Private Charters

This authentic paddle wheeler is United States Coast Guard approved for 245 passengers. The main deck seats 144 passengers and is fully enclosed,air conditioned, and he2012-10-16-17h44m28ated for year round comfort. The vessel is equipped with two (2) bars, a dance floor, band stage, and is exquisitely decorated for the most elegant dinner and entertainment available. From black tie events like weddings and receptions to a casual event like a football charter, the atmosphere is right for any occasion.

The Star is the perfect place for weddings, rehearsal dinners, reunions, corporate outings, football games and many more.
The boat is available any time of day. We can even do an after Prom or after graduation party into the wee hours.

Tennessee Riverboat Staff

The riverboat is licensed by the United States Coast Guard and conforms to the rigid requirements for passenger safety. All of our captains and deckhands are trained in fire fighting, CPR and safety procedures. Our reservationist, sales staff, food and beverage staff and wait staff are fully trained in providing quality customer service. We take pride in providing friendly service, and will ensure all your needs are met.

A Private Charter gives your group exclusive use of the Star of Knoxville. The private charter fee includes 2 hours of sailing, 30 minutes for boarding and 30 minutes for disembarking. Food, Beverage, Decorations and Entertainment are also available on all private chartersat an additional cost.

Daytime-Sailing (prior to 5:00 pm) & Late Night-Sailing (after 10:00 pm)

Monday through Thursday $1,000.00

Friday through Sunday $1,250.00

Additional Hour of Sailing $500.00

Additional per person Over 125 people $5.00

Dockside by the hour $250.00

Evenings-Sailing (5:30 pm – 9:30 pm)

Sunday through Thursday $2,000.00

Friday and Saturday $2,500.00

Bottom Deck Only $1,500.00

Top Deck Only $1,000.00

Additional Hour of Sailing $800.00

Additional per person over 125 people $10.00

Dockside by the hour $400.00

Discounts are available for low tide season November through March  Please call office for special rates

*Above items on private charters only. Prices are subject to change.

All prices are subject to sales tax and any port charges*


Private Charters require a non-refundable 25% deposit to book your cruise. This deposit will hold the date and time slot for your group. The balance of the charter fee is due 10 days prior to the cruise date. Any additional cost arising during the cruise (such as bar arrangements) are payable at the end of the cruise prior to departure. For booking information or to check availability please call our reservation office at 865-525-7827.