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Address: Route 1, Box 2345, Tiptonville, TN
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Sunset Cruise

We took the sunset cruise on labor day weekend. Boat ride was very enjoyable. Great way to see the lake and learn a little bit about the history and wildlife. Would have been... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We took the sunset cruise on labor day weekend. Boat ride was very enjoyable. Great way to see the lake and learn a little bit about the history and wildlife. Would have been rated a 5 star but the tour guide missed the sunset trying to find eagles.

Thank TravelLover0814
Murray, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My wife and I have been on two so far. One was the 3 hour cruise (no we weren't marooned ) and it was outstanding. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, she also was humerus and made the tour very enjoyable. If you are a photographer keep your camera at the ready. We saw an abundance of wildlife from... More 

1 Thank Michael W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I agree with the other review that this is the best way to experience Reelfoot Lake. Although almost everything you read about Reelfoot Lake has to do with fishing, there's plenty of wildlife viewing, birding, and scenic views to experience. On the boat trip, the guide provides lots of insight into history, plant and animal identification, and geographic details. The... More 

1 Thank hunkeshne
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Brought my granddaughter who is seven to experience the lake. I've been here on hunting and recreation trips many times over the past 30 or so years, and know my way around the outdoors, but there's no substitute for the park rangers who will entertain and educate you about the history, geology, ecology, and folklore connected to the lake and... More 

Thank Jeffery C
Russellville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

If you truly want to see Reelfoot - this is the way to do it! Great value-for only $10 ea. (adult), you get a 3 hour tour of most of the lake as well as a very knowledgeable park guide relating the history and nature of the area. The Boat Cruise departs from the Visitor's Center & best to make... More 

4 Thank Senior5510
Paducah, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Our group took our bus from Paducah and made the Reelfoot boat tour part of the day's journey. We were well pleased with the time spent on the boat tour as well as the whole experience in western Tennessee and plan to do it again. Frank Maczuk

1 Thank Frank M M
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

First,if you enjoy history there's nothing that comes close to the informative and friendly staff.Your tour guide will be a park ranger who explains the chain of events and geography causing the formation of the lake...mingled with the history comes the nature lesson.The entire length of the cruise the ranger is pointing out the vastly diverse species of plant and... More 

2 Thank Jeffery C
Arlington, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

The Reelfoot Visitor Center offer's two lengths of pontoon cruises. There are morning and sunset cruises that are 3 hours long, and two afternoon cruises that are 1.5 hours each. We chose one of the afternoon cruises. It has been hot this summer, but there was actually a decent breeze blowing. Faith, our tour guide was funny, and absolutely full... More 

5 Thank jimneva
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2010

I've rented pontoons for $40 an hour to drive on my own with as many people allowed legally. The limited times and high cost of the PRIVATELY OWNED tours are not convenient for most through-travelers. Look around and you'll find you can rent a pontoon for $125 for the WHOLE day. Beware of locals reviewing their own business...

7 Thank WhatchaWantFrmMe
Newbern, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2008

Whether you are an out-of-area visitor, or a life-long area resident, you'll probably find the Reelfoot Lake pontoon boat cruise well worth the time. There are a variety of cruises available, ranging from short, one-hour trips, up to three-hour trips, plus sunset cruises, and other special trips throughout the season. If you are a first-time visitor, the short one-hour cruise... More 

6 Thank DyersburgTraveler

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