KNOXVILLE, TN (March 16, 2022) — Knoxville Cycleboats is pleased to welcome back warm-weather adventures by announcing its first full season out on the water, officially kicking off on Friday, April 1st at the Volunteer Landing Marina. A delightful outdoor activity for both visitors and locals alike, the company first launched with a partial season in the fall of 2021 with their namesake all-weather 20-person pedal vessels, which feature multiple pedal stations around a central bar top fitted with cupholders for BYOB drinks and food onboard. Each cruise is guided by a licensed captain and deckhand, offering guests the opportunity for hands-off exploration of Knoxville from a unique vantage point and front row seat to its breathtaking natural beauty or game day festivities.
🚤 BRAND NEW FOR 2022: Now, kicking off this May for the first time in Knoxville, the team is unveiling a new way to explore the river with the addition of sleek electric-powered Luxury Duffy Boats to their vessel offerings. The classic, eco-friendly 21-foot boats offer more intimate rides for smaller groups and comfortable seating for up to 10 passengers, with a covered seating area and exposed back deck for exceptional views from the water. The boats are designed for self-guided tours with family and friends, featuring an easy-to-operate steering system, Bluetooth radios, onboard coolers and many more amenities for worry-free sailing.
Much more to come as the Knoxville team settles into the 2022 season — be on the lookout for partnerships and collaborations with local breweries, distilleries, restaurants, events out on the water and other activations at the marina.
***Knoxville Cycleboats launch from Volunteer Landing Marina at 956 Volunteer Landing, Wednesday through Sunday and prices start at $99 for Duffy Boat cruises and $329 for Cycleboat cruises.***
ABOUT KNOXVILLE CYCLEBOATS: Launched in 2021, Knoxville Cycleboats offers a one-of-a-kind way for groups to explore and enjoy the scenic riverfront of its namesake city during private cruises. Founded by Chicago entrepreneur Ron Silvia, Knoxville Cycleboats is the first out-of-state offshoot of parent company Chicago Electric Boat Company. In Chicago, Silvia acts as one of the city's foremost authorities on boating and river recreation, serving as a member of the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee and President of Downtown Docks, and plays an active role in the city’s continued waterfront developments.
Equipped with individual pedal stations and a motor assist for smooth sailing, Knoxville Cycleboats’ twenty-person vessel provides a fun and unique setting for nautical group outings and celebrations on the water with family, friends or co-workers. Cruises are captained by a licensed professional and include a deckhand on board for assistance along with US Coast Guard-required safety gear. Their newest vessel, the 21-foot Luxury Duffy, offers parties of up to 10 the opportunity for self-guided adventures out on the water. For all cruises, guests are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages to enjoy while cruising the river to a soundtrack of their choice courtesy of the boat's user-friendly Bluetooth sound system.
Knoxville Cycleboats launch from Volunteer Landing Marina at 956 Volunteer Landing, Knoxville TN 37915. Cruises can be scheduled Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m, with special Tennessee Volunteer Football Game Day hours. For more information, please visit www.knoxvillecycleboats.com or follow @KnoxCycleboats on Instagram, @KCycleboats on Twitter and Knoxville Cycleboats on Facebook.