife Refuge territory
  • Excellent cruise for nature enthusiasts & history buffs
  • Available as a Private Cruise for 10-22 people

Fall Foliage Cruise (Public OR Private)

  • Witness the beautiful changing colors of fall from aboard our 40' covered pontoon boat. Sometimes you get a "double whammy" as the leaves are reflected in the water.
  • Cruise lasts 1-1/2 hours
  • A very pleasant outing for all ages
  • Great opportunity to create a meaningful memory with your family and friends
  • Available as a Public Cruise OR may be booked as a Private Cruise for 10-22 people
Business Location: 
Riverbluff Park
175 Old Cumberland
37015 Ashland City , TN
Phone: 615-385-7007
--Ashland City
Northwest of Nashville
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